Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares
Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, an digital asset investment firm. Prior to joining CoinShares, Demirors helped build and grow Digital Currency Group, raising capital from the world’s largest corporations and managing a portfolio of 120 companies and 4 subsidiaries. Before she joined the crypto space, Meltem worked in the Oil & Gas industry in trading, corporate treasury, and M&A roles. Demirors has been recognized for her personal contributions to the industry and serves as an outspoken advocate. She is a founding member of the World Economic Forum Blockchain Council and testified before the House Financial Services Committee on digital currencies. Demirors also teaches at her alma mater MIT as well as Oxford, and is passionate about privacy and civil rights.
“What is unique about Bitcoin is that it’s retail driven. Financial media and the way people consume investment information is changing, and influencers command more attention than institutions.” (As quoted in Fidelity Digital Assets' research report about Bitcoin)
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