Geoff Goodell is a Senior Research Associate, Computer Science, UCL. He is a committee member of the British Standards Institution and Convenor of the ISO working group on Foundations of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. Previously, he was an entrepreneur and portfolio manager with a decade of experience in the financial industry. After starting his career as an associate at Goldman Sachs in New York, he later moved to Boston and became Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Phase Capital, an asset management firm, where he developed and managed a systematic macro strategy for institutional clients. He has a PhD in computer science from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in mathematics from MIT. His dissertation concerned decentralized systems and Internet governance. His recent work focuses on digital identity, digital payment systems, and regulation.