Crypto Tracer Elliptic Hires Software Veteran Jackson Hull as CTO

Hull takes over a role previously held by Elliptic’s co-founder James Smith.

AccessTimeIconSep 8, 2022 at 1:06 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 8, 2022 at 1:48 p.m. UTC

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Blockchain analytics company Elliptic on Thursday said it had hired software-as-a-service (SaaS) veteran Jackson Hull as its new chief technology officer.

Elliptic, which licenses crypto transaction tracing tools to governments and corporations, pointed to Hull’s experience building software subscription services. That has been a lucrative business for tracers helping them police on-chain transactions.

Hull ran operations at British fintech OakNorth until August, according to his LinkedIn profile. He also previously held positions at the Institute of Coding and the insurance technology company GoCompare.

Elliptic co-founder James Smith has been his company’s CTO in the past, according to archives of Ellpitic’s website circa 2021. It's not immediately clear, however, when he left that role or whether anyone replaced him prior to Hull’s arrival.

Hull and Elliptic didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.


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