Karen Jones, the founder of Citywealth Family Office, has a thirty year media career with fifteen years working with the traditional wealth management industry globally. She has had a life time interest in art and many years of art history education at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Her interest in bitcoin and crypto started in 2017. Despite cryptos volatility and low points which are called "winters" and its bubbles, she remains blockchain and crypto's number one fan. She believes the technology is life changing: it just needs to be understood.
bitcoin, crypto alternative coins and NFT are just the start of the blockchain story. This world can be challenging in many ways: from understanding the terminology; the speed that changes arrive and take hold; using the technology and reviewing the opportunities. Karen Jones understands the hype-cycle and knows how to navigate the market with relative safety: the wallets to use; the importance of offline custody; the issues that will beset users and the risks or rug-pulls. So whether in corporate wealth management; third party for UHNW clients or the crypto founders, she has a depth of knowledge that can help.
Karen has worked with the global wealth management industry for 15 years and her sister business Citywealth has a leading directory of verified wealth managers and tax advisors for crypto founders who need tax and legal advice to integrate into the real world: www.leaderslist.co.uk
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Citywealth has its own NFT for award winners at Citywealth which was commissioned in 2021 from artist Drasko V:
Karen founded the media company Citywealth after a career at News International, The Times, and Sunday Times. She founded Citywealth in 2005.
Her work as a Citywealth CEO was recognised by five New York Stevie Awards: Entrepreneur of the year (2017) for her launch of the digital www.leaderslist.co.uk site, Women helping women (2014, 2015), Innovator of the year (2015), and Entrepreneur of the year (2015).
She has mentored those in their first and second job in the City through her Tomorrow Club group for over twelve years. She has also been a consistent champion for womens career advancement in financial services.
Karen is a Liveryman of the Guild of Freemen and has been granted Freedom of the City of London.
She was a judge at the VR awards: Virtual Perceptions 2018.
Crypto credentials: Certificate in Crypto Fundamentals Chainalysis 2021. Excel, Macro and VB: Running and coding macro. University of Oxford: Said Business School Fintech programme. Stanford University: Computer science basics online. University of California, BerkeleyX mooc: Fundamentals of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. New York Institute of Finance: Fundamentals of technical analysis. First bitcoin purchase: Coinbase June 2017.
She has a passion for horse racing, fine wine and boxing.
Find her on linkedin: Karen Jones Citywealth
FinTech Strategist, events and journalist
Zee is Citywealth's FinTech journalist with in-depth knowledge of the sector. She has a comprehensive background in communication, strategy and events. She won Techstars Covid hackathon UK. She has a diploma at the University of Cambridge in Circular Economy, Leadership & Sustainability strategies. She helps with the Citywealth crypto club and contributes to the editorial.
The legends of bitcoin are many. An inventor who has never revealed his identity. Pizzas sold for 10,000 coins and the fun which says "wen Lambo sir?"
In the news
28 June 2021
Neue Zurcher Zeitung feature Karen Jones in an A-Z of crypto (Krypto) wearing her hand-made bitcoin hat at the Ascot races
Crypto tips on YouTube
How to buy crypto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy2XqdOEGWk
bitcoin. Is it out of reach?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH-8RLLUspQ
Which crypto apps should I be using? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCF7HiotkUg
Pizza and bitcoin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiSYwZnRT1g
Miners and crypto. Who are they?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BT6juyXn9k&t=4s
How to use Coinbase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEkkhYI9NDA
Dogecoin and dog coins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI7vfnuTXwU&t=7s
Energy consumption of bitcoinhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntbqnMZa4cg
Gary Gensler head of the SEC teaches blockchain at MIT. Excellent blockchain teaching looking at the wider picture with govt regs; scalability and adoption. 2018
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