James Putra

VP, Group Head of Product Management

TradeStation Crypto, Inc.

James Putra is a cryptocurrency specialist and blockchain thought leader focused on helping people find innovative ways to participate in this space. James is actively involved in cryptocurrency investing as well as a key industry advocate for the launch of the exchange listed blockchain products. James is TradeStation’s blockchain guru, resident innovator and fintech expert. He’s often described as the guy with the crazy idea that might actually work. At TradeStation Crypto, James served as the Vice President of Product Strategy and led several projects relating to investing, mining, and strategy. James has over 15 years of experience in fintech and innovation through a number of startups and corporate roles. He’s focused on solving challenging problems wrapped in extreme uncertainty. As a product strategist, his focus is on developing cutting-edge products that meet the needs of both B2C and B2B2C customers. With a strong background in fintech innovation, blockchain, capital markets, and crypto assets, James brings a unique perspective to the industry. As a global citizen with EU, UK, and US citizenship, James brings a diverse range of insights and experience to the table, with specialties including client-facing trading solutions, cryptocurrency trading systems, exchange technology, intelligent order routing, trade clearing, and reconciliation systems. James frequently speaks at conferences across the country, sharing his expertise in the space including: Bitcoin Miami 2021, LA Blockchain Summit, The Trading Show Chicago, Benzinga Crypto Festival. In November, he was also named “Most Impactful Fintech Executive” at the 2021 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards.