Meet Bitcoin.com

Bitcoin is one of the most transformative technologies since the invention of the Internet. Bitcoin.com stands firmly in support of financial freedom and the liberty that Bitcoin provides globally for anyone to voluntarily participate in a permissionless and decentralized network which empowers people to not be marginalized by governments and financial institutions. Bitcoin is freedom.

What We Do

Bitcoin.com is your premier source for everything Bitcoin related. We help you buy, use, and store your Bitcoin securely. You can read the latest news or engage with the community on our Bitcoin forum. We also provide helpful tools and real-time market price and chart information, as well as Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin events information.

We work all around the world

Our talented & experienced team delivers amazing results.

Our History

Meet the Team

Roger Ver

CEO

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Natalia Ra


CFO

Natalia has been passionate about entrepreneurship and the digital economy since her college days when she helped organize a venture capital forum for the innovators in the VA technology corridor. She started her career in strategy consulting and later channeled her passion for entrepreneurship working for early and growth stage companies in media, publishing and hospitality industries.

In August 2016, she was asked to cover the Bitcoin and cryptocurrency space for social media and after two weeks emerged a believer and joined Bitcoin.com at the end of that month. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her dog Banksy and is an aspiring metalsmith.

Daniel Kelman

General Counsel

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Daniel Kelman


General Counsel

Daniel began his career as a lawyer in New York. 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 interests in the Mt Gox bankruptcy. Since then his career has been 100% devoted to crypto. He spends most of his time in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, but is down to travel anywhere.

Nanok Bie

Editor-in-Chief

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Nanok Bie


Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief at news.Bitcoin.com; Nanok is a journalist with 20+ years of experience from the newspaper, online media and television industries. Nanok has been actively researching Bitcoin (the intersection of media, technology and macroeconomics) since early 2011.

Nanok is a highly experienced journalist, media producer and format developer with a proven track record of independent journalism, production of mobile and web services, tv programming development – as well as managing large scale media projects.

Shaun Chong

Head of Mining Operations

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Shaun Chong


Head of Mining Operations

Shaun is a Bitcoin enthusiast since high school in 2011. He studied computer science in University of Western Australia, then joined Bitcoin.com in August 2016 to develop Bitcoin.com Pool.

Gerald Fabrot

Business Development Manager

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Gerald Fabrot


Business Development Manager

Gerald moved from Brussels to Tokyo 20+ years ago, he’s a technologically literate trilingual with boundless curiosity and an immense respect for the coders and engineers who actually bring visions to reality. Experienced in all aspects of promoting new technologies, and committed to fostering the right environment - meaningful work, support, learning opportunities, feedback and autonomy - for the right teams to succeed.

He’s worked in a variety of business development and consulting roles, from the mobile industry with Vodafone to a stint in Finance, attempts at entrepreneurship through the digitization and localization of French comics for the Japanese market, being country manager in Japan for a silicon-valley VC-backed venture that raised $100m and went bust, and finally Adobe and their Digital Marketing Cloud, before moving to Bitcoin.com. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an addiction that Gerald shares with his 14 y/o son, along with the occasional indulgence in Video Games and Magic The Gathering, all in the name of father-son bonding.

Jake Smith

Business Developer

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Jake Smith


Business Developer

Jake has been deeply involved with the Bitcoin scene since 2012 when he bought his first bitcoin while living in Beijing. Since then he has been tirelessly working to promote Bitcoin and the vision of P2P electronic cash all over the world.

Deeply familiar with the Chinese Bitcoin community, Jake has worked with a number of Bitcoin companies both in Beijing and overseas with a focus on fostering East/West relations in our budding industry. His specialty is a deep knowledge of Bitcoin mining and navigating the nuanced world of Chinese business. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In his free time, Jake can be found engrossed in a book or traveling someplace new.

Alex Lewis

Business Developer

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Alex Lewis


Business Developer

​Alex, the youngest of four children, left home in August 1997 to pursue a BSc in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) at the University of Technology in Jamaica. Graduating in 2001, he returned to St. Kitts-Nevis where he continued working as a Medical Technologist at the island's General Hospital Pathology Laboratory for ten (10) years before accepting a job offer at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, first as Manager of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, then as (Ag) Director of Diagnostic Services.

Fast-forward fifteen (15) years and multiple career paths (such as Quality Assurance Laboratory Manager at the St. Kitts Bottling Company, Ltd. and Senior Research Associate and Specialist at the St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation) and we find Alex once again excited to effect change; this time in cryptocurrency.

Arley Lozano

Business Developer

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Arley Lozano


Business Developer

My name is Arley Lozano, everyone calls me VaKaNo (Means Cool Guy!) I am a graduate in international trade and economics, systems engineer. In 2014 I met Bitcoin, since that year I began to mine Bitcoin in Venezuela and although I am Colombian I love Venezuela with all my heart, I am currently the CEO of Panda.Exchange and a contributor to Bitcoin.com in Latin America, my passion is to help whenever I can and be a proactive person. It is a great honor to be a part of Bitcoin.com and Bitcoin Cash. With Bitcoin.com we are helping thousands of Venezuelans.

