Ned Scott grew up at the foot of Wall Street, witnessing the true value of hard work first-hand. Years later, the Steem blockchain he founded deploys his bleeding-edge innovation, Proof-of-Brain, to allow entrepreneurs to be rewarded for their own contributions. After studying psychology and economics at an elite liberal arts college, Ned soon began his own private study of blockchain and cryptocurrency. While working a financial desk job, he began intensive research, gleaning knowledge from top software and financial engineers. His team of experts have now disrupted two industries, building the world’s first successful blockchain social media platform (Steemit.com). Since 2016, more than 350 additional dApps have been built on the Steem blockchain, more than 1 million users transact on the networks, and hundreds of millions of dollars of cryptocurrency has been distributed to everyday entrepreneurs around the world. Even as Ned has become a recognized pioneer of the tokenized internet, he still does not follow anyone else’s rules, and is working with his team to shift the economy, and to create meaningful change within communities around the world. Ned is an international keynote speaker, and has been featured by Wired, GQ, Bloomberg, and CNN.