Mark Smith

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer


Mark Shelby Smith is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Symbiont Inc., a leading technology company focused on solving complex global finance problems using a novel enterprise blockchain solution.
As CEO, Mark leads Symbiont’s corporate business strategy, product development, technology vision, fundraising, executive leadership, and organizational direction. Founded in 2013, Symbiont is the result of the merger of Bitcoin 2.0 project and MathMoney f(x), which Mark founded.
Both as a respected C-Suite executive and serial entrepreneur, Mark is a Board Member, Founder, Innovator and Capital Markets visionary, with over two decades of global markets experience in financial services and technology. As a pioneer in the electronification of the markets and a recognized champion for digital ledger technology, Mark spearheaded the
development of Symbiont AssemblyTM, the first enterprise blockchain platform used today by
organizations such as Vanguard and StateStreet.
Furthermore, Mark is both a market structure expert and advocate for blockchain technology as a tool to solve complex operational finance inefficiencies. His vision has led to the deployment of disruptive technologies within institutional and non-institutional customer segments, capital markets, and alternative investing, with an expertise in building efficient
foreign exchange ecosystems.
Throughout his career, Mark founded four fintech companies that have gone from start-up phase to exit including The NexTrade ECN, MatchBook FX, Lava Trading, and Anderen Bank of Tampa Bay. He is a Founding Board Member of the Association for Digital Asset Markets (ADAM) and a Founding Board Member of the Cointelegraph Innovation Circle.
Mark graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics. He currently serves on the Board of USA Swimming Centers for Excellence.