About

Building meaningful infrastructure through research, advising, and advocacy

Blockchain technology has the potential to reshape economic and social structures. Smith + Crown’s mission is to work with exceptional organization, applying our expertise so to build impactful infrastructure while moving the industry forward. Our history of and commitment to developing the highest quality industry intelligence and analysis on networks and cryptoeconomic systems, along with our experience building them, offers crucial insight into what does and does not work. As an organization, we spend our energy in three core areas:

RESEARCH

Our north star as an organization is creating high quality research and tools to expand its impact, application, and accessibility. This can range from reports, memos and databases to research processes, intelligence networks, tools, services and entire research platforms. The vast majority of our research is published free of charge on our site and eventually through our platform.

 

ADVISORY

We always look for the ways in which we can apply our expertise and experience to the greatest impact. To this end we work with a small selection of partners to help them tackle particularly difficult, interesting, and complex research-based challenges – most often around the design of cryptoeconomic systems.

ADVOCACY

We believe in the industry and communities that we have chosen to participate in and believe that we have a responsibility and an opportunity to apply our knowledge, resources, and expertise to help them develop and to promote best practices. These activities can range from publishing on topics of public good such as self governance or regulation, to acting as the chief research advisor to the Chamber for Digital Commerce’s Token Alliance, to sitting on the advisory board of Social Alpha.

MEET THE TEAM

BRIAN LIO CEO
Matt Chwierut headshot
MATT CHWIERUT HEAD OF RESEARCH
K. NANCY FANG RESEARCH & DESIGN
BRANT DOWNES RESEARCH
MICHAEL VOSSEN RESEARCH
JAKE RAPAPORT RESEARCH
MATT SLAYTON OPERATIONS
JARED CHIN RESEARCH
BEN WHITTLE RESEARCH

CONTACT INFORMATION

We do not offer promotional, PR, or advertising services of any kind.

PRESS INQUIRIES

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JOB INQUIRIES

Any applications or inquiries can be sent to:

GENERAL INQUIRIES

For all other inquires, feedback, comments ideas or suggestions. We answer as many of these as we can, but due to high volume cannot always get to every inquiry.