Meet the Team

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Jordan Karstadt

CEO & President

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Jordan is currently an undergraduate student at New York University's Stern School of Business.

Jordan has over three years experience in the digital currency space. During that time, he served as a co-founder for a small micro-payment incentivized question and answer community and a director for the world's first digital currency-based 501 (c)(3) organization.


Farouk Aboughazale

Core Team Member

Farouk is an undergraduate student at NYU Stern School of

Business. He is currently concentrating in Finance and marketing. He has interned at Deloitte and worked for the Financial Due Diligence Department responsible for Transaction Services in the MENA region.


Rich Robledo

Richard Robledo is the Executive Client-Side Producer of Pokemon Go with over seventeen years experience in the videogame and mobile application industry.


Robert Woznitzer


 Professor Wosnitzer’s research focuses on financial cultures, ethics, and regulation. His recent work studies the social and cultural histories of trading credit instruments and derivatives, and he is a founding member of the Cultures of Finance Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.

Professor Wosnitzer received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication, both from New York University. Prior to joining NYU, he traded and placed debt instruments with institutional clients for over a decade at firms including Lehman Brothers and Wells Fargo Capital Markets.


Connor McClanahan

Connor is an experience bitcoin miner and digital currency trader. Connor has constructed and managed digital currency mining data mining facilities ranging from four gigahashes to fifty megahashes.


Saeed Basweidan


Saeed Omar Salem Basweidan is Senior Vice President of Technology Research at DarkMatter. Saeed is responsible for Cyber Technology Research across a range industry sectors and technology disciplines.

With more than 16 years of leadership and project management experience in the fields of telecommunications, IT, smart building automation and cybersecurity, Saeed brings a strong background in technology integration, new media, and data analytics.

Before joining DarkMatter, Saeed was Executive Director of Technology and Applied Research at the National Electronics Security Authority (NESA), where he was responsible for technology strategy, planning, design, project implementation and delivery, as well as system efficiency and commercial negotiations.

Prior to his position at NESA, he was a Senior Vice President of Business Development at Mubadala Development Company, an investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi; CEO of Khazna Data Centre and COO of Injazat Data Systems.