Joseph Lubin

Co-Founder Ethereum & Founder Consensys, New York, USA

"Join me on June 19th, 2020 at 1400 UTC on Art + FinTech 2.0 webcast series where I will speak on the decentralized future and a new art economy powered by the ethereum blockchain infrastrcuture."

ConsenSys is a full-stack, global blockchain company and the world’s leading Ethereum accelerator

Born and raised in Toronto, Lubin graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab at Tomandandy Music developing an autonomous music composition tool and at private research firm Vision Applications Inc. building autonomous mobile robots. As a software engineer and consultant, Lubin worked with eMagine on the Identrus cryptographic payments and trade finance network project and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund. He held positions as Director of the New York office of Blacksmith Software Consulting and VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Through these posts, Lubin focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance.

Inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and the potential of distributed systems to “shatter the silos of power and re-balance the information asymmetries that disadvantage so many,” Lubin delved into the incipient blockchain community. He was a primary figure in the creation and launch of Ethereum alongside fellow Torontonian Vitalik Buterin in 2014, and eventually moved to build an ecosystem around the nascent technology, in part by launching ConsenSys.

Founded in 2014, ConsenSys has cultivated a global presence, employing top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, protocol engineers, software developers, and experts in enterprise delivery. As one of the largest and most foundational entities in the blockchain technology space, ConsenSys’ worldwide Mesh of people, projects and companies is building the blockchain industry’s developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions for enterprises and governments that determined to harness the power of Ethereum. The organization was referred to by The New Yorker in 2018 as “the Ethereum community’s most prominent and ubiquitous developer and promoter of decentralized apps.”