Blythe Masters

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Blythe Masters
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Occupation Industry Partner
Employer Motive Partners
Location New York, NY
Twitter @blythemasters
LinkedIn Profile
Website Digital Asset Holdings Homepage

Blythe Masters is the former CEO of Digital Asset Holdings, a start-up providing settlement and ledger services (similar to blockchain, Bitcoin’s underlying technology) for both digital and mainstream financial transactions.[1] Masters joined Motive Partners, a private equity start-up active in traditional financial services, in December 2019. According to a statement from the company, Masters's new job "will focus on thematic strategy development, deal origination, execution and value creation for Motive Partners portfolio companies."[2]

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Although she is not considered a proponent of cryptocurrency, the fintech innovation that led to the creation of the first blockchain, Blythe Masters has been a prominent supporter of blockchain technology since 2015. She is known for her belief that financial institutions like banks can benefit from blockchain technology by integrating it into existing digital frameworks, cutting costs by eliminating the need for middlemen like clearing houses and other back office financial entities. Masters believes this can be accomplished without cryptocurrency.[3]

In July 2018, Digital Asset Holdings announced it had partnered with Google Cloud to provide blockchain developers with tools that would make it easier for them to create blockchain applications without having to code them from scratch.[4]

In December 2018, Digital Asset Holdings LLC announced Masters would be stepping down as CEO of the company for personal reasons. The company said she would remain a board member, strategic advisor and shareholder.[5][6]


Blythe Masters joined Digital Asset Holdings as CEO in March 2015.[7] She is also a banker and one of the creators of credit default swaps.[8] She is the former head of global commodities at JPMorgan Chase & Co., a position she was named to in 2007 and left in 2014 after the commodities unit was acquired by Mercuria.[9][10]