Meet Bitcoin.com

Our Philosophy

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.

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We work all around the world

Our talented & experienced team delivers amazing results from all over the world.

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


CEO

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 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.

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 Development Lead

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Jake Smith


Business Development Lead

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.

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.

Shaun Chong

Developer

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Shaun Chong


Developer

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 development Bitcoin.com Pool.

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.

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 financial 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.

Mike Malley

Product Manager

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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 language and literature. He resided in Beijing until 2015 working in education, audio, film, and TV acting production, localization, narrative design, and most notably product management for companies such as Perfect World and Xiaomi.

He was introduced to bitcoin in 2012. His hobbies include: songwriting, music production, craft beer, and motorcycling.

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.

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!

Marvin Dumont

Senior Editor

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Marvin Dumont


Senior Editor

Marvin Dumont is senior editor at Bitcoin.com and founder of SATURN Digital Agency. He covers crypto and blockchain for TheStreet.com, HuffPost and other outlets. He previously worked in corporate finance and holds MPA, BBA and BA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.

Brian Wilson

Podcaster

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Brian Wilson


Podcaster

Brian Wilson, aka Bitcoin Brian, is one of Bitcoin.com’s Podcast Hosts, a heavy Bitcoin Investor, Miner, Trader, and Business Owner in Japan who helps educate folks in all aspects of bitcoin and crypto currencies on the Bitcoin.com/podcast! Join him and get in on the action!

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.

Matt Aaron

Podcast Development Manager

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Matt Aaron


Podcast Development Manager

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.

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.
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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.

Laurie Rice

Social Media Specialist

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Laurie Rice


Social Media Specialist

Laurie Rice is a writer and business owner of Precision Social, a social media company. She became involved in the Bitcoin community and created her first wallet in 2013. Laurie has written many articles on the topics of Ayn Rand, philosophy, libertarianism, feminism, culture, and technology. She is an author at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), a scholar at The Atlas Society, and editor of The Art of Reasoning, a logic textbook. Her work has appeared at Politico, Slate, The American Conservative, The Pan Am Post, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and MSNBC. Laurie lives in Wisconsin.

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!

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.

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.

Steven Bitkilo

Support Manager

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Steven Bitkilo


Support Manager

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).

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.

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.

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We Love to Donate

Bitcoin.com is a growing business that loves to help other businesses through philanthropic efforts to help build and grow the ecosystem.
Here are just a few examples of others we have helped.

The Freedom Fund

We created this nonprofit as a way for people to donate directly to the cause of freedom. We are an IRS-approved 501(c)3 educational nonprofit and all contributions are tax deductible.

As an educational nonprofit, nearly all funds will go to printing books and other promotional materials that will be distributed by volunteers. Some funds will go to other expenses like design and overhead, (like the $400 we had to pay the IRS!) but no money raised by The FREEDOM! Fund will be used for salaries as all the officers are also volunteers.

https://thefreedom.fund

Free Republic Liberland

Free Republic of Liberland (hereinafter “Liberland”) is a sovereign state located between Croatia and Serbia on the west bank of the Danube river. The nearest towns are Zmajevac (Croatia) and Bački Monoštor (Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia). On some maps, this area is referred to as “Gornja Siga”.

Liberland came into existence due to a border dispute between Croatia and Serbia. This area along the west bank of the Danube river is not claimed by Croatia, Serbia or any other country. It was therefore terra nullius, a no man’s land, until Vít Jedlička seized the opportunity and on 13 April 2015 formed a new state in this territory – Liberland. The boundary was defined so as not to interfere with the territory of Croatia or Serbia. Its total area of approximately 7 km² is now the third smallest sovereign state, after the Vatican and Monaco. For more information regarding the border dispute between Croatia and Serbia see an article on Wikipedia.

The motto of Liberland is “To live and let live” because Liberland prides itself on personal and economic freedom of its people, which is guaranteed by the Constitution, which significantly limits the power of politicians so they could not interfere too much in the freedoms of the Liberland nation.

https://liberland.org

Free Talk Live

What is Free Talk Live? What's on your mind? Unlike those right-wing or left-liberal extremist shows, Free Talk Live is talk radio that ANYONE can take control of. Yes, even you. Free Talk Live is the next generation of issues-oriented talk. What is the meaning of freedom? This show is about Liberty with a capital L. Free Talk Live is an open phones panel discussion with a variety of hosts. The hosts serve as a check on each other and bring diverse viewpoints to the table, while still all being liberty-friendly. FTL airs live seven nights per week from 7-10pm Eastern from the epicenter of the liberty media capitol of the world - Keene, New Hampshire. Free Talk Live is an outreach project of the Shire Free Church.

https://www.freetalklive.com

Antiwar.com

Antiwar.com provides you with the most comprehensive set of news and opinions that track the latest moves of the War Party. With both original columnists and links to the best foreign policy writings around the globe, we are the one-stop site for keeping abreast of the violent inhumane policies which endanger the very principles the United States was founded upon and destroy the lives of innocent civilians abroad.

https://www.antiwar.com