David Johnston is the Chairman of the Board at Factom, Inc. the first blockchain technology
company to solve the scalability, cost and speed problems with securing large enterprise data in
a tamper proof and secure way. A skilled fund manager in the cryptocurrency space, David
played an early role in several billion dollar blockchain applications including Bitcoin and
Ethereum, and helped launch important decentralized infrastructure such as the Safe Network
In the blockchain space David previously served as the Managing Director of the Decentralized
Applications Venture Fund and before that as the Executive Director of BitAngels in 2013, one
of the world's largest angel investment groups. An avid entrepreneur and early adopter of
emerging technologies, David has founded several enterprises in industries ranging from
biotech to open source software.
David is an internationally sought after speaker and has presented at the Money 20/20
Conference, Amsterdam Bitcoin Foundation Conference, Singapore Coin Congress, North
American Bitcoin Conference, Tel Aviv Inside Bitcoin Conference, just to name a few. He is also
a trusted media source on the topics of decentralization and blockchain technology and was
recently interviewed on Bloomberg TV.
David Johnson is on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn, Medium and has a personal website.
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