Blockchain is comprised of talented, inspiring, and hardworking individuals from around the world. We share the passion to code, create, and connect people to the future of finance. Together, we work hard, brainstorm nonstop, and brew endless coffee.
Powering one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world.
Antony Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Chair of
10x Future Technologies Ltd, which aims to redefine how banks operate
and engage with customers. His focus on driving innovation in the digital
economy extends to his role as Group Chairman of Currencies Direct and
his role as Board Director at Blockchain.
He was previously the Group CEO of Barclays PLC and, prior to that, the Chief Executive of Global Retail Business & Banking at Barclays Bank PLC.
Antony holds an MA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Cranfield.
Under Peter’s leadership, Blockchain has raised
over $70 million in funding from leading investors. Peter is a
2016 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and noted thought
leader in the FinTech space, having been featured in the New York
Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, TechCrunch,
and spoken at conferences around the world including Techcrunch
Disrupt, Money 20/20, Web Summit, Collision, Wired Money, among
Prior to co-founding Blockchain, Peter lived, studied, and worked in the US, Europe, MENA, East Africa, and Asia. When he isn’t basking in the glow of a laptop, you can find him either reading or out running, trekking, surfing, and climbing up or skiing down a mountain.
Michael Jackson is a General Partner at Mangrove
Capital Partners and Board Director at Blockchain. Formerly COO
of Skype, his professional life has always involved scaling and
operating large consumer focused businesses. During his time
there he was responsible for all aspects of Skype’s paid
services and led the organization into 150M+ euro within three
After leading the regulatory aspects of Skype transitioning telecommunications to peer-to-peer models on the net, the next step for him was to get into digital currency. In addition to his contributions at Blockchain, Michael participates in various bitcoin regulatory forums.
Jeremy Liew is a Board Director at Blockchain
and a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners with a particular
interest in massive-scale social media, commerce, gaming, and
financial services. Throughout his time at Lightspeed, he has
funded several companies that have since been acquired or gone
public, including Snapchat (where he was the first investor)
and Bonobos. This is the kind of track record that has earned
him a spot on Forbes’ Midas List several times over the years.
Prior to Lightspeed Venture Partners, he was with AOL, beginning as the SVP of Corporate Development and later as the General Manager of Netscape. Jeremy joined AOL from InterActiveCorp, where he was the VP of Strategic Planning.
Nicolas Cary is a serial entrepreneur and lifelong
technologist. He attributes much of his insight to his personal
journeys around the world. He has a deep passion for positive
digital disruption which led him to co-founding Blockchain,
where he now serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board. He also
serves as the Chairman of YBUSA.org, the leading youth accelerator
Winner of the 2015 European Digital Leader award for his inspiring and innovative contribution to initiate progress in the digital world, he has traveled globally focusing on FinTech and entrepreneurial advocacy.
Arthur Levitt is currently a Board Advisor at
Blockchain, an Advisor of Goldman Sachs, Director of Bloomberg,
and an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group. Previously,
he was the twenty-fifth and longest-serving Chairman of the
United States Securities and Exchange Commission. During his
time at the SEC, he was widely viewed as a pro-investor advocate
as he worked to educate, empower, and protect America’s investors.
Before the SEC, he spent sixteen years on Wall Street, before becoming the Chairman of the American Stock Exchange. He later served as Chairman of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Bob Wigley is a Board Advisor at Blockchain,
the Chairman of UK Finance and Vesta Global Holdings LTD, and
an investor and entrepreneur. Previously, he was the Chairman
of Merrill Lynch EMEA, where he was responsible for a business
with $6bn of revenue. He also sat on Merrill Lynch’s Global
Operating Committee and Client Coverage Council.
Prior to his time at Merrill Lynch, he was a member of the Court of the Bank of England and its Risk Policy and Audit Committees, and a Non-Executive Director of Royal Mail Group PLC and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Salil Pitroda is a Board Advisor at Blockchain
and Managing Partner at Trinity Lane Capital, a private advisory
and investment firm focused on software, fintech, and internet
He previously worked at Facebook in corporate and business development on product-related strategy, acquisitions, and partnerships. He was also a co-founder of C-SAM, a mobile payments company that was acquired by Mastercard.
Salil has a background in technology and financial services private equity investing from Symphony Technology Group, Old Lane (acquired by Citigroup), TH Lee Putnam Ventures, and General Atlantic.