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​Former DigitalX CEO Leigh Travers Joins Binance Australia as Chief Executive Officer

2021-08-31

Binance Australia, the leading fiat-to-crypto platform for trading cryptocurrencies in Australian Dollars(AUD),  today announced the appointment of Leigh Travers, former DigitalX CEO and Director, as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Travers has spent the last seven years playing a pivotal role in building products and growing networks for DigitalX Limited (ASX:DCC), the world’s first publicly listed blockchain technology company. Prior to joining DigitalX Limited, he served on the Board of Australia’s blockchain industry body, Blockchain Australia.

He states part of his excitement in leading the Binance Australia team stems from a shared passion for facilitating the adoption of blockchain and digital assets in Australia. As the priorities on the agenda, he points towards a strong focus on growing the brand and the company’s working relationships with regulators.

Mr. Travers said, “I’ve long been an advocate of the benefits that blockchain technology has to offer society, and it’s a mission of mine to grow the industry over the coming years. My key interests are shared with Binance Australia in championing the adoption of blockchain and the pathway for blockchain businesses in Australia. The opportunity to work with users nationally is incredibly exciting.”

“I have immense belief in the quality of service Binance Australia provides customers, and I want to ensure that every Australian looking to invest in cryptocurrency considers our offering. From an industry perspective, I know it’s imperative that we continue to develop our relationships with regulatory bodies while reinforcing our company commitment to compliance and best practice.”

“As the market leader in the digital asset space, we have a responsibility to be involved in helping to shape the growth of our industry and this means prioritising engagement and conversations with policy makers and regulators. It is essential to advocate for a graduated, fit-for-purpose regulatory framework so that Australia can be a global leader in innovation and create jobs for the future economy.”

Sam Teoh, Chief Operating Officer at Binance Australia, said “We’ve observed the work Leigh has done at DigitalX for a while now and we’re excited to work with him not just on Binance Australia’s continued growth, but widespread adoption of blockchain businesses and cryptocurrency  in Australia at large.”

Leigh Travers Biography

Leigh is an experienced executive who has spent the past 7 years building products and growing networks in the digital asset industry. Leigh has been a Director and CEO of DigitalX Limited (ASX:DCC), the world’s first publicly listed blockchain technology company and served on the Board of Australia’s blockchain industry body, Blockchain Australia for 5 years. Leigh has spent his whole career in public markets predominantly working with growth companies and investors.