The global financial markets industry is undergoing a multi-decade digitization of value, leveraging blockchain technology, that is transforming the way we think about investments, returns, reporting and the exchange of effort. At the core of the transition is the ability to create programmable value in a transparent, predictable and iterative way.
The BTA will connect, promote and advance the global security token ecosystem to help the sector grow to its full market potential.
The BTA exists to promote and lead the development of global security-type interoperability for tokens, to promote best practices and to influence the definitions of securities through the use of policy, frameworks, code, education, group thinking and real actions.
Jeff Pulver, Founding Chairman
Jeff Pulver is the Founding Chairman of BTA. Jeff has been involved in ground breaking global public policy work since he founded the VON Coalition in 1996 and continues to contribute to the worldwide growth of the VoIP Industry. The impact of the FCC’s issuance of “The Pulver Order” continues to be felt today worldwide by consumers as well as everyone involved in the Communications Industry. We believe this is the kind of experience needed to help drive and guide the growth of the Blockchain Token Industry at this moment in time.
Damian Williams, Chair of Capital Markets Re-Education Working Group
Damian has extensive financial experience spanning 20 years. Damian began his career as an equity derivatives trader at Nomura Securities, specializing in arbitrage. He has also been an OTC equity market maker and in 1998 he began his Hedge Fund career as Steve Cohen’s equity trader at SAC Capital. Mr. Williams has been a partner, portfolio manager and managing director at several New York based hedge funds. He has also been a principal and managing partner at two funds, a long/short equity fund and a real estate fund. Damian has also invested in early technologies including robotics, artificial intelligence, fintech and blockchain. Mr. Williams earned a BS summa cum laude from Mercy College and an MA and Ed.M in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University.