has been in the computer security space for a while now. After completing a
B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, he worked as an independent security
researcher and an employed consultant. During much of that time, heI evaluated
the security of a variety of business websites, including those belonging to
the largest corporations in the world.
He wanted to have a greater impact on the world, and yearned for a way to
connect his career in security with a passion for philosophy. When he came across
Bitcoin, it struck him like a bolt of
lightning. He realized the implications that this incredible new technology had
for human freedom, and immediately began to survey the Bitcoin landscape for a
home for his particular skill set and interests.
One area that really caught his attention was the amount of folklore
concerning Bitcoin's anonymity. Many critics and users falsely described
the crypto-currency as fully anonymous. He also noticed that the developers
tasked with improving Bitcoin's transaction privacy lacked a sense of urgency.
This is how he realized that it was crucial to document for the average Bitcoin
user the specific deficiencies that exist in Bitcoin today, and the best way to
overcome them. And this is how he came to write his first book: Anonymous
When he am not researching, writing, or speaking about financial privacy, he
also co-organized the Bitcoin
Philadelphia meetup group.
Browse my speeches, Bitcoin show appearances, and articles, visit http://anonymousbitcoinbook.com/pages/media
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