$40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising

$40 Million: Digital Asset Holdings Closes Series B Fundraising

Digital Asset Holdings LLC has raised $40 million in a Series B round, bringing the enterprise blockchain startup's total funding so far to $110 million. Jefferson River Capital led the funding round, which included new and previous investors. Digital Asset, founded by Wall Street veteran Blythe Masters, has also hired Clyde Rodriguez, a former Microsoft executive, as chief information officer and chief technology officer for engineering, a newly created position. Rodriguez will join the firm's executive committee and report to CEO Masters.
Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

Ethereum Startup ConsenSys Hires IBM, Oracle Execs in Expansion Push

New York-based ethereum development startup ConsenSys has revealed a number of new hires, including several IBM employees and the former CEO of South Africa's central securities depository (CSD). ConsenSys announced today that John Wolpert, former global blockchain offering director, will work to advance the startup's product and venture efforts. Monica Singer, who left Strate this summer after working for the CSD since the late 1990s, is set to serve as its "Blockchain Ambassador" with a focus on financial markets.