John Edge started his career in Capital Markets in the late 90’s with a focus on algorithmic trading, launching Europe’s first direct market access trading business.
In 2008, following the financial crisis, John cofounded Redkite, a technology company that anticipated the increase in budget and demand for RegTech solutions in financial markets.
Through this work, John identified a requirement for creating a bridge between the existing institutions and the emerging technologies given the potential these new protocols provide for the creation of the ‘Internet of Everything’.
Over the last 4 years John has created an acceleration platform, focused on digital identity of people and devices, plus digital asset transaction networks to discover new models for the Internet of Everything economy.
In 2014 John co-founded ID2020, a principal driven Public-Private Partnership designed to address the market failures that have led to the vulnerable, especially women and children, being unable to receive protection under international and local law through lack of recognized identity.