Shingo Lavine

Shingo Lavine

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Shingo Lavine is a successful entrepreneur, business leader and technologist who started his first company at age 19. Shingo is the Co-founder and CEO of, a people-powered crypto services company that democratizes ownership of cryptocurrencies. He is also the Co-founder of Particle, an entity that revolutionizes the way people own, collect, experience, and enjoy art masterpieces through technology, where he oversees all blockchain technology projects. Shingo has been in the crypto scene since 2015, and has become a globally recognized expert and thought leader in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. He is passionate about expanding belief bubbles and rewiring economic incentives to enable big ideas with high impact that can benefit humanity in positive ways. Today, Shingo sits on the board of various blockchain startups and co-runs Emerald Ocean, a venture fund that helps entrepreneurs distort reality to turn visions into value. He also serves as an Executive Advisor for Foregen, a nonprofit research organization. In addition, he is a contributor at CoinDesk.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Shingo started his first company,, at age 19 while studying Computer Science at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown at Brown University.

  • He is an experienced technologist and investor in Bitcoin and alt-coins, and initially funded the company with his investment gains.

  • He founded Ethos initially as a blockchain company building a universal wallet that supported 100+ digital assets on a high-performance blockchain architecture.

  • Today, under his leadership, Ethos is used to power nearly $500 million in transactions and assets.


  • Shingo was CIO and Board Member of Voyager, a crypto-asset broker providing customers with a turnkey solution to trade c c c c c c c c c c c c crypto assets.

  • He was the first Strategic Advisor for Blockzero Labs, a blockchain development studio leading the charge among next-gen DeFi startups.

  • He was the Co-founder of Jobs University, an online learning organization with over 20,000 students.

  • He was a content marketing expert for Motzie, a mobile recruiting software company. 

  • He is the author of the original Ethos Whitepaper “Democratizing Cryptocurrency.”