Niran Babalola

Niran is the founder of Panvala, a matching fund for communities to share. His first interactions with blockchain technology—as an open source contributor to Augur, one of the first decentralized applications built on Ethereum—allowed him to understand what this technology is actually capable of changing. If we can opt in to new rules to coordinate our cooperation, blockchain technology can usher in an era of dramatic increases in our common wealth, not just our wealth as individuals. Niran joined the Ethereum-focused technology studio ConsenSys as employee number 28, where he contributed to projects including Gnosis, Benefactory, and ConsenSys Diligence before founding Panvala in 2018.