co-founded Paloma Pay in 2020 to initially serve the needs of the un-bankable, such as cannabis dispensaries in need of an alternative to traditional banking. Her expertise in blockchain regulation and understanding of the struggles cannabis businesses face without adequate banking inspired her to create the Paloma Pay platform as a contactless payment solution that eliminates uncertainty about using cryptocurrency. The Paloma Pay platform was developed by regulatory experts to make crypto safe and easy for businesses owners to accept. Ally and her team developed an easy-to-use crypto payments platform that allows users to accept cryptocurrency from their customers and deposit dollars into their account. Prior to founding Paloma, Ally proudly served the people of Emeryville, CA as Mayor of City and currently serves as City Council Member through 2024. She has a decade of state and local policy experience with an expertise in blockchain technology and serves as the Executive Director of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition, an organization that educates policymakers and advocates for smart blockchain legislation that will allow the industry to grow in California and nationwide.