Meltem Demirors is Chief Strategy Officer of CoinShares, the leading digital asset manager, and a cryptocurrency investor, advisor, and advocate, with a unique blend of experience in both legacy & blockchain-based finance and cryptocurrencies. Ms. Demirors is building CS Treasury, a service that helps crypto firms and projects optimize treasury assets using structured strategies to risk optimize liquidity, make sound financial investments for the future with any excess cash, and enter into hedges against financial risks. In addition, she serves as the managing director of the firm’s US operations. Ms. Demirors most recently served as Vice President of Development at Digital Currency Group. Ms. Demirors currently invests in and advises cryptocurrency and blockchain startups via her personal investment vehicle, Athena Capital, and serves as a partner at 3.0 Capital, a leading crypto fund. She works closely with the academic community on education efforts, and helped create the MIT “Future of Commerce” online course and the Oxford Saïd Business School Blockchain Strategy Program..