Kurt Looyens is the recently-appointed CEO of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX). Kurt’s background is in traditional banking and he combines this expertise with his interest in innovation and in the possibilities and opportunities opened up by blockchain technology.
Kurt spent some time as Head of Business Development at the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) and was the ideal person to take over from Nick Cowan at the GBX when Nick – one of the founders of the GSX – was appointed its CEO.
A subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange, the GBX is a registered DLT Provider, licensed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. Regulated and insured, it provides a platform for token sales and a top-level centralised digital asset exchange constructed with institutional-grade technology, insurance protection and fiat on-boarding capabilities. Kurt invited Fintech.gi to the GBX offices at Europort in Gibraltar, and spent time speaking to us about its work and some of the initiatives that it has been introducing, the importance of regulation to the GBX, to Gibraltar, and globally to support the growth of the crypto industries, and his thoughts on what to look ahead to in this rapidly-evolving space.