South African entrepreneur and Silicon Cape co-founder Vinny Lingham is among a group of bitcoin veterans that have joined the advisory board of global fintech, bitcoin and blockchain online investment platform BnkToTheFuture ahead of its upcoming token sale.
BnkToTheFuture’s online investment platform brings vetted deals to qualifying investors and has invested in many of the most valuable companies in the sector.
It now plans to launch a tokenised secondary market and due diligence platform for equity tokens, and has secured the assistance of Lingham, the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Civic, a global decentralised identity platform that leverages blockchain technology and recently completed a US$33 million initial coin offering (ICO), as well as other executives.
Disrupt Africa reported earlier this month Lingham had been appointed general partner of US-based thesis-driven cryptofund Multicoin Capital.
“Investors in today’s burgeoning ICO landscape are seeking more professionalism, accountability, and compliance, while equity investors are seeking greater liquidity and trading,” he said. “BnkToTheFuture provides this gap in service, and I’m excited to see this project grow through its next phase.”
Those joining BnkToTheFuture’s advisory board alongside Lingham include the likes of fellow Civic co-founder Jonathan Smith, Abra CEO Bill Barhydt, Roostock CEO Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar, and Michael Terpin, CEO of Transform Group.
“While building BnkToTheFuture’s advisory board for our upcoming token launch, we sought leaders in the blockchain industry and those who have been consistently involved advocating for Bitcoin from very early on to help guide our efforts to further develop a transparent platform compliant with regulatory requirements,” said Simon Dixon, CEO of BnkToTheFuture. “We’re confident that our advisory team of experts will be instrumental in this process.”