Technologist and entrepreneur Joseph Lubin will return to the SXSW Conference stage in March, this time as an Interactive Keynote speaker, to highlight the debut of the official Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Track. Lubin is best known as a cofounder of the Ethereum platform and founder and CEO of ConsenSys.
Few individuals are so closely linked with the blockchain technology that is enabling digital economies and helping transform the web. In 2017, Lubin was named #5 Most Influential in Blockchain by CoinDesk. Earlier this year, he was ranked #14 in Crypto Weekly’s 100 Most Influential People in Crypto.
The Toronto native got his start at Princeton University, where he studied electrical engineering and computer science, graduated cum laude in 1987, and shortly after worked in the Robotics and Expert Systems Laboratory. After career moves first to Boston and then New York, Lubin rose to a vice president role in the private wealth management division at Goldman Sachs. He also served as a director in the New York office of Blacksmith Technologies. While his career trajectory continued to rise in this period after the dot-com bubble had burst, his eyes began to open to the economic inequalities around him, and he decided to make some major changes.