Chicago, Illinois – April 7, 2022 – The Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association, a self-regulatory association for the digital asset & cryptocurrency industry, is pleased to announce that Co-founder and Board Member, Gabriella Kusz has unanimously been appointed to the CEO position. With nearly 20 years of financial services public policy experience and sustainable programming innovation successfully put into effect at government agencies and SROs globally, Gabriella will lead the association’s strategic plan to develop industry standards and best practices, implement education and certification programs to build human capacity, and advocate for a public policy and regulatory environment that facilitates innovation and protects consumers, stakeholders, and the broader public interest worldwide.
“With our incredible growth in global membership over the past year and now recognized as the largest digital asset association in the US, we appreciate our obligation to formalize the organizational structure to further advance our mission of devising standards and consensus-based solutions to guide the evolution of digital assets and cryptocurrencies within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity and maximize economic opportunity for all participants,” stated Renata Szkoda, the Association Chair. “I am extremely excited that Gabriella accepted the position of CEO of the Global DCA. She has been an integral part of the organization from its very origin; her extensive experience in international policy, as well as deep industry knowledge, make Gabriella uniquely positioned to further solidify Global DCA’s presence as a thought leader and a mature and responsible voice for the digital assets industry.”
“Members of the Global DCA are represented as stakeholders under one association, one member – one vote, and I am honored and proud to be their collective voice and serve this organization in my formal capacity as CEO,” declared Gabriella Kusz. “Our stakeholders represent the pinnacle of inclusivity ranging from small to large-sized firms, across five continents, from novice digital asset participants all the way through to experienced thought leaders. I want each and every one of them to know that I will helm this organization with the public interest in mind and that I will continue to galvanize community engagement, a core principle of Decentralized Financial thinking, both within and beyond the association as we collectively shape the direction of the digital asset industry through stewardship and guidance. I am proud to lead The Global DCA not as a facade of governance, but as a credible steward of the highest ethical and technical standards.”
One of the core concepts of the Global DCA is to promote responsible innovation while understanding the unique interest in capital markets development and the importance of serving the public interest. Under the leadership of Gabriella Kusz, the Global DCA will advocate for a regulatory framework and environment that facilitates innovation while protecting consumers, stakeholders, and the broader public interest worldwide.
What began as an interest group of financial markets veterans from the Chicago trading community focused on the opportunities afforded by blockchain technology has become a global self-regulatory association. The Global DCA was built using the IOSCO model for effective self-regulation as a guide, strong governance principles, and an established code of conduct. Today, it represents over 70 members and works in partnership with 15 industry organizations across the globe.
About Global Digital Asset and Cryptocurrency Association
The Global DCA is a global self-regulatory association for the digital asset & cryptocurrency industry. It was established to guide the evolution of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and the underlying blockchain technology within a regulatory framework designed to build public trust, foster market integrity, and maximize economic opportunity for all participants. Its broad-based membership includes exchanges, proprietary trading firms, traders, investors, asset managers, brokerage firms, FCMs, custodians, decentralized technology organizations, banks, legal firms, audit firms, insurance professionals, academics, consultants, & media.
For more information visit www.global-dca.org