About Diamond Standard
Diamond Standard is the producer of the world’s first diamond commodities. Diamond Standard is a technology developer, diamond market-maker and commodity producer, headquartered in New York City.
Our futures contracts, in development with MIAX to list on MGEX via the CME Globex Platform®, are regulated by the U.S. CFTC, and subject to its approval.
Our Diamond Standard Trust ETF, in development to list on the NYSE, is regulated by the U.S. SEC, and subject to its approval.
Our goal is to unlock the potential of natural diamonds as a hard-asset for investors, like gold, silver, and platinum. We work with regulators, auditors, and financial sponsors to ensure fairness, transparency, consistency and liquidity.
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About Our Founder
Diamond Standard's founder and CEO is Cormac Kinney.
With innovations cited in nearly 4,000 U.S. Patents, Cormac has been the founder of four software startups acquired by public companies. He is a quant finance pioneer who invented heatmaps, designed over 100 institutional trading systems, and perfected sentiment analysis for statistical arbitrage, using it to manage over $500 million for Tudor and Millennium. Most recently, he built a business social network integrated into premium news publications, which was acquired by News Corp.
Cormac studied computer science at Carnegie Mellon, earning Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees. Now, as founder of Diamond Standard, he has solved the challenge of creating a standardized diamond commodity. Delivered as a physical coin or bar, this regulator-approved commodity can be transacted as a token on a blockchain, with diamonds supplied fairly via transparent bids on an electronic diamond exchange.