Zero Hash
Digital Assets
Manchester Area, UK

Overall Rank: 233
Category: Digital Assets
Category Rank: 6


Zero Hash is an institutional settlement utility for the digital asset space. Offering a suite of institutional-grade post-trade settlement services, Zero Hash is the leading multi-platform and multi-custodial settlement agent that can facilitate the calculation of trade obligations and delivery of assets for an ever-growing list of tradable products, including spot, derivatives and loans.

Zero Hash is a FinCEN-registered Money Service Business as well as a Money Transmitter in more than 45 states. Zero Hash holds a virtual currency license from NYDFS and a registration as a Money Service Business with both FinCEN (US) and FINTRAC (Canada). In June, Zero Hash was voted Innovator of the Year by the 2019 Profit & Loss Readers Choice Awards. This followed the subsidiary’s successful launch of a suite of over-the-counter (OTC) trade settlement services for digital assets earlier this year.


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Key Products


Zero Hash provides two distinct environments: Production and Certification.


The Production environment exists for operating a live platform, submitting trades, managing deposits and withdrawals, and managing customers on your platform. It is recommended that applications conduct trial runs in the certification environment before executing live trades and consuming live market data.


Zero Hash has a Certification Environment which offers full settlement functionality using test funds. All funds are for testing purposes only.

The certification environment is available for applications to prove out and certify their readiness to work with Zero Hash systems.

New features and API changes are deployed in this environment and provide platforms the ability to test system updates prior to the changes moving into production.

Key Executives

Edward Woodford, CEO & Co-Founder

Edward Woodford is the CEO & Co-Founder of Zero Hash, which he began in 2017. Woodford first got his start in 2013 as a co-founder and CEO at How App. From there, he went on to co-found Seed CX, where he served as the CEO until it was acquired by Dough, Inc.

Woodford graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master’s degree in finance and from the University of Warwick with undergraduate degrees in politics, philosophy and economics.

Adam Leaman, Chief Client Officer

Adam Leaman is the Chief Client Officer of Zero Hash, which he first joined in 2018.

Previously, Leaman was a prime brokerage and electronic trader at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking and before that he worked as a fixed income systems manager at BGC Partners. Earlier in his career he worked with HTG Capital Partners, LLC as a senior derivative trader and trading systems developer.

Leaman earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Purdue University.

Ed Guerra, Chief Compliance Officer

Ed Guerra is the Chief Compliance Officer of Zero Hash. Guerra is a risk advisory professional with over 20 years of combined regulatory, financial, and professional services experience. He has extensive experience in the fields of corporate governance, risk oversight, and compliance.

Before joining Zero Hash, Guerra was a Chief Compliance and Bank Secrecy Officer at Chime and before that he was an executive director of regulatory and financial crimes practice at EY. Earlier in his career he worked with the Federal Reserve System as a risk consultant of enterprise risk management.

Guerra graduated from the University of California, Davis – Graduate School of Management with an MBA in corporate strategy and from the University of California in Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in developmental economics.

Matt Weiss, Chief Technology Officer

Matt Weiss is the Chief Technology Officer of Zero Hash. Weiss first got his start in 1999 as a senior software engineer at Apropos Technology. From there, he went on to Trading Technologies.

Weiss graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

Customer insights

“We pride ourselves on carefully selecting partners to help us achieve this goal, and Zero Hash was an obvious choice given their reputation for reliability and in-depth experience. We look forward to developing this relationship as they help us to provide American customers with cheap, seamless, and safe access to crypto.” – -Harold Montgomery, Managing Director of Wirex USA


“We want to empower people with the tools and education they are looking for to feel confident when they decide to enter this market. The MoneyLion crypto offering provides members an intuitive way to own digital currencies within a seamless and secure environment and. Through our partnership with Zero Hash, we’re confident that we’re advancing our mission to increase access to previously exclusive financial services.” – -Dee Choubey, co-founder and CEO, MoneyLion


“The demand from our clients for crypto and digital assets is huge. It is the single most requested feature for the tastyworks platform. Because Zero Hash can be fully integrated with our clearing firm, this was the most straightforward and fastest way for us to do that. Our clients are already trading crypto, and now they can do that on our award-winning platform.” – Scott Sheridan, CEO of tastyworks.