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Joseph Hickey Joins BlockFi as Global Head of Trading

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - April 9, 2021 - (

BlockFi, a financial services company dedicated to building a bridge between cryptocurrencies and traditional financial and wealth management products, today announced that Joseph Hickey has been named Global Head of Trading. In this role, Mr. Hickey will be responsible for expanding BlockFi's institutional trading relationships and risk management processes to meet growing crypto liquidity and funding needs. Mr. Hickey has extensive expertise in funding markets, trading macro products, ETFs, options, and OTC derivatives.

Mr. Hickey joins BlockFi from CME Group, where he managed an institutional distribution team responsible for building relationships with senior decision makers to influence trading behavior across buy-side, sell-side, and intermediaries. Prior to CME Group, Mr. Hickey held multiple leadership roles at Bank of America, one of which included being a founding member of the Delta One Trading business. Mr. Hickey found success in building a client centric business by overlaying systematic market making, cross-asset index trading with single stock derivatives.  Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Hickey began his professional career at Goldman Sachs as a Global Strategist where he published research focused on global sector and asset allocation. 

"As we continue to expand trading relationships with institutional investors, we're thrilled to have Joe join BlockFi as he will play an integral role in liaising with clients and external partners," said David Olsson, Head of Institutional Distribution at BlockFi. "Joe's trading experience is critical to the evolving digital asset market, where institutional crypto investors strategies continue to grow in complexity."  

"Digital assets are the future of finance, and a growing number of institutional investors believe that digital assets should be a part of their investment portfolio," said Mr. Hickey. "Companies like BlockFi are crucial to meeting these rapidly growing demands and I'm excited to be at the forefront of this paradigm shift at BlockFi."

Media Contact for BlockFi:

Ryan Dicovitsky/Ellie Johnson

Dukas Linden Public Relations

About BlockFi

BlockFi is a new breed of financial services company. Founded in 2017 by Zac Prince and Flori Marquez, BlockFi is building a bridge between cryptocurrencies and traditional financial and wealth management products to advance the overall digital asset ecosystem for individual and institutional investors. BlockFi's platform manages more than $15 billion in assets and has generated tens of millions in interest for clients. The company, headquartered in New Jersey with offices around the globe, continues to expand its presence in the United States and internationally.

Nothing contained in this announcement should be construed as a solicitation of an offer to buy or offer, or recommendation, to acquire or dispose of any security, commodity, investment or to engage in any other transaction. The information provided in this announcement is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. This announcement is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where the publication or availability of the announcement is prohibited, by reason of that person's nationality, residence or otherwise.

Neither BlockFi nor any of its affiliates or representatives provide legal, tax or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.

Digital currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and crypto interest accounts are not subject to FDIC or SIPC protections. Learn more at

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