#13 Andreas Antonopoulos

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Name: Andreas M. Antonopoulos 

Position: Bitcoin Evangelist & Author of 'Mastering Bitcoin'

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aantonop

Persional Website/blog: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

Age: 46

Citizenship: Greece & UK

 

Develops: 

Third Key Solutions, CTO

Blockchain.info, Board Advisor

 

Famous for: 

One of the world’s greatest advocates of Bitcoin, Blockchain technology, and the principles of decentralization, Antonopoulos is a security and distributed systems expert, a widely published author of books, articles, and blog posts on cryptocurrencies, a frequent speaker at technology and security conferences worldwide, a coder, and an entrepreneur. Antonopoulos offers strategic consulting to a small number of cryptocurrency companies, as well as offering expert witness testimony as an expert in the security, technical details and use of cryptocurrencies.

 

Facts: 

  1. In December 2017, unsolicited donations of over 100 bitcoins were sent to A. Antonopoulos by over a thousand followers of his work.
  2. Is the author of three books: “Mastering Bitcoin” (published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin) and “The Internet of Money”, volumes 1 & 2. And he currently works on his fourth book “Mastering Ethereum”.
  3. Degrees in Computer Science, Data Communications & Distributed Systems from University College London (UCL), UK.
  4. Claimed to be the first who used the phrase “The Internet of Money”.
  5. The primary motivation for bitcoin that made a slogan is “the other six billion people”.

 

Quote:

  • Since 2012, when I found bitcoin and became obsessed with the technology, I’ve worked to become one of those objective, independent, and strong voices.