Another e-FX Move to Crypto as Kow Joins Bitstamp
Posted by Colin Lambert. Last updated: September 13, 2022
Crypto exchange Bitstamp has unveiled James Kow as head of business development for Asia-Pacific.
The firm says Kow will drive the exchange’s focus on providing enterprise-level access to crypto among institutional clients in the Asia-Pacific region. He started his carrer in financial markets at Bloomberg in 1998, before moving to Barclays in Singapore, where he worked in e-FX sales for almost eight years to early 2013. A one-year spell followed at Citi in e-FX sales, before a two-year stint at a start up, from where he moved to State Street in 2016 to take up the role of head of Global Link for Asia-Pacific, including sales for the Currenex and FX Connect platforms.
“The digital assets ecosystem is set to disrupt the way we invest and manage our wealth,” observes Kow. “There is a massive opportunity for an exchange to provide the relevant services in a simple, fuss-free, yet secure manner. I believe that crypto will have a profound impact on the lives of individuals and institutions as we see its adoption grow. As the world’s longest-running exchange, Bitstamp is well positioned to lead in this space and I’m excited to join the company as it builds for crypto’s next phase of growth.”