Our Team

Technological and Regulatory Expertise.

To succeed in complex digital assets markets we must deliver continuous innovation to evolving regulatory frameworks. Our team has experience across engineering, regulatory, market structure, and complex security issues.

Piston Vault Vision

A breakout from convention.

Vision is a driving force. The seed of an idea that has matured into a multi-faceted plan of action. The ability to reinvent the future requires the courage to go against the established conventions. It demands that one makes their own rules.

 

At Piston Vault we have re-imagined what the future of digital identity will look like. A future where every human being is born with a cryptographically secure identity – one that accompanies them in their journey through life.

 

Today, Piston Vault is only the inception of a revolutionary technology that will support human beings in their interaction with the cyber world – a world of crypto currencies, tokens, and digital assets today – but a world of digital identities in a future yet to be realized.

Management Team

Francesco Lo Conte

Francesco Lo Conte

Founder, CEO, CTO
(New York)

Founder of Esprow, a financial technology firm with a global footprint. Esprow develops proprietary solutions for investment banks and stock exchanges. Esprow’s clients include tier-1 broker-dealer banks in New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.

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Federico Lo Conte

Federico Lo Conte

Co-Founder, Compliance
(Singapore)

Federico is an expert in financial regulation, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance. Federico draws on his accomplished background and experience and specializes in offering strategic advice on a range of policy areas including financial services, regulation, and operations.

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Emil Rakadjiev

Emil Rakadjiev

Software Architect
(Tokyo)

Emil is a software engineer with international experience in industry, research and academia in Europe, USA, and Asia. He has worked at SAP, Hitachi Research Laboratory, and at Esprow in Tokyo. He has published and presented papers at IEEE conferences for distributed systems.

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Advisory Board

Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves

Advisory Board
(Tokyo)

Michael has a long history of participating in successful technical and financial services start-ups, with a career spanning over 30 years. Based in Tokyo he is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to trade publications, he is active in Fintech, collateral management and CCP clearing.

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Marco Frangi

Advisory Board
(Switzerland)

Marco is the Chief Executive Officer and founding shareholder of Mindful Wealth Pte Ltd, a fund management company incorporated in Singapore and licensed by the MAS to conduct the regulated activities of fund management. He is also founding shareholder and Chairman of Carthesio SA, a Swiss asset management company regulated by FINMA.

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Fabio Frontini - Portrait

Fabio Frontini

Advisory Board
(Switzerland)

Fabio is the founder and portfolio manager of Abraxas Capital Management. He runs the crypto market neutral strategy and is responsible for business development. He is also a member of the Investment Committee for Abraxas Global Macro strategy and part of the firm Investment Committee.

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David Cripps

David Cripps

Former Member of the Advisory Board
(London)

David is a Chief Information Security Officer with over 30 years’ experience in the finance, legal and telecommunications sectors, specializing in information risk, compliance, information security, data protection and IT security operations.

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Michael Reeves

Advisory Board
(Tokyo)

Michael has a long history of participating in successful technical and financial services start-ups, with a career spanning over 30 years. Based in Tokyo he is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to trade publications, he is active in Fintech, collateral management and CCP clearing.

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Marco Frangi

Advisory Board
(Switzerland)

Marco is the Chief Executive Officer and founding shareholder of Mindful Wealth Pte Ltd, a fund management company incorporated in Singapore and licensed by the MAS to conduct the regulated activities of fund management. He is also founding shareholder and Chairman of Carthesio SA, a Swiss asset management company regulated by FINMA.

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Partners & Investors

Partners

“We are only as strong as the shoulders we stand upon.”

The success of our solutions relies heavily on our partners. We take selection and vetting of our partners seriously. Our approach to collaboration is driven by metrics, KPIs, and a good dose of common sense and experience.