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Our Team

Bitcoin.com Management Team

Roger Ver

CEO


After founding several successful companies in Silicon Valley, Roger began his Bitcoin journey in February 2011.
Years before traditional venture capital firms became involved, he became the first person in the world to start investing in Bitcoin related-startups, nearly singlehandedly funded the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.
His current investments include Bitcoin.com, Blockchain.com, Bitpay.com, Kraken.com, and many many others.
In his free time, he enjoys competing in Brazilian Jujitsu tournaments.

Mate Tokay

COO


Mate is an entrepreneur at heart.
In 2012, he graduated from the International Business School in Budapest.
After college, he helped launch Superior14 a food supplement company.
Mate first heard about Bitcoin in late 2012 and began bitcoin mining in mid-2013 using custom-built ASIC miners.
Later he founded the Bitcoin news and review website called Bitcoinist.
His ultimate goal and passion is to make cryptocurrencies as popular as possible.
He loves traveling to conferences and meeting new people.
Mate was also a former wakeboard world champion and he loves sports.
In his free time, he likes to CrossFit and enjoys Brazilian Jujitsu.

Emil Oldenburg

CTO


Emil started out in the ISP business, working with networks, data centers, and server operations.
He then started working as a security consultant at the non-bitcoin-related company Bitsec in Sweden.
After working for two years as a security specialist at Nasdaq OMX, he decided to get involved in Bitcoin and founded the Swedish bitcoin exchange Safello in 2013.
He moved to Japan in 2014 to work with the bitcoin security company WizSec that helped with the independent Mt Gox investigation.
He then started working with Roger building Bitcoin.com as one of the first employees.
Emil also does Japanese sword arts and is graded 3rd dan in ZNKR iaido with Hoki Ryu as traditional style.

Natalia Ra

CFO


Natalia has been passionate about entrepreneurship and the new digital economy since her college days when she helped organize a venture capital forum for the local innovators.
She knew she wanted to work with innovative startups so her career began in strategy consulting in order to gain the best practices and apply them to any organization.
Natalia later channeled her passion for entrepreneurship working for early and growth stage companies.
In her free time, she enjoys yoga and making jewelry.

Daniel Kelman

General Counsel


Daniel began his career at a New York law firm.
He later moved to Taiwan where his Internet-based practice focused on counseling e-commerce entrepreneurs.
He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and saw an opportunity for a meaningful career promoting economic freedom.
After getting Goxxed, he moved to Tokyo to represent creditor interest after Mt Gox's bankruptcy.
He spends most of his time in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
Daniel enjoys a good adventure.

Hans Engren

Forum Development


Jeffrey Vier

Head of Design


Jeffrey’s professional background began in broadcast marketing and quickly evolved towards product design/development in the digital startups space. Jeffrey’s roles at Bitcoin.com include new product ideation, creative direction and production management.
Amidst work in a variety of industries, he has been passionately involved in Bitcoin and blockchain product development since early 2014. He has worked on some of the most widely used products and brands in the industry.
Jeffrey also serves as Dir. of New Tech & Business Development for Ideas By Nature, a Denver, CO based creative and technology agency.
In his personal time, Jeffrey enjoys music, traveling and the outdoor recreation in his home state of Colorado.

Clark Moody

Senior Developer


Clark got involved with Bitcoin in March 2011 when he built the first real-time exchange data site for the ecosystem.
Later he launched RTBTC, a web-based trading platform interface that was acquired by Blockchain in early 2014.
He has degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M and enjoys playing disc golf when he's not writing code.

Shaun Chong

Developer


Shaun's been a computer programmer since he was 9 years old, a Linux user at age 12, and became a Bitcoin enthusiast when he was 17.
He's always had a passion for cutting edge technologies, but nothing excited him as much as Bitcoin.
He joined Bitcoin.com as a developer in August 2016, shortly after completing his BSc Computer Science degree in University of Western Australia.
Outside of technology, he enjoys photography and traveling around Japan.

Stephen Macaskill

Bitcoin Store


With a background in monetary theory and traditional financial markets, Stephen dived head first into the cryptocurrency space when his precious metals company that was the first in the industry to accept bitcoin as a payment method.
After selling his precious metals business, Stephen founded The Bitcoin Store as a way to promote free market money in popular culture.
He is now the CEO of Digital Asset Exchange and President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand.
He loves traveling and snowboarding when he's not doing crypto things.

Makoto Takizawa

Web Designer


Makoto has been involved in website and graphic design since 1997.
Other than front-end development, he also translates websites and other related materials to Japanese and English and has worked on other related projects as well.
He began translating bitcoin related websites into Japanese from late 2012 to 2013 and eventually started working with Bitcoin.com since August 2016.
Makoto enjoys photography, post-hardcore/screamo music, and playing ice hockey when offline.

Luis Barreto

Graphic Designer


Luis is a graphic designer who focuses mainly on creative branding/identity, which can include anything from sleek logos to custom clothing designs, and a lot more.
Luis discovered Bitcoin early, was seduced by the technology and started to promote Bitcoin to friends immediately.
Luis is also a passionate downhill mountain bike racer.

Mike White

Sales Manager


Mike has been living and breathing bitcoin since April 2013. Being an investor and investment advisor in a past life, Mike has a solid understanding of the finance world.
He joined the Bitcoin.com team in December 2016 and has excelled in demonstrating the platform's value to bitcoin companies around the world.
In the crypto space, Mike was also a seed round investor in Shapeshift and Factom.
Mike lives in Byron Bay, Australia and outside the bitcoin world loves anything to do with the beach.

