Jonathan Bates

President / CEO


Jonathan Bates is CEO and President of Blockchain Holdings Inc., a multi-company business with ownership interests in Blockchain and Digital Currency Asset Management, Investment Banking, and ICO Advisory. He is also a Special Advisor and board member of Hybrid Block, a digital currency asset management firm with interests in Asia.

Most recently he was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Securities. With more than 25 years of financial industry experience, Jonathan has spent his career analyzing the interrelations of many different types of markets, and has a unique perspective based on a long professional history. His deep understanding of institutional trading environments and multi-asset portfolios is a valuable resource to the operations he oversees.

Prior to returning to J.P. Morgan in 2015, Jonathan was a Director at Barclays, where
he concentrated on wealth and portfolio management. He was a Managing Director at
 J.P. Morgan from 2009 – 2012, and before that, he was a Senior Vice President at Citigroup/ Smith Barney, working in wealth management and institutional sales. He began his career as a Vice President at Piper Jaffray.

Jonathan grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Always interested in the markets, he became a licensed financial advisor while still attending college. Jonathan lives in Manhattan Beach, California and has four children. In his free time he enjoys golf and surfing.