Democracy Earth Foundation
"You may say that I'm a dreamer...but I'm not the only one."
Santiago Siri is the founder and CEO of Democracy Earth Foundation, a Y Combinator-backed non-profit building incorruptible digital governance technology, an organization whose beginnings are rooted in his earlier - and still operational - founding endeavors Democracy OS, and Partido de la Red (the Net Party) of Argentina, the first digital political party that ran for elections with candidates committed to the digital will of the people. A college dropout who began his coding life as a game developer, Santi is also the co-founder of the Argentine Game Developers Association as well as founding, at age 18, the first Argentine company to export a videogame to international markets. He has been a member of the World Economic Forum since 2012, and is the author of Hacktivismo, published in 2015 by Random House.
A TEDx Talker and a partner of Bitex.la, a leading bitcoin fintech company in Latin America, Santi is a frequent contributor on both radio and TV. He is an alumni of HackerNews, and was recognized by TechCrunch as the father of the first global citizen with a blockchain-based birth certificate. In 2017 Santi was named a 35 under 35 Visionary of the Year by MIT Technology Review. He was profiled by Wired Magazine in the August 2018 feature story, Meet Santiago Siri, The Man With A Radical Plan For Voting On The Blockchain. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, today Santi lives and works in New York City. You can talk cryptopolitics with Santi on Twitter and Instagram.