Exec Who launched the Blockchain division of PwC in Switzerland to become CFO in Tezos

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The man who set up a blockchain and cryptocurrency assurance division for PwC in Switzerland joins Tezos as chief financial officer, the foundation confirmed in a press release on 11 June.

Roman Schnider leaves the Big Four firm after 15 years and Tezos says he is already familiar with the organization, as it was the first major blockchain project to have PwC audit its financial and business activities.

Tezos describes itself as a platform that focuses on smart contracts and decentralized applications that offer a protocol that is managed by stakeholders. Ryan Jesperson, the president of the Tezos Foundation, said:

"As the foundation continues to provide resources to a growing Tezos ecosystem, CFO management and operations will be crucial to our success. Roman's experience makes him the ideal finance and operation specialist for our team. He is already familiar with the opportunities and challenges facing blockchain projects and has a deep understanding of the Tezos Foundation from its time at PwC. "

Schnider succeeds Eelco Fiole in the position of CFO, and says he looks forward to serving and supporting the Tezos community in the most effective, efficient and transparent way.

At the end of last month, reports revealed that Tezos was about to undergo its first token-holder updated update after proposals were approved in a three-month vote.

In March, it appeared that PwC was the best recruiter for blockchain-related jobs on the Indeed website – far surpassing rival accounting firms such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG.

Tezos set records in July 2017 when it managed to raise bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) with a value of $ 232 million at that time. It took a year for the foundation to launch its beta network after the project was rocked by internal disputes and class-action lawsuits, as described in a Cointelegraph analysis.

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