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Citizens Reserve appoints 5 to supply chain-as-a-service platform SUKU

Tony Zerucha

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Tech startup Citizens Reserve today appointed five people to the board of advisors for its SUKU platform. Recently announced, SUKU is a ‘supply chain-as-a-service’ ecosystem aiming to tackle issues with legacy systems such as transparency, efficiency, and product visibility.

Joining the board of advisors are Michael Casey, blockchain author and chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board; Bill Shihara, co-founder and CEO of Bittrex; Jack Lee, founding managing partner of HCM-Foxconn; Lily Liu, co-founder of Earn.com; and Matthew Roszak, co-founder and chairman of Bloq and founding partner of Tally Capital.

“Blockchain technology has the potential to provide truly transformative solutions for businesses around the world, especially in the supply chain space,” Citizens Reserve CEO Eric Piscini said. “Following our unveiling of SUKU, the experience and knowledge that will come from these business veterans is pivotal in furthering our mission of solving some of the industry’s most pressing issues surrounding inefficiency, end-to-end visibility, and fragmented communication between companies and chains.”  

Mr. Casey is the chair of CoinDesk’s advisory board. Formerly with The Wall Street Journal, he is an advisor with MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and a lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management. Casey has authored four books including blockchain bestseller The Truth Machine.

“Today’s supply chains are encumbered by large-scale inefficiency and waste, imposing costs on businesses and contributing to environmental and health threats to human beings,” Mr. Casey explained. “There is great potential to address them through the integration of new information technologies with blockchain technology.”

Mr. Shihara is co-founder and CEO of Bittrex. He brings nearly two decades of cybersecurity experience, including stints at Amazon, Microsoft and BlackBerry. 

Mr. Lee is a founding managing partner of HCM Capital, co-founder and executive director of blockchain-based automatic supply chain finance company Chained Finance, and executive director of Foxconn Finance Platform. Earlier in his career he was an investment director at Foxconn Technology Group and worked in investment banking and capital markets for Yuanta Polaris Financial Group, JPMorgan, and Citi.

Ms. Liu is a co-founder and former CFO of Earn.com, a blockchain-based platform that is making it possible to use digital currency to send and receive targeted, paid microtasks. She held positions at KKR and McKinsey & Company and Chinaco Healthcare Corporation.

Mr. Roszak is co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a blockchain technology company and founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-enabled technology with a portfolio of 50-plus direct investments, including Binance, Block.One, Civic, Orchid, tZERO, and Qtum.

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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