Kevin Zhang

Mining Operations

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Kevin Zhang


Mining Operations

I'm a Chinese-American hailing from Las Vegas. Back in 2015, a fellow World of Warcraft guildmate of mine hooked me into the world of Bitcoin mining. We proceeded to build the largest Bitcoin mining datacenter in North America by mid-2017. Along the way, we helped alpha test and debut the Bitcoin.com Mining Pool, which I am now proudly committed to making the premier mining pool for all miners out there!

I'm passionate about traveling to new places, attending conferences, watching sports, and esports.

Jin Park

Translator

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Jin Park


Translator

Jin is a business development translator from a literature/journalism background. He was first introduced to the blockchain technology in 2015, and has been a follower of its footsteps ever since.

After having spent some years living in Vancouver and Houston, Jin now resides in Seoul. He enjoys camping trips and poker on the weekends.

Mike Malley

Advisor

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Mike Malley


Advisor

Mike previously worked as a product manager at Bitcoin.com on the wallet and block explorer teams. He has been involved with Bitcoin since late 2012 and working in the industry since 2015. His background is in philosophy, psychology, user experience, product and business development.

Joey King

Developer

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Joey King


Developer

Joey began his career on large capital projects for ExxonMobil, discovering bitcoin as a happy alternative to the fire-and-sword global banking system. A mechanical engineer and Victorian definite optimist, his average Taco Bell order is $20.

John Kuney

Front-End Developer

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John Kuney


Front-End Developer

John is a front-end developer that enjoys slick websites and good design. He started his career as an industrial designer, developing consumer electronics for ASUS computers in Taiwan, but quickly found himself working on websites in the IT infrastructure space. He is excited about the future of Bitcoin and emerging technologies. He likes sci-fi movies, working on cars, and playing rugby on the weekends.

Corbin Fraser

Developer

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Corbin Fraser


Developer

Corbin is driven by finding solutions to problems with clean user interface design and simple to use websites. His aim is to help cryptocurrency users, both new and old, with making their interactions in the Bitcoin world more fast and user friendly. He firmly believes in consumer and merchant utility and helping change the world with Bitcoin Cash. Prior to working as a developer at Bitcoin.com he co-founded a successful web development agency which remains active to this day.

Sam Cheng Hung

Developer

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Sam Cheng Hung


Developer

Sam is a web developer from an ad agency background. He has always found himself drawn to emerging web technologies. He was first introduced to Bitcoin back in 2015 while working on a bitcoin payment processor.

Sam has been working on vote.Bitcoin.com, explorer.Bitcoin.com and academy.Bitcoin.com. On his days off, you will find him gaming on his PS4, reading popular science books, or playing some tunes on the piano.

Hans Engren

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

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Hans Engren


Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Senior Infrastructure engineer, with a background from both the Telecom and iGaming industry, with a profound personal interest in technology itself as a way to improve every day life.

Gabriel Cardona

Senior Bitcoin Cash Engineer

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Gabriel Cardona


Senior Bitcoin Cash Engineer

Based in San Francisco. Creator of BITBOX. Church of Sudo. Cult of the SuperUser. Order of Root.

Makoto Takizawa

Front-End Developer

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Makoto Takizawa


Front-End Developer

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 2011 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.

Theo Boyd

Developer

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Theo Boyd


Developer

Theo has been developing software from the moment he found out about Excel macros in primary school, and has been programming in better languages than that ever since. His main experience is with object-oriented and database programming in C# and Java in a couple of hedge funds and large enterprises (Google, Rakuten). He also has a number of years experience researching in the field of machine vision.

His main technical interest in FinTech brought him to follow blockchain technology since 2012 and his main offline hobbies include skiing and studying foreign languages.

Michal Krawczyk

Developer

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Michal Krawczyk


Developer

Self-educated developer, philosopher and a bit of engineer, love the simplicity of WordPress and its success on the market. Previously - senior WordPress developer at Polcode. Interested in adapting the technology that's behind cryptocurrencies to other solutions.

Landon Mann

Developer

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Landon Mann


Developer

Landon graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors in Computer Science with an emphasis in Entertainment Arts and Engineering. During college Landon enjoyed participating in the robotics and game making clubs. Professionally Landon has worked on a wide range of projects including sound systems, medical software, robotics R&D and iOS apps. After moving to Tokyo, Japan, Landon became interested in cryptocurrency and joined the Bitcoin.com team in 2017. Landon is excited to explore all the possibilities cryptocurrency and blockchain technology can bring to future tech projects.

Paul Bergamo

Developer

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Paul Bergamo


Developer

My name is Paul, my friends call me Pauly (Paulie, Porly, whatever - I don't get hung up on the spelling). I was born in Australia and grew up near a small country town called Maitland (NSW). My school was small, there were a total of 100 students when I started Kindergarten and about 300 when I finished in year 10 - It was a Steiner School. As my sports I attended Karate and Ballroom Dancing.

After leaving school I studied IT (Cert I & II) at Tafe (Australian Technical Institute) and went to a private business college to study Network Engineering. My first job was in a small computer repair shop where I used to build & repair PCs. Later jobs included sales & marketing for Car Audio, Dance Schools and Camper Trailers among other things where I created websites, print media, organised events and did retail sales.

While participating in all my other jobs, I kept up my programming skills - I made websites for friends and the dance schools I taught at, created plugins for Minecraft and kept learning about new technologies.

