Joel Dietz was a founding contributor to the Ethereum project and started the first ICO platform in early 2014. After two years addressing regulatory challenges in integrating real assets on the blockchain, Swarm Fund has launched its own private blockchain with several partner funds focused on legally compliant securities offerings. Joel’s interests in the blockchain space include new decentralized types of governance, reputation, and automated capital deployment. Prior to his involvement in blockchain Joel Dietz was an award winning technical architect who made various contributions to the Salesforce Foundation, WWF, and other international NGOS.