Cristina Dolan is the co-founder and COO iXledger (formerly InsureX Technologies), an alternative blockchain marketplace for insurance with an economic layer enabled through utility tokens. She is the founder of InsideChains, which works with organizations to digitally transform business models through blockchain ecosystems with economic layers that offer members greater visibility, richer data and new business models.
In the early days of the Internet, MIT Media Lab alumna, Engineer and Computer Scientist, Cristina Dolan, co-founded OneMain.com, which grew to be the tenth largest ISP after a successful IPO. At OneMain, Cristina served as the provider’s Geographic Communities Division President and Chief Strategic Alliances Officer. In only five months, she conceived and built the OneMain cornerstone, Geographic Communities, into a profitable business. At its launch, the company’s IPO became the largest Internet public offering at its time, surpassing Amazon’s and eBay’s respective IPOs.
After spending over seven years as an executive of global FinTech software company with a SaaS solution for institutional multi-asset financial trading, she understands the value of a market ecosystem and the growing regulatory requirements for transparency, security and best execution. The FIX Trading Community invited her to join the Digital Currency/Blockchain Working Group to help identify, analyze and define use cases and integration points for digital currency and distributed ledger technologies across the spectrum of capital markets requirements, and recommend best practices for FIX implementation and usage of this emerging technology in financial markets.
Her passion for blockchain and its ability to transform global transactions extends beyond just financial applications. As an advisor to several initiatives for security, supply chain, provenance, transparency, transactions and compliance, Cristina sees blockchain as revolutionary architecture for people and organizations to transact more efficiently and transparently at a time when there is a lack of trust. Most recently she has served as a technical advisor to a number of blockchain companies that have created eco-systems for machine learning, e-gaming and IoT by implementing economic layers that utilize tokens for transactions, rewards and data sharing.