Joyce is the co-founder and executive director of Stellar.org, a nonprofit that supports the open Stellar financial network, designed to catalyze low-cost development of financial services such as savings, lending, and remittances. Stellar.org aims to expand financial services to unbanked people by connecting isolated financial systems, spreading financial literacy, and enabling product solutions at the local level. Joyce graduated from Cornell University, followed by graduate school at Harvard and Columbia Law School. She started her career as an attorney at WilmerHale and Shearman & Sterling. She also worked pro bono at Sanctuary for Families and the Innocence Project and later became a VC at Freestyle Capital. In addition to her current roles, she is also a director’s fellow at the MIT Media Lab and sits on the board of non-profit organization Literacy Bridge.
Gavin is the chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit that funds the development and infrastructure of Bitcoin. Being widely considered one of the world’s foremost Bitcoin experts he is tasked with overseeing the development of Bitcoins open source code. Gavin conceived the idea for the Bitcoin Foundation to serve as a central authority for information and development for the currency. Gavin graduated from Princeton University in 1988 with a degree in computer science.