Eric Martindale is Founder & CEO, Fabric. Cypherpunk and cryptoanarchist. Working on Fabric Protocol, an early-stage Layer 3 system for Bitcoin. He is an avid open-source developer, advocate for human rights, and economic theorist focused on disruptive technologies and emerging markets. After founding his first successful company in his senior year of high school, he went on to study distributed systems and peer-to-peer networks and their role in database design before finally discovering Bitcoin and later joining the cryptofinance industry in 2013. He has since gone on to host the DECENTRALIZE podcast, design and deploy multiple open-source platforms, and speak at international venues ranging from Hong Kong and Bangkok to Paris and Milan.