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Joseph Lubin is a Canadian entrepreneur and has founded and co-founded several companies including the Swiss-based EthSuisse, contributing heavily to Ethereum, the decentralized cryptocurrency platform. Lubin is founder of ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based software-production studio.
In early 2014, Lubin was Chief Operating Officer of Ethereum Switzerland GmbH (EthSuisse), a company working to extend the capabilities of the type of blockchain database first popularized by Bitcoin, and extend the capabilities of the blockchain to store programs in addition to data, as well as facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of smart contracts. The new generation of distributed crypto-secure databases with smart contract functionality has been referred to as “Blockchain 2.0”
Lubin was also involved in the creation of the Ethereum Foundation, a Toronto-based non-profit organization to be a “nonpartisan industry body, made up of [a cross-section of] industry players. It [is intended to] make sure the Ethereum infrastructure works fairly and independently … like ICANN for the Internet.”
He subsequently founded ConsenSys in 2015 which is a decentralized blockchain production studio. It develops software mainly for the Ethereum blockchain system. It also provides decentralized software services to companies. They also do enterprise and government consulting. In fact, the European Union has picked ConsenSys to be one of the primary companies to help spread blockchain all across Europe.
Lubin has been personally involved in cross-industry groups attempting to advance solutions to governance issues in the blockchain industry.