David Holtzman has assumed his new role of Chief Security Officer at DSTOQ, a licensed stock exchange without borders allowing for P2P trading of tokenized securities; he previously held the position of Technical Advisor at DSTOQ.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the DSTOQ team, and am very passionate about what this project can accomplish. The DSTOQ platform is borderless, meaning that it unlocks the potential to reach emerging markets across the world,” shared David Holtzman. “This harnesses democratizing power on a global scale, and offers a more affordable and accessible way for investors to get involved in the market. I’m so excited to be on board and help implement a secure and viable investment option for both new and experienced investors.”
With over 30 years of experience in the field of emerging tech, Holtzman has held roles as an executive, software developer, advisor and entrepreneur. As an early-stage internet pioneer while the CTO of Network Solutions, Holtzman managed the root server of the internet, designing the global DNS registration system used by ICANN. As IBM’s Internet Information Chief Scientist, he ran the development of Cryptolopes, selling encrypted, digitized content. Meanwhile, during his time at Booz Allen & Hamilton, Holtzman designed and built Minerva, a distributed information system used by NATO and Wall Street.
As Chief Security Officer, Holtzman will oversee DSTOQ’s security, including implementing policies and procedures regarding areas such as business continuity planning, loss prevention, fraud prevention, and privacy. Holtzman will also oversee the safeguarding of intellectual property and computer systems, as well as the creation of global security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure the ongoing maintenance of DSTOQ’s platform as a safe and secure way to invest.
DSTOQ has recently hired Dalibor Cerny as its General Counsel and Uros Neskovic as a Senior Product Designer. Last week the platform launched the DSTOQ Community Program, which consists of different initiatives with the goal of giving its community the chance to shape the future of DSTOQ. The platform also partnered with Stellar blockchain earlier this month.
Co-founded by CEO Craig Mc Gregor and CTO Christian Peters, the DSTOQ platform issues real-world assets in a tokenized form, allowing investors on a global scale to use cryptocurrency to invest in high-growth assets such as Uber, Apple or Snapchat, without the need for third party intermediaries. All trading done on the DSTOQ platform is decentralized and happens on-chain, meaning that users remain in complete control of their assets, allowing for direct peer-to-peer trading through blockchain technology. As a licensed exchange, DSTOQ’s borderless model allows for the global trading of security tokens. DSTOQ retains the German investment bank IEG for a corporate finance/capital raise.
Crowdfund Insider reached out to McGregor regarding updates at the platform and will share his comments when received.