Dan Held Joins BTC App Building Startup Trust Machines as an Advisor

  • Dan Held aboard Trust Machines as the company’s advisor.
  • Held will scale Trust Machines’ marketing department, develop strategies and be an advisor to the CEO.
  • Held is known for being the Director of Growth Marketing at Kraken and Director of Product at Blockchain.com

Trust Machines, a startup building Bitcoin apps, announced that serial crypto entrepreneur Dan Held joined the company as an advisor. Held will assist with the growth of the company and its applications built on the Bitcoin blockchain.

In this role, Held will be focusing on building and scaling the Trust Machines’ marketing department along with developing strategies for the company’s products. He will also be an advisor to the CEO, Muneeb Ali. When introducing Held to the team, Ali expressed:

Dan has an amazing ability to simplify complex concepts and reach large audiences. We’re seeing a revival of Bitcoin builders’ culture and Dan’s work with us on growth marketing can help accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin layers and unlock productive capital through Bitcoin apps.

Held is known by crypto enthusiasts for his posts and blog page ‘The Held Report’ through which he has become a prominent educator in the Bitcoin community and garnered over 750,000 followers across social media platforms.

Notably, Held rose to fame with his work as the Director of Growth Marketing at Kraken, Director of Product at Blockchain.com, and co-founded Zeroblock which was later acquired by Blockchain.com.

However, this is not the first notable announcement Trust Machines made this year. Recently, the team has announced the onboarding of another influential figure from the crypto industry as their advisor — The President of Figure and former President & COO of Coinbase, Asiff Hirji.

Among the others who joined the Trust Machines team earlier this year are — The former Head of Exchange at Binance.US, Rena Shah representing their Head of Strategy; the former Head of Comms at Lolli, Aubrey Strobel as the Communications Advisor; and the senior official of BNY Mellon and Twitter, Manas Mohapatra as the General Counsel.

In another development, this February, Trust Machines announced raising $150 million from Breyer Capital, Digital Currency Group, GoldenTree, Hivemind, and Union Square Ventures to expand Bitcoin as a DeFi platform and develop innovation on the Bitcoin blockchain.