Sebastiaan Pasma

Developer

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Sebastiaan Pasma


Developer

Sebastiaan is a app developer from Groningen, the Netherlands. He became interested in cryptocurrencies in mid-2015 when friends and co-workers began trading and talking about it. After experimenting with developing small crypto-games and projects, the interest in blockchain grew.

Jean-Baptiste Dominguez

Wallet Technical Lead

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Jean-Baptiste Dominguez


Wallet Technical Lead

JB graduated from Telecom Nancy, an engineer school in France, with a master in Computer Science. JB enjoys trying several cutting-edge technologies, and building some of the most advanced projects in modern tech. He created his first company in 2011, where he was providing game servers and web hosting over the course of 2 years. He has participated in several coding competitions and Hackathons like lead dev and bearer of ideas, because he is always looking for new challenges. Before Bitcoin.com, he worked for several companies in the financial industry, consulting space (Big four) and Startups in Luxembourg, France and Japan. After moving to Japan in 2017, he became really interested in cryptocurrency and decided to join the team in 2018.

Brendon Duncan

Developer

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Brendon Duncan


Developer

Brendon is a software developer with a customer focus. He wants software to be faster and easier to use. He does this by combining end-user empathy with 20 years of experience in a wide range of technologies, both tried-and-true and cutting edge.

Brendon lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with his wife and cat, and runs the local BCH meetup. In his spare time he created a brick-and-mortar BCH merchant directory app called Marco Coino. He joined Bitcoin.com because he believes in the power of Satoshi’s vision to change the world, to make it easy for anyone to participate in the global economy.

Douglas Gray

Developer

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Douglas Gray


Developer

Hailing from London and currently living in Tokyo, Doug is a software developer with a background in finance.

Arun Kothari

Developer

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Arun Kothari


Developer

Born and raised in London, Arun is a software developer now based in Tokyo. He has a background in maths and computer science as well as a few years experience in finance. Arun wrote his master's dissertation on using machine learning and graph theory to understand transaction patterns on blockchains.

Calvin Atlan

Developer

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Calvin Atlan


Developer

Calvin Atlan is a Front-end Developer. Born and lived in France until the end of the 90s, raised in Venice, California after that, and studied software development in Santa Cruz, Calvin has amalgamated the culture from everywhere he's lived. He is passionate about technology, cryptocurrency, and all things nerdy.

Nik Nadig

Developer

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Nik Nadig


Developer

I love technology and the outdoors. Also dogs. Avid snowboarder and mountain fan. I've climbed Mt. Fuji 20 times. I began my career in 2007 working in the IT department for Goldman Sachs Japan. After helping crash the financial market, I moved on to a small FinTech industry where I developed financial asset reporting software (like Bloomberg's terminals...but less monitors) and making Android apps (it's kind of like an iPhone App, but it's...not!).

I'm a certified NZSIA Snowboard instructor. I also have certifications in Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) and AST (level 1). I once spent a week in the Himalayas to go snowboarding. Did I mention I like snowboarding? In 2012 I moved into the video game industry as an Engine and Technology specialist where I have been working on things like a multi-threaded asset loader for the Nintendo 3DS (for a dating simulator), building various things for and on Unreal Engine 4 (also for a dating simulator), and I am one of the few people to have used the Ubisoft Art Framework outside of Ubisoft (see: dating simulator).

I'm curious to see how cryptocurrencies will change the landscape of video games. MMOs and F2P games have been dealing with in-game markets for a long time, and I look forward to bringing bitcoin technology into those spaces.

Zach Siggard

Hardware Wallet Manager

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Zach Siggard


Hardware Wallet Manager

After a start in the tech industry over 10 years ago, starting with Godaddy.com to Zenefits, I was searching for something that wasn't only innovative, but actually changed the world for the better. In early 2016, I heard about bitcoin and read Satoshi's white paper. The rest is history. I started my own business and focused on bringing cryptocurrency and it's security to the masses by starting bitcoinlockup.com and have been selling cryptocurrency hardware wallets ever since.

​Hobbies include: Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Surfing (still learning) and evangelizing cryptocurrency.

David Shares

Developer/Project Manager

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David Shares


Developer/Project Manager

David is a developer and project manager working to help make Bitcoin better. He enjoys writing and researching topics he is passionate about such as Bitcoin, blockchains, and technology. David's journey with Bitcoin started in early 2013 when he first heard about it, and has been hooked ever since. He is an advocate for economic freedom which is one of the several underlying fundamental values that Bitcoin brings to the world.

David is the founder of Bitcoinx.io which was acquired by Bitcoin.com in 2016. He previously used to write and curate for Blockchain.com, Myspace.com, and has worked in the fintech and payments space for over 15 years.

Alfonso Rocha

Product Manager

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Alfonso Rocha


Product Manager

Alfonso fell in love with product management since he discovered what it is early in his career. He's been working in top European products for the past decade, including the first Spanish unicorn.

Born in Baja California, México, he moved to Europe at the age of 19. Discovered Bitcoin in 2016 – rather late – he is making up for the time lost. Alfonso works on the Bitcoin.com wallet team, making the best Bitcoin wallet in the world.

