Blythe Masters is the first and most notable Wall Street banker to go to the blockchain sector. She was the CEO of Digital Asset Holdings from 2015 to 2018, bringing both credibility to the emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency world and her extensive financial knowledge to a then-developing company. Digital Asset is a FinTech company that builds products based on distributed ledger technology for regulated financial institutions.
From 2016 to 2019, she served as the chairman of the governing board of the Hyperledger Project by the Linux Foundation. The Hyperledger Project is an open source collaborative effort that works to advance and support the use of blockchain-based distributed ledgers throughout various industries.
Blythe’s career in finance started at JP Morgan Chase, where she went on to become the youngest managing director of the corporation. She then became a trader and earned the title of the most powerful woman on Wall Street. She is credited with developing the credit default swap, allowing borrowers to reduce the risk of debt by selling it to someone else.
She currently serves as an advisory board member at Figure and the US Chamber of Digital Commerce, a director at Openbank and a member of the international advisory board at Banco Santander. She is co-chair at the Global Fund for Women and a board member at Identity2020 and The Feminist Institute. She has been an industry partner at Motive Partners since December 2019.Tags: blockchain, finance, fintech, hyperledger, Investment and Funding