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
Social Crypto Platform Earnity Adds Legendary Fintech and Retail Executive Don Kingsborough to Advisory Board

SAN MATEO, California, 4 August 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Earningsa social crypto platform and marketplace, announced today that veteran fintech and retail entrepreneur, Don Kingsborough, has joined the company’s Advisory Board. Kingsborough brings decades of fintech and retail experience, which will support Earnity’s innovation, strategic partnerships and investments, and expansion into working with institutional partners.

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

He was also the founder and CEO of the Blackhawk Network and is often credited with pioneering the gift card market. He is a member of the board 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 trailblazer in fintech and retail and his experience will be incredibly valuable to Earnity as we seek to be a pioneer in the crypto industry. He will help us grow, explore strategic partnerships and investments, and be instrumental as we add superior talent. to our team,” said Dan Schatt, CEO of Earnity. “Having an advisor with Don’s amazing retail expertise will also be a huge boon in helping industries leverage and support blockchain.”

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

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A lifelong entrepreneur, Kingsborough first gained national attention in the late 1970s when he served as president of consumer products at Atari, where he played an important role in the introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System in the United States. He went on to found World of Wonder, where he launched Teddy Ruxpin, the best-selling toy in 1985 and 1986, and where he was also one of the creators of laser tag.

In 2001, Kingsborough founded the Blackhawk Network, a prepaid card company that ultimately revolutionized the way people shop by breaking new ground in the gift card market. At PayPal, he spearheaded the company’s move to physical outlets. Kingsborough has been recognized for his many outstanding career achievements, including Venture Magazineits “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, prepaid industry’s “Executive of the Year” and “Outstanding Contribution Award for the Private Sector” from President Ronald Reagan. His marketing achievements have been chronicled in Harvard Business Review and a number of business publications.

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

About Earnity

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

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