DecentraNet is purpose-driven full-service blockchain advisory and investment firm serving entrepreneurs with a suite of expert advice, deep industry partnerships, access to capital, community events, and a network of done-for-you service providers. We specialize in blockchain projects with a global impact as well as companies building the infrastructure to support them. We also produce events, content, and programming, and are evangelists for the potential of blockchain technology.
Matt is the Founder of Decentranet. Matt has been a blockchain evangelist since 2013 when he coordinated the DC Blockchain Meetup and was heavily involved in the BitAngels investment group. Matt is the former Co-Founder and Chief Decentralization Officer at d10e, the world’s leading conference on decentralized technologies, philosophies and social organization. He serves as an advisor to Dispatch Labs, ImpactPPA, Humaniq, Securrency, and Loci and has been involved in several early-stage blockchain startups, including Ubiquity and Trive.news. Matt is a prolific and sought-after speaker as an expert on decentralization at leading conferences worldwide. He has been featured in dozens of media publications, including Bloomberg, Nasdaq, TechCrunch, CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Bitcoin Magazine, and more. Matt received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Physics from West Virginia University.
Ted is a Founding Partner and Advisor at Decentranet. A former Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer turned serial entrepreneur, Ted is an active investor in the blockchain ecosystem, especially in social impact projects. He is also the Co-Founder of the virtual incubator Featured Labs,
Benji is a Founding Partner at Decentranet. A New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Benji has built and scaled several multimillion dollar businesses. He is the Co-Founder of MorrisCore and Featured Labs. One of the world’s leading optimization experts, Benji has been featured in Forbes, Inc500, and Empact100, where he visited the White House as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30.
Jamie McKibbin is an Advisor at Decentranet. Jamie is a former analyst at American Textile Company. While attending the University of Pittsburgh, Jamie began an eight year mission of social change. He has been active in the Pittsburgh liberty scene, founding and participating in several local organizations. He first took an interest in cryptocurrency in 2012 for its potential to revolutionize many industries and decentralize existing power structures. Today, he applies his background in economics and data analysis with DecentraNet, providing a unique skillset to the team. Jamie holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Bear is a an Advisor at Decentranet. A serial entrepreneur, community builder and innovation strategist, Bear brings significant expertise in the tech, real-estate, non-profit, political and entertainment industries. In 2009, he co-founded Organizer.com, a market-leading, cloud-based suite for mobile field contact of voters and consumers. In 2011, he discovered Shaker, an early-stage Israeli startup, and brought them to the USA to win TechCrunch Disrupt and led the Series A financing. In 2012, he became Burning Man’s Social Alchemist & Global Ambassador, building an ecosystem of creative communities in 20+ countries and spearheading the fundraise and acquisition of Fly Ranch, an iconic 3,800-acre site to be the year-round home for the cultural movement. He is currently the Head of Business Development for Good Money and an active advisor to impact focused companies in the blockchain industry.
Tiffany is an Advisor at Decentranet. In 2015, Tiffany created and co-founded d10e, the world’s leading conference on decentralized technologies, philosophies and social organizations. Prior to d10e, she served as the Vice President of Coin Congress, a cryptocurrency-focused event founded by Brock Pierce. In 2016, she also served as the Director of Communications and Investor Relations at MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (OTCMKTS: MGTI), a leading Bitcoin mining company. A former journalist for the Washington Times, Tiffany is an accomplished writer and communications professional. Tiffany also served as a campaign manager for John McAfee during his 2016 Presidential campaign.
Alex Handrick is an 8-year U.S. Army combat veteran who became interested in Blockchain technology in 2014 while attending the University of Cincinnati, and quickly began researching, investing, and becoming a leader within his local blockchain community. Upon exiting the military Alex began working in the security and protection sector, eventually becoming head of executive protection for John Mcafee. It was during this time Alex came into direct contact with the blockchain industry’s leading teams and projects. Realizing his talents were better served working directly on these projects, Alex left the executive protection industry and threw himself into the blockchain industry full-time.