Blythe Masters to Advise Bitcoin Trade Group

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Blythe Masters, the former JPMorgan Chase executive, has joined the advisory board of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, a Bitcoin trade association created to represent the young industry's interests in Washington.

Masters sits at the helm of blockchain technology startup Digital Asset Holdings, where she became the CEO in March.

The chamber, founded by former journalist and legislative analyst Perianne Boring, "is serving an important role in helping build the regulatory framework for the digital asset community," Masters said in a press release.

The investment banking veteran said she would help the group with "advocating polices that promote public trust and confidence in financial infrastructure and fostering the deployment of new technologies to reduce risk and settlement latency." [Editor's note: Masters and Boring will be among the speakers at American Banker's Digital Currencies + the Blockchain event in New York on July 28.]

Masters spent 27 years at JPMorgan Chase, where she held a number of leadership positions, most recently as the head of its global commodities unit from 2007 to 2014. She has also been the CFO of its investment bank and held various roles managing credit risk at the megabank.

The chamber also announced the addition to its advisory board of Jim Robinson, co-founder and managing partner of New York-based venture capital firm RRE Ventures, and Jason Weinstein, a partner at the law firm Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former deputy assistant attorney general.

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