PVL welcomes Asheesh Birla, Ripple founding member, as an advisor.

PVL welcomes Asheesh Birla, Ripple founding member, as an advisor.

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Today, Panther Ventures Limited, a Web3 development company leading the development of Panther Protocol, is welcoming Asheesh Birla as an advisor. With his decade-long history in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, the San Francisco native brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in digital financial systems that will be invaluable to our mission: creating a privacy layer for DeFi.

Birla currently serves on the board of Ripple, and has been part of Ripple's founder team since 2013, serving as General Manager of the RippleNet and steering Ripple (XRP), now one of the world's largest digital currencies, to its current position until last June. He also invests in early stage projects through Angel Track, having previously built up successful portfolios with Bitso, Nium, Azimo, Moneygram, Thomson Reuters, and Kno (acquired by Intel). Additionally, Asheesh lectures at Wharton School University, Pennsylvania. In his time at Ripple, he worked closely with CEO Brad Garlinghouse to tackle issues impacting the company at all levels..

As Panther Co-Founder, Chief Scientist and CTO Anish Mohammed expressed, "Asheesh has had a ring side in the evolution of web3/crypto for past decade. I’m personally excited to continue our collaboration from the Ripple days and look forward to leveraging his 9+ years of crypto expertise and experience in Panther.

The Panther DAO and community is making rapid strides towards releasing v1 of Panther Protocol –a compliant gateway that offers private DeFi access to both retail users and institutes alike. Thus, it's vital we build an elite team comprised of esteemed experts from around the world specializing in zero-knowledge technology.

Asheesh Birla’s thoughts on joining Panther

Birla expressed his utmost confidence in Panther's goal of providing private access to decentralized financial services, particularly within DeFi. He likened its potential to that of Ripple’s early days; citing a proficient design cognizant about mixing compliant laws with advanced blockchain technology as integral for success.

I am incredibly optimistic about Panther becoming a leader in the regulated DeFi privacy segment, which is rapidly evolving and can be positively impacted by the project’s upcoming products. Panther Ventures reminds me of Ripple’s early days, with a highly capable team that understands the importance of combining solid legal grounds and state-of-the-art blockchain technology.“  —- Asheesh Birla.

About Panther

Panther is a decentralized protocol that enables interoperable privacy in DeFi using zero-knowledge proofs.

Users can mint fully-collateralized, composable tokens called zAssets, which can be used to execute private, trusted DeFi transactions across multiple blockchains.

Panther helps investors protect their personal financial data and trading strategies, and provides financial institutions with a clear path to compliantly participate in DeFi. Panther’s ultimate goal is for its code to be open-sourced.

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