Olaf Carlson-Wee is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Polychain Capital, an investment firm managing funds holding digital assets. Olaf was the Head of Risk and first employee at Coinbase, the first multi-billion dollar cryptocurrency company. He has received a civilian award from Homeland Security for technical analysis of the blockchain, and conducted agent training on cryptocurrency for the FBI. Olaf has a patent pending for the Bitcoin Host Computer System, a multi-authorization bitcoin storage mechanism. He first entered the blockchain market in 2011 when he wrote is senior thesis on Bitcoin at Vassar College, where he received his BA.