Moving the Chain Spotlight #47: Rumi Morales

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Chicago-based tech expert Rumi Morales has become a major player in the ever-growing blockchain community. She is a digital currency expert who has been investing since 2014. Morales also specializes in both blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

After working as a venture capitalist in London, she led the venture arm of CME group –a financial market company operating an options and futures exchanges.

Since 2016,  Morales has been an advisory board member for the Chamber of Digital Commerce – the world’s leading trade association representing the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry. The organization works closely with policymakers to help foster an environment conducive to creating jobs and innovation within these exciting new industries.

As was reported by Forbes last June, the tech guru recently joined the blockchain investment firm Outlier Ventures as a partner – to spearhead the UK-based company’s expansion in the United States. In her new role, she is also focused on supporting the convergence of advanced technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.

As a featured leader, she will be appearing at the recent Voice of Blockchain event, which was held in Chicago on August 24 & 25.

Rumi Morales is, without question, helping “move the chain” in the “Windy City” and beyond.


“Chicago has a really strong tradition of financial technology innovation, and blockchain is possibly one of the most exciting opportunities in this space. Think about how email changed the way we communicate with each other and how iTunes changed the way you bought records. Blockchain can change the way that people pay, transact or manage their risk.”

Fun Facts

While working on her undergrad degree at Wesley College, Morales was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. For those unfamiliar, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest academic honor society in the US.  Due primarily to the organization’s academic selectivity, it is considered to be one of the most prestigious societies in the country.


Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency