Melanie Swan

Philosopher of Information and Complexity

San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • technology innovation
  • blockchain technology
  • philosophy of technology
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • writing
Melanie Swan is the Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies and a Contemporary Philosophy MA candidate at Kingston University London and Université Paris VIII. She has a traditional markets background with an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and work experience at Fidelity and JP Morgan. She has a new markets background as an entrepreneur and advisor to startups GroupPurchase and Prosper, and developed virtual world digital asset valuation and accounting principles for Deloitte. She was involved in the early stages of the Quantified Self movement, and founded DIYgenomics in 2010, an organization that pioneered the crowdsourced health research study. She is an instructor at Singularity University, an Affiliate Scholar at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and a contributor to the Edge’s Annual Essay Question.

Blockchain Blockchain
by Melanie Swan
January 2015
Print: $34.99
Ebook: $29.99