Teana Baker-Taylor

https://crypto.com/
Founded year: 2017
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With more than 20 years experience in fintech, crypto, banking and payments Teana leverages her expertise within both the traditional finance and digital asset sectors to bridge two industries with shared commercial, regulatory and reputational challenges.

Today, Teana is the General Manager of the U.K. for Crypto.com, who with over 10 million users on its platform today, provides a powerful alternative to traditional financial services built on a solid foundation of security, privacy and compliance. Focussed on Crypto.com's vision of putting "cryptocurrency in every wallet" into reality, Teana leads the U.K. market strategy, operations, business development and regulatory affairs.

Previously, Teana was the U.K. Director for Binance responsible for its U.K. and European expansion. She led the product development of Binance.UK, a new crypto asset trading platform, as well as government relations and regulatory affairs in Europe.

Prior to Binance, Teana established Global Digital Finance, a not-for-profit global advocacy initiative fostering discussion on global policy and governance for blockchain and digital assets. As Executive Director, she worked with policymakers, regulators and industry participants to build a shared understanding of the risks and opportunities presented by tokens and digital currencies.

Teana is a frequent editorial contributor and speaker at industry events. She has been invited to present on regulatory policy by regulators and standards bodies from around the world, including IOSCO, the OECD and the World Economic Forum. She was named the 2020 Regulatory & Governance Leader of the Year by Finance Monthly, was included in the Women in Crypto 2020 longlist, as has been recognised three times as one of the Standout 35 of the most influential women in Fintech globally within the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlists.


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A great advocate for the crypto industry

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Teana is the general manager of Crypto.coms UK exchange. Previously she was the U.K. Director for Binance Prior to Binance, she was the Executive Director and a board member of Global Digital Finance, a not-for-profit initiative fostering discussion on global policy and governance for blockchain and digital assets with policymakers, regulators and industry participants. Prior to GDF, she has held a number of senior strategy, communications and marketing positions including Coinfloor, HSBC, Citi, Fiserv, Royal Bank of Scotland and Hilton Hotels. She is also a frequent editorial contributor and speaker at industry events. Having previously been recognised as one of the Standout 35 of the most influential women in Fintech globally twice within ​the ​Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist​ ​(2019 and 2018) and won the Blockchain Leaders category in the ​Women In Tech Awards 2019​. Teana is also the co-anchor of a weekly crypto markets show, Coinscrum Markets (https://www.coinscrum.com/markets/) Teana’s focus is on being a leader in crypto - not specifically a women in crypto. Coming from traditional finance, which is a male dominated industry, this experience taught her to focus on what was delivered, not just on who she is. Teana is a SHE[256] mentor, working with a few young mentees in the crypto/blockchain industry. Showing that as a more experienced women in the space, she has a responsibility to help develop, grow and promote those women coming up in the field to 'fill the bench' with future talent.
02.05.2021 10:38
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Community Powerhouse

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Teana has contributed so much to the world of crypto and blockchain. Her time as ED at GDF marked a notable step change in both their impact and their efficiency.
22.04.2021 15:19
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A true leader in the crypto space

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Teana has a deep understanding of the space and has a true ability to lead and inspire. This is what we need in crypto - people like Teana who are willing and able to promote the blockchain and crypto 'brand' in an open and non-complex way. Keep up the great work!!
21.04.2021 20:59
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An inspiring crypto leader

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Teana has been a hugely effective champion and advocate for crypto and fintech for many years, and is driven by her mission to enable greater access to better financial services globally. Her leadership roles in both traditional and digital financial services, frequent editorial contributions and presence on conference stages around the globe have helped advance adoption of crypto and is an inspiration to women in our industry. A very worth award recipient! I was delighted to see her land her new role at crypto.com. I look forward to seeing her influence the company's success.
10.04.2021 00:06
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an expert and diligent professional

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Teana is great advocate for women in blockchain, Teana understands crypto payment systems. she is also very supportive of other women in this space - an active member of the community
09.04.2021 20:47
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