Founder & CEO, Paradex.
Ron has traded options on commodity futures in more than 20 markets for over 25 years on the old-school trading floors in New York and London. Fascinated with the convergence of the internet, peer-to-peer trading, sports betting and prediction markets, Ron founded Intrade in 2000 and Tradesports in 2003. Intrade went on to become the world’s leading prediction marketplace. It launched millions of individual prediction markets with hundreds of thousands of participants, providing spectacularly accurate predictive data culled from the “wisdom of the crowd” until the platform’s closure in 2015.
The development of digital currencies, blockchains and decentralized software systems continues to fuel Ron’s interest in prediction markets and how they may be applied in the real world to benefit everyday life.