Moving the Chain Spotlight #28: Arianna Simpson

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency


Arianna Simpson is venture capitalist who currently resides in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of Autonomous Partners, a fund focused on digital assets and cryptocurrency.

Simpson previously worked as Product Manager for BitGo – a California based blockchain security company that offers a mutli-signature bitcoin wallet service. She is an outspoken bitcoin advocate, who is passionate about getting women more involved in the community.

The Californian has been featured in the New York Times and has also published several of her own crypto-related articles on sites like Business Insider and CoinDesk. Her many contributions to the community, lead to her being recognized as one of the “Top 40 Women in Bitcoin.” Arianna Simpson’s work as an entrepreneur, author, and bitcoin advocate is certainly helping move the chain forward.


“I think bitcoin has huge potential for developing countries, where the traditional banking system does not serve the needs of the majority of the population, and I have written about this in the past. There is a tremendous amount of small-scale entrepreneurship lead by women in the developing world, and keeping transaction fees low will allow them to expand beyond the confines of a cash-based model without requiring them to give up a substantial portion of their profit margins to credit card fees.” 

Fun Fact

Though she currently resides in California, Arianna Simpson was actually born in Milan, Italy. Her mother is Italian, while her father is from the United States.

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