November 7th, 2018, The Financial Commission today announces the appointment of Pavel Salas, Bryan Feinberg and Stanislav Shamayev to its recently formed Blockchain Expert Committee to boost self-regulatory efforts for digital currency exchanges and Blockchain firms.
The Financial Commission has appointed the following industry professionals to the BEC:
Pavel Salas – CEO of Tokenbox
Bryan Feinberg – CEO and Founder of Etheralabs, Zephyr, and P2Primex
Stanislav Shamayev, ESQ – Crypto and Blockchain Business and Corporate Attorney
Commenting on the announcement, Financial Commission Chairman, Peter Tatarnikov said: “We are delighted to welcome Pavel, Bryan, and Stanislav to the Expert Committee and will rely on their guidance in supporting our efforts of improving standards and establishing best practices for the cryptocurrency and Blockchain space. We are grateful for our colleagues’ commitment to our new association. ”
Blockchain Expert Committee
Financial Commission’s Blockchain Expert Committee (BEC) is comprised of digital asset industry experts, as well as legal and compliance professionals who are committed to advancing self-regulatory efforts for the digital currency trading community and finding solutions to common issues arising from the physical exchange of digital currencies by customers, storage of digital assets on the Blockchain.
The BEC is an integral part of the newly formed Blockchain Association which aims to unite cryptocurrency exchanges and financial firms transacting on blockchain that are committed to upholding the highest standards of commercial honor and best business practices. In joining the professional community companies and individuals have the unique opportunity to consult with industry experts, legal and compliance professionals and fellow association members about regional regulations and compliance in key global markets where digital currencies are in very high demand.
About Pavel Salas
|Over the years Mr. Salas has established himself as an expert in the foreign exchange industry, having held senior positions around the world, including Latin America and Europe at well-known brands such as Alpari, Alfa-Bank, and GKFX. Notably, Mr. Salas developed and managed the Russian and CIS operations of one of the world’s most popular social trading platforms, eToro. More recently Pavel has emerged as a blockchain technology professional, advising such ICO’s as Soundchain and Coinmarket, as well as launching his own advisory, Blockchain Consult, focused on educating companies on the technology and the integration of blockchain in traditional business processes. Several weeks ago Mr. Salas also filled the role of CEO of Tokenbox, having previously held an advisory role in the project. He is a frequent guest in the financial news media, as well as a member of the Expert Council on Regulation of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies of the State Duma in Russia.|
About Bryan Feinberg
|Bryan Feinberg is the CEO and Founder of Etheralabs, Zephyr, and P2Primex. All early-stage innovation launchpads. For the past several years has been deeply involved across the Blockchain ecosystem and across multiple early stage and emerging companies technologies and ecosystems. Bryan is a licensed investment banker holding is 7, 63 and 79 FINRA Licenses as well as a Founding Partner of The-Blockchain.com. Focus Areas: Banking & Regulatory Compliance, Syndication, Intelligence, Wallet Security, Search, Machine Learning and Big Data.|
About Stanislav Shamayev
|Stanislav Shamayev is a business and corporate attorney who specializes in crypto- and blockchain industries. Mr. Shamayev started his career with assisting foreign businessmen to bring their investment to the US and acquire immigration status through them. This experience translated into assisting legal cannabis companies to obtain licenses and stay compliant with State and Federal laws. These two fields required close interaction with the Federal government. Mr. Shamayev started representing ICOs and helping them navigate in the US Security, Corporate, and Financial laws. Mr. Shamayev was a speaker at a number of CLE seminars, national conferences, and foreign government educational sessions. He is a member of Florida Business Section and Digital Currency Task Force. In the task force, Mr. Shamayev participates in drafting Florida crypto- and blockchain related laws.|
About Financial Commission
Founded in 2013, the Financial Commission is a leading independent member-driven external dispute resolution (EDR) organization for international online brokerages that participate in global foreign exchange (forex), derivatives, and CFD markets.
Financial Commission provides efficient compliance solutions to its members, alongside its External Dispute Resolution (EDR) mechanism that serves as an effective channel for processing complaints from clients of member firms.
To find out how the Commission is expanding efforts into self-regulation and transparency for the digital currencies and Blockchain markets, please visit the Blockchain Association page of our website.