Thomas Maxon is the Head of U.S. Operations at CoolBitX, the creator of the first mobile hardware wallet for digital assets, and Sygna, a first-to-market attestable end-to-end KYC wallet solution. In his role, Tom leads the organization’s global expansions, working with regulators and strategic clients to execute multi-national scaling efforts. Maxon has contributed to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recent AML frameworks for virtual currencies, consults with the FATF, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), financial institutions, and exchanges on the future of virtual currency regulation and innovation. He was a postgraduate at UC Berkeley, where he taught courses on alternative economic models of East Asia, including the roots of new currency usage like bitcoin.