Paul co-founded BlockTower Capital after managing investments for University of Chicago endowment
Dallas, TX – April 10, 2019 – Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public ledger designed to have highly diversified governance and the most distributed consensus at scale, today announced the appointment of Ari Paul, CIO and Managing Partner of BlockTower Capital, as advisor to Hedera. Before co-founding BlockTower Capital, Paul was a Portfolio Manager and Risk Specialist for the University of Chicago’s $8 billion endowment portfolio.
Commenting on his appointment, Ari Paul said,
“The Hedera Hashgraph platform is pushing the performance and security boundaries of distributed ledger technology, marking this an exciting moment to join as an advisor. Dr. Leemon Baird and Mance Harmon have built a remarkable team and developed a technology which represents a fundamental paradigm shift for the DLT space. I look forward to working with Hedera through the next phase of their development.”
Hedera Hashgraph is a public distributed ledger that aims to directly resolve four fundamental challenges to mainstream market adoption of public ledger technology — performance, security, stability, and governance. Dr. Leemon Baird, Hedera Hashgraph Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, and Mance Harmon, Co-founder and CEO of Hedera, patented the groundbreaking hashgraph technology after working together in the United States Air Force Academy and as partners in multiple startups successfully sold to large enterprises and private equity firms.
In 2018, Hedera raised $124 million, all held in fiat, to further the development and launch of the Hedera platform. The Hedera public ledger enables organizations to build enterprise-grade applications that address issues such as latency on cryptocurrency transactions, confidence and efficiency in the verification of smart contracts, and secure and transparent storage of files.
Mance Harmon, CEO of Hedera, said,
We are delighted to welcome Ari Paul, a luminary investor and thought leader, to our advisory board. His knowledge and expertise in the field of distributed ledger technologies, and his advocacy for the space, will be invaluable to Hedera as we continue the important work towards creating the industry’s first enterprise-grade distributed ledger technology.”
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