Stan Stalnaker is CEO and Chief Information Security Officer of Ven Finance Ltd. And Chief
Strategy Officer and Founding Director of Hub Culture. In these roles he runs strategic oversight
for a portfolio of technology services that include the Ven digital currency, HubID digital identity
system, Open Audit Initiative Ultra Asset System and Zeke.ai. He is also Member of the
Board and Communications Chair of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority, a premier selfregulatory
organization for digital assets.
As an author and commentator, his expertise on P2P economics, blockchain economics, digital
currency, internet identity and social globalisation are regularly found in major consumer media
worldwide and in private consultation with the world’s leading companies.
Stan’s views on P2P were named the lead Breakthrough Idea of 2008 by the Harvard Business
Review, Ven and Nature of Money featured in the 2014 book From Bitcoin to Burning Man and
Beyond. Other writings have appeared in the New York Times online, GQ, TechCrunch,
Internationalist, Huffington Post, CNN Bespoke, Washington Post, PSFK and other publications.
Hub Culture has been heavily featured in consumer media, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN,
Fortune, Wired, Forbes, TIME, Bloomberg and countless websites and blogs. In 2009, he was
named a British American Project Fellow, a collection of 24 leaders of distinction from Britain and