Digital Asset Holdings

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  • Financial technology firm developing distributed ledger technology for wholesale financial services. Blockchain technology company that provides settlement and ledger services for financial assets.
  • It was founded circa 2014 by Sunil Hirani and Don Wilson.
  • In March 2015 the company appointed Blythe Masters as CEO, a former JP Morgan executive, then in 2019 Masters got replaced with Yuval Rooz
  • “Digital Asset, the blockchain startup helmed by former JP Morgan executive Blythe Masters, will "contribute its Hyperledger name" to the branding of the effort and provide development resources for Open Ledger.”
  • “In June 2015 the company acquired blockchain technology companies Hyperledger (not to be confused with the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project) and Bits of Proof. On June 25, 2015 the Moneybeat column from The Wall Street Journal wrote that the "acquisition of HyperLedger might raise eyebrows in the bitcoin community, where there is aversion to the idea that Wall Street might co-opt blockchain technology and strip it of its decentralized nature."[11]”
  • In October 2015 the company acquired the blockchain technology company BlockStack.
  • Hyperledger Project, Member of the initiative
  • Digital Asset's Digital Asset Modelling Language (DAML) has gone open source in a move to strengthen enterprise relationships like with Hyperledger; the software is used by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and runs its smart contract protocol without digital tokens, separating it from similar products like Ethereum's Solidity

Team, investors, etc.

  • Sunil Hirani, founder
  • Don Wilson, founder
  • Yuval Rooz; CEO
  • Broadridge is an investor, alongside banks such as BNP and Citi, in Digital Asset Holdings
  • Has a partnership with Factom, "(Digitial Assets) asked us (Factom) to partner with them for our document- and blockchain API integrations. We will be start anchoring DAML-based Smart Contracts on multiple blockchains, using our Enterprise APIs."