Franklin Bi is Director of Portfolio Development at Pantera Capital where he manages a portfolio of over 100 blockchain companies and projects. Prior to Pantera, Mr. Bi worked at J.P. Morgan where he co-launched the firm’s blockchain unit in 2015 and served as Vice President and Blockchain / Crypto-Assets Strategy Lead. Mr. Bi co-authored J.P. Morgan’s first report on blockchain technology in 2016 and led early R&D efforts in blockchain applications across wholesale payments, central bank digital currencies, securities settlement, and supply chain finance. He was also Founding Partner of Scale8 Partners, a boutique advisory firm serving early-stage blockchain and digital asset companies, and Associate Director at Wachsman, a blockchain-focused professional services firm. Franklin graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics, with concentrations in Finance and Management.