Joel Dietz, President, Swarm Research
Joel Dietz is the founder & President of Swarm Research, which has produced several products, including Swarm Syndicates and Swarm Fund, the blockchain for private equity. It’s a fully decentralized capital market place that democratizes investing by using the power of the blockchain to open up high-return, alternative investment classes to smaller investors through asset-backed funds using cryptocurrency tokens.
Joel is working on new ways to bring cryptocurrency to the mainstream. He co-founded the first smart contract educational channel (EtherCasts), the Ethereum Silicon Valley meetup, wrote the original “AppCoin Manifesto,” and built the first decentralized asset and governance platforms on the Bitcoin blockchain. He facilitated the “LoveNest” blockchain-community living space in Palo Alto, holds awards from Google and Salesforce.com, and has presented on multiple topics including Decentralized Autonomous Society, DAO Democracy, Futarchy, and Liquid Democracy. With degrees from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania, he also speaks 7 languages.