John Pathfinder Lester

community, fintech, and virtual reality in Montreal, Québec, Canada

John Pathfinder Lester

community, fintech, and virtual reality in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Community Building | Product Management and Marketing | Fintech | DeFi | Blockchain | Virtual Worlds | VR/AR | Immersive Learning | Healthcare | Infosec

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, 3d virtual worlds, knowledge management and education.

John is currently the Director of Community and Business Development at Acadicus, providing an expansive library of ready-to-use VR-based medical simulation content and tools for training and education. He also works on product management and design for ndau, the world’s first adaptive digital currency designed and optimized for a long-term store of value. John contributes to open source fintech projects like Ravencoin, developing new financial instruments and issuance platforms for traditional securities and digital assets. And he's an active member of Urbit, building a new p2p platform for online communities and decentralized digital identity.

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

Urbit: ~naltyc-wornes (dasfeb.industries)

PGP email: [email protected] (pubkey)

Tips: strike.me/pathfinder

PayNym: my.paynym.is/+crimsonviolet8Ee

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