Two new Decentral Inc. appointments: Taras Kulyk and Quinn Lawson

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Decentral is growing at a rapid pace and has two new appointments to announce. Quinn Lawson is the company’s new Business Development Manager and Taras Kulyk is Decentral’s new Head of Partnerships.

Taras’ career has spanned venture capital, management consulting, investment banking and technology. He spent the last 3 years in investment banking where he started off covering the mining sector at CIBC World Markets and BMO Capital Markets. This was followed by 2 years at TD Securities with the Communications, Media and Technology team, where his coverage focus was on the Canadian tech and media sectors. Taras obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, where he graduated with Distinction.

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Taras Kulyk is Decentral Inc.’s new Head of Partnerships

Taras was formerly Decentral’s Business Development Lead. Anthony Diiorio, founder and CEO of Decentral and Jaxx says “Taras Kulyk started working on creating new integration partnerships and is now leading the company’s strategic partnership activities. He’s the perfect candidate to take ownership of this dynamic and important portfolio. His ability to develop strategic alliances, identify synergistic opportunities and nurture meaningful relationships with our partners across every industry will help solidify and advance Decentral’s position as a leader in the digital asset space.”

Taras’ colleague Quinn Lawson has been given an expanded role at the helm of the Business Development team. Decentral President Addison Cameron-Huff says “Quinn Lawson is our token integration expert. Over the last many months he has developed relationships with hundreds of token communities and their founding teams. He is an essential member of the Jaxx wallet team and works very closely with our technical staff for token integrations. Through Jaxx, his work impacts over a million people worldwide.”

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Quinn Lawson is Decentral Inc.’s new Business Development Manager

Organizations Quinn has previously worked with include Brightspark Ventures, Nunavut Economic Developers, Disrupt-London, TechWeek Toronto, The Entrepreneurship Society, Universidad de Monterrey – Mexico, UBC Continuing Studies and the Harvest Food Entrepreneur’s Summit. Quinn has a BA (Hons.) in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University, a diploma in Accounting from Fanshawe college, and Project Management certification from Western University.

Decentral Hosts One-of-a-Kind Blockchain Party

February 15, 2018 was one for the books. On that night, Decentral hosted more than 500 people in our brand-new 15,000 square foot office space in the heart of downtown Toronto. The blockchain party was part recruitment initiative, and part milestone anniversary celebration (#DecentralParty). You can get a taste of what the event was like by watching this video of the #DecentralParty.There were robots buzzing around. There was a hologram. There were networking opportunities both for the people new to the blockchain space and those immersed in the industry.

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“We had 100+ all-star devs (developers), founders of Toronto blockchain projects and around 400 blockchain enthusiasts joining us. I couldn’t be prouder!” says Maggie Xu, Business Development at Decentral and who has spent the last three weeks organizing this magical night.

The highlight of the evening for many was the live, hologram speech and Q&A with Ethereum founder and Decentral CEO Anthony Diiorio. The crispness and the real-time ARHT HumaGram (or human hologram) was a wonderful surprise for the audience.

blockchain event highlight was a live hologram presentation
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blockchain event featured robots, holograms and virtual immersive reality plus networking opportunities
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Xu declared it a one-of-a-kind event. “The night felt like a sci-fi rock concert with robots, holograms, and a virtual reality display of the plans for our new 15,000 square foot office,” she says. “Shout out to Addison Cameron-Huff and Anthony Diiorio for the fantastic delivery of Decentral’s 2018 road map.”

Roy Carreiro was among the attendees. He’s a new client of the company’s, and after the event, a self-proclaimed fan. “I was truly impressed on many levels. I have been following this movement for a few years now, and have been looking into how I can participate in my own way to help it along,” he says.

Carreiro likens the experience to visiting a parallel universe, or the set of cult TV series Star Trek. “What I saw was amazing. I was like a kid walking into the Enterprise,” he says.

A who’s who of the blockchain world

Ethereum co-founder and Decentral CEO Anthony Diiorio describes the event as a success, and an important moment in the company’s history. “This was our first event in our new space. It conveys the growth of Decentral. This is now our fourth location. It was our largest event ever.”

In addition to some big names in the blockchain space, attendees included representatives from the Blockchain Research Institute, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), BMO Capital Markets, Cormark Securities, CIBC World Markets, the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO), TD Securities. The media list included social news outlet Diply and Betakit.

More blockchain events to come

Diiorio says this is a taste of what’s to come during what promises to be a year of major announcements and changes for Decentral. “This was a look at our new space and a chance to share our vision for what the future is going to look like for Decentral, Canada’s coolest office space. It was showcase for other events to come.”

Decentral blockchain party attracts hundreds of enthusiasts
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It was, in many ways, a calling card for people interested in the blockchain space. Particularly talented people looking for a company that is looking to grow with the best and the brightest. Xu says “If you’re a developer that wants to build some cool stuff, email [email protected] We are building a platform that’ll be the mother of all blockchain projects.”

Decentral Inc is Hiring: What to Expect in a Job Interview with Decentral

Decentral is Hiring - what to expect in a job interview with Decentral

Decentral Inc is Hiring: What to Expect in a Job Interview with Decentral

Decentral Inc. is Canada’s leading blockchain company. We opened our doors on January 1st 2014 with the introduction of Canada’s first two-way Bitcoin ATM. Later that same month the Ethereum Project was born out of our downtown Toronto office. Today our hearty team of 24 develops, delivers, and supports our flagship product the Jaxx Blockchain Interface. The Jaxx user base is growing rapidly and recently passed 450,000 active users.Our team is growing right along with it.

We have a variety of open job searches running for new team members in our Development, Customer Support, Project Management and Business Development departments.

We’d like to help you put your best foot forward in your application to any of our open jobs. Here is a brief overview of our hiring process:  

First, after reviewing our career page, we ask you reach out to us via [email protected] with a copy of your most recent resume. We strive to make the interview process simple and comfortable.

We will screen each and every application.

If there’s a match between your skills and our team’s needs we’ll respond to arrange a preliminary phone call. It will be a casual 15 to 20 minute chat with you to discuss relevant information about Decentral, the position, your background, and your contributions. We are most interested in the work from your past that you’re proud of. Tell us about obstacles overcome, code that exceeded expectations, awards, user growth, or customer satisfaction metrics you’ve helped achieve. Tell us also about yourself; what kind of environment motivates you? What type of learner are you? Why are you interested in the role you’ve applied to?

All information that is shared in the preliminary phone call will be shared with the hiring team.

If you are selected for an in person interview, you will be asked to meet a peer and manager in person to further discuss your background and motivations in more detail. To help facilitate the discussion with you and the team, you may be asked to prepare a personal portfolio. This will act as a guide to discuss your accomplishments and future goals.

We’re looking for creative, productive, positive people interested in joining us on our mission to bring blockchain tech to the everyday user. We’re rooting for you to join us, so even if you don’t see a role today ideal for you, do send us a general application that details your unique set of skills.

We look forward to meeting you!