Blockchain architect firm XinFin Network has hired Andre Casterman as an advisor. In the role, Mr. Casterman will help XinFin to broaden the benefits of digital assets in the alternative finance industry.
"We are delighted to welcome Andre Casterman to our advisory team,” said XinFin Co-Founder Atul Khekade. “There is a growing acceptance in the role that digital assets will play in the future digital economy. The most significant move is actually coming from the regulators themselves as some want to stay ahead of the curve and have therefore adapted their regulatory frameworks to support wider adoption of digital assets. Collaboration with market participants is a priority for XinFin."
Mr. Casterman is a former 20-year veteran of SWIFT, where he led global innovations as head of its Corporate and Trade department. He is also chair of the IFTA’s Fintech Committee, helping to automate trade finance for 31 fintech companies.
"SME financing remains a huge opportunity for alternative lenders, incumbents,” said Mr. Casterman. “The availability of advanced technology with progressive regulatory action offers new business opportunities for SME-focused lenders. The XinFin digital asset infrastructure is designed to be regulated under community-driven governance models and through regulated institutions.”