Ari is the CEO of Rhodium Labs, an advisory firm focused on digital assets and computational finance that advises institutional asset managers representing over $500B in AUM. A long time Bitcoiner, Ari has been a part of the community since its inception in 2009, having designed some of the early FPGA implementations for mining Bitcoin. He has also contributed to the Ethereum community’s open source efforts towards formal verification of smart contracts.
Prior to this, Ari co-founded and was the CEO of KNOX, the only fully insured bitcoin custodian for institutional clients. At Knox he led the fundraising efforts, raising $8.25M - the largest seed round in Canada at the time - from Fidelity, Initialized Capital and iNovia Capital.