Dennis Jarvis

Product Manager

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Dennis Jarvis


Product Manager

Dennis is a Product Manager based in Tokyo for the past eight years. Originally from the U.S., he has worked for Apple, Rakuten, and distributed ledger startup Orb, Inc. Dennis is also an avid slack-country, pow-slaying skier and outdoorsman.

Andrew Todd

Product Designer

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Andrew Todd


Product Designer

Andrew is a product designer who has lead design of Apple Design Award winning products. Being in love with technology his whole life, Andrew spent 8 years with the Canadian Department of National, specializing in networks, cryptography and communications security. After a change of political views, he moved to Latin America where he worked as a designer in the tech industry. In 2012 he launched his own startup which was funded and incubated by Startup Chile.

It was during his 6 years in Latin America that he realized the true value and potential of Bitcoin, meeting those who were turning to it as a means of survival, rather than speculation. Now based in Tokyo, Andrew is excited to have the opportunity to blend his experience and love of technology, security, product, and design to help create better products that work to increase the adoption of Bitcoin worldwide.

Luis Barreto

Graphic Designer

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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.

Damian Martinez

Graphic Designer

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Damian Martinez


Graphic Designer

I have been a Creative in the communications industries for over 14 years now 💦 I've worked for agencies such as Publicis, DDB, Havas or Ketchum in roles from Designer to Creative Director 🎨 I love storytelling and crafting stories in the most engaging, innovative and powerful ways! 💥 And I love making them look beautiful! 😜

Jamie Redman

Lead Writer

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Jamie Redman


Lead Writer

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.

Jamie started working for Bitcoin.com in September of 2015 with Mate Tokay, and Emil Oldenburg as the news outlets first writer. Jamie has also been a graphic artist for over twelve years leading a retail chain's ad department located in Boston and transitioning the company from hand-drawn ads to digital advertising using Photoshop and Illustrator. Co-workers can reach me on Telegram @posternut and my email jamieredman@bitcoin.com.

C. Edward Kelso

News Journalist, Editor

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C. Edward Kelso


News Journalist, Editor

C. Edward Kelso has written hundreds of articles for News.Bitcoin.com, covering a range of topics from international finance, regulation, to cryptocurrency philosophy, interviews with luminaries, and book reviews. He is a longtime journalist focusing on financial technology, with a particular emphasis on global political structures and their influence.

Being based in San Diego, California USA allows him to experience binational economic arrangements (Mexico and the United States mostly) alongside a local hub of technology sector businesses -- from genomics to mobile phones.

Kai Sedgwick

News Writer

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Kai Sedgwick


News Writer

Kai's been writing professionally since 2009 and bought his first bitcoin at $19. It's long gone. He's previously crafted white papers for blockchain startups and specializes in writing about P2P exchanges, the ICO landscape and DNMs.

Cindy Wang

News Writer

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Cindy Wang


News Writer

I grew up being called a chatbot. I just love express my feelings. I love writing to share everyday life. I cherish freedom and free speech (even my gmail address starts with "cindylovefreedom" ). Bitcoin offers me a chance to fight for what I believe. Always appreciate people who are passionate and devoted to what they value. And I see that in my colleagues.

Laura Dorwart

News Writer

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Laura Dorwart


News Writer

Laura Dorwart is a journalist with bylines in The New York Times, The Guardian, VICE, SELF, McSweeney's, and many others. She has also served as a UX writer and copywriter for a wide range of brands. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from Antioch University, a B.A. from Barnard College, and a Ph.D. from UCSD, where she taught writing and history. She lives near Cleveland, Ohio, with her family, and is passionate about the power of creative thinking and outside-the-box solutions to complex social problems.

Christabel Larkin

News Writer

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Christabel Larkin


News Writer

Writing is in my blood: ever heard of Philip Larkin, the famously gifted yet infamously gloomy British poet? Yeah—he’s of no relation to me. What we do share though is the same vein-thumping zealousness for putting down words that carry an indelible weight. That, and our English roots.

Having recently retired my Head of Content Marketing crown after yearning to get back to the toil of the content creation fields, my weapon of choice is every literary device under the sun. When I’m not crafting or critiquing content for audiences, I’m getting lost in the wild or—in the case of an impending cloudburst—simply a good book.

Nathalie Stucky

Journalist

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Nathalie Stucky


Journalist

Nathalie is a Swiss journalist based in Tokyo. Prior to joining the News Department at Bitcoin.com, she was Assistant Correspondent at the Jiji Press UNO Geneva office, then she became a freelance reporter and contributor at The Daily Beast, Japan Subculture Research Center and various other French magazines and TV. Nathalie has a Japanese and Swiss cultural and language background. She is also the author and co-author of the book Pay The Devil in Bitcoin, published at Amazon Kindle Japan in 2017.

Marcel Chuo

News Editor

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Marcel Chuo


News Editor

Marcel Chuo works in the newsroom as an editor. He focuses primarily on managing the press releases on the website. Prior to working in the bitcoin community, he worked in a technology startup as a Business Development Manager and helped to scale and manage the business development team from 2 to 20 people.

Before entering the workforce, Marcel was on multiple academic and social service scholarships that took him from Malaysia to Singapore, to working with the Shuar community the Amazonian jungles in Ecuador, gypsy camps in Rome, homeless shelters in Brooklyn, NYC and mud hut orphanages in Chennai, India. Also, Bitcoin Cash is the true Bitcoin!

