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CEO of New York Life gets Bitcoin, joins NYDIG’s board

What does the CEO of the best-rated, most financially-strong life insurer understand about Bitcoin that you do not? That’s the question you should be asking as you consider that Ted Mathas is joining the Board of Directors of NYDIG, a major investment firm onboarding some of the world’s largest institutions onto the crypto-asset.

Ross Stevens, Founder and Executive Chairman of NYDIG, is the seeming evangelist here — he said in a press release that “Ted shares our aspirational vision for the kind of positive impact on society that NYDIG can have in the decades to come.” NYDIG just does Bitcoin — nothing more.

Stevens has very little internet presence, but if you want to understand his perspective on Bitcoin and hear his intelligent answers to some of its most common critiques, you should watch the interview he did with Michael Saylor. He addresses why Bitcoin is good for the world, its outlook for greenification of energy, and more.

“I am excited to be joining NYDIG’s distinguished Board at such a pivotal time for the firm as the Bitcoin ecosystem continues to mature and expand. I strongly believe in the management team and its mission of offering critical financial services that enable safe and secure access to this emerging, open source monetary system for all,” Mathas said.