Mike Malley

Product Manager


Mike moved to China in 2005, after graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Philosophy and a minor in Chinese.
Resided in Beijing until 2015 working in IT for companies such as Perfect World and Xiaomi.
He was introduced to bitcoin in 2012 and became inspired to work in the industry.
Hobbies include: music production, craft beer, and motorcycling. Based in the California Bay Area.

Huang (Lightning) ShiLiang

Translator / Author


My name is ShiLiangHuang, or you can call me ‘Lightning,’ I'm am from China, now living in Shenzhen.
I am a mechanical design engineer with eight years of experience in engineering design and project management.
From 2006-2014, I worked for two companies in Beijing. I have designed a lot of products and also have two patented products.
I met bitcoin in 2013, and in 2014 began spending a lot of time learning about it.
And then started to write about my learning experience and published these thoughts in the bitcoin community.
From then on, I left the position of mechanical design and began freelancing as a writer and translator.
After a year of study, I found I love Bitcoin.
I've been working as a bitcoin propagandist for more than two years.
Working for Bitcoin.com, my primary effort is to write articles and do translation work promoting bitcoin’s innovation.
In my spare time, I like reading, and I like to follow certain writers.
If I find an author's book or articles that are written well, I will read all the words they have written. Such as Li Xiaolai, Vincent Ruggiero.

Tzvi Shishler

Bitcoin Marketing


Tzvi is always game for the latest exciting breakthrough, in 2003, Tzvi became one of the first ten people in South Africa to work with the new WiFi "hotspot" while it was in beta testing.
He vowed never to work from an office again and hasn't since.
Tzvi went on to be one of the early Internet globetrotters, traveling to almost 60 countries and over 300 cities until finally selling his business in 2013.
He then took off two years to be at home with his new twins, before jumping into the fascinating world of Bitcoin.
With his love for children, Tzvi continues to be involved in grass-root projects that bring a smile to underprivileged kids.

Richard Jacobs

Podcast Director


Richard Jacobs is a serial entrepreneur and author of "Secrets of Attorney Marketing Law School Dares Not Teach".
Richard currently runs Speakeasy Marketing Inc, a marketing firm that provides done-for-you marketing for attorneys nationwide.
Richard is also a cryptocurrency and bitcoin enthusiast, and is now running Bitcoin.com's podcast.

Joey King

Developer


Joey began his career on large capital projects for ExxonMobil, discovering bitcoin in 2013 as a happy alternative to the horse-and-buggy Canadian banking system (to say nothing of the fire-and-sword American banking system).
A mechanical engineer and Victorian definite optimist, his average Taco Bell order is $20.

Joakim Johansson

Developer


Joakim has been in the bitcoin space since 2012 when he automated order handling for one of the first bitcoin resellers in Sweden.
In 2013 he co-founded Safello whose aim has been to make bitcoin safe and simple for the broader mass.
Recently he bought his first house which means his newfound non-optional interests consists of mowing lawns and fixing broken stuff.

Arsen Gasparyan

Developer


Arsen Gasparian is a web developer and bitcoin enthusiast since 2011.
He founded Anonymous Ads, one of the oldest bitcoin advertising networks.
He also created Bitcoinocracy, an open source project that enables bitcoin holders to vote on the propositions with their bitcoin signatures.
Bitcoinocracy is now supported by the Bitcoin.com team and is available at vote.bitcoin.com.

Jake Smith

Business Development


Sébastien Arribe

Developer


Sébastien is passionate about technology and making everyday life easier, he saw fantastic potential in bitcoin as soon as he heard about it.
Curious about Asian culture since a young age he went to Singapore right after graduating and then to Japan, a country that he does not plan to leave!
When not programming he is either reading, practicing Tae Kwon Do or eating Korean food.

Triet Cao

Developer


Triet has been programming computers since elementary school, and has an academic interest in cryptography. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and has since wanted to learn everything about it.
Outside of technology, he enjoys health and fitness, and dog training.

Eric Reeve

Social Media Account Manager


Eric was first introduced to Bitcoin as a concept in 2010, but he wouldn’t begin employment within the Bitcoin ecosystem until 2016.
Aspiring to think critically, he has sought to learn as much as he can about philosophy, science, technology, and the cultures of the world.
Upon fully immersing himself in the Bitcoin community this past year, he re-discovered a culture that aligned with his passions, offering him a group of like minded peers with which to explore new technologies and uncharted economic territory.
When Eric isn’t working with Bitcoin, he enjoys hiking and skiing in the mountains, or traveling with his friends. He is also an amateur glass blower, and enjoys creating glass art whenever he can.



Bitcoin News Team

Nanok Bie

Editor In Chief


Nanok Bie is a journalist with 20+ years of experience from the newspaper, television and online media industries.
Nanok has been researching Bitcoin (the intersection of media, technology and macroeconomics) since early 2011.
Nanok has gathered extensive experience from fast-paced newsrooms as well as from building web and mobile services from the ground up.
Claim to fame: Nanok was one of the world's first bloggers in 1995, founded Sweden's (and probably the world's) first blog community in 1996 (Reload.org, now inactive).

Jamie Redman

Lead Writer / Editor


Jamie Redman is a financial tech journalist living in Florida.
Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011.
He has a passion for Bitcoin, open source code, and decentralized applications.
Redman has written hundreds of articles about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

Kevin Helms

Staff Writer / Editor


Kevin Helms learned about Bitcoin in 2011.
His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection between economics and cryptography.
He has a background in mathematical finance and is also interested in theoretical physics.
When he is not working, he likes to chill out with friends and family.

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