Avi Mizrahi

Editor

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Avi Mizrahi


Editor

Avi Mizrahi is an economist and entrepreneur who has been covering Bitcoin as a journalist since 2013. He has spoken about the promise of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology at numerous financial conferences around the world, from London to Hong-Kong.
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Lubomir Tassev


Editor

Lubomir Tassev is a journalist from tech-savvy Bulgaria, a country that often finds itself at the forefront of technological advances it cannot easily afford. Quoting Hitchens, Lubomir says: “Being a writer is what I am, rather than what I do”. International politics and economics are two other major sources of inspiration. Bitcoin has it all – technology, policy, economy, and all under the banner “disruptive”. It just makes sense to write about Bitcoin... Lubomir’s professional background is in online media. He has worked as Deputy Head of International News Department at Focus, the leading Bulgarian news agency, and as web-editor at the two major national TV channels – bTV and Nova.

Kevin Helms

Editor

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Kevin Helms


Editor

Kevin Helms learned about Bitcoin in 2011 and started writing for Bitcoin.com in July 2016. Seeing how Bitcoin represents a turning point in mankind’s assessment of value, he has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, network effects, global regulations, and the intersection between economics and cryptography.

Kevin has a background in mathematical finance and is also interested in various fields of theoretical physics. Kevin can be contacted at Kevin at Bitcoin.com.
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Lightning Huang


Editor

I am a Chinese. I love learning, and like new technology. I used to like to create things, create machines. I was a mechanical engineer for 7 years until 2014. Now I prefer study and write, I am a Bitcoin and blockchain columnist now. You see, I used to create 'hardware' and now make 'software' :)

I like my job, I like work to increase public awareness of Bitcoin and blockchain, which are great things.

Sam Haig

Editor

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Sam Haig


Editor

Samuel Haig is a journalist and entrepreneur who has been completely obsessed with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency since 2012. Samuel lives in Tasmania, Australia, where he attended the University of Tasmania and majored in Political Science, and Journalism, Media & Communications. Samuel has written about the dialectics of decentralization, and is also a musician and kangaroo riding enthusiast.
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Isabel Chaparro


Editor

Passionate about details and processes, both with physical objects such as artisanal bread and valuable stories crafted and shared on social media. She stumbled upon the crypto world by accident (and fortune), by becoming the editor of the podcast network. Little did she know that joining a purpose-driven atmosphere that seeks to transfer value and constantly reinvent itself would be so aligned with her values and expectations. She organizes thoughts and sounds, and she loves it!

Matt Aaron

Podcast Manager/Head of LATAM

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Matt Aaron


Podcast Manager/Head of LATAM

Matt Aaron has been podcasting since 2013, when he launched the Food Startups Podcast. A food entrepreneur, he exports exotic fruit from South America to USA. He recently found a second love in cryptocurrency and blockchain and hasn't looked back.

His first major investment into cryptocurrency was the money he made betting on (but not voting on) that Donald Trump would win the 2016 election. Matt believes that public blockchains and cryptocurrencies are the solution to the many problems exposed of the current banking system in the 2008 financial crisis.

Chris Bridgman

Community Manager

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Chris Bridgman


Community Manager

With a strong passion for entrepreneurship, environmental and humanitarian causes, Chris is excited about ideas that creatively promote global prosperity for all. Holding a certificate in business marketing, he also obtained a BLA honours degree from the University of Guelph.

Continually seeking paths that encourage the development of prosperous and flourishing communities, Chris believes that Bitcoin Cash will enhance quality of life globally. Chris enjoys traveling to new destinations with a strong curiosity for experiencing life, while striving for peaceful ways of living and interacting.

Akane Yokoo

Community Manager

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Akane Yokoo


Community Manager

Akane has been organizing creative events with performance such as art, music and dancing since 2011, and is a co-organizer of Tokyo Bitcoin Cash weekly meetups and other BCH events in Tokyo since the beginning of 2018. She was the Events Manager at the Pink Cow (first restaurant to accept BTC in Japan) when the restaurant started accepting Bitcoin payments back in 2013, with help of Bitcoin enthusiasts such as Roger Ver and Ken Shishido. She answered many interviews about BTC on Japanese TV, newspapers and magazines regarding the restaurant adopting BTC. She believes Bitcoin Cash adoption is important for BCH's growth, and has been actively going around restaurants in Tokyo asking them to accept Bitcoin Cash and telling people how useful Bitcoin Cash is.

Tony Seeger

Events Coordinator

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Tony Seeger


Events Coordinator

Tony is a seasoned professional in the experiential marketing industry with over 8+ years experience with several industry award winning campaigns during his career. Tony attended Loyola University of Chicago where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Marketing. After graduating from Loyola, Tony began his career in the experiential marketing world working with global brands such as General Motors, Treasury Wine Estates, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and Dyson.

Later along in his career, his focus moved to sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing activations executing notable campaigns on major platforms in college and professional sports, major music labels and artists and social media influencer campaigns on behalf of brands such as Allstate Insurance and the Illinois Lottery.

