John James Divine is a crypto author, speaker, market maker, and financial markets professional focused on structured products, derivatives, lending, borrowing, and spot market execution for digital assets. John began his career as a market maker for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Intercontinental Exchange-listed derivatives, specializing in precious metals, interest rates, energies, and forward volatility curves. John has also operated within Environmental products, listed and OTC, for compliance and voluntary participants.

John moved into the digital asset arena trading as an execution specialist for an industry-leading hedge fund before joining BlockFills. He currently engages with institutional participants in digital asset markets on crypto strategy development and execution. John Divine earned his Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Technology from Illinois State University and has a Master’s Degree in Energy Systems and Fuels management from Southern Illinois University. John Divine holds a Series 3 license from the National Futures Association.

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John Divine has 20,000+ hours of professional trading and market-making experience. He has dealt $10+ billion of notional contract value as a statistical arbitrage trader at the CME and ICE, plus OTC as a direct access market maker

John is an execution specialist focused on spot, lend/borrow, vanilla options, exotics, and structured products for crypto and digital assets markets. John is a pioneer at the intersection of Carbon Offset and Renewable Energy Credit (RECs) products with the broader crypto industry. 

For traditional financial and commodity markets, John holds a Series 3 Introductory Broker license administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of the National Futures Association (NFA).