The Institute for Blockchain Innovation (IBI) is a think tank composed of global pioneers in the Cryptocurrency, DeFi, Blockchain Payments, and Fund space who are building the future of financial systems on the blockchain. Founded by international Fintech and Blockchain entrepreneur Gregory Keough the IBI is at the forefront of this new shift enabling trillions of dollars to migrate to the blockchain.
Global 100 Founding Members
As an early internet entrepreneur, I saw the huge and far-reaching impact it had on so many facets of daily life. I see the same promise with the blockchain and cryptocurrency. We’re at the start of a really exciting new innovation that I think will change everything, from the way we bank to the way we invest and beyond.
Founder and Chairman, Institute for Blockchain Innovation
The market is learning that many ICOs are the modern-day equivalent of a failing company adding a dot com to their name. JCO represents something real in the blockchain/crypto space that will be a big contributor to broadening the blockchain economy by making it accessible and inclusive.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner Ausum Ventures
My passion has long been focused on "financial services for the rest of us,” so being on the front lines with the IBI and supporting the development of financial innovation like the JCO is incredibly exciting. With the blockchain, we can truly reach billions of people who have been abandoned by the traditional financial and investment systems.
Partner 500 Startups
The JOBS Crypto Offering (JCO) aims to be the model framework that will bring blockchain based token sales and digital currencies to people in a transparent, legal and credible way. Its remarkable that the blockchain community is coming together through the IBI to openly help others navigate through the ever evolving crypto landscape.
Blockchain Enthusiast & Investor
The impending wave of traditional asset tokenization represents a significant change in the way financial securities are issued and traded. Equity securities are a major component of this thesis. IBI’s initiative to open source the legal docs around this process will reduce cost and friction for issuers and help to usher in this new era.
Associate Professor of Finance, University of Oregon
We're watching the world of cryptocurrency mature into the world of traditional finance. The regulatory frameworks provide the bridge to making it a reality. The IBI think tank will provide the regulatory tools and guidelines to enable modern businesses and governments to ease their transition into the cryptocurrency revolution.
We’ve seen crowdfunding and ICO trying to forge a new path to capital raising, but both have run into issues. The hybrid model of the JOBS Crypto Offering looks to solve those issues by creating a path to liquidity on the blockchain in compliance with SEC regulations.
Financial Industry Attorney
Blockchain is an opportunity for us to finally democratise technology. The potential to build solutions that could help alleviate the "curse of an empty purse" is an exciting opportunity for the sector. Blockchain will help us offer the poorest an integrated identity and create an sustainable pathway of prosperity to finally deal with poverty in a substantive manner. On our journey to accomplish SDGs, this is the technology that promises to accelerate progress and offer hope to billions of under served people across the globe.
Head of Assessments and Impact at Tata Trusts
With more than twenty years of international business experience, Alex Lopatine is recognized as a visionary strategist in the realms of ﬁnance, banking and technology. His leadership has leveraged technological innovations to disrupt entrenched industries for the beneﬁt of consumers, investors and partners.
Managing Partner at Park Capital
Blockchain adoption will ultimately result in asset digitization across literally all traditional industry verticals. Funding innovations like the JCO will allow access to this securitized asset class for investors worldwide. I'm supportive of the IBI think tank and being on the real time forefront of discourse and education in the revolution we are experiencing.
Managing Partner TokenStack Partners LLC
The IBI Think Tank
The Institute for Blockchain Innovation think tank includes a full roster of blockchain, DeFi, and cryptocurrency visionaries, as well as leaders from the fintech, venture capital, academia, and government, united in their effort to identify and solve global issues that can benefit from the adoption of blockchain technology.
Gregory Keough, Founder Institute for Blockchain Innovation Speaking at BlockFin