John is a co-founder and Managing Partner at SMC Capital, NYC-based blockchain-focused VC founded by industry experts. SMC Capital aims to find and support the highest quality blockchain projects. Prior to founding SMC Capital, John worked as CMO and CBDO of ICORating, the largest blockchain industry rating company, leading ICORating's international expansion. John also served as the CMO of one of the largest travel platforms in Eastern Europe. He also ran his own consulting firm, working with some of the world's largest banks, retailers, startups, and venture funds. John's expert commentary on the blockchain market has been published by leading media, including Forbes, Business Insider, Wall Street Journal, INC, Bitcoin.com, CoinTelegraph, and many others.