Polychain Capital

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The emergence of bitcoin and subsequent blockchain technologies has generated a new digital asset class in which scarcity is based on mathematical properties. Through cryptographic verification and game-theoretic equilibrium, blockchain-based digital assets can be created, issued, and transmitted using software.

Polychain Capital is a hedge fund committed to exceptional returns for investors through an actively managed portfolio of these blockchain assets.


Location: San Francisco, California


Olaf Carlson-Wee, Founder and CEO

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Olaf Carlson-Wee is the Head of Risk at Coinbase, the largest bitcoin company in the world, where he was the first employee. He received a BA in Sociology from Vassar College after completing his thesis on distributed networking, focusing on the implications of the mass adoption of bitcoin and other cryptographic technologies. He is an expert in decentralized ledger protocols, crypto-based financial instruments, and anti-fraud systems at scale.