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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
  
The CDA was founded in 2020 by representatives from a number of prominent trading firms operating in Chicago, including Jump Capital, Cumberland DRW, [[CMT Digital]], [[TD Ameritrade]], Volt Capital, and the DeFi startup Compound.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://chicagodefi.org/|name=Chicago DeFi Alliance - Connecting Startups To World Class Trading Firms|org=Chicago DeFi Alliance|date=April 8, 2020}}</ref> The organization was started during the coronavirus pandemic, during which time the majority of Chicago - as well as the world - suffered from numerous operational difficulties due to a pervasive quarantine.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.coindesk.com/chicagos-trading-firms-look-to-defi-with-new-alliance|name=Chicago’s Trading Firms Look to DeFi With New ‘Alliance’|org=Coindesk|date=April 8, 2020}}</ref>
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The CDA was founded in 2020 by representatives from a number of prominent trading firms operating in Chicago, including Jump Capital, Cumberland DRW, [[CMT Digital]], [[TD Ameritrade]], Volt Capital, and the DeFi startup Compound.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://chicagodefi.org/|name=Chicago DeFi Alliance - Connecting Startups To World Class Trading Firms|org=Chicago DeFi Alliance|date=April 8, 2020}}</ref> The organization was started during the coronavirus pandemic, which caused the majority of Chicago - as well as the world - to suffer from numerous operational difficulties due to a pervasive quarantine. According to Volt Capital co-founder Soona Amhaz, the CDA aims to help DeFi startups get “up and running” and stay “insulated from macro conditions” during the crisis.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.coindesk.com/chicagos-trading-firms-look-to-defi-with-new-alliance|name=Chicago’s Trading Firms Look to DeFi With New ‘Alliance’|org=Coindesk|date=April 8, 2020}}</ref>
  
 
== Key People ==
 
== Key People ==

Revision as of 11:14, 8 April 2020

Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA)
Founded 2020
Headquarters Chicago, IL, USA
Key People Imran Khan, co-founder, general partner at Volt Capital; Peter Johnson, co-founder, principal at Jump Capital; Colleen Sullivan, co-founder, partner and CEO at CMT Digital Holding; W. Graham Harper, co-founder, head of public policy at DRW; Brian Melville, co-founder, director of strategy at Cumberland DRW; Brad Koeppen, co-founder, head of BD and trading at CMT Digital; Sunayna Tuteja, mentor, head of digital assets at TD Ameritrade
Employees 10-20
Products Blockchain and digital asset business advisory services
Website CDA Homepage

The Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA) is an organization that offers business advisory services to cryptocurrency and blockchain startups.[1]

Overview

The CDA was founded in 2020 by representatives from a number of prominent trading firms operating in Chicago, including Jump Capital, Cumberland DRW, CMT Digital, TD Ameritrade, Volt Capital, and the DeFi startup Compound.[2] The organization was started during the coronavirus pandemic, which caused the majority of Chicago - as well as the world - to suffer from numerous operational difficulties due to a pervasive quarantine. According to Volt Capital co-founder Soona Amhaz, the CDA aims to help DeFi startups get “up and running” and stay “insulated from macro conditions” during the crisis.[3]

Key People

  • Imran Khan - co-founder, general partner at Volt Capital
  • Peter Johnson - co-founder, principal at Jump Capital
  • Colleen Sullivan - co-founder, partner and CEO at CMT Digital Holding
  • W. Graham Harper - co-founder, head of public policy at DRW
  • Brian Melville - co-founder, director of strategy at Cumberland DRW
  • Brad Koeppen - co-founder, head of BD and trading at CMT Digital
  • Sunayna Tuteja - mentor, head of digital assets at TD Ameritrade

References