Chia Network Appoints Effie Datson to Board of Directors

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chia Network, Inc (“Chia”), founded by Bram Cohen to provide an open-source, public blockchain optimized for real-world adoption, today announced the appointment of Effie Datson to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Accomplished asset and wealth management executive Datson brings over 28 years of experience in financial services to the Board, with expertise across alternative investments, public, private, and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, derivatives, and structured products.

“Effie’s broad experience and impressive record in financial services and passion for technology and innovation will provide valuable perspective and insight to complement our Board’s expertise,” said Gene Hoffman, President and CEO of Chia Network. “We are confident in Effie’s ability to guide the company through our next growth phase as a member of the Board of Directors, and we’re pleased to welcome her to the Chia team.”

Based in the UK, Datson most recently served as Global Head of Family Office for Barclays. A veteran in financial services, she has also held leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP), and State Street, where she developed and marketed premier investment opportunities for institutional and private wealth clients. Complementing her work in traditional finance, Datson also has served as a Company Director for a FinTech startup building a digital asset trading platform.

“I believe in Chia’s vision for digital assets and blockchain technology, and the work the team is doing to demonstrate this next evolution of blockchain in finance sets it apart,” said Datson. “I look forward to bringing my experience in traditional finance to support Chia’s mission and strategic efforts to foster the adoption of blockchain technology and drive the digital economy forward thoughtfully, compliantly, and securely.”

Datson earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Harvard College. She is founder & former board chair of 100 Women in Finance in EMEA.

​​About Chia Network

Chia Network built a better blockchain to drive real-world use and application. Founded by Bram Cohen, inventor of BitTorrent, Chia provides a secure, sustainable and regulatory compliant blockchain setting the standard for the infrastructure of digital currency and inclusive access to global, decentralized finance. Through the innovative Proof of Space and Time consensus algorithm, Chia Network’s public, open source blockchain leverages hard drive space to create the first new Nakamoto Consensus since Bitcoin in 2009.

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