Elizabeth Stark is cofounder and CEO of Lightning, where she is building a programmable financial layer for the internet through fast, scalable blockchain transactions. Further, she is an advisor at Comma.ai, a startup building autonomous driving technology, and a fellow at Coin Center, the leading digital currency policy organization. Stark previously taught at Stanford and Yale University about the future of the internet, and was a visiting fellow at Yale’s Information Society Project. Elizabeth played an instrumental role in the Internet freedom effort that defeated SOPA/PIPA, engaging 18 million people worldwide. She has advised numerous decentralized technology and blockchain startups and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Stanford StartX. Stark holds a J.D. from Harvard.