Wayne is co-founder of Spruce, where he's building the most secure and convenient tools for self-sovereign identity and data access. Prior to Spruce, Wayne worked at ConsenSys, where he was on a 30 person team building decentralized identity solutions.
Wayne also serves as a Senior Advisor to the New York City Mayor's Office of the CTO.
More about Spruce: The missing piece for Web3 is a decentralized identity, which requires signing, sharing, and storage of trusted data. Spruce Systems offers secure and convenient developer tools for anyone to share authentic data. Their software suite comprises a cross-platform toolkit for the handling of identity and data standards across blockchains as well as self-sovereign storage that uses smart contracts to define where data lives and who has the access to it.
"We’re starting with not as serious, not as strong identity. Because we want to be battle-tested. In the short to medium term it’s more like social media credentials that tie their Twitter handles to a blockchain … We don’t want to provide [know your customer] credentials for buying millions of dollars of financial securities right yet."25 October 2021