Hadley Stern Of Fidelity Investments Blockchain Team Joins Bloq as Chief Operating Officer
Hadley Stern Of Fidelity Investments Joins Bloq as Chief Operating Officer
Bloq, Inc., a prominent blockchain technology company, recently stated the appointment of Hadley Stern as its first chief operating officer.
Another Establishment Figure Hops on Blockchain Bandwagon
Stern joins Bloq after seventeen years at Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest asset managers with over $7 trillion under management. Stern most recently led the cryptocurrency and blockchain incubator within the firm’s innovation lab, Fidelity Labs. Previous roles at Fidelity included innovation strategy and product development leadership. Among his accomplishments, Stern was responsible for leading the development of Fidelity’s first iPhone App and launching Fidelity on Facebook and Twitter. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2001, Stern led the User Experience team at the Boston office of Razorfish.
He is leaving the financial services giant just as it launches a new digital asset trading and storage platform, Fidelity Digital Asset Services LLC, a major development in the institutionalization of cryptocurrency announced last week. However Stern had bigger ambitions with blockchain.
“I am proud to join a company that has attracted so many of its industry’s best thought leaders and builders, who are actively preparing businesses for a blockchain- and token-powered future,” said Stern. “I look forward to applying my decade-plus experience in building teams and delivering innovative products to market, as we work together to bring the power and vision of the token economy to life.”
Bloq co-founder Matthew Roszak has stated that the appointment heralds the joining of ‘conventional’ financial products with the cryptocurrency industry. Stern had provided his perspective and support for cryptocurrencies in a paper titled “The Tokenization of Things and Building the Unimaginable”, stating that Satoshi Nakamoto had created Bitcoin in response to concern about the vulnerabilities of the financial system.
Bloq is a leading blockchain technology company, founded by prominent blockchain industry pioneers. They provide comprehensive, enterprise-class blockchain solutions and applications that are open source, interoperable, and decentralized. The team believes the future state of the blockchain frontier to be multi-network, multi-chain and multi-token – building the software infrastructure to engage with tokenized networks via BloqEnterprise, and creating tokenized networks and applications via BloqLabs.
To learn more about Bloq visit www.bloq.com .