John Pathfinder Lester

Fintech, Community Development, and Product Management in Montreal, Québec, Canada

John Pathfinder Lester

Fintech, Community Development, and Product Management in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Cypherpunk Capitalist | #Bitcoin | #LightningNetwork | #Ravencoin | #Memes | #Freedom

John is a community builder, product leader, software developer and fintech pioneer. He’s led projects and teams from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and his background includes neuroscience research, infosec, knowledge management and healthcare.

As an independent contractor and consultant, John focuses on financial technology innovations in emerging markets, open payment networks, and decentralized community platforms. He's VP of Operations for Oneiro (ndau), building the world’s first adaptive digital currency designed and optimized for a long-term store of value. He contributes to open source projects like Ravencoin, developing new financial instruments and issuance platforms for traditional securities and digital assets. And he is a participant in the Bitcoin Lightning Network, managing active routing nodes and building the global permissionless open payment network of the future.

With his background in neurology, John developed the first immersive medical education products and online patient support communities while doing research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. John co-founded the the first computer security hackerspace "The L0pht," he’s a long-standing member of the oldest white-hat hacker group "Cult of the Dead Cow" (handle: Count Zero) and he led the development of pioneering immersive learning education initiatives for Second Life while working at Linden Lab.

His hobbies include being a friend to animals, drone photography and fixing old clocks.

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Twitter: @Pathfinder

Lightning Node: Pathfinder

Email: [email protected] (PGP pubkey)

PayNym: my.paynym.is/+crimsonviolet8Ee

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