VP, Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives
Matthew Digesti is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at Blockchains. His portfolio includes blockchain regulatory strategy at the state and federal level along with leading strategic initiatives such as water sourcing and economic development. Matthew is a blockchain policy thought leader in Nevada having authored all five pieces of blockchain legislation in the state, including the first-of-its-kind regulatory sandbox focused on the intersection of financial services and blockchain technology.
Prior to joining Blockchains, Matthew was the Chief Legal Officer for a nation-wide FinTech company that generated $100 million in revenue in its first four years. He has extensive experience in building legal and compliance departments from concept to fully operational departments in the financial technology industry. He has been recognized in the top two percent of attorneys in Nevada by Nevada Business Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine on multiple occasions, including the honor of being the only in-house attorney selected by Nevada Business Magazine in 2017. Matthew was named the young lawyer of the year by the Nevada Board of Governors in 2016 and recently received the Technology Advocate of the Year Award from NCET for his work in blockchain. Matthew has written extensively on topics relating to law and technology for Forbes, Nevada Lawyer Magazine, Nevada Business Magazine, the Reno Gazette Journal, the Northern Nevada Business View, and Payments Quarterly. Matthew also serves as a trustee on the board of trustees for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.
In his free time, Matthew is either enjoying great Nevada outdoors with his young family or learning everything he can about decentralized finance applications running on top of the Ethereum blockchain.
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