BlackRock Seeks VP Blockchain Lead to 'Drive Demand' for Firm's Crypto Offerings

BlackRock, which has $6.84 trillion assets under management, has posted a job vacancy for a New York-based VP of blockchain.

Dec 27, 2020 at 4:14 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:48 a.m. UTC

The world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, is seeking to hire a vice president to help build and execute strategies and "drive demand" for the company’s crypto and crypto-related offerings.

  • BlackRock, which has $6.84 trillion assets under management, has posted a job vacancy for a New York-based VP of blockchain to help with the valuation of crypto assets.
  • According to the post, the applicant must have at least a year’s experience in the technological foundations of blockchain technology including cryptographic hash functions, distributed network consensus mechanisms, and public-private key cryptography.
  • Candidates should be able to “devise and articulate fundamental valuation methodologies for crypto-assets; evaluate game theory and decentralizing governance models associated with blockchain technology,” said the listing.
  • BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently made some bullish comments on bitcoin, stating it has “caught the attention” of many people and that the nascent cryptocurrency asset class can possibly “evolve” into a global market asset.
The Festival for the Decentralized World
Thursday - Sunday, June 9-12, 2022
Austin, Texas
Save a Seat Now

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Trending

1
CoinDesk - Unknown
A16z Doubles Down on Crypto Investments Despite Market Downturn, and NFL Launches Play-to-Earn NFT Game

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

The most valuable crypto stories for Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

CoinDesk - Unknown
2
CoinDesk - Unknown
OCC: ‘No Contagion’ Post-Terra Collapse

A surprisingly measured set of comments from Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu.

A surprisingly measured set of comments from Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu.

CoinDesk - Unknown
3
CoinDesk - Unknown
Nvidia’s Crypto Mining Chip Revenue Now 'Nominal' Following Months of Decline

A drop in crypto mining chip sales dragged down the chipmaker’s OEM business unit year-over-year.

A drop in crypto mining chip sales dragged down the chipmaker’s OEM business unit year-over-year.

CoinDesk - Unknown
4
CoinDesk - Unknown
How to Make It in the Metaverse

In this work of fiction, a woman buys a home in the metaverse because New York City rent is just too high. But virtual worlds exact their own cost of living. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Metaverse Week.

In this work of fiction, a woman buys a home in the metaverse because New York City rent is just too high. But virtual worlds exact their own cost of living. This piece is part of CoinDesk's Metaverse Week.

CoinDesk - Unknown