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Today, we are excited to announce the promotion of our visionary co-founder JP Thieriot to the role of CEO. Our former CEO, Adrian Steckel leaves to join OneWeb, one of the world’s largest, satellite-based broadband initiatives as CEO. Adrian will remain Chairman of Uphold.

There are remarkable similarities between Uphold’s mission of opening up access to next-generation financial services to everyone with a networked device, and OneWeb’s mission of bringing broadband connectivity to everyone, in every corner of the planet. 

Adrian has done an outstanding job since joining Uphold two years ago and has overseen a period of transformational growth. We’re very proud of his achievements and the strategic vision he has brought to the company. Most recently as the first major platform to offer XRP and one of the first cryptocurrency companies to reach an agreement to acquire a U.S. broker-dealer and file an application for approval of the change of control and business expansion with FINRA.

The key to Uphold’s success is bringing transparency and trust to the cryptocurrency space and acting as a ‘bridge’ between decentralized blockchain networks and traditional financial systems.

Uphold remains dedicated to our mission of providing people all over the world with the ability to hold any form of money, commodity, or utility tokens securely, and transact seamlessly.