James Slazas

Founding Partner and CEO, DARMA Capital

James has 30+ years of capital markets experience which began on the derivative exchanges in Chicago and Paris in the late ‘80s. He later joined Lehman Brothers to manage a proprietary arbitrage book of derivatives, make markets in OTC equities/warrants/options, and create a global risk management group for the private client division, encompassing the credit exposure of Lehman’s London, Hong Kong and Swiss banks. Subsequently, James co-founded September Investors, a hedge fund investing in longevity risk through life settlements and insurance premium financing.

James has been involved in blockchain technology since 2013 and joined ConsenSys, a core blockchain company with more than 1,100 employees worldwide, as Director of Capital Markets. He advises a broad spectrum of financial institutions and regulatory agencies on blockchain strategy and institutional infrastructure.

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