Vinay Gupta, Mattereum
Vinay Gupta
Founder and CEO

Vinay Gupta is Founder and CEO of Mattereum, a technology start-up that makes it possible to tokenize, fractionalize and trade real e high value real world assets on the blockchain, with unique international legal protections. He is a leading figure in the blockchain space, having coordinated the release of the blockchain platform Ethereum in July 2015, and was a strategic architect for ConsenSys Systems, a technology hub focusing on the Ethereum blockchain and related applications.

He helped architect the National Blockchain Strategy for Dubai. He has been involved in commercial software development since 1992, with long stints in energy policy and defence think tanks, and his experience as a programmer and visionary has covered fields as diverse as medical imaging, flight simulation, cryptographic applications and the web, as well as energy policy, disaster relief, and grand strategy for poverty alleviation.

A futurist interested in the technological transformation of society and commerce, Vinay has a strong track record of thought leadership in environmental and infrastructure risk, failing states, energy policy (with five years at the Rocky Mountain Institute) and disaster management.