Dr. Jim Newsome is a Bitfury Group board advisor and is the founding partner of Delta Strategy Group. While serving as executive of a Mississippi-based trade group, Dr. Jim Newsome was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to be a Commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 1998. When President Bush was elected in 2000, Jim was nominated and confirmed as Chairman of the CFTC. As Chairman of the CFTC, Jim guided the regulation of the nation’s futures markets. He served as one of four members of the President’s Working Group for Financial Markets, along with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In 2004, Jim left Federal service to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). As head of NYMEX, Jim managed daily operations of the largest physical derivatives exchange in the world. Jim retired from the NYMEX after the merger with CME Group. He serves on the boards of Gavilon and the Williamson Dickie Company. He has previously served on the boards of the NYMEX, CME Group, Dubai Mercantile Exchange and the National Futures Association.