Dash announced in New York on June 4, 2018, that IT industry veteran Bob Carroll has joined the Dash Core Group as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As CTO, Carroll will be in charge of leading the continued development of the network and its products including the development and launch of Dash’s Evolution payments platform.
CEO, Ryan Taylor, said, “I am thrilled to have Bob Carroll filling out our management team. Bob is not only excited about the project and an excellent cultural fit with the team, but he is also an incredible personnel and organization developer with a strong track record of delivering against complex programs. I’m looking forward to working closely with Bob in the years ahead as we continue developing and expanding the Dash network.”
As CIO for the University of Phoenix, Carroll helped pioneer the University’s online learning system which became the pre-eminent platform for online learning. With Everspring, he helped develop both the startup’s cloud-based data integration platform and mobile product strategy. Carroll’s role as CTO for Dash Core Group became effective May 31, 2018, and this is what he had to say following his appointment: “I’ve been actively involved in the dramatic growth of organizations and pioneering technologies over the past two decades, and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to join Dash at the forefront of the blockchain technology revolution.”
Deputy CTO, Nathan Marley, will continue in his role directly supporting Carroll. The addition of Carroll marks the completion of the previously-announced transition of Andy Freer to Chief Architect.
Dash is an e-commerce and payments-focused digital currency, and a rising alternative to the better-known bitcoin. It is one of the few cryptocurrencies offering safe, decentralized financial solutions to real-world problems, and offers a form of money that is portable, inexpensive, divisible, and fast. It can be spent easily and instantly online at merchants across the globe, at much lower fees than traditional credit and debit cards. It boasts over 50 members on the development team and a unique blockchain mining and treasury model.
Being self-funded and self-governed it allows for constant development and funding for the entire project. Community members can upload and vote on proposals, and if they are approved, they are paid for directly from the blockchain. During 2018, Dash plans to unveil their landmark product, Dash Evolution, an easy to use decentralized payments platform.