Sam Kazemian is an Iranian-American software engineer, entrepreneur, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. He is the Co-Founder and President of Everipedia, the first decentralized online encyclopedia on the blockchain. He founded the company with Theodor Forselius, Mahbod Moghadam, and Travis Moore in 2015.
In December 2014, Sam Kazemian co-founded
. He started the project in his dorm room while attending UCLA. He developed the first MVP for the project with Theodor Forselius with the aim of becoming a more modern and inclusive version of Wikipedia; since then, Everipedia launched a blockchain network in which people can stake IQ tokens to contribute to the platform.
As President of Everipedia, Kazemian has led his team to transition Everipedia from an online encyclopedia to a blockchain knowledge platform. He also played a crucial role in airdropping IQ tokens to EOS token holders in 2018. In January 2018, he and Everipedia set a precedent by announcing their airdrop to the EOS genesis distribution list; the announcement was made at an EOS meetup in Seoul.
His latest initiative focuses on the development of several new decentralized applications (dApps) that will function on the IQ token. In December 2018, he commented on the expansion of the what is now called the IQ Network.
In June 2019, it was reported that Kazemian was starting a new company, Decentral, with former Federal Reserve board nominee Stephen Moore. The company plans to produce a stablecoin cryptocurrency which is kept price-stable through a reserve of cryptocurrency and issuance of digital bonds.