Welcome to the Reef, Alex Mashinsky!

Coral Protocol is thrilled to announce that Alex Mashinsky will be joining our advisory board!

The man, the myth, the legend

Alex Mashinsky is a prominent entrepreneur who has founded several companies over the years, including Celsius Network, GroundLink, Transit Wireless, Elematics and Arbinet. Alex has achieved nearly $2B in exits from companies he founded.

Alex is most known as the inventor of VoIP. His new startup Celsius Network is disrupting the banks, by allowing members to borrow dollars against their crypto assets and to earn interest when they deposit and lend their crypto out.

Alex’s success as an entrepreneur stems from his acute ability to identify future trends, assemble world-class teams and raise enough money to fund his projects.

In his career, Alex has authored over 50 patents and has been a featured speaker at over 250 international conferences.

He has received numerous awards, notably the prestigious Albert Einstein Technology Medal in 2000, the Technology Foresight Award for Innovation (presented in Geneva at Telecom ’99) and Crain’s Top Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He has also been nominated for E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in both 2002 and 2011.

Over the years, Alex has raised over $1 billion in venture and private equity funds to help position his startups as leaders in their respective fields.

“I decided to join Coral because of the quality of the team and the unique set of protocols they have developed. Decentralization needs a new language and Coral has developed several very important elements that can become the foundation for the future of open blockchain applications.” — Alex

Alex will be helping Coral with our growth strategy, product roadmap, and partnership development. As a payments expert and veteran technologist, Coral is confident and excited about the value boost Alex can bring towards the achievement of Coral’s mission to remove fear and fraud in blockchain transactions!

Our Cephalopod Cecil is excited about this new addition!