Speaker "Joel Dietz" Details Back



History of Real Assets on the Blockchain


Since the early days of Bitcoin, we have seen many attempts to integrate assets in the real world onto blockchain design. This talk will review the various efforts to integrate the old and new financial worlds.


Joel Dietz is the Co-Founder of Swarm, 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. It makes traditionally exclusive investment opportunities, such as private equity and hedge funds, inclusive for the Swarm by pooling together smaller investments into larger, institutional-sized blocks. Shortly after speaking in Miami at TNABC 2018 about the Swarm Fund, he flew to Berkeley to discuss the history of decentralized governance spanning from Satoshi’s original discussions to the Ethereum network. Joel has upcoming speaking engagements in Mexico, London, Amsterdam and Costa Rica. In between speaking engagements he is working on new ways to bring cryptocurrency to the mainstream public. Joel 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. Joel facilitated the “LoveNest” blockchain-community living space in Palo Alto, holds awards from Google and, and has presented on topics including Decentralized Autonomous Society, DAO Democracy, Futarchy, and Liquid Democracy. He holds degrees from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania and speaks 7 languages.