The artist in the black blazer is Josephine Bellini. If you squint you can see images of top crypto coins in the backdrop of her stunning artwork – designed for ErisX, a Chicago exchange with big plans.
Her sidekick here is my dear friend Kathleen Reilly. Kathleen created my 4Rev website. I once asked her: “Since you’re so into blockchain & crypto, why not pursue it as a career?”
Fast forward. Kathleen just announced the launch of a blockchain incubator and equity seed fund called Omnium: she’s the toast of the town and a new rising star in the burgeoning global blockchain ecosystem. Risk capital is sorely missing from the space after a wretched year of unruly price action.
Omnium sends a powerful message successful capital-markets traders who dominated the options space for decades are moving confidently onto the Next Big Thing for a reason: they believe in it; and they still they think they’re early.
Awesomeness comes in all shapes & sizes, and the contours of Omnium are only starting to take place now. There will be bumps and twists in the road; there always are.
Finding and nurturing an ecosystem of developers and entrepreneurs fomenting change ain’t for the feint of heart. But rest assured Ms. Reilly is up for the challenge.