Danny is a pioneer in the asset management industry, having co-founded Global Advisors, one of the first investment management companies to professionalize commodities investments in 1999. After getting bitten by the bitcoin bug, he created the Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund Plc (“GABI”) in 2014, which was the world’s first regulated bitcoin investment fund and a highly profitable hedge fund. Danny is co-founder and Chairman of the CoinShares Group, an investment firm that manages hundreds of millions in assets on behalf of a global investor base, and serves a trusted voice in the digital asset ecosystem.
Danny’s wealth of experience in commodities, investment management, and financial technology will help guide the strategic direction of the Foundation in executing on its mission to foster the growth of the Tezos protocol, and to strengthen the global Tezos community.
“We are thrilled for Daniel to bring his leadership and investment expertise to the Tezos Foundation Council, where he will help guide the Foundation’s vision and strategy for the future,” said Hubertus Thonhauser, Chairman of the Tezos Foundation Council.
“The Tezos protocol is well-positioned to lead the way in a variety of use cases across capital markets, asset management, and new financial technology use cases,” said Daniel Masters. “I look forward to bringing my passion and enthusiasm for a new era of digital finance to the Tezos community and to identify new ways to leverage the unique capabilities of the Tezos protocol and network.”
Masters will join Hubertus Thonhauser, Alexis Bonte, Alice Lloyd George, Lars Haussman, and Marylène Micheloud on the Tezos Foundation Council. Meanwhile, Olivier Jaillon has stepped down from his previously-announced role as a Council Member due to short-term time constraints.