Kain Warwick

Kain Warwick

Formal First Name

Kain Warwick is an OG cryptocurrency entrepreneur best known as the Founder of Synthetix, a decentralized synthetic asset platform based on Ethereum. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of blueshyft, a retail payment network that has become one of the largest crypto payment gateways in Australia, responsible for developing the company’s business and financial models and overseeing the development of the platform. In addition, he authored Bending Metal, a novel about artificial intelligence and the dangers it poses. 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. In 2020, he popularized the concept of yield farming that sparked the 2020 DeFi boom, earning the moniker: “the father of modern agriculture.”


  • Synthetix is one of the most important decentralized financial ecosystems focused on creating and minting synthetic currency.

  • It is a financial primitive that enables the creation of synthetic assets, offering unique derivatives and exposure to real-world assets on the blockchain.


  • 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.