New York, NY — July 21, 2022 — Trust Machines, the startup building the largest ecosystem of Bitcoin applications, has today announced Dan Held has joined the company as an advisor whereby he will assist with the growth of Trust Machines its applications built on the Bitcoin blockchain. Held is best known for his work as Director of Growth Marketing at Kraken, Director of Product for Blockchain.com, and co-founding Zeroblock which was later acquired by Blockchain.com in the second-ever all-Bitcoin acquisition.
Notably, Held has become a prominent educator in the Bitcoin community accumulating more than 750,000 followers across social media platforms.
CEO of Trust Machines, Muneeb Ali, said: “Dan has an amazing ability to simplify complex concepts and reach large audiences. We're seeing a revival of Bitcoin builders culture and Dan's work with us on growth marketing can help accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin layers and unlock productive capital through Bitcoin apps.”
In this role, Dan will focus on building and scaling the Trust Machines marketing department as well as developing strategies for Trust Machines products and providing advisory to CEO, Muneeb Ali. This new role fits well within his deep experience in product and marketing at Kraken, Blockchain.com, and Uber.
Trust Machines Growth Marketing Advisor Dan Held, said: “I’m thrilled to announce my role at Trust Machines as an advisor. I believe Trust Machines and its team is uniquely positioned to bring DeFi applications to the Bitcoin protocol, inevitably unlocking trillions in value.”
Over Q2 2022, the team announced several key additions including:
Asiff Hirji: Advisor. President of Figure and former President & COO of Coinbase
Manas Mohapatra: General Counsel. Formerly BNY Mellon and Twitter
Rena Shah: Head of Strategy and former Head of Exchange at Binance.US
Aubrey Strobel: Communications Advisor and former Head of Comms at Lolli
In February, Trust Machines announced a raise of $150 million from Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group, GoldenTree, Hivemind, and Union Square Ventures to expand Bitcoin as a DeFi platform and develop innovation on Bitcoin.
About Trust Machines:
Co-founded by Princeton computer scientists Dr. Muneeb Ali and Professor J.P. Singh, the mission of Trust Machines is to create the largest ecosystem of Bitcoin apps and grow the Bitcoin economy. Trust Machines is building applications that make Bitcoin productive and unlock the trillion-dollar Bitcoin economy.