Popular bitcoin wallet and information services company Blockchain announced today that its Chief Security Officer, Andreas M Antonopoulos, is advancing to become an advisor to its board.
Antonopoulos is considered a key authority on bitcoin and one of its most active advocates.
Blockchain announced the change on its blog, stating:
As CSO at Blockchain, Antonopoulos was responsible for improving security practices and risk management as the company grew from a one-man startup to a multinational with a team of over 20 in just over a year.
The company's rapid growth (it now has over 2 million individual wallet accounts) has meant that its security operations now require a full-time engineering team, rather than one man who already wears multiple hats.
founder and CTO, UK-based Ben Reeves, will retain the responsibility for security operations that he kept even during Antonopoulos' time.
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