Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of Alameda Research and FTX, and Dave Olsen, President of Jump Trading, join Jump Capital’s Peter Johnson and Jason Felger to discuss the driving forces of bitcoin and crypto’s broader institutionalization as well as the growth of new digital assets.
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Partner, Jump Capital
Peter leads Jump Capital’s investments in fintech and crypto/blockchain sectors. He has led investments into several industry leading companies including Personal Capital (acquired for $1bn), Voyager (VYGR:CN), BlockFi, Tradingview, M1 Finance, BitGo, and Bitso. He is a founding partner and advisor to the DeFi Alliance. Prior to joining Jump in 2013, Peter advised financial institutions as a Morgan Stanley investment banker and Deloitte consultant.
Sam Bankman-Fried is a tech executive, investor, philanthropist, programmer and crypto Twitter personality. Sam founded and is CEO of quantitative crypto trading firm Alameda Research, which is one of the largest traders in the crypto market, and FTX, one of the world’s leading crypto exchanges. Before founding Alameda and FTX, Sam was a trader on Jane Street Capital’s international ETF desk. He traded a variety of ETFs, futures, currencies, and equities, and designed their automated OTC trading system. He graduated from MIT with a degree in physics.
President, Jump Trading
Dave Olsen is the President and Chief Investment Officer of Jump Trading, where he is involved in all aspects of the firm’s activities with particular focus on building strategic partnerships, investing in new markets, and developing solutions to complex post-trade needs. Prior to joining Jump, Dave led J.P. Morgan’s futures, options, and OTC derivative clearing businesses. Dave also had various roles in trading fixed income and derivative instruments, investment grade debt underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, and fintech venture capital investing. Dave is a graduate of Kenyon College and is based in New York City.