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Blockchain company AlphaPoint hires industry veteran Kapil Rathi

Tony Zerucha

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AlphaPoint, a blockchain company focused on enabling institutions to launch, scale, and operate digital asset exchanges globally, this week announced capital markets and options industry veteran Kapil Rathi has joined the company as global head of trading markets and will lead and manage its trading and exchange business.

Mr. Rathi joins AlphaPoint with nearly 15 years of experience in capital markets and electronic trading. He was previously the head of equity options at Cboe Global Markets, where he led the execution of equity and ETF options business strategy across its four options exchanges, which account for over one third of the industry market share. Mr. Rathi joined Cboe following the Cboe and Bats merger and earlier helped build and grow Bats Options business as SVP, options business strategy. Prior to Bats, Mr. Rathi held product and technology leadership roles at the International Securities Exchange (ISE), New York Stock Exchange and AT&T.

“Institutions have not only started to accept cryptocurrencies and digital assets but are also creating new financial products based off of them,” said Rathi. “I have seen customer demand for new financial products in crypto grow over the past few years and I am very excited to join AlphaPoint, a company that is on the front lines of helping institutions bring viable and successful products to market. AlphaPoint has constantly introduced new innovations and products in the crypto and blockchain space and helped financial institutions like banks, exchanges, brokers and trading firms in embracing this remarkable technology, such as the newly announced smart baskets.”

“Kapil is an incredible market structure expert with deep understanding of regulated securities industry and has played leadership roles in the development of multiple options exchanges. As AlphaPoint continues to develop technology to help firms bring new financial products to market, we are thrilled to have Kapil on board and know that his experience and leadership will support our growth and ongoing innovation,” said Salil Donde, AlphaPoint CEO.  

Tony Zerucha

Tony Zerucha is an alternative finance journalist with more than seven years experience in the space. The author of more than 1,000 articles, Tony was named LendIt's 2018 Journalist of the Year.

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