Nic Carter

Nic Carter

Partner, Castle Island Ventures

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Before joining Castle Island, Nic Carter worked for Fidelity as their first cryptoasset analyst, where he devised research perspectives on public blockchains. He is the cofounder of, a platform devoted to demystifying on-chain data and bringing transparency to the industry. He has written extensively about token holder rights, cryptoasset governance models, and public blockchains as political institutions.


"As a currency which deliberately expunges any notion of identity, supporting the transactions of dissidents has always been at the core of bitcoin. Indeed, one of the first high-profile uses of bitcoin was to fund Wikileaks in 2011. At a time where financial infrastructure is increasingly politicized, and individuals risk getting unbanked or “derisked” from banks and payment processors for expressing disfavored political views, Bitcoin is rightfully gaining usage as a censorship-free payments medium."

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