Sterlin Lujan

Communications Ambassador

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Sterlin Lujan


Communications Ambassador

Sterlin Lujan is the Communications Ambassador for Bitcoin.com. He is responsible for representing the company. He speaks on behalf of bitcoin.com regarding viewpoints on various topics, including forks, bitcoin cash, segwit coin, and other technical matters. He also presents information at bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and fintech conferences. Sterlin is a professional speaker and possesses a Competent Communicator certificate from the International Toastmaster's organization.

He has been deeply immersed in the crypto ecosystem since 2013, but did not get serious until 2015. Sterlin has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University, and is an outspoken proponent of voluntaryist anarchism . Sterlin has spoken at several bitcoin and blockchain conferences, including Anarchapulco, Nexus Earth, Steemfest, Texas Bitcoin Conference, and others. He has also mentored businesses and individuals on bitcoin via his consultation business called The Cryptocurrency Confidant.

Benjamin Vitaris

Copywriter

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Benjamin Vitaris


Copywriter

Benjamin has been writing content for multiple crypto & blockchain companies and news publications. He believes that the power of blockchain tech, decentralization, and cryptocurrencies combined can help shape the world to be a better place. Benjamin is currently in his last two semesters studying Commerce and Marketing (specializing in Marketing Management) at the Budapest Business School.

Carlos Mesa

Spanish News Lead

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Carlos Mesa


Spanish News Lead

Carlos Mesa Is from Colombia and is an engineer in Systems and Computation. Heard about Bitcoin the first time in the late 2012. During most part of 2013 went deep in it's technology, then he founded The Bitcoin Colombia Foundation meant to educate in Bitcoin and the blockchain technology to anyone in Colombia, later in 2015 started to work in a startup called Woodshares.co as COO and Then in 2016 was a co-founder of a Bitcoin exchange called Colbitex.com as COO, finally the regulation didn't allow Woodshares and Colbitex to operate in Colombia. Never stopped working in the Bitcoin Colombia foundation as Director.

Finally he happily joined the Bitcoin.com team, to keep working towards Bitcoin adoption not only in Colombia, but all the world.

Carlos Lenis

Spanish Translator

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Carlos Lenis


Spanish Translator

Carlos Lenis works as a translator since 2012, he is a translator of English – Spanish. He has worked in fields such as legal, technical and academic. He joined the Bitcoin team to bring all Bitcoin news in Spanish to LATAM.

Emily Dallara

Social Media Manager

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Emily Dallara


Social Media Manager

A high energy, copywriting and marketing consultant/ yogi who indulges in too much South American coffee, whilst shouting about the sustainability of the coffee industry.

Having co-founded a street food business in North Yorkshire, UK in my early twenties, I've had to learn how to build a brand and market to the right audience through trial and error. As an extrovert who is naturally friendly and interested in people, my lil’ biz soon became known on a national level. The experience was invaluable and led to me working as a marketing manager within hospitality and IT. Sick of rainy days in the UK, I hopped on a one way flight to Saigon, VN and began grafting with small - large scale companies, mostly in the software and marketing industries ( but also with the Vietnamese equivalent of Ikea! )

In 2017 I wrote ( but not yet published ) a book for tummyfriendlytravel.com, focused on helping sufferers of chronic IBS/Crohns to travel easily and freely.

Michael Coombe

Social Media Lead

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Michael Coombe


Social Media Lead

My name is Michael Coombe. I'm an internet marketer, entrepreneur & passionate Bitcoin Cash advocate! I have successfully built audiences and subscriber bases for many of my businesses through social media. One of my core skills is building YouTube audiences; I have successfully built channels garnering 8+ million views with zero advertising spend (multiple times). I've also replicated similar success in building brand new e-commerce stores through growth hacking and Facebook marketing.

Some of the internet marketing work and businesses I've setup have been featured on Sky News, BBC, The Telegraph, Men's Health to name a few. I'm fiercely passionate about what blockchain and more specifically Bitcoin Cash is and how it will revolutionize the modern world.

Gustav Bagge

Social Media Content Production

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Gustav Bagge


Social Media Content Production

Gustav has over 15 years of experience in media publishing, music rights, branding, social media strategies, web development and editorial work for various lifestyle print magazines and online publications. His interest in bitcoin started in 2011 and co-organized Bitcoin Funfair Stockholm in 2015 – the first authentic bitcoin-only market/festival of its kind in the world.

Eka Prasetya

Social Media Consultant

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Eka Prasetya


Social Media Consultant

I was 23 when I fall in love with graphic design and this relationship still continues. My first design was a website for my friend and I was very satisfied with it. When I look at it know, I can't believe that my hands made something like this. I've completely changed my style. Now I try to make modern, creative, simple and timeless designs.

Gergo Szoke

Marketing Manager

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Gergo Szoke


Marketing Manager

Gergo Szoke is communication, marketing and business development professional. Started his career at creative advertising agencies such as Ogilvy & Mathers and Saatchi & Saatchi. He co-owned the very first rooftop bar in Budapest called Budapest Sky Bar. He was one of the first hire of Uber in the CEE region and helped build the company for 3 years. Until joining to Bitcoin.com he worked as consultant helped startups and multinational companies.

