Managing Director

Noah Buxton

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Meet Noah

Noah has more than 10 years of audit, legal, IT and regulatory compliance experience. Noah leads Armanino's Blockchain & Digital Assets practice. While Noah advises blockchain and virtual currency clients on myriad industry-specific issues, his expertise lies in IT & Security matters as well as financial assurance and reporting for Virtual Currency Exchanges, Security Token Issuers, broker-dealers, and blockchain and cryptocurrency startups.

In 2018, Noah worked to found and formalize Armanino's Blockchain practice. From 2016 to mid-2019, Noah led a large team of practitioners performing third-party assurance attestations, including System and Organization Controls (SOC 1,2,3), cybersecurity (NIST, SANS, etc.), and HITRUST assessments for startup, mid-market, and large publicly traded companies.

Noah also serves as Director of Product for Armanino's TrustExplorer and Armanino's Blockchain Lab. TrustExplorer is a suite of assurance solutions for stablecoins and blockchain-native businesses and the world's first real-time system for confirmation of asset backing for asset-backed stablecoin issuers.

Noah is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the California Bar Association and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), as well as the Chamber of Digital Commerce (CODC). Noah is a contributing writer and member of the AICPA Blockchain for SOC Working Group, as well as the joint working group of the AICPA and ISACA focusing on controls assurance for blockchain ecosystems. Noah holds certifications for the Linux Foundation's Hyperledger permissioned blockchain and is a Certified HITRUST CSF Practitioner.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • AICPA Blockchain Working Group
  • California Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of Nevada, Reno
Industries Served
Noah's Thought Leadership
Becoming a DAO
Crypto-native startups often restructure into DAOs. Here are key issues to consider before making the shift.

November 12, 2021
Future of Asset Tokenization How Oracles Extend Trust Enable Smart Contracts
Market interest in asset tokenization continues to grow. Here’s an overview of tokenization and the tools it requires.

August 06, 2021
Touring Proof of Reserves Dashboard
Tour the Proof of Reserves dashboard providing objective third-party trust and transparency for digital assets.

May 14, 2021