Lex Sokolin is Head Economist of Decentralized Protocols and Global Fintech Co-Head at ConsenSys, one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space. Lex focuses on protocol crypto-economics, digital assets, public and private blockchains, and decentralized finance and autonomous organizations. He aims to help the industry serve clients better by understanding innovations such as wearable technology, machine learning, bitcoin, ethereum and the blockchain, and crowd-sourced asset management. Previously, he was Partner and Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, where he led and helped clients understand and leverage innovation. He was also Founder and CEO of NestEgg Wealth, a robo-advisor that pioneered online wealth management. Prior to NestEgg, he held a variety of roles in investment management and banking at Barclays, Lehman Brothers and Deutsche Bank. In addition, Lex is active in the early-stage community, and advises startups on growth and market strategy.
2010 - 2010
2008 - 2010
2006 - 2008
In addition to financial services, he is a practicing visual artist focusing on abstraction and new media.
Lex built and led the ConsenSys Cryptoeconomics team with focus on rigorous token engineering and mechanism design.
He reconstructed and led a 30-person marketing team to deliver outcomes across products with consumer, developer, and institutional fintech distribution.
Lex is a Strategic Advisor for InterPrivate Acquisition Partners where he is focused on late-stage fintech and infrastructure transactions.
He was on the Board of Directors and previously was the COO at AdvisorEngine, a digital wealth management tech platform.
At AdvisorEngine, he managed the product development team, innovation processes and corporate strategy.
He helped Lehman's wealth business navigate through Barclayys acquisition and reboot in a new organization.
MEDIA & APPEARANCES
He is a regular speaker at industry conferences such as Money2020, Lendlt, Schwab Impact, and Consensus.
He has also appeared as a guest on Real Vision.