CeDeFi Exchange Unizen brought in crypto industry veteran Michael Healy, who originally worked for Wikileaks and built their Android app in 2010, as Chief Strategy Officer.
Michael is best known in the crypto space as the co-founder of Unit, the leading token builder focused on powering the token economy using the Unit Network blockchain powered by Polkadot. During his colorful career, he has focused on social impact and positive change through education, entrepreneurship and empowering individuals.
Healy has deep expertise in corporate and business unit strategy, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, cross-border transactions, organizational development, and product strategy with a focus on mobile applications. He has worked in the blockchain industry for over 12 years, having built several successful companies with exits.
Michael co-founded encrypted peer-to-peer video conferencing technology, one of the UK’s largest student social networks, the Wikileaks Android app and numerous mobile apps used by millions of users worldwide.
Alongside his role as an entrepreneur, he has advised startups, investors and companies in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Previously, he worked for the largest pan-European venture capital firm, Wellington Partners, which manages 800 million euros.
More recently, Michael founded a coding education bootcamp business which co-led the introduction of coding into the UK education system. Other stops include different roles at Google, KPMG, Saatchi & Saatchi, L’Oreal, Imperial College, Unilever, London Business School and other startups/companies/organizations.
Commenting on his appointment, Sean Noga said: “I am truly delighted that Michael is joining the Unizen team and officially announcing his appointment as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) to help shape and improve our strategic direction. and expand the growth and adoption of our ecosystem moving forward.
Michael joins Unizen shortly after the exchange received a $200 million capital commitment from a new strategic partner, Global Emerging Markets (GEM). New funds will fuel the next levels of adoption of a next-generation crypto exchange aggregator designed to improve the trading experience for retail and enterprise market participants.
Milestone and performance commitments, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, aim to optimize the initial funding as much as possible.
Unizen is a smart exchange ecosystem that combines the features of centralized and decentralized exchanges, creating a structure dubbed “CeDeFi”.
Unizen is building a smart exchange ecosystem that integrates the world of centralized exchanges with that of decentralized applications, adding professional analytics tools to the mix. One of the biggest advantages of Unizen is that it supports CeFi and DeFi applications across multiple blockchain networks, so transactions can be aggregated across the entire crypto ecosystem at favorable rates per compared to other exchanges.