Cormac Kinney

Founder, Diamond Standard

With innovations cited in nearly 4,000 U.S. Patents, Cormac Kinney has founded four startups acquired by public companies. He is a quant finance pioneer who invented heatmaps, designed more than 100 institutional trading systems, and perfected sentiment analysis, using it to manage $500 million for Tudor and Millennium. Now, as founder of Diamond Standard, Cormac has solved the challenge of creating a standardized diamond commodity. Transacted on the blockchain, it is the first physical and digital asset, forming a decentralized reserve to asset-back any digital contract.