Joel Dietz is an activist, technological architect, and legal hacker. He is known primarily for his innovations around “cryptoequity,” a technology he believes can enable wide spread community-ownership and distributed wealth. Joel is also the founder of Swarm.
Swarm has been engaged in the task of enabling community ownership by means of a new type of legal entity, the “Distributed Collaborative Organization,” which allows the community to own the result by means of shares issued on a distributed ledger. Last year Swarm raised approximately $1 million in a crowdfunding campaign on its own platform and since has been heads-down working on legal issues.