Jill Carlson


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About

💼 I invest in early stage startups with Slow Ventures
💸 I research closed economies with the Open Money Initiative
📰 I write about finance, politics, & technology for Coindesk
🎧 I ran a bitcoin podcast: What Grinds My Gears
🚀 I advise startups like Algorand, O(1) Labs, & UMA
🏦 I consult for institutions like the IMF and contribute as a member of the WEF GFC
🤖 I have contributed to academic work on blockchain tech like this
🌎 I have published research on cryptocurrency and capital controls
📈 I used to trade sovereign debt & derivatives at Goldman Sachs
🎓 I have an MSc from Magdalen College, Oxford and an AB from Harvard
🏛 My proudest work is my undergrad research on religion as propaganda in Ancient Rome

👻 Blog
🖋 Medium
🐦 Twitter
📃 LinkedIn

Media

Features:
Forbes 30 Under 30
BI's 25 Fintech Investors

OpEds:
Since February 2020 I have run a regular oped column for CoinDesk
The International Economy, Winter 2020 - Is The World's Reserve Currency In Trouble?
Slate, January 2020 - Trust No One. Not Even a Blockchain.
CoinDesk, January 2020 - Ahead of Davos, What Can Cash Teach Us About Crypto?
CoinDesk, December 2019 - Cryptocurrency Is Most Useful for Breaking Laws
CoinDesk, December 2017 - Why Crypto Looks A Lot Like Wall Street
Markets Media, October 6 2016 - Where Can Blockchain Take the Buyside?

Television:
Discussing Bitcoin and Libra on Bloomberg

Quoted Articles:
Wired, February 14 2020 - This Social Network Wants to Pay You (in Crypto) to Do Good
The New York Times, April 17 2018 - Inside Cambridge Analytica's Virtual Currency Plans
Wired, January 30 2018 - Why Tether's Collapse Would Be Bad for Cryptocurrencies
GQ, November 26 2019 - Cryptocurrency Will Not Die
The New York Times, January 31 2018 - Worries Grow That the Price of Bitcoin Is Being Propped Up
S&P Global, March 20 2017 - Venezuela's Petro Token
The New York Times, January 30 2018 - Kodak's Dubious Cryptocurrency Gamble
MarketWatch, October 28, 2018 - Where Cryptocurrencies Are Making a Difference in the World
International Business Times, January 19 2018 - Cryptocurrency Wallet Maker Ledger Raises $75 Million
Coindesk, July 23 2018 - Decentralized Exchanges Aren't Living Up To Their Name
Coindesk, December 19 2018 - Venezuelan Isn't The Crypto Use Case You Want It To Be

Podcasts:
I ran a podcast called What Grinds My Gears with my friend Meltem Demirors
The Breakdown - July 2, 2020
Odd Lots - July 29 2019
Unchained - July 31 2018
Money Talks - July 11, 2020
Blockcrunch - August 6 2018
Unconfirmed - May 25 2018
What Bitcoin Did - June 15 2018
Solana Podcast - February 24 2020
Building the Open Web - August 19, 2020
Bespoke Podcast - January 28 2018
Tomorrow's Transactions - November 10 2016

Events

Virtual, August 6 2020 - IC3 Blockchain Camp - Blockchain for Social Good
San Francisco, October 28 2019 - SFBW
Palm Springs, September 23 2019 - CryptoSprings
San Francisco, August 29 2019 - SoFi Crypto 101
Oslo, July 20 2019 - Oslo Freedom Forum
New York, May 13-15 2019 - Consensus
New York, May 11-12 2019 - Magical Crypto Conference
Boston, May 8 2019- Unchained Summit
Paris, April 16-17 2019 - Paris Blockchain Week
Washington DC, April 10-12 2019 - DebtCon 3
Las Vegas, October 23, 2018 - Money 20/20
San Francisco, October 5-12, 2018 - SFBW
Palm Springs, October 3-5, 2018 - CryptoSprings
San Francisco, August 6, 2018 - Human Rights Foundation - Hyperinflation and Bitcoin
Montreal, June 28, 2018 - Zcon0 - Keynote Panel: Cryptocurrency Governance
Chicago, April 23, 2018 - Distributed: Markets
Washington DC, April 20, 2018 - IMF Spring Meetings
Boston, March 18, 2018 - MIT Bitcoin Expo
Philadelphia, February 3, 2018 - UPenn Journal of Business Law Symposium
New York City, December 14, 2017 - Bloomberg FX Macro Tailgate
New York City, May 23, 2017 - Consensus 2017 - Global CSDs and Blockchain
Washington DC, April 19, 2017 - IMF Spring Meetings - Fintech and the Transformation of Financial Services
Chicago, April 19, 2017 - Chicago Fed Risk Conference - Blockchain Discussion
Dubai, February 13, 2017 - World Government Summit - The Technologies of Finance
San Francisco, November 16, 2016 - CAIA Cryptocurrency Event
Los Angeles, October 18, 2016 - Capital Group - State of Blockchain