Category: Bitquence (BQX)

Bitquence Expands Founding Team

Bitquence Expands Founding Team with Former Blackrock Executive


August 15th, 2017 – Bitquence announced today that it has made a major addition to its management team, appointing Stephen Corliss as Chief Global Strategist.


Stephen Corliss is a highly-experienced financial executive with a long track record in building, leading and scaling successful businesses across Europe, Asia & Americas. He will oversee global corporate strategy and company expansion including development, communications and execution of all corporate strategic initiatives. In this newly created role, Bitquence successfully unifies its financial strategy with business / product development and implementation. He will be based in the company’s U.S. offices.


Mr. Corliss joins Bitquence after a long successful career at leading Wall Street firms including Blackrock, UBS, Merrill Lynch and State Street. During his time as COO at Blackrock, he designed, built and oversaw the firm’s global sell-side execution business, including establishing and operating nearly a dozen regulated broker dealers located across the U.S., Europe and Asia, to deliver seamless trade execution and product distribution of global Equities, Fixed Income, Mutual and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) worldwide. He also managed all related external regulatory relationships with the SEC, FINRA, Federal Reserve, FCA (U.K.), MAS (Singapore), SFC (Hong Kong), ASIC (Australia), and others. Stephen was instrumental in the company’s transformation of its sell-side activities from an analogue to a digital business involving revenues in excess of $225 Million and $350 billion in global trading volume annually.



Upon leaving Blackrock, Stephen has been deeply involved in the global crypto and decentralization communities since 2013 working to do his part in ensuring its long-term viability and sustainability by balancing his substantial financial and regulatory acumen with digital innovation. Over the course of his career, Corliss held influential roles at UBS, BOA-Merrill Lynch and State Street, each of which allowed him to develop expert level understanding and knowledge of global financial services covering sectors from Asset Management, Investment Banking, Brokerage, Custody to Regional Banking involving both Institutional and Retail Investors.


Stephen Corliss said: “I am honored and excited to join such a remarkably intelligent, enthusiastic, and talented team to help Bitquence deliver a truly transformative platform to meet the needs of our global community members and customers. With Bitquence building one of the most advanced crypto investment technology platforms, my arrival comes at a pivotal point with the existence of substantial momentum coming from their successful Token Sale. I’m looking forward to working with such a highly skilled forward-thinking team, and supportive community members, to release the vast benefits that will be realized from growing this innovative platform”


Mr. Corliss will report to Bitquence CEO and Co-Founder, Shingo Lavine, who created the new CGS role in recognition of all the major strategic initiatives involving platform, product and service design and its high correlation with global financial services structures, regulation and compliance.


Commenting on this new hire, Shingo Lavine, CEO and Co-Founder of Bitquence said: “Stephen Corliss will be an invaluable asset to the Bitquence team by assisting in the execution of an ambitious global vision. His deep financial, strategic and regulatory experience will allow Bitquence to reach and protect consumers in jurisdictions all around the world.”


This article was originally published on: The Official Bitquence Blog on