June 25, 2020, The Blockchain Association today announces that Blockchain Expert Committee (BEC) member Simon Grunfeld has launched the Gallant Exchange, a NYC based Sports and Crypto start-up focusing on retail trading and sports fan engagement. With the new role as Co-Founder of Gallant Exchange, Mr. Grunfeld will relinquish his role as an expert of the BEC.

Simon Grunfeld

Simon joined the Blockchain Expert Committee in September of 2018 during the Blockchain Association’s founding and has since been a member of the independent expert team tasked with reviewing information on disputes between traders and broker members of the Financial Commission. Mr. Grunfeld is a Principal at Gallant Partners, a full-service digital agency working with financial markets, Blockchain, trading platforms, cryptocurrencies, media, pharmaceuticals, advertising & eCommerce.  Previously, Simon co-founded Gallant Capital Markets, as well as Gallant VPS, which revolutionized cloud-based FX and CFD trading via the MetaTrader platform.

Peter Tatarnikov, Blockchain Association Chairman, commented on Mr. Grunfeld’s departure from the Expert Committee: “Simon has been a great help in shaping the services provided by the Blockchain Association today. His experience and market knowledge also played a valuable role in understanding and resolving complex market disputes. I am sure he will excel in his new endeavor and we sincerely wish him the best of luck.”

About Gallant Exchange

GX (Gallant Exchange) is one of the first digital asset exchanges of its kind to focus on Crypto and Sports, and all the opportunities available with exchange/agency partnerships and fan engagement.

Gallant brings retail trading to a new level. With our list of athlete coins and the various other assets available, Gallant provides retail traders with a new and exciting environment to buy/sell and benefit from the utility of sports-based coins. Sports betting and fantasy sports paved the way for fan engagement in sports and athletes but fail to realize the potential of investment vehicles or trading opportunities.

Gallant is building diverse asset classes for long-term sports and athlete investment; just like watching our favorite sports and athletes compete, we intend on having fun trading and competing as well. Watch for new and competitive product offerings coming out in 2020 and 2021. We are only getting started.

About the Blockchain Association

The Blockchain Association aims to unite cryptocurrency exchanges and financial firms transacting on the blockchain that are committed to upholding the highest standards of commercial honor and best business practices. In joining the professional community companies and individuals have the unique opportunity to consult with industry experts, legal and compliance professionals and fellow association members about regional regulations and compliance in key global markets where digital currencies are in very high demand.

For more information on membership and benefits, please contact us: [email protected].