Today, I’m excited to announce that Jim Messina will be joining the Blockchain.com Board of Directors.
Having been in the crypto industry for nearly a decade, it’s grown up a lot. We’ve come a long way from the early days, where crypto only captured the imaginations of cypherpunks in chat rooms, to today, where we’re seeing incredible interest from public companies and governments.
We’ve had to grow up as a company, and the industry is growing up in a big way. We not only need experienced leaders within technology, finance, and crypto — we need leaders who can help us educate and evangelize the benefits of the industry to policymakers, regulators, governments, and the public at large. It’s why I was thrilled to have Lane Kasselman join us last week as our first Chief Business Officer, and today, to have Jim join our Board of Directors.
Jim has a storied career — notably he was President Obama’s campaign manager in 2012 and then served as the White House Deputy Chief of Staff. Jim has advised heads of state and government across the globe and business across industries. As a young, first-time founder, I’m always looking to bring people into the company that I can learn skills from, and I’m confident that Jim’s experience and guidance will be invaluable as we navigate the process of bringing crypto to the first billion people.
Over the next few years we’ll see countries issue central bank digital currencies and pass laws codifying a permanent crypto regulatory framework. Billions of people will have access to financial tools simply by having a phone and an internet connection. Ownership of digital goods will enable a new generation of creators and entrepreneurs.
I’m excited to have Jim at the table to help us empower anyone anywhere in the world to control their own money and couldn’t be more optimistic about the future.