The team at Blockchain.com, a leading crypto wallet provider, trading platform, and block explorer service, has welcomed Lane Kasselman as the company’s first Chief Business Officer.
Peter Smith, the CEO and Co-founder at Blockchain.com, says he’s pleased to welcome Lane Kasselman – who will now help the company further expand its operations.
Smith noted that Lane has been “a trusted advisor to Blockchain.com for nearly 6 years and has been with the team for some of our most critical moments.”
“As our rapidly growing company looks to scale corporate development, capital markets, partnerships, and government affairs, Lane will lead the team to advance these critical priorities. We’ll also be working with Lane to sharpen and expand the public-facing aspects of our business as Blockchain.com becomes essential for our customers, partners and community.”
Lane has spent more than two decades working in business strategy, public policy, crisis management, venture and communications, Smith noted. He also confirmed that Lane is joining Blockchain.com after having been partner at The Messina Group, a global corporate and political strategy consultancy.
Lane is also the Founder of Greenbrier, a Silicon Valley strategic communications company, which he built from the “ground up” into one of the tech industry’s most established strategic advisory agencies. Smith further noted that Lane has “helped the leadership teams” at firms such as Lyft, Lime, Instacart, Epic Games, Quibi, ByteDance with navigating through complex issues and opportunities.
Before Greenbrier & The Messina Group, Lane was responsible for leading communications and public affairs for the Americas at Uber, Smith confirmed. Lane also played a leading role in “creating permanent regulatory frameworks” for Uber products.
Lane is a former AT&T executive and has worked cooperatively with California Governor Gavin Newsom and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Smith noted.
“I’m glad to welcome Lane to Blockchain.com and am looking forward to the impact he’ll make for our company, our customers, the industry and the future of financial services.”
As reported recently, UK-based Blockchain.com raised $120 million through its strategic growth round that was led by Macro Investors.
Garrick Hileman, Head of Research at Blockchain.com and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, recently argued that the Robinhood failure is a “perfect advertisement” for decentralized finance (DeFi).