Matthew Shearing is a technology lawyer, advisor and podcast host. With a wide experience which includes time in the business, legal and technology spheres, he has a particular focus on distributed ledger or ‘blockchain’ technology.
Matthew is the founder of Blocksense, an organisation which provides blockchain and smart contract education in both the public and private sectors. He also consults directly to businesses looking to develop robust technology plans or means-test distributed ledger solutions.
As a practicing technology lawyer, Matt advises on many areas of modern business, with a particular focus on technology, security, risk management, compliance and commercial relationships.
His podcast, The FOMO Show, touches on all aspects of emergent technology, and deals with many of the issues created by innovation. He’s also the founder of the Blockchain for Business meetup, which is held monthly in Brisbane and provides a forum for professionals to learn about the technology and meet others involved in the space.
He’s a member of Blockchain Australia and the Queensland Law Society. He holds a Bachelor of Law from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law.