#15 Erik Voorhees


Name: Erik Voorhees

Position: Founder & CEO of ShapeShift.io

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErikVoorhees

Age: 33

Citizenship: US

 

Develops: 

ShapeShift, Founder & CEO

Satoshi Dice, Founder

Coinapult, Founder & former CEO

 

Famous for: 

Before he became an entrepreneur, Voorhees was a blogger with libertarian ideas, authoring long thoughts about the nature of money and politics and the role of cryptocurrencies in this balance. His active online presence ensures his voice is heard throughout both the crypto industry and mainstream media. Active in the industry almost since it began, Voorhees’s greatest claim to fame is arguably his most successful project – the crypto exchange platform ShapeShift – and his well-known Bitcoin gambling game SatoshiDice.

 

Facts: 

  1. In July 2013, Voorhees sold Satoshi Dice to an anonymous investor for 126,315 bitcoins, valued at $11.5 million US.
  2. Is one of the world's most pre-eminent entrepreneurs in the crypto industry.
  3. BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Puget Sound, USA.
  4. Launched the first iOS cryptocurrency trading app in 2015.
  5. Voorhees' company SatoshiDice has been criticized for its high level of gambling traffic, which vastly increased the amount of data stored in the Bitcoin Blockchain.

 

Quote:

  • Like the Internet, Bitcoin will change the way people interact and do business around the world.