Olaf Carlson-Wee

Olaf Carlson-Wee is the Founder, CEO, and Managing Member of Polychain Capital, which manages $200 million fund that invests exclusively in blockchain assets. Prior to founding Polychain, Olaf was the Head of Risk and first employee at Coinbase, where he built a 40 person operations team, conducted agent training on block analysis for the HBI, HSI, and the Treasury Department, and designed fraud prevention and security mechanisms protecting billions of dollars in transactional value occurring in over 30 countries.

He has a patent pending for the Bitcoin Host Computer System, a multi-authorization bitcoin storage mechanism, and received a civilian award from Homeland Security for his help in a $10,000,000 cyber-crime case. He earned his BA from Vassar College after completing his thesis on distributed networking and financial cryptography.