Berlin-Based Staking Startup Certus One Acquired by Jump Trading

The Certus One team will merge with Jump Trading’s team of 900 employees made up of engineers, quants and traders.

AccessTimeIconAug 3, 2021 at 1:39 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 1:34 p.m. UTC

Blockchain engineering firm Certus One has been acquired by Chicago-based quantitative trading company Jump Trading for an undisclosed amount, the companies said Tuesday.

  • Following the acquisition, Hendrik Hofstadt, Certus One’s CEO and co-founder, was appointed director of special projects as part of Jump Trading Group’s digital assets group. 
  • The Certus One staff will join Jump Trading’s staff of 900 employees made up of engineers, quants and traders. 
  • Berlin-based Certus One provides infrastructure for proof-of-stakes blockchains. It was a core developer of Wormhole, a product that allows users to move ETH and SOL tokens between blockchains.
  • In June, Oxygen, a decentralized finance brokerage built on the Solana blockchain, added Jump Trading as a strategic partner. 

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