BlockFi’s head of US trading departs firm after two years

Departing head leaves BlockFi during a time of increased uncertainty within the digital assets space.

Digital assets-focused investment firm BlockFi has seen its head of US trading, Jason Wilkinson, depart the firm after just over two years.

Wilkinson’s departure comes as part of BlockFi’s broad-based restructuring of the firm, which has seen 20% of staff being cut in recent months. The recent widespread downturn of crypto has been attributed as the cause of the asset manager’s decision to lay off workers.

Wilkinson originally joined the firm in January 2020 and was responsible for overseeing BlockFi’s US trading team.

He joined from Two Rivers Trading Group, where he served as a senior trader for just over a decade.

Prior to that, Wilkinson severed as a proprietary trader at Zone Energy, an ETF and commodities trader at Bluefin Trading and as an equity options trader at Gateway Partners.

At time of publication, Wilkinson has not revealed where he will be moving to next.