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Lex Sokolin

Lex Sokolin

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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.

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QUICK FACTS

  • Lex is a futurist and entrepreneur focused on the next generation of financial services.

  • He is an entrepreneur with senior operating and board-level fintech experience in blockchain, digital investing and wealth management.

  • In addition to financial services, he is a practicing visual artist focusing on abstraction and new media.


CONSENSYS

  • Lex built and led the ConsenSys Cryptoeconomics team with focus on rigorous token engineering and mechanism design.

  • He also focuses on Web3 participation and DAO strategy, and treasury management through asset allocation in crypto and DeFi.

  • He co-leads ConsenSys' Fintech/DeFi strategy, and management of the Codefi product group which deploys blockchain-based software.

  • He reconstructed and led a 30-person marketing team to deliver outcomes across products with consumer, developer, and institutional fintech distribution.


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Lex is a Strategic Advisor for InterPrivate Acquisition Partners where he is focused on late-stage fintech and infrastructure transactions.

  • As Venture Partner at Argonautic Ventures, he is in-charge of thematic investing in digital art NFTs and next-gen fintech companies.

  • He is the Founder of Fintech Blueprint, the leading analytic fintech and DeFi newsletter in the industry with 100,000+ subscribers.


EARLY CAREER

  • At Autonomous Research, he covered AI, blockchain, neobanks, digital lenders, robo advisors, payments, insurtech, and mixed reality.

  • 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.

  • As Associate for Deutsche Bank, he provided corporate finance advice across balance sheets to clients in financial services, and TMT sectors.

  • He helped Lehman's wealth business navigate through Barclayys acquisition and reboot in a new organization.


MEDIA & APPEARANCES

  • He is a contributor of thought leadership to the WSJ, CNBC, Reuters, Investopedia, American Banker, ThinkAdvisor, and Investment News, among others.

  • He has spoken on the future of technology and achieving extraordinary growth at conferences for Techonomy, General Assembly, In|Vest, T3 Enterprise Edition, and the FPA.

  • 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.