Co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation
"The technology of Bitcoin has so much potential to make a huge global impact that it can be overwhelming at first."
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. and currently the MD of New Alchemy, a leading consulting group. With years of blockchain and cryptocurrency experience they are currently developing Deluge Network, allowing users to work directly with Bitcoin without an exchange for the first time. New Alchemy has also formed a strategic partnership with FCFL, a professional sports league which combines fantasy football and video games. Together they are launching the league’s token and developing their blockchain ecosystem.
Peter has also invested in a disruptive and game-changing tech media start-up called Heir Apparent, which he predicts will be the music platform of the future and represents a massive change in industry business models.
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.