Call 800 665 0411 to learn about our services for your stock

Search   Follow Investorideas on Twitter   Investorideas is on Facebook   Investorideas is on Youtube   Investorideas is on Pinterest  Investorideas is on stocktwits   Investorideas is on tumblr   Investorideas is on LinkedIn   Investorideas Instagram   Investorideas Telegram   Investorideas Gettr   Investorideas RSS

Share on StockTwits

CoinFund appoints former CFTC chair 'CryptoDad' as advisor

J. Christopher Giancarlo, the crypto and blockchain veteran commonly known as 'CryptoDad', joins CoinFund as strategic advisor


New York - January 13, 2022 ( Newswire) CoinFund, a blockchain-focused investment firm with the goal of shaping the global transition to digital assets, is pleased to announce that J. Christopher Giancarlo, the former Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ('CFTC') will join CoinFund as a Strategic Advisor. In addition to his former role as Chairman of the CFTC, Giancarlo is a respected market commentator and author. His support and advocacy for cryptocurrencies has led him to be commonly referred to as 'CryptoDad'.

Speaking on the appointment, Jake Brukhman, CoinFund's founder and CEO, said "It is a distinct honor to work with Chris as CoinFund's strategic advisor. As crypto regulation and legislation is being formed in real-time in the United States, Chris stands out as one of the most authoritative experts and commentators when it comes to Web3 and crypto adoption, as well as capital market structure."

CoinFund's President, Christopher Perkins, added "Chris was a driving force in supporting innovation at the CFTC, and continues to serve as a trailblazer and advocate for thoughtful crypto and web3 policy in the United States. With his track record, market reputation, and credentials, he will bring great value to CoinFund, our founders, and our portfolio of investments."

Chris Giancarlo, commenting on his appointment: "I am delighted to join the CoinFund team. They have been company builders and a strong partner to founders since their inception and have been helping to drive digital asset adoption in capital markets. I look forward to working with the management team as they help this new asset class achieve mainstream adoption."

Giancarlo was first nominated as a CFTC Commissioner by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed in June 2014. He was subsequently nominated as CFTC Chairman and again unanimously confirmed in August 2017. He departed the CFTC in July 2019 following the expiration of his five-year term.

Giancarlo's term is remembered for the CFTC's support of the first bitcoin derivatives products in 2017, an early iteration of today's bitcoin futures ETFs. Giancarlo is also respected in the international regulatory community as being an advocate for cryptocurrencies. Giancarlo's recent book 'CryptoDad: The Fight for the Future of Money' depicts his reckoning with the future of the global economy and puts forward the fight for a Digital Dollar.

Before entering public service, Giancarlo served as Executive Vice President of financial services firm GFI Group Inc., leading its private equity funding and subsequent initial public offering, and as Executive Vice President & U.S. Counsel of Fenics Software.

Giancarlo currently holds a number of positions: Senior Counsel at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP since January 2020, Co-Founder of The Digital Dollar Foundation ( since January 2020, and Board Member at American Financial Exchange, LLC since October 2019. He now brings his years of experience, knowledge and expertise to serve as a strategic advisor to CoinFund. Giancarlo will advise CoinFund on matters of policy.

About CoinFund:

CoinFund is a blockchain-focused investment firm founded in 2015 with the goal of shaping the global transition to digital assets and decentralized finance. The firm invests in venture and liquid opportunities within the blockchain sector with a focus on digital assets, decentralization technologies and key enabling infrastructure. The CoinFund team has studied and supported the development of the blockchain space from the inception of the first decentralized networks and brings together more than 30 years of experience in investing, engineering, law, and decentralized protocols. For more information, please visit our website at and follow the firm on Twitter at @coinfund_io

More Info: Newswire

This news is published on the Newswire - a global digital news source for investors and business leaders

Disclaimer/Disclosure: is a digital publisher of third party sourced news, articles and equity research as well as creates original content, including video, interviews and articles. Original content created by investorideas is protected by copyright laws other than syndication rights. Our site does not make recommendations for purchases or sale of stocks, services or products. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investing involves risk and possible losses. This site is currently compensated for news publication and distribution, social media and marketing, content creation and more. Disclosure is posted for each compensated news release, content published /created if required but otherwise the news was not compensated for and was published for the sole interest of our readers and followers. Contact management and IR of each company directly regarding specific questions.

More disclaimer info: Learn more about publishing your news release and our other news services on the newswire

Global investors must adhere to regulations of each country. Please read privacy policy:

That's all it takes to get an article published on Investor Ideas - Learn More

News and Research for Bitcoin, Blockchain, Digital Currency Stocks and ICO's

Get more Bitcoin, Blockchain, Digital Currency stock investor ideas - news, articles, podcasts and stock directories

Buy a crypto guest post on