Rez sees the current combination of cryptography and trustless blockchain networks as a societal game-changer. He has spent the last year writing fundraising smart contracts for ethereum blockchain. He has always been interested in foundational frameworks. He is a duly published author in the field of brain imaging where he spent years as a researcher developing new models to predict brain activation. He then worked as a data scientist developing machine learning models in a cybersecurity context. Originally, he studied computational physics, in which he holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. In his free time he provides training and education in mindfulness to software developers.