Howdy! I’m an English-qualified structured finance lawyer, fellow of the ASI, and independent consultant.
I’m also a founder and former COO of Monax, makers of the first open-source permissioned blockchain client way back in 2014. This chain has since evolved into the Hyperledger Burrow blockchain client, presently the Hyperledger Project’s only Ethereum Virtual Machine.
Currently I advise law firms, corporate counsel, and the public sector how to think and communicate about, and deal with, cryptocurrency, blockchain cryptography and distributed systems.
This here is my blog about law, politics, distributed systems, and whatever else I happen to be thinking about. In my free time, I’m known to advocate for civil liberties, digital rights, due process rights, free markets, and sensible regulation of cryptography. I’m also a superfan of marmots.
If there’s anything else you’d like to know, hit me up on LinkedIn.
Though I write about legal things, I’m not your lawyer and nothing on this blog is legal advice. Copyright yours truly 2012-2017 but licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0.Follow @prestonjbyrne