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Joseph Lubin

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Bio

Occupations

  • Ethereum, co-founder. Lubin was eventually introduced by Di Iorio to Vitalik Buterin
  • Forbes would name Lubin the second-richest person in crypto, worth as much as $5 billion, based largely on reports that he owned between 5% and 10% of all the ether in circulation, which by the beginning of 2018 had a market value exceeding $100 billion.
  • Like Ethereum’s other cofounders, Vitalik Buterin and Anthony Di Iorio, Lubin grew up in Canada. A self-described computer nerd whose father was a dentist and whose mother was a realtor, he attended Princeton in the mid-1980s, where he played squash and was roommates with future billionaire hedge fund star Mike Novogratz, who, like Lubin, would ultimately pivot toward blockchain and crypto. After graduating in 1987 with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science, Lubin started in tech at Princeton’s robotics lab, but he eventually made his way to finance, building software for Goldman Sachs and later running a successful quant hedge fund. 
  • Consensys, founder
  • Hyperledger; on the governing board (11-9-2019)
  • Software engineer and Quantitative analyst
  • Gnosis Ltd, Director
  • Boardroom, advisor
  • BlockApps, advisor
  • Fluidity; advisor
  • Father of Kieren James-Lubin, COO and Founder of BlockApps
  • Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI), advisor
  • Aligned Capital; backer
  • From Decrypt (28-7-2020):

"The most experienced of the eight founders, Joseph Lubin graduated in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton in 1987. 

A diverse career in software engineering, music producing, business and finance followed before Lubin became interested in crypto and made contact with fellow-Canadian Di Iorio through the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. Later, he was introduced to Buterin, and was asked to join the group of co-founders. Di Iorio and Lubin’s deep pockets kept the fledgling Ethereum afloat. Lubin was already planning a for-profit company to build the platform’s application layer when the decision to make Ethereum a nonprofit was made.

The company he launched, Consensys, has become an incubator for other blockchain startups (and an editorially independent Decrypt) but has also been key in recruiting influential Ethereum partners—such as JPMorgan, CME Group, BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse, Banco Santander, BBVA, ING, UBS, BP, Intel, and Microsoft."

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