AirToken adds Peter Kavounas as Legal and Compliance Advisor
AirFox is pleased to announce a cryptocurrency legal expert as part of its in-house advisory board — Peter Kavounas, is an attorney with 12 years of experience in financial services, blockchain, and technology regulation. Peter’s particular area of expertise is within the newly formed Dodd-Frank regulatory framework, SEC, and CFTC jurisdictions, which place a heavy burden on technologies supporting the financial services, real estate, and consumer products industries, often through the use of blockchain technology. Mr. Kavounas works with Fintech, cloud computing, banking, exchanges, and clearing companies, as well as with federal and state agencies, and Congress on legal, compliance, and regulatory strategies. He has worked for two federal banking agencies, two AmLaw Top 25 Law Firms, and three startups, and continues to use his regulatory background to advise entities on legal governance, regulatory risk, and corporate compliance matters.
Peter Kavounas understands the legal complexity of blockchain technology: “The AirFox team is building out an impressive Spot Transaction Platform for the peer-to-peer mobile data and airtime ecosystems, all on the blockchain. This is not only an impressive technology, but an impressive team at AirFox, one that understands the intricacies of creating such a marketplace integrated into a blockchain platform. The landscape for this technology is open, and Victor and his team are approaching it carefully and cautiously, with an eye towards any potential regulatory oversight issues that may be of substantial impact, and I think that is the only successful strategy when bringing any customer facing blockchain product to market. I am very excited to be help advise Victor and the team on any issues I might be able to help clarify as AirFox moves into this fascinating area of technology.”
Mr. Kavounas double majored in Communications and Managerial Economics at the University of California, Davis. He earned his Juris Doctor from Indiana University School of Law. Mr. Kavounas completed his LL.M. in Securities Law and Policy at the American University’s Washington College of Law. He is a registered lobbyist and is an active member of the bar in the District of Columbia.