World Sports Alliance to address cryptocurrency and blockchain as a financial equality tool
NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mr. Asa Saint Clair, treasurer of the World Sports Alliance Intergovernmental Organization (WSA) and CEO of VO2 Global, WSA’s commercial operations division, will be speaking on the subject of Cryptocurrency at the annual “Reputation Lab,” hosted by Media Tenor at the Hilton Garden Inn, during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2018.
Mr. Saint Clair will bring his unique and ground-level perspective to a complex subject at a time when cryptocurrency is one of the hottest topics in the financial media. When asked about the engagement, Mr. Saint Clair said, “We are excited to see World Sports Alliance IGO participate at this year’s Reputation Lab, as held annually during the World Economic Forum gathering at Davos. We are committed to furthering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and we see blockchain technology as a means to bring financial equality to the masses, which is a basic principle of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.” World Sports Alliance IGO President and founder Alain Lemieux further added, “Since 2015, WSA was investigating the possibility of deploying a digital coin through VO2 Global, our entrepreneurial/commercial arm in our member states as a means to empower those asset-rich jurisdictions who may have been overlooked. Having our treasurer speak at the prestigious World Economic Forum at Davos will bring additional attention to this subject, and aids in the expansion of our mission.”
World Sports Alliance Intergovernmental Organization was formed in 2007, as the result of a private-public partnership within the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). The mission of the organization is the advancement of socio-economic mobility, health and education issues for the approximately 530 million people within WSA’s 33 member states, using youth sports as a medium. WSA has contractual entitlements and government concessions on its balance sheet in excess of USD $100 billion dollars and is the fiscal sponsor of ῙGObit – the cryptocurrency token designed for global citizens with financial equality in mind. World Sports Alliance operates on the Sport for Development and Peace platform and exists in furtherance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr. Asa Saint Clair is a former investment banker and finance professional who brings over 25 years of practical and hands-on experience with him. He was the founder of several youth sports programs, that have seen several athletes go on to the professional level. Mr. Saint Clair was also the chairman of the Jimi Hendrix Foundation and has also been a board advisor to the National Museum for Catholic Art and History. As treasurer of the World Sports Alliance Intergovernmental Organization, Mr. Saint Clair oversees the financial day-to-day operations of the organization, in service to the millions of youth within IGO member states.
For further information, please contact:
Anthony Tijero, Deputy Treasurer
World Sports Alliance
New York, NY