A lot of people active in the Bitcoin world will have heard about the recent investment in Digital Currency Group by Western Union. This news has caused a lot more questions than answers, although it seems DCG has added some new advisors to their board who will help shape the future for Bitcoin and blockchain.
The New Digital Currency Group Advisors
Although there has been a lot of focus on the investment made by Western Union and other players, the bigger news is how Digital Currency Group has added several new advisors to their team as well. Expanding the board of this six-month-old business will help strengthen their business model, as they want to pivot the focus from Bitcoin to the blockchain.
The two new board members who are officially named are Glenn Hutchins and Lawrence Lenihan. Some people may have heard of those names, even though they will hardly ring a bell among the majority of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. Hutchins is a co-founder of Silver Lake Partners, a private-equity firm. This seems a fascinating fit for DCG, as they are looking to invest in new companies and acquire some equity from these firms.