Nic Carter

Nic Carter

Formal First Name

Nic Carter is a General Partner at Castle Island Ventures, a venture capital firm specializing in public blockchains. Carter is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of, a platform dedicated to demystifying on-chain data and bringing transparency to the industry. He has written extensively about crypto asset governance models, token holder rights, and public blockchains as political institutions. Carter blends practicality with a data-driven approach in determining how entrepreneurs can best interact with these new institutions.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Carter is the first crypto asset analyst at Fidelity, where he devised research perspectives on public blockchains.
  • He invests in anti-authoritarian technology.
  • He blogs on Medium and writes columns for Coindesk.
  • He hosts the On The Brink podcast alongside Matt Walsh.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He is a member of the program committee for the Crypto Economic Systems Journal.
  • Beliefs:
    • He believes in freedom, Lockean property rights, and free enterprise.
    • The Bank Secrecy Act is unconstitutional and must be repealed.
    • It is absolutely imperative that we restore the private issuance of currency and create a genuine cash standard on the internet.
    • Social media handles are private property; their owners are their proprietors and censorship is the expropriation and eminent domain.