BNY Mellon's James Taylor Takes a New Role on the Unizen Exchange

James Taylor, a leading figure at BNY Mellon, has resigned from his position at the global bank to take up a new position in crypto. The business acumen that Al Talyor has developed over the years at his job will nurture his role at Unizen, where he will take on the newly created Director of Business Development. Unizen's smart exchange ecosystem combines the best elements of CEX and DEX to provide traders, whether retail or institutional, with deeper liquidity and tighter spreads. Unizen seems well positioned to meet this challenge, especially at a time when institutional investors have a strong interest in decentralized finance but often lack the means to take risks. From Banking Banking to Hard-to-Reach Job Entry James Taylor's resume reads like who global investment banking is, during a prestigious career spanning more than two people at BNY Mellon, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Salomon Brothers. years. decades. In his most recent position at BNY Mellon, Taylor was Global Head of Electronic Currency sales. This happened eight years ago, including in his role as Head of Fixed Income Currency and Commodities (FICC) Market Structure at JP Morgan Chase. In short, Unizen's new business leader looks pretty attractive, and his appointment isn't just a blow to the exchange platform: it's a validation of DeFi in general. While it's no longer unusual to see TradFi giants making DeFi in a late career change, Taylor's transition is more surprising than most. On paper, there appears to be no shortage of options on the table as the business professional considers his next career move. So what exactly drew him to Unizen? According to Taylor, what attracted him to its nonetheless impressive technology was the quality of Unizen's team: "The team is undoubtedly top-notch in talent, but what impresses me most is the moral philosophy I see applied to everyone." “I'm so excited about our goal of being a university.

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