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Social crypto platform Earnity adds legendary fintech and retail executive Don Kingsborough to advisory board

Social crypto platform Earnity adds legendary fintech and retail executive Don Kingsborough to advisory board

SAN MATEO, Calif., August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To wina social crypto platform and marketplace, today announced that veteran fintech and retail entrepreneur, Don Kingsborough, joined the company’s advisory board. Kingsborough brings decades of experience in fintech and retail, which will support Earnity’s innovation, partnerships and strategic investments, as well as its expansion to work with institutional partners.

Kingsborough’s 40-year career spans impressive leadership and operating roles at the intersection of retail, technology and fintech. He is the former chairman and non-executive director of Westfield Retail Solutions. Kingsborough was also previously a board member of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail association.

He was also the founder and CEO of Blackhawk Network and is often considered the pioneer of the retail gift card market. He is a board member and former CEO of OneMarket, an integrated retail platform to connect offline and online shopping. He has also held senior positions at PayPal and is the former president of Atari’s consumer business.

“Don is a pioneer in fintech and retail and his experience will be extremely valuable to Earnity as we seek to be a pioneer in the crypto industry. He will help us grow, explore partnerships and strategic investments and to be instrumental in adding top talent to our team,” said Dan Schatt, CEO of Earnity. “Having an advisor with Don’s exceptional expertise in retail will also be a huge advantage in helping industries leverage and support blockchain.”

“Dan is a fintech visionary, building a team, a company and a product, with an innovative social-first approach, which has the potential to change the way we use crypto trading platforms,” Kingsborough said. “I’m excited to be part of Earnity’s mission to democratize crypto and bring more businesses into the fold.”

A lifelong entrepreneur, Kingsborough first came to national attention in the late 1970s when he was president of consumer products at Atari, where he was instrumental in introducing the entertainment system Nintendo in United States. He then founded World of Wonder, where he launched Teddy Ruxpin, the top-selling toy in 1985 and 1986, and where he was also one of the creators of laser tag.

In 2001, Kingsborough founded Blackhawk Network, a prepaid card company that ultimately revolutionized the way people shop by forging new paths in the gift card market. At PayPal, he spearheaded the company’s move to physical outlets. Kingsborough has been recognized for many outstanding professional achievements, including Company magazinethe “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, the “Senior Executive of the Year” from the prepayment industry and the “Outstanding Contribution Award for the Private Sector” from the President Ronald Reagan. His marketing achievements have been chronicled in the harvard business review and many trade publications.

Kingsborough’s announcement follows Earnity’s announcement in July that Dina Ellis Rochkinda Paul Hastings attorney and one of the most experienced legal, regulatory and strategic advisors to the cryptocurrency and fintech industry, also joined Earnity’s advisory board.

About Earnity

To win is a Silicon Valley community-based crypto platform and marketplace where users can learn about crypto through the community, as well as share, buy, gift, or create crypto collections. Earnity’s focus on building a smart, welcoming community of verified users makes crypto easier to understand, more accessible, and more secure. Connect with @JoinEarnity on instagram, LinkedIn Where Twitter.



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