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, Hendrik Hofstadt, Certus One’s CEO and co-founder, was appointed director of special projects as part of Jump Trading Group’s digital assets group. 
  • The Certus One staff will join Jump Trading’s staff of 900 employees made up of engineers, quants and traders. 
  • Berlin-based Certus One provides infrastructure for proof-of-stakes blockchains. It was a core developer of Wormhole, a product that allows users to move ETH and SOL tokens between blockchains.
  • In June, Oxygen, a decentralized finance brokerage built on the Solana blockchain, added Jump Trading as a strategic partner. 

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