Nexthash Group announce Mark Kelly as Special Advisor for UK regulatory matters


Today, Nexthash Group, the global digital asset group behind the Nexinter Exchange, has announced Mark Kelly as its Special Advisor for UK regulatory matters. Mr Kelly’s 30 years of experience in the City of London encompasses traditional securities regulation, as well as the nascent approaches to crypto-asset regulation being discussed by UK authorities. This blended background will perfectly support NextHash Group’s push to provide the market with the most visibly and robustly regulated exchange to offer Securities Tokens in a compliant and simple-to-use infrastructure. Mr Kelly has occupied senior audit and compliance positions in traditional investment banks such as Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers. He has also filled consulting roles with Price Waterhouse and Grant Thornton and most recently had overall Compliance responsibility for Coinbase in the UK.

Daniele Mensi, CEO of NextHash Group, said: “We are pleased to have Mark‘s assistance at this crucial time of our development, when we are looking to extend the range of our services, both in terms of assets and geographical coverage.  His specialist knowledge of the UK market and extensive history of interaction with the UK regulators will be of particular value in this endeavour”

Discussing his new his role with Nexthash Group, Mr Kelly said, “The recent regulatory clarifications regarding the treatment of crypto-assets in the UK present particular challenges for firms dealing with securities tokens, whether they are involved in listing or secondary trading of these instruments. At Nexthash, I have found a company with a realistic view of these challenges, which is nonetheless determined to achieve its ambitions in this space in the most compliant manner possible, in order to build its future services on a firm foundation.  I am looking forward to being involved in all aspects of this exciting project”.

NextHash, founded in 2018, is a London based global entity that has built a global digital asset platform with its own Exchange and Liquidity to provide the best match for professional and new categories of retail investors.