Marc Blinder

Member Since 2021

Marc Blinder

Chief Executive Officer


United Kingdom

I’m the co-founder and CEO at AIKON and a core contributor to the ORE Blockchain. AIKON makes it easier for companies to launch products on public blockchains and ORE is best known for their identity service called ORE ID that connects non-technical people to blockchain apps using Web 2.0 identities and ORE Vault which helps teams manage token treasuries. I ran my first company at 28 years old, a social network called Mobileplay (which he sold to Good Technology) and became Creative Director at Context Optional which sold to Efficient Frontier for $50M. At Efficient Frontier, I set up the social business in EMEA before the company was acquired by Adobe for $400M. And after that I founded Emmerge, which unfortunately was my first failed startup! (They say you learn more from failures than successes and I totally agree!) Since then, I spent the last four years working on Blockchain technology with AIKON and ORE.


  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • SaaS


December 27th, 2022

The case for self-custody of digital assets

The crypto industry needs to pick itself up and refocus on the path that serves decentralized businesses and consumers in the real world.

July 15th, 2022

Terra, Celsius, and lessons from the 2008 financial crisis

Those of us who have spent the last few years building and investing in this industry have seen major failures like this before. But these are problems consumers simply shouldn’t have to face because it's not how blockchain was designed.

January 25th, 2022

How Blockchain can become the financial system the world needs

Blockchains and DeFi technology have the power to transform lives, but there's still a long journey ahead for the industry.

January 13th, 2022

16 signs of a toxic work environment (and how to address the root issue)

Negativity on the job leads to critical issues for leadership and their staff members.



AIKON makes blockchain technology simple. We build cross-chain identity and wallet solutions — so businesses don’t have to.


  • APIs
  • Blockchain
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