Shayne Coplan is a New York City based cryptocurrency entrepreneur who has been in the industry for 5 years. Starting in 2013, he began mining Litecoin and buying Bitcoin, quickly discovering the ease of use of cryptocurrencies. As an active member of the crypto community, Shayne discovered the Ethereum project in early 2014 and went on to participate in the Ether presale in July of 2014 with the investment thesis that if the blockchain was ever going to be adopted for the use cases people speculated it would, something like this would need to exist. From then on Shayne had a financial incentive to support Ethereum’s progress. 2 years later, he moved to San Francisco for the summer to intern at Chronicled, one of the first venture-funded Ethereum startups. At Chronicled he was immersed amongst a team of blockchain-obsessed tinkerers, and it was there where his eyes were opened to the vast possibilities of decentralized applications. After, he began attending NYU as a computer science major. Half way through Shayne’s second semester at NYU, the price of Ether began its mega bull run. Shayne recognized that the time to build was now and, fortunately, the price rise had given him the financial stability necessary to live on his own, so he left school to pursue blockchain projects full time. Shortly after, he began working on TokenUnion.