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Making Cryptocurrency a part of everyday life

Our mission at Eve Exchange is to provide the technology and infrastructure needed for people worldwide to harness the true power of crypto, not just trade it.

The original vision of Bitcoin was to create a global payments network that would allow users to make peer-to-peer payments quickly, cheaply, easily and securely without reliance on a central authority.

However, today, cryptocurrency is regarded (by most) as a speculative investment or new asset class to trade and hopefully profit from, whereas crypto has much more potential than that.

By making crypto more convenient & cost-effective with a built-in real-goods marketplace/e-commerce solution that enables it to function in commerce more efficiently, we hope to impact the lives of millions.

As we transition towards better ways of storing value and transacting, our aim is for Eve to be the epicentre for enhanced collaboration that harnesses the power of people and technology!

Management team

EVE is managed by a passionate group of crypto enthusiasts with deep roots in the industry. The company is founded and led by Christopher Cousins, an early crypto adopter, serial entrepreneur, and professional equities trader. He is backed up by an experienced team of marketers, technologists, designers, finance, and legal professionals.

Chris Cousins

Founder & CEO

A former buy-side trader and lifelong entrepreneur, Chris has vast knowledge of the crypto space. Financing a bitcoin mining operation in 2012, he raised capital for several projects, led two successful ICOs and has +4 years of experience with institutional crypto settlement/trading.

As founder & CEO, Chris holds the vision and keeps the company on track.

Joe Jewson

Chief Operating Officer (co-founder)

A seasoned crypto-veteran (2013), Joe has broad knowledge of crypto tech & trading platforms plus over 5 years of experience in project management/support, marketing & sales. 

Joe provides subject matter expertise to lower-level team members whilst ensuring alignment between departments and cross-functional teams.

Kingsley Payne

Chief Technology Officer

A full-stack developer with +16 years of experience, Kingsley has played vital roles in large Agile teams throughout all development lifecycle stages. Formerly a senior back-end engineer for Property24, one of the leading African real estate portals & global SaaS products.

Kingsley provides Eve with mission-critical technical expertise & experience.

Maisa Calero

Head of Customer Service

Maisa is an Architect by profession with over 7 years of experience in complex management, administration and planning roles. 

She takes care of day to day operational administration and is responsible for the design, setup, maintenance and running of our customer service systems. 

Oliver Smith

Legal Advisor

As a barrister, Oliver has worked with Chris since 2015 as an in-house legal counsel at various firms. Since his exposure to crypto in 2017, he has become a crypto-focused lawyer advising companies like bitcoin.com and startups who need to ensure compliant structures.

Oliver provides general legal counsel and oversight for Eve. 

Peter Santosh

Strategy Advisor

With +20 years of experience in sales & marketing, Peter is an SEO, marketing, business and sales strategy expert. Peter supports Eve with strategy & general counsel as well as weighing in on high-level business decisions. 

Peter is an external consultant and advisor for the Eve project.

Rick Dyck

Business Development (Canada)

A lifelong student of psychology and long-term crypto holder with experience in startup incubation & politics, Rick heads up sales and biz dev in Canada.

Marius Pittie

Head of Design

Marius is responsible for the brand, company identity and web UI, ensuring we maintain a modern high-tech image and appeal to our target audience.

Raj Kapoor

Specialist Advisor 

Founder and Chairman of the India Blockchain Alliance, Raj is an advisor and a spokesperson for Eve, and will be advising  us on our rollout into the Indian and Asian markets.

Our locations

Marbella, Spain

Media & Sales

Our media & sales team work from our offices in Marbella, Spain. A front line marina office offers Eve staff a pleasant working environment in the sun.

Eden Island, Seychelles

Token Foundation & International Users

The EVE token foundation & Eve Exchange is located on Eden Island in Seychelles which is home to 4 of the top 10 exchanges.

Wyoming, USA

Legal, Corporate & Institutional

Wyoming is the first USA state to formally craft laws specifically for crypto. When our platform is live, corporate & institutional solutions will be managed from this location.

Our partners & tech providers

All Eve wallets are created and managed using the Fireblocks platform. Fireblocks is regarded as the most secure wallet infrastructure available.

GSR is the most established trading firm in the ecosystem, offering market-making, OTC & derivative products. We use some of their services and will use more in the future.

Intotheblock is an analytics platform providing on-chain data, price predictions, DeFi analytics, and more. We are working with Intotheblock to include their data in the exchange.

An industry-leading liquidity provider, we use Blockfills for settlement, order fulfilment/market making, and other corporate services.

Wintermute specialises in electronic trading systems and makes markets on leading crypto exchanges. We leverage several of their services.

IBA is the most influential Indian organisation in the crypto and blockchain space. We will be working closely with IBA for our India rollout.

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