Press Release: Tim Swanson joins ELM Labs

History Rich Fintech Consultancy Welcomes Tim Swanson as Key Addition to its Industry Specialists

Blockchain-focused ELM Labs Sets Sights on Bringing the Most Legitimate Expertise to its Service Offering

New York, NY – February 1, 2018 – ELM Labs (ELM), the US-based consultancy that brings some of the deepest experience from the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space to those looking to leverage its benefits, proudly announces the newest addition to its team, Tim Swanson as the firm’s Head of Market Research.

As a major contributor to the blockchain space since 2012, Swanson has brought his economics knowledge and research mindset to assess challenges and problem solve in this fast-changing industry—perfectly aligning with ELM’s perspective of keeping high standards on responsibility when advising companies and institutions on blockchain strategy.

“Tim’s contributions to the blockchain and cryptocurrency space made an easy decision of inviting him to join ELM,” says Alex Waters, Co-founder and Head of Technical Research for ELM. “The symmetry in outlook that he shares with ELM is important for us to move forward as a firm that continues to offer advisory strategies that are deeply based in research, striving to look out for our clients’ best interests when they build products and technology in this complex ecosystem. We are proud and honored to have him as one of our lead consultants.”

Tim’s specializations in market intelligence, industry trends, and research will complement ELM’s existing tech-focused expertise. His role will assist in keeping clients on top of the ever-shifting fintech world in order to stay relevant through his support on document creation and pinpointed investigation and market analysis.

“ELM and its team members, prestigious clients, and industry partners are a highly respectable force that have been quietly serving this industry,” says Tim Swanson. ”Working with and helping to create a collection of the most influential and talented people in the industry is exciting. I look forward to the progression of the company as we charge ahead in providing the highest caliber services to like-minded organizations.”

Tim Swanson is well-known for authoring countless essays on fintech and economic markets, as well as three books on related topics. His 2015 paper: “Consensus-as-a-service: a brief report on the emergence of permissioned, distributed ledger systems” popularized the term “permissioned” blockchain (or ledger); a topic which remains a mainstay at conferences globally.

His research papers have been cited in a variety of media and has appeared on more than one hundred industry panels and events over the past four years. He is also frequently quoted in media including: Wired, MIT Technology Review, Reuters, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New Republic, American Banker, and International Business Times.

About ELM Labs

ELM Labs is a US-based tech consultancy that brings some of the deepest experience from the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space to those looking to leverage its benefits. Typically working with established startups, law firms, and financial institutions, ELM enables companies to leverage blockchain technology in both innovative and responsible ways. The working relationships that ELM fosters are designed to give companies who hold superior knowledge in their specific sectors access to the benefits of implementing some of the newest technologies alongside the most well-versed experts in the blockchain space. To read more, visit

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