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Chia Network Expands Leadership Team by Adding Thomas Chow as Chief Legal Officer

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Chia Network Expands Leadership Team by Adding Thomas Chow as Chief Legal Officer

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chia Network, Inc. (“Chia” or the “Company”), founded by Bram Cohen to deliver an open-source public blockchain optimized for real-world adoption, today announced the addition of Thomas Chow as Chief Legal Officer (CLO) to lead the legal, human resources and policy areas of the organization.

Chow brings over 20 years of experience leading legal and compliance efforts at public and private companies, ranging from startups to large enterprises. Specializing in technology and finance, Chow’s leadership and success spans e-commerce, financial services, digital advertising and social media. As CLO, Chow will use his expertise to drive meaningful and scalable processes to guide Chia in regulatory compliance, strategic planning, business operations and risk management.

Chow most recently served as General Counsel and Secretary at PubMatic, where he led the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Global Market and the public company readiness process. His previous roles include Senior Counsel at Snap Inc., General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary at Exponential Interactive, and Vice President, General Counsel at Vindicia.

“Thomas is an experienced operator and leader, and his passion for technology and scaling startups aligns with our business strategy,” said Gene Hoffman, Director, President and Chief Operating Officer, Chia Network. “Chia exists at the convergence of technology, regulation and politics. We are uniquely and intentionally positioned as one of the few regulatory-compliant blockchains, and we believe it is “a key differentiator that sets us apart in the industry, both now and as we navigate the future of finance. We are excited to bring Thomas on board as the business continues to grow and mature, and his advice will play a vital role in our success.

“Chia is unique in the industry because it combines regulatory compliance with best-in-class technology,” said Chow. “With real-world use cases outside of crypto-casino, Chia can be a credible voice with regulators, shape policies and laws that promote the growth of our industry without compromising consumer protection, and partner in significantly with financial institutions, corporations, and nation states to embrace blockchain technology. The company’s leadership is an incredible collective of talent, expertise, and vision for the future of blockchain and digital currency. I am honored to be part of Chia’s journey in the future.

Chow holds a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a BA in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

About the Chia Network

Chia Network has built a better blockchain to drive real-world usage and application. Founded by Bram Cohen, inventor of BitTorrent, Chia provides a secure, sustainable, and regulatory-compliant blockchain setting the standard for digital currency infrastructure and inclusive access to decentralized global finance. Using the innovative Proof of Space and Time consensus algorithm, Chia Network’s public and open-source blockchain leverages hard drive space to create Nakamoto’s first new consensus since Bitcoin in 2009.

For more information visit: https://chia.net/

contacts

Contacts of the Chia network:

FTI Council

Dan Margolis and Parveen Singh

E : Chia@FTIconsulting.com

Gretchen Lium

Head of Investor Relations

E : gretchen@chia.net

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