Zonda: Eastern European Crypto Exchange Hires Jakob Lundqvist As CTO


Zonda is going through a period of rapid growth and international expansion, having rebranded BitBay last month.

Cryptocurrency exchange Zonda appointed Jakob Lundqvist as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) a month after hiring a new CEO.

Jakob Lundqvist joins Zonda after working at Bitcoin Suisse AG as an enterprise architect and development manager, the company providing brokerage, staking, storage, lending and other crypto-financial services.

At Bitcoin Switzerland, he helped the crypto-native company create the new system landscape by adding vital architecture for various core systems.

His career includes time with several start-ups in Europe and the United States and a stint as lead architect for a series of large public sector projects in Denmark.

PrzemysÅ‚aw Kral, CEO of Zonda, said: “Zonda is building a client-centric uniquely cryptocurrency exchange with simplified tools for the next generation of cryptocurrency users, and Jakob’s expertise is ideally suited to the creation of this platform. His talent for designing world-class software architecture is invaluable, but it is his passion for both the business and our shared people-focused philosophy of product design that makes us so happy to welcome him to edge.

Jakob Lundqvist, CTO at Zonda, commented: “Zonda is going through a period of rapid growth and international expansion, and I am delighted to join the company at such a hectic time. Zonda is known to be the largest stock exchange in Eastern Europe, but it is well on its way to securing a much bigger presence on the world stage. For me, technology is the engine of this growth. He can be a tremendous catalyst when crafted with care and passion, and that’s exactly what I plan to bring to Zonda in the next chapter of his growth story.

The new CTO will be responsible for developing crypto-related technologies and furthering the exchange’s ambition to lead the world in regulation.

Zonda works closely with regulators to create an open and supportive market that protects users from fraud without compromising independence or innovation, and technology has a central role to play in this mission.

In early November, BitBay announced Zonda’s name change, including a name and logo change.

“We have come a long way since those early days in Poland, when only 3,000 users used our platform primarily to trade Bitcoin. Fast forward to today and BitBay is a well-known brand among European cryptocurrency investors, with over one million registered users, a suite of products, and over 50 currencies available for trade.

“Eight years of growth and a rapidly expanding product portfolio have taken us to the next stage in our evolution. A new name, Zonda, which reflects the “winds of change” currently occurring in the industry; a new strategy, focused on regulation, simplification and education; and a new management team, with the ambition to grow the company’s global footprint, ”the company explained.

The newly appointed board of directors includes Przemysław Kral as CEO; Kamil Sikorski as Director of Growth; and David Sendecki as CCO.

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