The Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA) has announced the appointment of Eoin Whelan as VP of Strategy and Partnerships.

 

In the newly-created role, he will oversee the PBSA roadmap and build strategic partnerships with third parties in the gaming, gambling and blockchain industries.

 

Whelan was previously a senior executive at EY, serving as strategy consulting lead with a focus on emerging technology application to high growth industries. He was also CEO of e-commerce company L-EV8 Marketing.

 

PBSA president Jonathan Baha’i said: “We are thrilled to welcome Eoin to the team ahead of what promises to be an extremely busy summer for the PBSA.

 

“With two major launches imminent, the time is right to scale up the team and introduce a leadership structure that ensures the continued success of the PBSA in promoting provably fair gaming on the Peerplays blockchain.

 

“Eoin’s extensive experience across strategy, planning and finance make him a perfect fit for the PBSA and we are delighted to have him on board.”

 

VP of Strategy and Partnerships Eoin Whelan said: “The PBSA is at the very cutting edge of the blockchain movement, and I am delighted to be joining at such a transformative stage of its development.

 

“We are uniquely positioned to launch market-leading blockchain-based products with truly global appeal, and I look forward to building upon the strong foundations Jonathan and the team have already put in place.”

 

The PBSA promotes provably fair gaming standards for the Peerplays blockchain.

 

The appointment comes on the back of a series of new hires by the PBSA as it prepares for the launch of the first decentralized applications (DApps) on the Peerplays blockchain.

 

These include Bookie, a decentralized sports betting exchange, and 5050Labs, a gaming project designed to aid organisations with fundraising.