Silke Noa Elrifai is a transnational lawyer and mathematician. She is the GC of Gnosis Group, a leading blockchain venture building decentralized infrastructure on the Ethereum Blockchain. She read law at City University London and Stanford Law School and mathematics and economics at the London School of Economics.
In 2014 I was working at an American law firm in London, which was retained to represent the Japanese trustee in the Mt. Gox insolvency proceedings. I had heard a little bit about Bitcoin before then, but the insolvency proceedings really spurred my interest in the field. I continued to work in international dispute resolution and financial regulation for the next few years, and eventually realized that I wanted to do further research in blockchain law. I ended up attending a blockchain law conference here in Berlin, which is where I met the COO of Gnosis, joined Gnosis, and grew into the role of General Counsel, CLO of Gnosis.