"I love to build from scratch. I am a giant fan of fixing things. I have a huge passion to listen and learn from people and also to share what I have learnt through my career so far. Giving up is not my thing so I often challenging the status quo. I do not believe in working 9 to 5 but believing instead of doing more with less. I am always about to push my boundaries and leave my comfort zone so that I can learn from my predicted mistakes and form myself to be a better business individual and person. A good salary is nice to have but to be surrounded by the right people and lead by great visionaries in a company which has the same cultural values as I have, is just priceless."

Jared Stone

Head of HR

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Jared Stone


Head of HR

Jared is a dynamic leader with 10+ years of human capital experience. He has built companies from scratch, and led technology talent acquisition and sales teams within Finance, High-tech, and many other verticals. He has always had a passion for disruptive technology, which led him navigating to the cryptocurrency field. Jared has a keen eye for operational efficiency, and joined Bitcoin.com to help guide it's incredible teams into the next phase of its growth. Jared lives in NY with his two boys, his wife, and his dog. In his spare time he loves CrossFit and Spartan OCR training. Some call him the jack-of-all-trades, because he can whip up a mean pasta dish, make a solid Old Fashioned, or build a house from the ground-up. But he prefers to build Bitcoin.com's teams instead!

Ashley Osmond

Talent Acquisition Lead

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Ashley Osmond


Talent Acquisition Lead

Ashley is a seasoned talent acquisition leader with over 10 years experience helping companies build teams from the ground up within finance, manufacturing, retail, technology partners and the list goes on. She has always had a passion for understanding the core philosophies and goals of a company and works closely with them to create a team that allows them to exceed expectations. When Ashley started to learn about Bitcoin.com and the revolutionary footprint they are creating in the world, she knew she had to be a part of this world changing currency. While Ashley is known for being a bit of a rolling stone when it comes to the countries where she resides, she has recently settled in Brittany, France with her husband and dog, Djoko. While not scouring the world for new talent to bring on board with Bitcoin.com, you will find Ashley on a plane traveling to her next adventure, running a marathon, or simply tending to her garden with her family.

Miranda Aubin

Accounting Manager

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Miranda Aubin


Accounting Manager

Miranda is a Canadian CPA, who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2016 to focus on new technologies and emerging markets. She takes pride in helping organizations scale through implementing policies and procedures which enhance operational efficiency and provide visibility on business performance. She has joined Bitcoin.com looking forward to apply these same principles to this new and exciting space.

Vaibhav Arya

Accounting Consultant

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Vaibhav Arya


Accounting Consultant

Vaibhav holds a master’s degree in accounting business and statistical management, pursuing a major in Investment and Financial management. His area of interest include strategic management having a passion of working in the field of accounting and finance management. Crypocurrency market, the new age feasibility of doing business and having pellucidity in the transactions appealed him and encouraged him to be a part of Bitcoin.com. He joined Bitcoin.com in January 2018 and happy to be a part of big Bitcoin.com family, which is expanding through the horizons.

Bryan Adkison

Accounting Consultant

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Bryan Adkison


Accounting Consultant

Bryan currently lives in Boston and works as an Accountant at MIT. I have 7+ years in accounting/finance experience working for both small and large companies in the public and private sectors. He brings experience in reporting, budgeting, financial strategies and business operations to help companies become more efficient. He uses software such as Tableau and Excel to analyze and visualize financial matters.

Bryan graduated with a Masters in Digital Currency in 2016 after becoming interested in cryptocurrencies in 2013. Wanting to eventually make a career in the bitcoin space and working with passionate people, bitcoin.com is the perfect fit for this growing team. He is excited to learn more about how the team works and to contribute to the team and company.

Outside of work, he enjoys running, golf, getting more stamps in his passport and running an E-commerce business with his best friend.

Amanda Scherner

Events Manager

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Amanda Scherner


Events Manager

Amanda is an experienced Event Specialist with over 6+ years in the event planning industry. She attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale obtaining Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree as a Psychology major, graduating at the top of her class. Despite majoring in Psychology, she decided to pursue a career in events after working as Brand Ambassador for the Illinois Lottery in college where she quickly discovered a knack for bringing a brand to life through events. Since, she has held many positions across the US both planning an executing events for many well-known brands/companies such as American Express, Snapchat, Army National Guard, JP Morgan, Spot Hero App, Samsung, and more. She became a part of the Bitcoin.com team after working as event staff lead at the Miami Bitcoin Conference in January and is looking forward to building/growing our brand through successful experiential events!

Jason Sheman

Community Event Manager

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Jason Sheman


Community Event Manager

Jason moved to Tokyo after graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. With a background in IT and Digital Marketing, he drawn to Bitcoin while working on a startup in Ho Chi Minh in 2014, seeing it as a boon to international transactions.

For Bitcoin.com he acts as an entry point for event and meetup partnerships, but is also interested in hearing about any services or applications that promote economic freedom.

Janos Markus

Executive Assistant

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Janos Markus


Executive Assistant

János is an executive assistant who focuses mainly to help Mate’s work. Born in Budapest, Hungary. He studied economics and management in Szent István University. He started his career as personal and executive assistant. He was introduce to Bitcoin in 2016. In his free time, he loves to play football, and watch movies, and traveling.

Kiyo Nakano

Operations Lead

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Kiyo Nakano


Operations Lead

Kiyo grew up in Tokyo. He met the internet at it’s dawn in the early 90s. He was fascinated by the culture he saw. This led him to pursue a career in commercial multimedia content creation. He later switched bases from Tokyo to Sydney. There, he discovered Bitcoin in early 2013 and has since been strongly attracted by the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto. With a huge vision for a decentralized future, he joined Bitcoin.com in 2018 to help spread the message further.

Juro Kurosawa

Operations Lead

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Juro Kurosawa


Operations Lead

Juro grew up in Tokyo and is bilingual and bicultural in English and Japanese. He comes from a background in music and translation. He participated in organizing and promoting various music festivals around the world before going on to study audio engineering. This led him to open and run his own commercial audio production studio in Sydney.

After discovering Bitcoin in early 2013, he was instantly sent down the rabbit hole like many others, and has since dedicated most of his free time to educating people about Bitcoin.

Blake Moore

eCommerce Manager

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Blake Moore


eCommerce Manager

Blake has been travelling and working remotely since he left London life behind in 2015. Since then he’s been working with fast-growing startups, focusing on eCommerce and growth marketing.

His interest in cryptocurrencies sparked in early 2017 when a friend sent him his first bit of Bitcoin on a beach in Thailand. Like most, he then went down the crypto rabbit hole, looking for ways to contribute to the space. He’s currently perfecting the art of spending the optimal amount of time in a new place and loves combining laptops and hammocks.

Mickey Amami

Executive Assistant

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Mickey Amami


Executive Assistant

Mickey was born in Taiwan, raised in US and now live in Tokyo. She was a sales representative and asset manager for oversea hotels. Then she started to consult and support people who want to brush up their foreign language skill. She was also part of a Japanese company’s IPO preparation team and in charge of oversea business.

Now she is taking her first step into the world of blockchain and crypto currency! She is very very very excited about it!

Blockchain is a new thing to her, but the more she learns about it, the more she is attracted to it. She loves traveling, learn new languages and culture, enjoy great food with friends and have fun!

Darren Murray

Head of Global Support

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Darren Murray


Head of Global Support

Darren is a gamer from the Republic of Ireland and started his career in customer support within the gaming industry, he has supported titles such as FIFA, Elder Scrolls and World of Warcraft.

Darren has been actively researching and learning about Bitcoin since 2016 after having a discussion with a friend who expressed it was the future. Besides gaming, other hobbies include watching UFC and Bellator weekly and training MMA (preferably No-Gi Jiu Jitsu)

Ashley Wilhelm

Support Specialist

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Ashley Wilhelm


Support Specialist

After visiting Japan on a brief college study abroad program in 2014, Ashley became determined to find way to return and spend more time in the country. In 2016, Ashley and her husband permanently relocated to the Tokyo area. Previously working as a kindergarten teacher and a nanny in the USA, Ashley initially pursued English teaching positions before joining the Bitcoin.com support team in 2017 after discovering the fascinating world of cryptocurrency.

Ashley is lifelong fan on the Japanese franchise Pokémon and uses social media and her own website to sell Pokémon cards and merchandise in her spare time. She also enjoys traveling and is currently studying to learn the Japanese language.

Steven Bitkilo

Support Leader

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Steven Bitkilo


Support Leader

With an interest in Bitcoin and the technology behind it since 2013, Steven has been an active member of the online bitcoin forums ever since. His career with Bitcoin.com started in late 2015 when first made a global moderator for the Bitcoin.com forum, before moving into a role with the Bitcoin.com global support team in 2017.

Steven has an interest reading about new cryptocurrencies entering the market and their different uses. He has recently taken up flying drones for some fun and likes fishing in his spare time (Big game fishing especially).

Ciaran Carraher

Support Specialist

Luke Nandibear

Support Specialist

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Luke Nandibear


Support Specialist

Joined the Bitcoin.com forum a couple of years ago. Prior to that was substantially influenced by Andreas Antonopoulos. Works as support staff and forum moderator.

Nandibear spends the majority of his free time reading and occasionally does some painting. Enjoys reading techno-thrillers.

Mitchell Wooding

Support Specialist

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Mitchell Wooding


Support Specialist

Grew up in Margaret River in WA. Became interested in Bitcoin through friends in 2015 and started working or Bitcoin.com in late 2017.

Albert Chong

Support Specialist

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Albert Chong


Support Specialist

Albert received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Singapore, a Master degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia and now on a part-time basis working towards a PhD in Medical Imaging Science from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Through out his 30 years of professional career, Albert has worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Operations Manager, General Manager, VP of Business Development, Supply Chain Director, Sales and Marketing Director and State Manager in Semiconductor, Automotive and Electric Motor industries. He currently has a small sole trader business importing electric motors from the US and China serving half a dozen customers in the Heating Ventilation and Refrigeration (HVAC), Pool & Spa and Irrigation industries.

Albert was first introduced to bitcoin by his eldest son back in 2013 but only started investing in it in 2016. Albert joined bitcoin.com as a part-time support specialist in December 2017.

Daniel Faust

Support Specialist

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Daniel Faust


Support Specialist

I'm Daniel. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my with wife, daughter and 2 dogs. I'm a crypto enthusiast hoping it'll help free the world.

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