Campbell Joins Bitcarbon & Diamond Standard

May 14, 2019 | 2 Comments

Bitcarbon Technologies – a new company that has applied for a digital assets business license in Bermuda — announced that it has made its first local hire, with James Campbell joining the company as Chief Financial Officer.

He has also taken the role of CFO at Diamond Standard Ltd., a sister company which is building an electronic diamond exchange also to be based in Bermuda, the company said.

Diamond Standard Bermuda May 2019

A spokesperson said, “Bitcarbon Technologies Ltd., a new company that has applied for a digital assets business license, has made its first local hire.

“James Campbell, a Bermudian resident and CPA CA, has accepted the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Campbell has deep roots in Bermuda, most recently advising the Bermuda Hospitals Board, and previously he was the CFO of Counterpartylink Ltd., a financial data company based in Hamilton and the UK.

“He has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience, particularly with technology and telecom startups. He has also taken the role of CFO at Diamond Standard Ltd., a sister company which is building an electronic diamond exchange also to be based in Bermuda.

“Mr. Campbell joins Bermudian Heather Kitson, who is an experienced independent director, on the company’s board of directors. As a senior executive, among other roles, he will represent the company, and its Bermuda affiliates, in interactions with the Bermuda Government and Bermuda Monetary Authority.

“The company will operate from a temporary office at 55 Par La Ville Road, in Hamilton. From there Mr. Campbell will oversee expansion of the companies, with a goal to hire substantially for the Diamond Standard Exchange, which will also be applying to be overseen by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.”

Diamond Standard Bermuda May 2019 (2)

Cormac Kinney, Diamond Standard’s founder and CEO stated, “I am delighted to welcome Jamie to our management team. His impressive qualifications, and past success in leadership roles at technology companies, make him ideally-suited to the role.

“As a Bermudian financial professional, he is committed to developing the country’s role as a world class fintech hub. He will guide our company’s growth in partnership with the BMA and BDA, while building our local team.”

Mr. Campbell stated, “I am excited to join Cormac and the Diamond Standard team at this important juncture in their growth. The company’s unique offering – the first diamond commodity which is also a digital asset – is the kind of leading-edge fintech investment that Bermuda wants to attract with our industry-leading digital asset legislation and our first-in-class regulatory environment, and I look forward to driving its long-term success.”

The company is also advertising other job positions which you can access here.

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  1. road rash says:

    great news! No please – 1000 more!

  2. Panther Pride says:

    this is wonderful news. The fact that a local was hired and he holds one of the top positions in the company is excellent news. Trust more announcements like this will come in the near future from other companies in fintech who are excited about doing business here. OBA and the trolls what distraction/lie are you going to come up with now? thats 1 job more than the 2000 you all promised that we have not seen yet. actually oba a further 2000 jobs around 1700 to be exact where lost under you so you owe us 4000 jobs instead. where they at OBA?

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