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0 minsPublished on 4/29/2024

MoonPay’s CLO joins BlackRock’s IBIT board

The iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT) is currently the second-largest Bitcoin ETF.

By Geoffrey Lyons

MoonPay is thrilled to announce that our Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, Lindsey Haswell, has been appointed to the board of BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT)

Haswell, who joined MoonPay in January 2023, was formerly the Chief Administrative and Legal Officer at–a crypto platform that accounted for nearly a third of BTC transactions from 2012-2020. She was also a founding member of Uber's legal team, where she managed a variety of intricate regulatory matters impacting the rideshare company. 

A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund, or ETF, offers investors a convenient way to gain exposure to the cryptocurrency market. BlackRock’s IBIT was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in June 2023 and approved with great fanfare on January 10th. Ten other ETFs were approved that day, including Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), which is currently the largest by assets under management (AUM).  

In just its first two months of its existence, IBIT accumulated more BTC than MicroStrategy, the business intelligence company that previously held the most BTC amongst publicly-listed companies. Last week the ETF reached another major milestone by achieving 70 consecutive days of inflows

BlackRock, founded in 1988, is the world's largest asset manager with over $10 trillion under management. 

Geoffrey Lyons
Written byGeoffrey Lyons