Berlin-Based Staking Startup Certus One Acquired by Jump Trading

Berlin-Based Staking Startup Certus One Acquired by Jump Trading

Blockchain engineering firm Certus One has been acquired by Chicago-based quantitative trading company Jump Trading for an undisclosed amount, the companies said Tuesday.

  • Following the acquisition, Certus One’s CEO and co-founder, Hendrik Hofstadt, has been appointed director of special projects as part of Jump Trading Group’s Digital Assets group.
  • The Certus One team will join Jump Trading’s team of 900 employees made up of engineers, quants and traders.
  • Certus One was a core developer of Wormhole, the bi-directional bridge between ETH and SOL.
  • In June, Oxygen, a kind of decentralized finance brokerage built on the high-throughput Solana blockchain, added Jump Trading as a strategic partner.
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