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Kain Warwick

Kain Warwick

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Kain
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Kain Warwick is the Founder of Synthetix, a decentralized synthetic asset platform based upon Ethereum. He is also a Non-Executive Director of blueshyft, a startup that enables cash transactions for digital services. In this role, Warwick is responsible for developing the company's business and financial models, overseeing the development of the platform, and capital raising. Warwick also authored Bending Metal, a novel about artificial intelligence and the dangers it poses. He initially set forth to write a short story, but it evolved into a full novel.

  • Throughout his career, Warwick has led several startups in Australia and the United States.
  • He also ran a number of retail companies, both physical and online. 
  • He was the Founder of Pouncer, a live auction site exclusive to Australia.
  • He was the Founder of Ai, a specialty music retailer that operated purely online.
  • He was a guitarist and vocalist of The Lie Society, a band that played shows in the North Eastern US between 2006 and 2009.
  • He was a Franchisee of Harvey Norman, where he managed the day-to-day operations of a multimillion dollar revenue retail store.
  • He was a Project Manager at White Labelled, where he dealt with risk and opportunities in directing projects across a wide range of business cases.
  • The idea behind Bending Metal came to him while reading Nick Bostrom's book Superintelligence.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.