Leo Mizuhara

Leo Mizuhara

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Leo Mizuhara is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hashnote, the first fully integrated, institutional-grade investment management platform for decentralized finance. He is an expert on cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, blockchain, decentralized finance, digital assets, and Web3. Before joining the Web3 space, Leo ran Systematic Trading for Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities at DRW, overseeing over 40 traders, software engineers, and researchers. He spent 12 years at Bank of America, where he most recently served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for managing the bank's assets and liabilities as part of the Corporate Investments Group in New York. He also has experience with managing fixed-income securities and derivatives exposures on the bank balance sheet.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Hashnote is the first incubated company launched by Cumberland Labs, a Web3 incubator backed by partners of DRW and Cumberland Advisors.

  • It provides full-service support, zero counterparty risk, and customizable risk/reward strategies, representing the best of both traditional and decentralized finance

  • It combines the familiarity and regulatory compliance of existing traditional finance fund infrastructure with on-chain transparency and security, while simplifying the complexities of DeFi. 

  • It also provides its users with real-time visibility into their portfolio performance and risk exposure.


  • Leo has appeared or been interviewed in various financial media outlets and publications, including BusinessWire, Reuters, Fortune, Bloomberg, and more.

  • He has also been interviewed at CoinDesk, Blockworks, and The Block, among others.