Boca Raton, Florida–(Newsfile Corp. – May 26, 2021) – CYIOS Corp. (OTC Pink: CYIO), a publicly traded holding company with subsidiary businesses focused on crypto-lending/deposits and specialty branded products in the Health and Wellness markets, is pleased to introduce three new members to its Advisory Board. The CYIOS Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished industry leaders who provide valuable insight in exciting growth areas such as crypto-product development, crypto & real estate lending, and crypto-technology development.
Mr. John O’Shea, Chairman of CYIOS, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome three, additional, well-respected industry leaders to the Advisory Board, as we accelerate our growth and seek new, strategic business opportunities. We look forward to the positive contributions of our now five member Advisory Board team at a time the Company continues to seek expansion and partnership opportunities that can build value for shareholders. With the addition of Ms.Danijella Dragas and Ms. Min Kim last week, we welcome our newest members Ally Medina, Ryan Luther and Nasser Azimi.”
Ally Medina: Ms.Medina is a blockchain expert and is highly knowledgeable in the areas of crypto-legislation and crypto-product development. She proudly served the people of Emeryville, CA as Mayor of City and currently serves as City Council Member through 2024. She has a decade of state and local policy experience with an expertise in blockchain technology and serves as the Executive Director of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition, an organization that educates policymakers and advocates for smart blockchain legislation that will allow the industry to grow in California and nationwide.
In 2020, Ally co-founded Paloma Pay (www.palomapayinc.com) where she currently serves as CEO. Her expertise in blockchain regulation and understanding of the struggles cannabis businesses face without adequate banking inspired her to create the Paloma Pay platform as a contactless payment solution that eliminates uncertainty about using cryptocurrency. She founded the Company to initially serve the needs of the un-bankable, such cannabis dispensaries in need of an alternative to traditional banking. . The Paloma Pay platform was developed by regulatory experts to make crypto safe and easy for businesses owners to accept. Ally and her team developed an easy-to-use crypto payments platform that allows users to accept cryptocurrency from their customers and deposit dollars into their account.
Ryan Luther: Ryan is crypto-technology expert and specializes in crypto-product development. For the past several years he has applied his expertise to tackle the unique challenges of UX for new cryptocurrency users, working on projects from blockchain browser extensions to cryptocurrency payments. Ryan currently serves as Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Paloma Pay. With a passion for product design, technology and crypto, Ryan was instrumental in developing the Paloma Pay platform for customers in need of an end to end crypto payment solution.
Nasser Azimi: Mr. Azimi has over 25 years of experience as a business executive delivering complex and large-scale technology solutions for retail, wholesale, business administration, education, financial management, and government service delivery. Mr.Azimi currently serves as the President of Ohana Cannabis (www.ohanacannabis.com) and responsible for the development and implementation of upscale and hi-tech cannabis retail and wholesale facilities across California. He leads a team of over 260 cannabis retail specialists and consultants as well as scientists, software developers, growers, and manufacturers who are collectively responsible for transformation of Ohana’s hi-tech vertically integrated cannabis operations across California under 20 State licenses and growing. Mr. Azimi is also the founder of Teranomic Software specializing in Drone solutions for private and public entities. He oversees software development and operational implementation of drone solutions used in agriculture, traffic management, and package delivery.
In addition to today’s advisory board members, the Company previously announced Ms. Dragas and Ms. Kim, two well respected industry leaders to the advisory board;
Danijella Dragas: Ms. Dragas is Founder and CEO of The Lending Corporation LLC. Since founding the company 13 years ago, Danijella has expanded the Lending Corporation from the ground up and now offers a complete line of residential mortgage, commercial lending, structured financing, refinancing and specialty loans. The Company employs a knowledgeable staff of experienced mortgage bankers with an operations team that is second to none. By constantly updating loan programs, and pricing based on market patterns, the Company can ensure that delivery of extremely competitive rates combined with optimal mortgage structuring. She earned a BS in Economics/International Trade and Banking from the prestigious University of London. Ms. Dragas was one of the original team members that introduced Bear Stearns mortgages to the residential wholesale market. She is extremely competent in international banking and taxes proving to be an asset in dealing with the foreign national marketplace.
Min Kim: Ms. Kim is a leading blockchain, cryptocurrency and crypto-lending expert and advisor, having guided the growth of numerous companies in the crypto space. Min currently serves as CMO at Polygon, and has engaged with more than 30+ startups in the crypto space as a marketing and partnerships consultant including some of the largest crypto startups out of India, Vietnam, China, and Russia.. Most recently, she served as Head of Marketing and Business Development at Cred, Huobi US, and was the first U.S. employee at TRON Foundation. From the early days of her career, she has surrounded herself with some of the most successful and influential crypto business leaders including having begun her crypto career working with Tim Draper on blockchain initiatives. A Dartmouth College graduate, Ms. Kim is fluent in four languages and has a passion for entrepreneurship and social networking. Ms. Kim is the founder of BLOCULTURAL an advisory company that specializes in planning blockchain events and assists crypto Companies with marketing, PR, community building, and coordinating investor dinners.
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About CYIOS Corporation
CYIOS Corporation is a publicly traded holding company with subsidiary businesses Helio Lending and Choice Wellness Inc. Through these subsidiaries, the Company is focused on crytocurrency lending through Helio’s CeFi Aggregator platform, and Choice Wellness is focused on developing and marketing specialty branded products in the Health and Wellness markets, including the “DR’s CHOICE” and “24” brand of products. The team has in-depth knowledge of the health and wellness markets, financial services industry, medical and health services, and blockchain. The Company looks to develop, distribute, and license proprietary products as well as evaluate potential acquisition opportunities. Further, the Company continues to seek and evaluate attractive business opportunities and to leverage its resources and expertise to build a diversified, sustainable business model. For more information, please visit www.cyioscorporation.com.
About Helio Lending, PTY LTD.
Founded in 2018, Helio Lending has developed a CeFi cryptocurrency lending platform, with headquarters in Australia. Recognized as the first to market in Australia, Helio Lending was the first independent crypto lending company to actively lend within Australia. Helio has since evolved and positioned itself as the first CeFi (centralized finance) aggregator worldwide. Helio has a large panel of partners providing access to the best rates and offers for crypto loan providers as well as offering a competitive yield generating platform. Helio Lending provides holders of cryptocurrency (such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple) with a safe and secure way to access fiat funds at the best rates, without selling any of their cryptocurrency. Helio also allows holders to earn rates on their cryptocurrency.
About ChoiceWellness, Inc.
ChoiceWellness, Inc. is a health and wellness company that has brought to market the DR’s CHOICE line of products, as well as the “24” Brand Hand Sanitizer products. DR’s CHOICE was developed with a mission to offer Doctors and Medical Practitioners their own Professional Grade CBD BRAND with a suite of products they could stand behind and be confident to offer to their patients. Our customers can be assured that DR’s CHOICE CBD products have gone through the highest scrutiny of testing for purity, potency and quality. DR’s Choice products have been brought to market for Doctors and Medical Professionals seeking a better solution for patients suffering from pain, inflammation, anxiety or other persistent symptoms. For more information please visit www.choicewellnessbrands.com or email us at [email protected].
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