Senior Fellow, Bitcoin Policy Institute
Natalie Smolenski is a founder of both software startups and non-profit organizations. She founded and leads the Texas Bitcoin Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to original research and education about Bitcoin and political economy. Previously, she co-founded Learning Machine, a SaaS company that built the first Bitcoin-based digital identity wallet and helped launch the decentralized identity movement. She exited Learning Machine to Hyland, where she currently leads business development. She also co-founded the Texas Blockchain Council, a professional trade association representing the Bitcoin industry in Texas. Natalie is a social scientist and writes about Bitcoin policy as a Senior Fellow at the Bitcoin Policy Institute.