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Veridium Labs Ltd, an environmental blockchain technology company which is partnering with IBM to build tokenised carbon credit markets, has appointed William Wei, the fomre head of Binance’s Taiwan branch, as its new CEO.

During his time with Binanc, Wei facilitated relationships between Binance, the Taiwanese government and local banking officials to progress the exchange’s presence in the region. He also advised Taiwanese legislators to pass a FinTech regulatory sandbox law. Prior to his role at Binance, Wei previously worked at Apple for over 12 years as a senior software architect and enterprise consultant.  
 
Wei was also the founder and CEO of two mobile companies: Mobile Apps Express, which developed cloud-based cross-platform iOS and Android applications, and Drupe Mobile, which built an enterprise mobility stack that was adopted by some of China’s top financial and insurance companies and the Chinese police. His extensive experience in systems architecture makes Wei an ideal individual to lead the build-out of Veridium’s exchange, which will combine the environmental economy, global capital markets and blockchain technology.
 
Wei’s unique solution for issuing carbon credits will transform them into a new type of tokenised digital asset that can be traded and utilised with less friction. The Veridium solution addresses problems associated with using carbon offsets today such as: expiration dates, price variations, and multiple verification standards. Whereas the traditional process of offsetting corporate carbon footprints can be arduous, Veridium’s blockchain solution automates this process and makes transaction reconciliation easy. Many regulators, institutional investors and consumers have demanded that companies improve their social and environmental governance standards. Veridium’s solution helps companies meet these requirements in a more transparent and efficient way.
 
“We have been very thoughtful in our search for the right leadership team for Veridium Exchange, a key element of our socially-minded venture,” says Todd Lemons, Chairman of the Veridium Foundation. “Our investment in this process has yielded a CEO with the depth of technology and exchange experience we feel is needed to execute Veridium’s vision, which will promote the transition to a fully-regenerative market economy. Wei’s role at Binance is important as well, as we intend to partner with the leading crypto exchanges to help us achieve our vision.”
 
On his new position with Veridium, Wei says: “Veridium is using blockchain to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues of survival. By reforming the carbon credits system, Veridium offers a real chance at combating climate change and putting industrial enterprises back on the right track for sustainable growth and productivity. I’m thrilled to be with a team of thought leaders in the environmental economy who will craft the future of green industry using blockchain technology, creating an internet of value.”

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