Matador is thrilled to announce the appointment of commodities, software, and blockchain alum Anthem Blanchard to our Advisory Board. Anthem is a longtime supporter of gold and gold-backed currencies, with entrepreneurial precious metals startups ranging from tech to software.
Anthem is the co-founder of the software development firm Hera Software Development, the ransomware-proofing protocol Hercules protocol (www.herc.one), the asset-backed blockchain software firm AnthemGold Inc. (AnthemGold.com), and the precious metals dealer Anthem Vault Inc. (AnthemVault.com and AmagiMetals.com). He also serves as the chief executive officer of these businesses and as a member of the board.
Hailing from a long line of gold lobbyists and investors, Anthem brings commodity investment into the 21st century with his asset-backed blockchain software companies AnthemGold Inc. and Anthem Vault Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Goizueta Business School at Emory University, with concentrations in Professional Accounting and Finance.
Anthem’s expertise in the precious metals and blockchain industries makes him an invaluable asset to the Matador team as an already outspoken voice towards our mission of democratizing gold.
Matador is revolutionizing the gold industry by bringing it to the digital era. Matador is a DTC company that sells premium gold, such as ESG gold, directly to retail using Matador’s proprietary mobile platform. Installment plans define the Matador experience, enabling buy now, pay monthly for gold. It also enables retail gold buyers to buy/sell gold in a 24/7 marketplace with the best pricing, user-interface, and payment terms.
A Co-Founder of Anthem Vault, Anthem Hayek Blanchard is the company’s Chief Executive Officer, also serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Anthem brings extensive knowledge of the gold and silver industry to the company. He was raised by legendary goldbug and precious metals pioneer, James U. Blanchard III, who helped restore Americans' right to own gold and also founded rare coin and bullion company, Blanchard & Company - once, the world’s largest. As Director of Strategic Development and Marketing with European-based GoldMoney, Anthem helped develop and implement their current business model, overseeing marketing and product development efforts which resulted in an increase of total value held by the company from $1 million in 2002 to $368 million by 2008; today, the company holds over $2 billion in client assets. He also assisted thousands of clients personally over the years, answering their questions regarding buying and selling gold and silver. From 2010-2013 Anthem served as an independent director and member of the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating committee at Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ticker symbol: PTX, traded on NASDAQ MKT), a pharmaceutical company based in The Woodlands, Texas. Anthem holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Goizueta Business School at Emory University, with concentrations in Professional Accounting and Finance.