Author Archives: Ari Paul

About Ari Paul

Ari Paul is co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital. He was previously a portfolio manager for the University of Chicago's $8 billion endowment, and a derivatives market maker and proprietary trader for Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Ari earned a BA in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in economics, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and econometrics & statistics. Ari is a CFA charterholder.

Some high level thoughts on cryptocurrency governance

This essay is an overview of some high level concepts in cryptocurrency governance, followed by some specific examples. Governance: Control and Power Governance is the process by which the members of a community or organization make decisions.  More than any … Continue reading

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Early stage valuations fall to earth

I initially wrote the following as an internal memo to our team this morning, but thought it might be interesting to the broader crypto world. We’re seeing something play out in real time (but slow motion) that we’ve long expected.  … Continue reading

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Education – University of Chicago Alumni Event

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Forbes Article: It’s 1994 in Cryptocurrency

Comparing Cryptocurrency in 2017 to Tech in 1994: https://www.forbes.com/sites/apaul/2017/11/27/its-1994-in-cryptocurrency/  

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