Dr. Johannes Schmitt, NYALA

Johannes Schmitt, Ph.D. has been serving as one of 2 CEOs of Berlin-based blockchain technology company NYALA since March 2021. NYALA targets financial services providers wishing to start offering products powered by blockchain solutions to their clients. Prior to his appointment at NYALA Dr. Schmitt served as Director of Banking and Payments at San Francisco-based global digital assets exchange Kraken. During his 7+ year-stint at Kraken Dr. Schmitt held a number of different (mostly) managerial positions, ranging from Banking, Operations, Account Management, Sales, Content and Community Management – he witnessed the growth of the company from 10 employees in 2013 to a spectacular 1,200 employees in March 2021. Johannes Schmitt holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California (2012) and probability, as well as a Master’s Degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He has been actively involved in a number of philanthropic associations (e.g. LA Youth Network) and is currently a Guardian of the new AMES Foundation.


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