THE FOUNDER of Australian trading exchange Bartercard has joined blockchain-powered peer-to-peer platform ASMX as an adviser.
Wayne Sharpe founded Bartercard International in 199, which enables businesses around the world to swap their services and goods among network members in return for virtual trade credits.
ASMX has been launched in partnership with P2P lender Ablrate, to let investors access secondary market loans provided by different P2P platforms in one place.
“I became aware of Bartercard in the 90’s and always admired the business and with benefit of hindsight it could be argued that Bartercard created the first digital currency,” said David Bradley-Ward, chief executive of Ablrate.
“Wayne has successfully developed a number of exchanges for equities, commodities and even carbon trading so to have him come on board at ASMX as an advisor is very exciting.”
Sharpe is also working on an international crypto exchange, which Bradley-Ward will advise on.
“ASMX will become an essential resource for lending communities throughout the world,” Sharpe said.
“Why would you not want to be able to access the kind of liquidity that ASMX could create on a global basis?
“I am looking forward to being able to work with David and his team as I can see many uses of ASMX beyond the initial integrations of online lenders and balance sheet lenders.”
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ASMX is registered in Gibraltar and has been approved for a listing on the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, which is a subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange.