Following its registration statement and prospectus submission for the Reality Shares Nasdaq Blockchain Economy ETF with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Reality Shares has officially announced its initial advisory board. San Diego-based Reality Shares is an asset management firm, ETF issuer and index provider.
Not yet effective, Reality Shares has hopes to be approved sometime in the future. With semi-annual rebalancing, current holdings as outlined by the investment company would include SAP, Overstock, Hitachi, Accenture, and HIVE Blockchain Technologies.
The advisory board now includes six blockchain and cryptocurrency executives. Members of the Reality Shares blockchain advisory board are listed below:
- Erik Voorhees – Shapeshift AG
Erik founded ShapeShift AG in August 2014 as an elegant, secure, and fast solution to digital asset exchanges. He is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and considers Bitcoin as one of the most important inventions ever created by humanity.
- Garrick Hileman – University of Cambridge
Dr. Hileman is a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a researcher at the Centre for Macroeconomics at the London School of Economics. Garrick is best known for his research on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology.
- Jeff Garzik – Bloq
Jeff is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. Jeff is co-founder and CEO of Bloq. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs technology.
- Matthew Roszak – Tally Capital
Matthew is a founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain-enabled technology with a portfolio of over 20 investments. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Bloq.
- Steve Beauregard – GoCoin
Founder and former CEO of leading blockchain payment processor GoCoin, Steve recently joined Bloq as Chief Revenue Officer to bring distributed blockchain financial products to large enterprise customers and government agencies worldwide.
- Derin Cag – Richtopia
Derin is the founder of Richtopia and co-founder of Marketing Runners, Blockrox and Blockchain Age. Richtopia’s mission is to enrich lives using innovative information, with an ultimate vision in alignment with the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals.