Thomas Carter stands out as a visionary entrepreneur, innovator, and futurist with a remarkable career spanning over 30 years. Specializing in capital markets, fintech, and blockchain technologies, Carter has helped pioneer the evolution of digital assets, through security tokens, cryptocurrencies, and non-fungible tokens. Starting in 2016, he saw beyond the froth of the crypto market and understood what was at stake when tokenization and blockchain technology were unleashed on capital markets. Though his vision was shared by very few in 2016, today the chiefs of BNY Mellon and Blackrock see what Thomas did then- that tokenization is the future of capital markets.
Carter’s influence extends beyond entrepreneurship; he’s a thought leader featured in outlets such as Bloomberg, Forbes, CNBC, Success and the New York Times. His insights cover fintech trends, blockchain security, and capital markets innovations. He most notably predicted the crypto market’s trillion-dollar valuation leap in 2019, demonstrating his understanding of market dynamics.
As the founder of Deal Box and the Interim CEO of True I/O, Carter harnesses blockchain to revolutionize capital markets and data security. His pioneering work in tokenizing alternative assets and launching one of the first Security Token Offerings exemplifies his forward-thinking approach. At True I/O, he oversees the development of groundbreaking blockchain solutions, including the Universal Communication Identifier (UCID™) and Digital Names. Most recently to take advantage of all of this innovation and capital markets tranformation. Carter recently launched Deal Box Ventures a $125mm Fund. Focused on AI, Blockchain, Web3, Tokenization of “RWA” real world assets.
Away from his professional endeavors, Thomas Carter is a family man. Married for 24 years with five sons, he resides in North Shore Oahu. His lifetime passion for action sports warranted him an innovation award for the Wake Sports Hall of Fame, reflecting his contributions to the industry. Carter finds balance in life through God and hobbies like surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and riding electric motorcycles, embodying his dynamic and innovative spirit.