Evan Thomas Joins Alluvial as General Counsel

Legal, compliance, and policy expert joins Alluvial to support its mission to build the most trusted and secure liquid staking standard.

Evan Thomas Joins Alluvial as General Counsel

We are excited to announce that Evan Thomas has joined Alluvial as General Counsel to advance the company’s mission to collectively build the most trusted and secure liquid staking standard and help drive the overall growth and maturity of the proof of stake ecosystem, overseeing regulatory and policy workstreams, commercial contracts, compliance strategy, and more for Alluvial.

Evan joins Alluvial from Wealthsimple, Canada’s largest consumer fintech, where he was Head of Legal for Wealthsimple’s crypto trading business. Wealthsimple was the first to build a regulated staking product within Canada’s securities regulatory framework for crypto trading platforms.

Prior to Wealthsimple, Evan was a long-standing litigator with the Canadian firm Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, focusing on litigation and risk management for technology clients. Evan began advising clients on crypto in 2017, and while at Osler, he was hearing counsel for 3iQ Corp. in its successful appeal to secure approval of the world’s first publicly traded bitcoin investment fund.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Evan Thomas to the team as Alluvial’s General Counsel,” said Evan Weiss, Chief Operating Officer of Alluvial. “Evan Thomas’ experience in legal and policy leadership, regulatory affairs, securities regulation, and deep crypto-native background are an unmatched combination. We look forward to Evan’s leadership in helping Alluvial build the enterprise-grade liquid staking standard.”

Evan speaks and writes frequently on legal and policy issues involving crypto. He has testified in hearings on blockchain technology held by the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology and has presented to lawyers, policy-makers and other audiences on various topics, including the application of securities laws to crypto assets and decentralized finance, insolvency considerations with crypto assets, and litigation and legal remedies involving crypto.

In addition to his J.D. of Law from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Evan holds a M.Sc. in Economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science.

As a lawyer in the crypto ecosystem, Evan’s focus is helping to build impactful, novel products, and bringing about thoughtful and responsible public policy in the space. At Alluvial, his work will center on developing and executing comprehensive legal strategies and serving as the principal legal advisor to the organization, while playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of the global staking and regulatory and policy environment.

About Alluvial

Alluvial is a software development company supporting the development of the Liquid Collective protocol. Alluvial is focused on the overall growth and maturity of the ecosystem by fostering participation in proof of stake blockchains. Learn more at alluvial.finance.

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