Ether Capital Co-Founder Michael Conn Joins AXEL as Chief Strategy Officer
Jul 30, 2018PRESS RELEASESComments Off on Ether Capital Co-Founder Michael Conn Joins AXEL as Chief Strategy Officer
Former CEO and Co-Founder of Ether Capital brings a successful track record in finance, blockchain and cryptocurrency
LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AXEL, the award winning technology company providing users with true ownership and protection over their digital data and content, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Conn to the role of Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), effective immediately. Michael will help lead the efforts in the company’s upcoming launch of AXEL Token and development of its proprietary blockchain platform.
“We’re excited Michael is joining our growing team at AXEL. His years of experience and knowledge in the financial industry, as well as expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency will be extremely valuable as we launch our own blockchain venture,” notes Ben Ow, President and CTO of AXEL. “We consider ourselves a leader in the privacy and security world with our flagship file sharing app that’s already enjoyed by millions of people globally. Our next step is to take on the content selling world with our AXEL Token and AXEL Marketplace, and Michael will be a huge part of this initiative, given his background and knowledge of this sector. We’re all looking forward to working with him.”
Michael Conn has been at the forefront of the blockchain and crypto space for many years. After serving in senior executive roles with a variety of financial institutions including AllianceBernstein and The TCW Group, Michael founded Quail Creek Partners, and also co-founded and served as CEO of Ether Capital. Ether Capital was the first Ethereum-focused publicly traded company and it raised $45 million through a private placement. As Chief Strategy Officer of AXEL, he will be responsible for advancing interest in the institutional blockchain and crypto community and overseeing the upcoming Token Generation Event (TGE), as well as the future growth of the AXEL Token.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the AXEL team as they launch this exciting business,” said Mr. Conn. “You don’t always get the opportunity to be part of a truly disruptive endeavour, and I can’t wait to get started and work with this wonderful team, and contribute to enhancing AXEL’s foothold on the market.”
The decision to hire Mr. Conn came after an extensive search by AXEL’s principals to find the ideal candidate for this position. He comes highly recommended, and with an impeccable reputation for the successful results he has achieved in previous roles.
Since 2012, AXEL has been committed to providing users with true ownership over their data with dynamic, easy-to-use, patented technology solutions for file sharing, access, security and privacy, transfer, streaming and integration, from one secure platform.
With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, the company’s veteran 100+ member team has built a suite of proprietary software products already used by millions of people, with patented technology and a user-friendly app that works across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.
The AXEL platform allows users to link all digital content across all of their devices, without using a third-party. With additional patents on decentralized access and private sharing capabilities, AXEL’s Tack App and AXEL Pay enable users to control and monetize their digital content. The AXEL Marketplace, powered by a dual public and private chain, will complete this decentralized ecosystem, making it a secure, trusted peer-to-peer environment.
Comments Off on Taipei-Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau is promoting mountain tourism at the 4-day Taipei International Travel Fair that began Friday.
The bureau is focusing on five north-south mountain ranges — the Central Mountain, Xueshan, Yushan, Alishan and the Coastal Mountain ranges — in its pavilion at the fair, said bureau Deputy Director-General Chang Shi-chung (???).
Chang said there will be various exhibitions and forums on the mountains of Taiwan, as well as its unique cultural features such as historic trails and aboriginal lifestyles.
Taiwan is preparing to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism, after its efforts to position the country as an important international mountaineering destination in July, when the government allowed public access to the island’s national parks.
Previously, people who wanted to visit restricted “ecological protected areas” in Taiwan’s national parks had to apply for permits from both the National Police Agency and the Construction and Planning Agency.
Now, however, the Construction and Planning Agency has launched a new mountain permit application portal that requires mountain visitors to apply for only one permit and provides fast-track processing to expedite applications, the bureau said.
Much of Taiwan is covered by mountains, and it has 268 mountains of over 3,000 meters, according to the Tourism Bureau website.
That environment has made hiking and mountain climbing one of the favorite pastimes of Taiwan residents.
The number of permits issued to Taiwanese citizens and foreign nationals for access to trails in Yushan, Taroko and Shei Pa national parks has risen from 153,736 in 2016 to 187,053 in 2017 and 201,526 in 2018, according to Construction and Planning Agency figures.
In 2018, foreign nationals accounted for 7.24 percent of the permits issued.
There will be around 1,700 booths from 60 countries at the fair, to be held Nov. 8-11 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The fair, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will feature South Korean and Japanese tourism operators amid growing local interest in travel to those countries.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel