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You've seen it in the news. Again. and Again. and Again.


Exchange Operator Steals Funds

Exchange Hacked, Customer Funds Lost

Exchange Operator Arrested For Money Laundering

Exchange Hacked, Customer Funds Converted To Exchange Shares

Exchange Shuts Down, Operator Disappears


But do you remember seeing this in the news?

Exchange Operator Shutters Exchange, Returns Customer Funds

That last one was Ethan Burnside when he shut down BTC Trading Corp in 2013 following a determination by the SEC that his exchange could no longer be operated within the current regulatory framework. FinCEN and the SEC had just recognized Bitcoin as money, changing the environment such that exchange operation by a small group was no longer feasible. Now you need big bucks to get federal and state MSB licenses.

Up to that point, BTC Trading Corp had never been hacked in a way that lost any customer funds. Why? Because Ethan had been operating secure hosting facilities for companies around the world since 1997. From the very early days of Linux, Apache, PHP, & JAVA, Ethan had been operating Kattare Internet Services, a hosting company specializing in securely operating web applications using PHP, Tomcat, JBoss, Resin, and other application servers.

So when it came time to shut down BTC Trading Corp, Ethan had everyone's funds. And instead of running and disappearing, or announcing a hack, or suddenly closing up shop, Ethan worked hard to facilitate an orderly shutdown, whereby clients could retrieve their funds and their records for their taxes. Ethan could have retired quietly in the Bahamas. Instead he doubled down, worked back and forth with the SEC, created new reports compatible with tax software, and spent countless hours answering customer service requests.

Now Ethan is back. This time with an experienced team to create a world-class, next-level blockchain exchange platform capable of a level of trust and transparency the world has never seen.


617-896-3676 (Co-Founder & CEO) – Ethan founded his first company, Kattare Internet Services as a sophomore in college at Oregon State University in 1997. Kattare specialized in website design and hosting and grew rapidly through the internet boom years. After promoting his close friend Nick Hayward to CEO, Ethan moved on to help launch Bingo Blitz as VP, Live Technology at Buffalo Studios, a Santa Monica start-up later acquired by Playtika. During his tenure at Buffalo Studios & Playtika Ethan worked on Caesars Total Rewards Social, Bingo Blitz, Bingo Rush, Bingo Rush 2, Faro Blitz, & Penguinauts games. It was while he was at Buffalo Studios in 2012 that Ethan also launched BTC Trading Corp, arguably the securest, most trustworthy, exchange available at the time.

tumulous (Co-Founder & Board of Directors) – David has been in the real-estate development business and various other business ventures for over 20 years. He is currently a principle and General partner of two development projects in Kelowna B.C. Prospect at Black Mountain and Cadence at The Lakes. These projects combined have over 400 residential lots. He is also the Chairman of Assured Software, a privately held software company that provides solutions for the Insurance Industry and Restoration Contractors for property claims. Prior to being the Chairman, he was the President and CEO of Assured for 3 years. David was the driving force in organizing and securing the financing for Assured. David was a director and then Chairman of The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) from 1999 to 2005. The board of TOTA is responsible for funding tourism activities in the Thompson Okanagan region in partnership with the BC Provincial Government.

Saleena Dhillon (CFO) – Saleena is an experienced finance professional who has thrived in fast-paced and entrepreneurial environments. She has worked with one of the top four leading public practice accounting firms for over seven years and has also excelled in Operations and Business Development for over five years. She spent several years as the Controller for a residential real estate development project and as the VP of Finance and Business Development for Backyard Vineyards. Saleena has worked recently as the CFO for Archer Cleantech Inc and Yapping Moose Entertainment. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia.

781-558-2422 (CTO) – In the last few years Darrell has focused on work with a number of early stage startups in highly dynamic and emerging industries (genetics, cannabis, cloud infrastructure management). He most recently helped Halifax based Athletigen create and launch their product platform which is now generating revenue. Darrell has a long background of creating technology solutions for clients in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, banking, insurance, retail, airline, telecommunications, gaming, and other spaces. Previously he has served as the VP of Client Services at Professional Access, as CTO at Ascentium and at Infosys, as SVP of Technology at Blast Radius, as Software Engineering Development Manager for Microsoft, Director of Technology at Razorfish and as a Technical Architect at Starbucks.

Sylvia Lee, B.A., LLB. (Global Compliance) – At McCarthy Tetrault LLP, Sylvia worked in the areas of corporate, commercial, franchise & securities law. She was involved in the acquisition of various resort operations and the creation of an $800M trust in conjunction with a public offering on behalf of a major North American resort corporation. Later as Head In-House Counsel & Director of Legal Services for Keg Restaurants Ltd., Sylvia managed regulatory compliance, franchise law, and corporate law teams overseeing 25 corporate entities across 10 jurisdictions and 2 countries.

