Coral Gables, Florida, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8base (, announced the addition of attorney Matthew Kohen as the company’s General Counsel. Kohen, who has a background in emerging technology companies in numerous industries including fintech, software, telecommunications and cybersecurity, will help 8base develop its cutting-edge, decentralized innovation economy. In addition to his role as General Counsel, Kohen will also work on business development utilizing his extensive experience and contacts in the blockchain community.

“I’m delighted to welcome Matt to the 8base team. His experience representing some of the most innovative companies in the blockchain space will help 8base become an industry leader. Very few companies in the blockchain space are so lucky to have a person like Matt on staff, but we felt that our legal and compliance matters were of such importance that it merited having a person of his caliber on board,” said Albert Santalo, founder and CEO of 8base.

Prior to joining 8base, Kohen was an attorney at Carlton Fields where he established the firm’s blockchain technology and digital currency practice. Kohen is a frequent speaker and panelist at blockchain conferences and events where he has presented on a number of legal problems facing members of the blockchain community. His commentary and analysis has been widely published and includes a treatise examining the treatment of digital assets under the laws and regulations of all 50 states. In addition to his pioneering experience in the law, Kohen ran a small cryptocurrency mining operation and is a self-taught smart contract developer.

8base leverages blockchain technology to allow software authors, contributors, and users all over the world to work in concert to rapidly and cost-effectively develop and launch enterprise-class software.

8base significantly reduces the amount of effort and technical competency required to build and host applications through its platform and provides a set of powerful development tools, using scalable, serverless architecture that can automate both mundane applications as well as infrastructure level tasks. This liberates top developers to focus on high-value work while also enabling citizen developers, people with only moderate technical skills, to create robust applications without the need to write any code.

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