We are a group of Blockchain pioneers and Adult Industry veterans. We're putting our collective knowledge together to try and move the internet of the future forward. A future where you can't be locked out of your own money, ever.
Blockchains are a viable alternative to the discrimination and inefficiencies of legacy financial institutions. Public blockchains are globally distributed systems of record that provide permissionless access to anyone with an internet connection. Anyone, regardless of their profession, can use a public blockchain to store their funds and transact without fear of having their accounts shut down. Blockchain transactions also have strong finality guarantees, so the fraudulent chargebacks used as justification for classifying adult entertainment businesses as ‘high-risk’ are effectively impossible. Further, blockchains such as Ethereum, which support smart contracts, can be used to decentralize the business processes of expensive middlemen and render them obsolete.
Who we are
Ameen is a decentralization lazer gun and likes to wield the blockchain like a weapon to destroy the legacy trusted institutions. Throughout his crypto career Ameen has played a role in over $30M+ in token sales - including the fastest ICO in history. In his free time, he likes playing Super Smash Brothers (64), Settlers of Catan, and PUBG.
Wills is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of success and acquisitions. He is a UX designer and director of product at Spankchain. He has played a key role in several startups and his most recent was acquired Pulse Radio.
James has fallen down the blockchain rabbit hole and can't get out (has not tried). He is all in on layer 2 solutions. Previous lives include video streaming (acquisitions : Intervu.net, Click.tv), social games (launched FarmVille) and online advertising (co-authored adChain whitepaper). He enjoys writing in the third person, making memes and raising kids for the lolz.
David is a software developer, startup founder, and community organizer from Toronto with over 10 years dev experience. In his free time, David runs PyCon Canada and organizes the international PyCon conference.
A Soong-type android fascinated by human connection. Computer scientist with strong opinions on UX. Constantly evangelizing constructive kindness.
“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.”
Lex has a diverse background in computer science, with 15+ years professional software development experience and an expertise in microservice architectures. He has been a lead engineer in multiple tech spaces including video games, mobile apps, analytics and adtech. Also an entrepreneur, Lex has started his own businesses in fintech and real estate.
Chase believes that global access to open, permissionless, peer-to-peer financial networks is a basic human right. He defends an individual's rights to privacy and autonomy. He believes that blockchain technology, Ethereum especially, is the most powerful coordination mechanism the world has ever seen, and will fight to ensure we use this tool for good. A native Texan, he likes heavy metal, cooking, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family of 5.
Cam model, content creator, fetish performer.
Kiara started with Spankchain as one of twenty SPANK.live closed beta testers, after she’d been cam modeling with other sites for over a year. She was a natural fit for #teamspank, and quickly became a core member of the community team. She uses graphic design skills for daily assets and model promotions at Spankchain. Kiara’s full of entrepreneurial drive, having started her own marketing and branding agency in 2013. She also face paints and balloon twists as a side hustle (!!).
Libby is a fintech futurist that lives at the intersection of computation, trade, and ideas. She is a lifetime learner with origins in finance, data science, logic, language, and illustration, hailing from Carnegie Mellon University. When not playing with numbers or academics, she is a maker of games, movement, and art.
Najva Sol is a community builder, digital strategist, and storyteller. Her colorful history includes serving as strategic director for a feminist media company, founding a sustainable womenswear line, consulting at an anti-trafficking non-profit, lecturing on sex and gender at universities, and coordinating PR for a circus. She enjoys behavioral economics, escape rooms, bone broth, and the worst kinds of dad jokes.
Chelsea is a longtime decentralist event organizer with a passion for keeping software, information, and curriculum free and open. She raps educationally about disruptive technology as msGNU with Richard M. Stallman's blessing, and aims to work alongside SpankChain to amplify previously marginalized voices and eradicate archaic social stigma around voluntary sex work.
-Ameen Soleimani, CEO @ SpankChain
Kayden is an Adult Entertainment veteran, activist, and multiple award winner. Kayden has been nominated for and awarded the prestigious AVN award in both 2011 and 2012, the XBIZ award in years 2011-2015, and the Erotixx award for best U.S. Actress in 2010.
Blockchain believer since 2013 after becoming fascinated by the potential for smart contracts and blockchains to revolutionize information economies. Currently he works on strategy and communications for Gnosis. Former ConsenSys employee, Augur founder, consulted for EthDev, and designed an IoT blockchain solution for Enlighted.
Founder/CEO at Sourcerers.io, Joe is a curious explorer of decentralized business models and token-enabled governance structures. Previously Joe worked as an Operations Manager at Coinbase, a Derivatives Trader at Three Arrows Capital, and a Professional Poker Player.
Brenna Sparks is a leading adult industry advisor, performer and blockchain advocate. She spends most of her time analyzing the adult industry and discovering unique ways of applying blockchain technology to advance the industry so that it is safer, efficient, and prosperous for performers and producers. During her free time you can find her at the end of a rainbow, where she'll probably be summoning demons, expanding her Funko Pop collection and practicing culinary arts.