Dan O’Prey is Bakkt’s Chief Product Officer, Crypto. Dan most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer as part of the executive team at Digital Asset, creators of the Daml smart contract language. He was responsible for defining the corporate strategy and aligning the top level product strategy, assisted with over $300 MM of financing, and oversaw marketing and communications across the firm. Dan joined Digital Asset as part of the acquisition of Hyperledger, the first permissioned distributed ledger platform, where he was co-founder and CEO. Dan then co-led the creation of Hyperledger at The Linux Foundation, where he participated at the board level since inception and was elected as the Chair of the Marketing Committee for 3 consecutive terms. Prior to Hyperledger, Dan was the cofounder and CEO of MadeiraCloud, a Sequoia Capital backed SaaS company for designing, monitoring and managing cloud infrastructure resources based in Beijing, China. The company later rebranded to HyperHQ and was acquired by Ant Financial. Dan is a frequent public speaker and co-created the Synchronize DLT and Crypto conference. He holds a BA in Business Management and Information Management from the Sheffield University Management School.