Hello! I am a full-stack developer, speaker and holistic adviser to a small number of blockchain startups that share my values.
I believe in free speech, decentralisation, the right to privacy, protocols over platforms, and open access to public blockchains.
We should own our own data and take it to the apps and platforms we use. No company should have the ability to lock you in or delete/de-platform you.
Decentralised technologies are part of the solution, but I also recognise the ethical implications of immutable ledgers and unstoppable computers.
I have given many talks about Bitcoin and Ethereum at Funzing (read reviews), The London Business School, Imperial College and at technical conferences.
I started my career as a full-stack web developer and tech lead to startups. I then become a technical adviser to corporations such as McKinsey and Capco.
After I discovered Bitcoin, I fell head-first into the world of decentralisation. I now spend most of my time doing my dream job.
I love to re-think established ideas from first principles. I'm particularly interested in exploring the future of work (going beyond full time jobs) and computing (going beyond the need to code).
Email: mail at owenbarnes.com
I'm based in London and Berlin.