Mathew D’Souza, the founder and CEO of Blockware Solutions and Blockware Mining and the manager of the Blockchain Opportunity Fund, died on August 21, 2020 after a seven year battle with leukemia. He was 29 years old.
D’Souza’s death was announced to investors as a multi-million dollar cryptocurrency hedge fund by Blockware Solutions, a service provider for the bitcoin mining industry he founded in 2017 and one of the largest distributors of mining rigs in the United States. Blockware Mining, which D’Souza founded in 2019, has reportedly generated over 52 percent returns for its investors.
“Matt came from humble beginnings,” shared Blockware Solutions. “Matt started working as a caddy at the Park Ridge Country Club when he was 13. In 2008 he received the Evans Scholarship from the University of Illinois. The Evans Scholarship is a full study and residential scholarship for high performing caddies who have strong caddy balance sheets, excellent academics, financial need, and outstanding character – all possessed of Matt qualities. “
D’Souza was an outspoken advocate and educator for blockchain technology and the Bitcoin ecosystem. He co-authored detailed research reports on behalf of Blockware, including a recent analysis of how the Bitcoin price is being affected by miners. He has been a frequent guest on industry podcasts and events, including Bitcoin Magazine’s halving livestream. But it was his advocacy for his team members and the support of loved ones that could best define his legacy.
“For all his accomplishments in the cryptocurrency industry, Matt is best remembered for his big heart, strong will, and generous spirit,” said Blockware Solutions. “Everyone who knew him loved him.”
Blockware Solutions has asked those who wish to honor D’Souza’s memory to donate to the Evans Scholars Foundation.