An O’Reilly Radar Summit Bitcoin & the Blockchain

Realities, Risks, Rewards

January 27, 2015 San Francisco, CA

Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Stark
EIR and Founder, Stanford StartX


Elizabeth Stark is an entrepreneur and thought leader on the future of technology. She is a founder of StartBitcoin, a group of entrepreneurs building the future of digital currencies and decentralized technology, and a fellow at Coin Center. Elizabeth previously lectured at Stanford and Yale on the Internet’s impact on society, the economy, and the law.

Elizabeth has worked on tech-policy issues for over a decade and played an instrumental role in the Internet-freedom effort that defeated SOPA/PIPA by engaging 18-million people worldwide. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Elizabeth spent years working with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, covering issues such as Internet censorship, digital copyright, and privacy. She also cofounded the Open Video Alliance, which promotes innovation and free expression in online video, and has collaborated with industry leaders such as Mozilla and Google. Elizabeth serves on the Boards of Directors of Demand Progress and Securing Change, served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Stanford’s StartX, and is building new ways to promote innovation through distributed, blockchain-based technology.

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