Toby is a Technologist-in-Residence at the Civil Media Company, where he builds the tools that journalists use to record, authenticate, distribute, monetize, and license their work using blockchain technology. He has worked at the intersection of technology and media for a decade, and previously worked at media aggregator Digg, co-created intelligent note-taking tool Headsoak, built out blogging and syndication infrastructure at Dow Jones, and also worked on hardware, firmware, and software as co-founder of medical device company Avantari. Toby holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Oxford University and a B.A. in English Literature from Vassar College.
In reality, the Toby you might meet is a high-functioning clone based in NYC, while the original lives out of a small backpack on top of a mountain telemark skiing, meditating, self-experimenting, and coding procedurally generated interactive fiction.