US Based Hedge Fund, Blockchain Investment Group, announced today that LDJ Capital Chairman, David Drake, had joined its board of advisors and management team as Chief Strategy Officer.

 

David Drake, through his family office, LDJ Capital, has acted as GP & LP investors with his partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds & hedge funds. Mr. Drake’s investments currently have 50+ global directors that maintain relations with institutions & family offices with $1.5 trillion in assets.

Speaking about the new partnership, Drake commented:

“The Blockvest Token or BLV represents the exciting future of blockchain tech where the average investors can seamlessly move from Fiat to Crypto while intersecting different markets. The Blockchain Investment Group is a FinTech conglomerate that has set its eyes on connecting the dots among the financial, crypto, and traditional financial markets. I am excited to see how this momentum picks up and drives more innovations while leveling the playing field for the unbanked.”

The Founder and CEO of Blockchain Investment Group, Reginald Ringgold and Leo Bandoy expressed their pleasure with this latest addition to the Blockvest team:

“We are delighted to announce that David Drake has joined the Blockvest Management team as Chief Strategy Officer & Board Advisor. Drake will add a lot of value to the Blockvest management team and advisory board, we are looking forward to a great partnership!”

 

David Drake is Founder and Chairman at LDJ Capital, a multi-family office which deals in worldwide funds accessing over trillions in assets and maintains over 50+ global directors and family office partners. LDJ Capital has holdings in Victoria Partners, a 500 family office network based in London; LDJ Real Estate Group; and The Soho Loft Media Group.

More recently, David Drake is also seen as a leader in blockchain and cryptocurrency. He saw the value of digital assets when everyone was avoiding it. It all started in 2011 when Drake collaborated on the JOBS Act to create new laws underlying all fundraising in the U.S. for all ICOs. He runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions. LDJ Capital Credit also offers middle market bridge financing to seed upcoming ICO’s. Previously, he held a majority stake as a Managing Partner with Robert Hambrecht in an Alternative Energy Fund NewCommons Capital 2009–2010.

Drake has been involved in TMT (technology, media, telecoms), realty, hospitality, cleantech, energy, and social impact investments for more than 20 years. He is an advocate of innovative investing in private equity, capital formation policies and developments globally, and the US JOBS Act which he lobbied for in the US Congress and the EU Commission. Because of his leading work in this space, he represented the US Commerce Department at the EU Commission in Brussels and Rome in 2012 and was invited to the White House Champions of Change ceremony in Washington, D.C. and as a speaker at the UK Parliament in 2013.

His investment, The Soho Loft Media Group, produces and sponsors over 200 global conferences annually and his articles are syndicated in over 100 publications. One such event was April 2013 for the institutional media leader Thomson Reuters, with speakers from NASDAQ, NYSE, KKR, and Carlyle Group. He advances financial innovation through his work as an international speaker and writer. He has spoken in top universities like Cambridge, NYU, Cornell, Columbia, and writes regularly for major publications like WSJ, Forbes, Huffington Post, Thomson Reuters. He is the co-author of the books Planet Entrepreneur and is the author of the upcoming books The Crowdfunding Economy and LIFEE: Life Instructions for Entrepreneurs and Executives.

Previously, Drake has acted as general partner in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds, seed funds and hedge funds. Drake’s holdings have media partnership with the European Business Angel Network, European Venture Philanthropy Association, and Angel Capital Association of North America. He sits on 4 angel networks and has co-founded two angel networks.

Privately, Drake has hosted the Harvard Business Club of NY at his home, produced Carnegie Hall concerts and raised funds for the charities Trail Blazers and Best Buddies for many years. His years in the performing arts as a former board adviser to the Washington Ballet reached an apex March 2015 with a board director position at the New York City Opera.

Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, David Drake has an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

 

THE BLOCKVEST EXPRESSION OF INTEREST PHASE IS LIVE

The BLOCKVEST main Token Sale goes live on August 16th 2018 with more than 5,000 backers and 2,500,000 USD collected so far within the first 7 days of the Expression of Interest Phase Click here to read more about the Hard Cap and the Token Sale itself. Moreover, BLOCKVEST is proud to have just under 1000 Telegram active members in their official chat within one week.

The exchange rate for the BLOCKVEST Token is 1 BLV = $1 USD. Investors can purchase tokens using BTC, ETH, LTC, and DASH. For those wishing to use FIAT currency, EUR and USD are also accepted as well as VISA.

“The economy today works with the help of innovative decisions focused on developing modes of cooperation for the benefit of only market makers. We face high service costs on depository and clearing sessions during the accounting cycle. As well as down-time and delays. Couple that with the current storage- and-accounting system of financial instruments includes maintenance of registers for confirmation of ownership, and clearing sessions for on-exchange settlements. Add in Lack of Transparency and you now have a breeding ground for Market corruption & Manipulation.” At BLOCKCHAIN INVESMENT GROUP we are about to change that. By introducing the BLOCKVEST Decentralized Crypto Exchange & Index Fund. Uber decentralized the taxi cab industry, AirBnB decentralized the hotel industry, Blockvest will decentralize the financial services industry.”

– The Blockchain Investment Group

 

Blockchain Investment Group (B.I.G. or Blockchain Investments) helps its clients create a passive income from Cryptocurrency Nvestnodes. These are cryptocurrencies similar to Bitcoin but have some crucial additional functionalities which give them more utility than Bitcoin. The utility is a primary driver of value for cryptocurrencies. The CFTC has determined that cryptocurrencies are commodities. We believe investors will be best served with a regulated product, and thus are pleased to offer a fund subject to their jurisdiction. Blockvest is compliant with SEC laws and is a closed end fund that is being offered pursuant to Section 506(c) and is reliant on available exemptions under the Investment Company Act. Under the helpful eye of the CFTC and NFA, we look forward to providing certain qualified investors access to this evolving market”, The Fund will be managed by Blockchain Investment Group, LLP, a commodity pool operator registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association.

(B.I.G.) provides masternodes accumulation & analysis services, as well as a suite of ERC-20 Blockchain Based Derivatives for its clients. Currency masternodes earn an income for their services they provide to their respective network.

 

What is BlockVest?

BlockVest is Collateralized Token Built on a Profit Sharing Smart Contract that generates passive income.

BlockVest Vision Statement

Blockvest is the use of blockchain technology and digital identity to digitize assets, the use of smart contracts for digital assets to be self-managed, to achieve a “smart economy” with a distributed network.

BlockVest Mission Statement

Our mission at Blockchain Investment Group is to make the financial markets more accessible and cost efficient for customers of all size in all geographic locations. Decentralizing Financial Services and putting the financial power back in the hands of the people where it belongs.