Vice President, Digital Currency Council
Sarah Martin is the Vice President of the Digital Currency Council, the world’s largest bitcoin and blockchain technology trade group. Sarah’s dedicated to harnessing the power of blockchain technology to reimagine financial empowerment and advance inclusive economic growth. Presently, Sarah sits on the US Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force and speaks worldwide about digital currency and blockchain technology. She has also published about bitcoin in American Banker, VentureBeat, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a contributor at The Street. In 2015, Sarah launched the first Bitcoin Women’s Day to celebrate women’s achievements in the digital currency industry and was later named by SWIFT’s Innotribe as one of 2015’s Power Women in FinTech. Previously, Sarah worked overseas in Asia, Latin America/the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa for the US Department of Defense, United Nations (UN), and US Agency for International Development (USAID). She received Superior Honor Awards from USAID for her work in rebuilding post-earthquake Haiti. Sarah graduated cum laude from Cornell University and has a master’s in international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).