Preston Byrne

Blockchain technologist
Preston Byrne

Preston J. Byrne is a blockchain consultant and lawyer. Through his consulting business, Tomram LLC, he serves as advises law firms, corporate counsel, and the public sector on commecial issues regarding cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and distributed network technologies.

He formerly founded Monax Industries, a blockchain infrastructure provider, and was the company’s Chief Operating Officer and general counsel until July 2017. He was responsible for legal and compliance functions, as well as new business development and marketing. Previously, the company was known as Eris Industries, becoming Monax in October 2016.

Byrne holds an Masters degree in International Relations. He is qualified in English law, and currently training in American law. He is a fellow of the Adam Smith Institute. In 2011 he worked for law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner as a securitisation and derivatives lawyer before transitioning to Norton Rose Fullbright in 2013.

Byrne was also the lead author of *Burning Down the House*, which was a paper that opposed the UK Conservative Party’s Help to Buy mortgage subsidy programme. The paper was featured in a number of publications.