Arie Trouw

Member Since 2022

Arie Trouw



San Diego Area

Ten years before Elon Musk wrote his first line of computer code, another young engineer in South Africa was busy writing software on his TRS-80 Model I. In 1978, at the age of 10, Arie Trouw started developing software on the TRS-80 Model I, moving on to Atari, Apple, and PC. He then ran a series of bulletin boards centering on game-theory modification. Arie is an accomplished serial entrepreneur with a rich history of technological breakthroughs and business successes involving multiple 8-figure exit events. He is a strong believer in decentralization and the creation of the integrated owner/user model. Arie founded XY in 2012 (incorporated as Ength Degree, LLC before it was converted to a C Corporation in 2016) and is co-founder of the XYO Network. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at XY Labs, Inc. At XY, he also heads the XYO Foundation, responsible for the open source development for the XYO Network and the promotion of the XYO Token. Prior to starting XY Labs, Arie was CEO and Chairman of Pike Holdings. (later sterkly, LLC). He received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology. Fun Fact: He is a member of one of the first Afrikaans speaking families to emigrate to the US from South Africa in 1976.


  • Executive Leadership
  • Concept to Execution
  • Software Development


October 25th, 2022

13 things regulators should know when considering and crafting crypto regulations

Crypto is a new frontier, and before taking steps, regulators need to learn its nuances, not just rely on historic precedents.

October 11th, 2022

10 ways the ETH Merge will change crypto (and how insiders can prepare)

The ETH Merge is set to usher in multiple positive changes for crypto, and insiders need to be prepared.

August 30th, 2022

Six helpful tips for Web3 companies searching for top data analysts

Web3 companies searching for data analysts may need to rethink traditional hiring channels and strategies. 

August 18th, 2022

Seven ways crypto marketers can stay in the know about DeFi

To share the benefits of DeFi in general and their organization’s work in particular, crypto marketers must do their homework.



XYO is a technology protocol designed to improve the validity, certainty, and value of data. We are building a data marketplace that gives users a gold-standard for any apps, websites, and blockchain technologies that rely on trusted data.


  • Blockchain
  • Data Integration
  • Augmented Reality