Cardano Foundation on Wednesday announced the addition of two new members – Tamara Haasen and Nicolás Javier Arqueros Rojas – to its group of council members.
This came ahead of the foundation’s move to transfer custody of Cardano and smart contracts rollout in 2020.
The two new members have joined the ranks of Nathan Kaiser, Manmeet Singh, and Domino Burki in the council. Haasen is also a chief of staff at Input Output HK based in Toronto, and Rojas is a chief technology officer at EMURGO based in New York.
Input Output HK and EMURGO are the two partners of the Cardano Foundation, all three of which are developing a decentralized ecosystem. The three entities are wholly separate in governance, ownership, and leadership.
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Commenting on the appointment, Nathan Kaiser, chairman of the Cardano Foundation, said: “This year has been transformational for the Cardano Foundation on multiple accounts and 2020 promises to be even more monumental. We have built our team and grown our collective skillset. To continue our expansion, the new Council Members will empower the Foundation to have even more holistic decision-making, provide additional expertise and bring new perspectives.”
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Based in Zug, the foundation is responsible for protecting and promoting Cardano and for advocating on behalf of the users and community of the protocol.
“Tamara brings business development and growth, systems integration and talent acquisition experience to the Foundation. Nicolás will provide his technical expertise based on his entrepreneurial engineering, startup, app development, and emerging markets knowledge. Both Tam and Nico will be key for the progression of Cardano,” Kaiser added.
Earlier this year, the foundation joined Global Digital Finance (GDF) to contribute to shaping governance and standardization of crypto policies.
Cardano Foundation, in October, also tied with COTI, a fintech company, to develop an ADA payment gateway, boosting the ecosystem of its digital currency.