TokenMarket 2018: ‘Insights into the Token Economy’ introduces its inaugural two day summit today and tomorrow, on Sunborn Yacht, Gibraltar. The summit will take attendees each day through a carefully structured thematic program consisting of keynotes, panels and presentations. Over 25 world leading experts in blockchain, tokenisation and investing are speaking at the event about their views on the current global ecosystem and insights into the growing token economy.
One of EyeSpy Recruitment's Founders, Emma Clayton-Wright is attending the event and will be sending us news snippets throughout the two days.
Albert Isola MP, Minister for Financial Services and Gaming, addressed attendees this morning and said: "There are currently 35 business licenses at review, and we are very pleased with Phase 1 and how we are attracting the “right” kind of businesses to Gibraltar."
The event sponsor, TokenMarket is a highly successful exchange business based in Gibraltar providing a platform for organizing blockchain token or virtual currency sales. In just 15 months, the company oversaw 30+ ICOs, raising €350million, resulting in a €1-2billion market capital.
As we all take a breath on the first Monday following the latest ICE Totally Gaming conference at Excel in London, I have been reflecting on what was new and exciting at this year's show. This was my 7th ICE as a Founder of EyeSpy Recruitment, and it has historically been an exceptional industry barometer for areas of growth and tech innovation. Following 2018's show, my conclusion this year is rather rapid and unequivocal…blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
The market implications of blockchain technology in light of the bitcoin boom in 2017 was one of the key talking points amongst senior executives in the industry. The rise of bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) highlights how transformative the underpinning blockchain technology will be across sectors, with online gaming, financial services and capital markets at the front of the queue.
Among the many seminars available, interested visitors to the show listened to a panel of gaming executives who were at various stages of ICOs, or 'token sales', as lawyers apparently prefer to use, to describe the critical fundraising life cycle stage of a crypto business. One company which really stood out in this entrepreneurial group was casino B2B platform, FunFair Technologies. Founded by Jez San, Oliver Hopton and Jeremy Langley, the start-up had its Phase 1 Token Presale in June 2017, and raised an incredible $26 million, selling out in 4 hours.
Credit Suisse report - Blockchain 2.0
A report published by Credit Suisse on 11 January (Blockchain 2.0), largely supports the belief blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is a way of driving increased adoption of online gambling, rather than as representing a significant threat to incumbent players.
In this report, Credit Suisse lists four key reasons why entrepreneurs such as Jez San have found the world of gaming to be such fertile soil for the implementation of blockchain technology.
Despite the apparent volatility of some cryptocurrencies and the general confusion most still hold over the intricacies of crypto and blockchain (myself included), I think there is little doubt over the agreed potential they have to profoundly impact our industry. It's incredibly exciting to see Gibraltar follow suit to Malta in January, and introduce a regulatory framework for crypto businesses seeking a licence.
We are certainly looking forward to continuing our support of the sector's development by helping start-up's in London, Malta and Gibraltar recruit the right people to realise their visions!
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Founder and Director of Executive Talent Acquisition at EyeSpy Recruitment
Pragmatic Play has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Melissa Summerfield as Chief Commercial Officer.
Summerfield was previously at Microgaming for a year and a half, where she served as VP of operations for Gibraltar, Spain and Latin America, holding responsibility for commercial strategy and operational growth.
Our executive search facility is a targeted service, used specifically to approach senior professionals who are not readily available via contingency recruitment. Get in contact with us for further information.
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January heralds a significant milestone for Crypto as Gibraltar is one of the first to regulate the space...
Here at EyeSpy, we want to give back to the local community this Christmas. The festive period, with all its frivolity, can sometimes be a challenging time of year for those less fortunate and in need.
We have found two local charities that will really benefit from our help and we are on a mission to make a difference!
Here in Gibraltar, we are raising money for Women in Need; an amazing self-funded charity supporting victims of domestic violence. For as little as £10 you can buy someone the gift of a Christmas Day dinner, and for £1,000 we can an buy all of those currently sheltered by the charity (including dozens of children), dinner and a gift to unwrap on Christmas Day.
Just across the border in La Linea, we also want to give the gift of Christmas to Nuevo Futuro; a children's orphanage, helping children in need in the local area. For £1,000 we can help furnish a new house for children that need it most!
If you would like to make a donation you can:
From the EyeSpy team.
Happy 7th Birthday EyeSpy!
7 years ago, our founders, Emma and Jo, came to together to build a recruitment agency that would put honesty, trust and integrity at the core of their business. Along with the rest of the team, they have built a reputation based on the will to succeed and the desire to provide the very best service.
Well done team! #OpenTheChampagne! #WellDone #TeamWork #Winners
EyeSpy Recruitment (www.eyespyrecruitment) is delighted to announce we have been awarded ‘Recruiter of the Year, at this year’s EGR B2B Awards, held at the Pavilion, London Tower Bridge on 1st June 2016 https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/161853/418438/
The EGR B2B Awards, now in its seventh year, continue to reward and celebrate the very best service providers in the online gaming industry, recognising the achievements of suppliers from across all the major egaming disciplines including betting and gaming software, networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, IT and infrastructure.
Jo Sykes, Founder and Director of Talent and Acquisition commented: “Winning ‘Recruiter of the Year’ is a real honour and very reflective of the hard work and dedication that has been shown by the entire team here at EyeSpy. We are excited by our future and will continue to provide our successful executive head-hunting, contingency and contract recruitment across the iGaming industry”.
Emma Clayton-Wright Founder and Managing Director added “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised alongside such prestigious names within the industry. We have worked tirelessly to grow EyeSpy to be a reputable, high profile and customer-centric business within the iGaming industry and are looking forward to continuing to grow our services and reputation”.
The company’s executive headhunting services is an area of particular focus, given the company’s extensive track record of placing senior management across a number of FTSE gaming companies. Supplying contract professionals to iGaming and digital business in the UK and across Europe is also a growth area for the business and a vertical anticipated to grow further in Q2 and Q3.