BTCS Inc. (OTCMKTS:BTCS) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain OfficersItem 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 16, 2017, the Board of Directors of BTCS Inc. (the “Company”) appointed David Garrity to serve as an independent board member.
Mr. Garrity has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, he has held senior roles including CFO and board of director positions for both publicly-held and private companies, and has extensive experience in several disciplines including operating, advisory and research, and is CEO of New York City based consulting firm, GVA Research.
During 2008 and 2009, David served as CFO and Board Director at Interclick, Inc., a behavioral targeting internet advertising network. From June 9, 2011 to May 14, 2013, Mr. Garrity was Chief Financial Officer of Aspen Group, Inc., an online for-profit university. From May 14, 2013 through October 31, 2013, he was Executive Vice President Corporate Development for Aspen Group, Inc. Since February 1, 2017, Mr. Garrity has been acting CFO of Mutualink, Inc., a private company developing secure distributed networking technologies to support communications interoperability for public- & private-sector clients.
Mr. Garrity appears regularly on CNBC, BNN, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, Asia Times, Yahoo Finance, and other media outlets.
On October 16, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Company approved compensatory arrangements for both Jonathan Read and David Garrity whereby each director would receive monthly compensation of $6,250 (the “Monthly Payment”) until such time as Company either completes or abandons the previously announced merger with the Australian entity. The Monthly Payment will also be applied retroactively for Mr. Read beginning on the date of his appointment to the Board.
About BTCS Inc. (OTCMKTS:BTCS)
BTCS Inc., formerly Bitcoin Shop, Inc., is engaged in the business of hosting an online e-commerce marketplace where consumers can purchase merchandise using digital currencies, including bitcoin and with operations in the blockchain and digital currency ecosystems. The Company operates a beta e-commerce marketplace, which accepts a range of digital currencies, have designed a beta secure digital currency storage solution BTCS Wallet. The Company’s transaction verification services business (bitcoin mining) enables running application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) servers. The ASIC servers solve a set of prescribed mathematical calculations in order to add a block to the blockchain and thereby confirm bitcoin transactions. The Company’s beta e-commerce marketplace offers approximately 250,000 curated products and utilizes its Intelligent Shopping Engine to find competitive prices on products from over 250 retailers.