Joseph Michael Lubin
Founder and COO of Ethereum. Runs Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), building decentralized applications based on blockchain technologies.
Ethereum is cryptocurrency 2.0 project. It is an environment for building, deploying and using decentralized applications. Joseph is a Founder and COO of Ethereum, a foundation based in Zug, Switzerland and a board member. Joseph also runs a software consulting firm, Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), based in New York City, which focusses on building decentralized applications based on blockchain technologies.
Joseph Lubin’s career has involved various posts in the fields of technology and finance and in their intersection.
Subsequent to graduating cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, he worked as research staff at Princeton and then at Vision Applications, Inc., a private research firm, in the fields of autonomous mobile robotics, machine vision and artificial neural networks.
His next project was the development of an autonomous music composition tool with tomandandy music.
Joseph worked as a software engineer and consultant on various projects, eventually being tipped for the role of Director of the New York office of Blacksmith, a Virginia-based software consulting firm.
Software engineering, finance and cryptography were central during employment with Goldman Sachs, eMagine’s consulting work on the Identrus project, and the founding and operation of a set of hedge funds run with a partner.
Switching gears, Joseph moved to Kingston, Jamaica to assist in the development of a friend’s music career. Two years into the music project, Joseph co-founded the Ethereum Project, as Chief Operating Officer and currently serves as one of seven directors on the Ethereum Stiftung (a Zug, Switzerland Foundation) the overarching entity that manages the Ethereum Project.
Joseph Lubin, a founding member of the Ethereum Project and Founding Board Member of the non-profit Ethereum Foundation, is developing Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a firm designed to address the wide range of opportunities in this emerging space and build out parts of the next generation economy.