In the course of his career, Genko has worked as the chief technology officer and an advisor on tech issues for a number of firms specialized in smart contracts, multi-currency debit cards, government regulation, exchange platforms, cryptocurrency investment funds and compliance.
Of particular note is the fact that Genko took the lead on streamlining product offerings for the European insurer Swiss Mobiliar.
“I am delighted to have Nicolas join our Board of Advisors, Nicolas is an accomplished CTO with deep expertise in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and banking industries,” said Clayton Moore, CEO and founder of NetCents.
“His international experience and keen insights will service the company well in his role as a technical advisor and I’m looking forward to working closely with him and Daniel on our upcoming trip to Germany and Switzerland,” he added.
Genko holds degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, and Institut Superieur Electronique de Paris.
“Having spent the last seven years spearheading blockchain and cryptocurrency initiatives in Europe, I’m honored and excited to leverage this experience to support NetCents’ mission of disrupting the global payments industry,” Genko said.
Based in Vancouver, NetCents has developed a blockchain platform which appeals to merchants and consumers looking for a better way to transact online with cryptocurrency. Its technology allows merchants and firms to accept cryptocurrency payments from customers by providing them – the recipients – with instant settlements.
NetCents shares were down slightly on Wednesday, dipping by 0.35% to hit $0.23 in over-the-counter trade just after the ringing of the opening bell.