Rick Lambrick (Adviser & Board of Directors) – Rick has over 25 years of strategic business development, market development, corporate operations, and strategic investment experience. He has held several senior management and leadership roles focused on driving revenue growth, business valuation, and market innovation. Rick has a history of guiding strategic business development with the goal of increasing revenue and corporate valuation.


Lilia Agapova (Project Manager) – Lilia is a Project Manager and Business Analyst with over 10 years of demonstrated history working in the software development industry. Her deep analytical and business analysis skills often helped to resolve logical issues in product development stages. Lilia performs her daily work creatively and is versed in all aspects of agile project management and delivery.

Alex Sharabudinov (Technical Lead) – At Luckgenome LLC Alex lead the server side development which ultimately helped the company to be acquired for $12.5 million and brought to market some of the fastest growing gambling projects. He is passionate about details which makes projects succeed. During the last few years Alex has worked with a number of high-load/low-latency projects supporting high numbers of concurrent users.

(434) 973-3305 (Lead UX Designer) – Vitaliy has been creating awesome websites and applications since the Web 2.0 era. He’s experienced in large-scale SaaS, B2B, and B2C projects. Vitaliy helps developers with creating prototypes and explaining user-centered design theory and design ethics. His all-time aims in design are usability, relevance, and precision.

Sergey Troinin (Lead UI Designer) – Sergey is a Lead UI developer with React, Angular and all-things JavaScript experience. Worked with e-commerce solutions and platforms, CRM platform, real-time services, data-analysis services.

Alexander Zrelykh (Sr. Full Stack Developer) – Alexander is a Senior full-stack web applications developer, using modern and proven technologies, with wide experience using Open Source frameworks and other areas of the J2EE stack. Alex has UI/UX design experience, extensive understanding of Java/Scala and ReactJS technologies as well as Big Data relational databases. He is a great talent and has worked with business process modelling and engineering on various global banking services projects.


4252279220 (Network Engineering) – Anna is an 25 year veteran Network Engineer, with extensive experience managing Cisco, Brocade, Force10, Juniper, and many other routing and network devices. She has a firm grasp of all major network and routing protocols such as BGP4, OSPF, IPv4, and IPv6. Anna has a solid track record of engineering to prevent outages and quickly repairing things when the unforseen occurs. Under Anna's supervision Kattare Internet Services was rewarded Netcraft's Most Reliable Hosting Provider award repeatedly over a nearly 15 year span.
402-481-7794 (Systems Engineering) – Stacy is an 18 year veteran Systems Engineer & Admininstrator with a deep understanding of Linux (Slackware, Redhat, Ubuntu, Debian, & Gentoo), Windows Server, Apache, Nginx, Tomcat, PostgreSQL, MySQL, PHP, Java, Python, Perl, and Ruby. Pretty much everything you need to stack up a secure, stable, and scalable internet-facing application.

Kattare Internet Services – As the primary hosting and operations partner of TxQuick, Nick Hayward, Stacy Wilhelm, and Anna McDermond at Kattare have a combined 75 years of internet connected computer technology experience and have handled deployments for Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Playtika Ltd, The Home Depot, The Trump Organization, American Payroll Association, Vizio USA, The National Cristina Foundation, and many, many others. The Kattare team handles our server deployments and server maintenance across several globally diverse datacenters.



Founded in Kelowna, British Columbia (Canada!) in 2017 by blockchain expert Ethan Burnside and long time Kelowna business man Dave Coombs, TxQuick is the trustworthy platform for trading cryptographic currencies globally. Our mission is to build the most reliable blockchain trading platform ever conceived, and we have the expertise to make it happen.


Email: 8566007233
Kelowna, BC, Canada


In cryptocurrency Tx is short for Transaction, and a TxID is a key component of every blockchain transaction, allowing the sender and receiver to track the transaction as it is confirmed on the blockchain.


We intend to make transacting on the multitude of global blockchains as quick and as painless as possible, starting with our one-click trade interface for retail investors up to our enterprise platform for institutional investors.
Do you like having followers? Like, lots, and lots of followers? Do you enjoy social networking? Making people happy? Trading cryptos? Posting fun tidbits to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? We may have just the job for you. TxQuick is looking for an online socialite to complement our team. Your job would be:

  • Posting updates, links, and other kind words to various social media.
  • Replying to customer service inquiries that come in via email and social media.
  • Touching people’s lives in a positive, meaningful way.
  • Managing traders experiences in a manner that keeps them happy and wanting to come back for more.

If that sounds like you, shoot us a note with your resume and links to your social media profiles. Let’s connect!
We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer to handle all that such a role would entail.
Check back soon!