Nexus Seeks to Expand into Medical, Real Estate Sectors

A Scottsdale, Arizona-based 3-D blockchain company hired a biopharmaceutical executive to run the nonprofit Nexus Embassy, which is looking to expand from a general open source crypto currency business into a real estate, music and healthcare blockchain company, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.

Dr. Ajay Ahuja, CEO, previously headed several drug companies after leaving his role as a cardiologist.

The Nexus NXS cryptocurrency launched in September 2014 by founder and former CEO Colin Cantrell. Nexus Embassy oversees the company’s business blockchain and currency development. Last December Nexus partnered with Tucson-based Vector for its building its blockchain currency. The 32-employee Nexus company continues to hire coders and developers and is looking to grow rapidly.

Ahuja served as global head of medical affairs for Allergan Inc. in Jersey City, New Jersey. He also worked at Pfizer Inc. in Chicago and New York City, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Inc. in Chicago and Novartis International AG in Boston.

He graduated from Harvard Business School in 2003. He was the attending physician at Children’s Hospital Boston and stopped seeing patients in 2012.