21X appoints Thomas Wodnitzki as head of sales as it readies for ESMA-regulated DLT TSS exchange license

FRANKFURT, 15 April 2024: 21X – which will soon bring to market its unique trading and settlement system for digital assets based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) – has today announced the appointment of Thomas Wodnitzki as its new head of sales, effective immediately. With over 25 years of expertise in sales, business development, and operations across financial markets, Wodnitzki is set to drive forward 21X’s ambitions and strategic growth initiatives.

Munich-based Wodnitzki joins 21X from Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange GmbH, where he served as head of B2B sales, overseeing the development and management of institutional sales. Prior to that, he held key positions at gettex exchange, T.I.Q.S. GmbH & Co. KG, and other renowned financial institutions, demonstrating his exceptional track record in scaling businesses and building global networks.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Thomas Wodnitzki stated:

“I am pleased to join 21X at such a pivotal moment in the company’s journey. With the imminent receipt of our DTL TSS license to operate a digital exchange, I am eager to leverage my experience and expertise to drive both sales growth and strategic partnerships. With the rise of blockchain and DLT technology, capital markets are on the cusp of a profound shift in the way financial instruments are traded and I believe 21X will be at the vanguard of this change. I look forward to playing my part in building the success of this exciting venture.”

Max Heinzle, CEO of 21X, added:

“We are delighted to welcome Thomas to the 21X team. His proven track record and strategic vision make him a valuable addition as we navigate towards securing our DTL TSS license. Thomas’s leadership will be instrumental in propelling 21X to new heights in the evolving financial industry landscape.”

In his role as head of sales, Wodnitzki will be responsible for spearheading sales initiatives, developing new business fields, and enhancing existing services within 21X. His extensive background in managing market makers, acquisition of OFPs, and product development will be invaluable in driving growth and fostering strategic partnerships.

In March 2023, 21X applied for a license to operate a DLT trading and settlement system in accordance with the European Union’s DLT regime. Following close cooperation with both ESMA and BaFin over the past 12 months, the company is hopeful of meeting all the requirements necessary to secure its license in the near future. It will then be ready to operate Europe’s first ever fully regulated exchange for the trading of a range of tokenized financial assets based on blockchain technology when it goes live later in the year.

A downloadable image of Thomas Wodnitzki is available here.

About 21X

21X is a Frankfurt-based fintech, developing a blockchain-powered exchange for tokenized assets, which will operate under the regulatory supervision of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

With the institutional adoption of tokenized securities, 21X is ideally positioned to enable smart contract-based issuance, trading and settlement of tokenized stocks, bonds and funds. 21X has submitted its license application to operate a DLT trading and settlement system (DLT TSS) and is expected to be one of the first companies authorized to operate under the EU DLT regime.

See the short explainer video on 21X and our blockchain-based exchange here.

For more information on 21X, contact:

Richie MacTaggart, Head of PR & Marketing
Mob:+44 7828 173419
Mail: press@21.finance
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/21x/
Web: https://www.21x.eu/

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