About Peter Vessenes

Peter Vessenes is the Chairman Emeritus of the Bitcoin Foundation, an organisation that seeks to standardise and promote the use of Bitcoin. He is also the former CEO of CoinLab, Inc. In addition he is the MD of New Alchemy, a consulting group with years of blockchain, cryptocurrency and commerce experience. Peter has also created an international development corporation in Africa, worked in top executive positions and served as a board member for tech companies and is an expert on blockchain technology.

Peter has a unique blend of business and mathematical analysis as well as a healthy dose of curiosity. He can effectively communicate the ways in which digital currencies have evolved along two separate paths – one being toward more and better privacy, the other toward more expressive and rich interactions.

"The technology of Bitcoin has so much potential to make a huge global impact that it can be overwhelming at first."

− Peter Vessenes