Meet Joe Lubin, a leader in payment and blockchain innovation, at Startup Grind NYC on February 21st. Joe is a Canadian entrepreneur and a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum, a decentralized application platform incorporating a virtual machine that executes peer-to-peer contracts paid for via micropayments of the cryptocurrency ether. He is the founder of Consensus Systems, a Brooklyn-based software studio building decentralized applications. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in blockchain. A graduate from Princeton with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, he worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab, at tomandandy music developing an autonomous music composition tool, and at private research firm Vision Applications Inc. building autonomous mobile robots. As a software engineer and consultant, Joe worked with eMagine on the Identrus project, and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund with a partner. Switching gears, Joe moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on projects in the music industry. Two years into his musical endeavors, Joe co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and ConsenSys since January 2014. Come meet fellow entrepreneurs, including Joe at DigitalOcean, for some free food, beverage, and good conversation. Share with the community what you are working on, or just hear some good advice from the fireside chat. Be a part of the Startup Grind.