Andreas Antonopoulos

Andreas Antonopoulos

Areas of Expertise:

  • digital currencies
  • security
  • distributed systems
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
Andreas is a passionate technologist, who is well-versed in many technical subjects. He is a serial tech-entrepreneur, having launched businesses in London, New York, and California. He has earned degrees in Computer Science and Data Communications and Distributed Systems from UCL. With experience ranging from hardware and electronics to high level business and financial systems technology consulting and years as CTO/CIO/CSO in many companies � he combines authority and deep knowledge with an ability to make complex subjects easy to understand. More than 200 of his articles on security, cloud computing and data centers have been published in print and syndicated worldwide. His expertise includes Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, Information Security, Cryptography, Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Linux, Open Source and robotics software development. He also has been CISSP certified for 12 years.

As a bitcoin entrepreneur, Andreas has founded three bitcoin businesses and launched several community open-source projects. He often writes articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent host on Let�s Talk Bitcoin and prolific public speaker at technology events. Andreas serves on the advisory boards of several bitcoin startups and serves as the Chief Security Officer of Blockchain.

Mastering Bitcoin Mastering Bitcoin
by Andreas Antonopoulos
April 2014

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Failure is a fundamental component of business evolution

March 11 2014

This post originally appeared on Andreas Antonopoulos’ personal biographical site; it is republished here with permission. In the free market, failure is always an option. The United States has one of the world’s most vibrant entrepreneurial cultures, where millions of … read more

Bitcoin is an open network that exhibits resilience and anti-fragility

February 24 2014

If a crook gets access to the credit card or wire transfer networks, it’s a disaster. That’s because, as I explained in my recent article about security models, these traditional financial networks achieve trust by excluding bad actors through access … read more

Bitcoin is an open network that exhibits resilience and anti-fragility

February 24 2014

If a crook gets access to the credit card or wire transfer networks, it’s a disaster. That’s because, as I explained in my recent article about security models, these traditional financial networks achieve trust by excluding bad actors through access … read more

Bitcoin security model: trust by computation

February 19 2014

Bitcoin is a distributed consensus network that maintains a secure and trusted distributed ledger through a process called “proof-of-work.” Bitcoin fundamentally inverts the trust mechanism of a distributed system. Traditionally, as we see in payment and banking systems, trust is … read more

The crypto-currency ecosystem

June 27 2013

Just like the IP protocol, bitcoin is the culmination of several important advancements, all combining to form a paradigm-changing innovation. The Internet Protocol was not just an arrangement of headers and payload. It also represented the triumph of packet-switching, layered … read more

Bitcoin is a money platform with many APIs

May 29 2013

Bitcoin is much more than just a digital currency. It is a protocol, a network, a currency and a transaction language. Most of all, though, it is an application programming interface (API) for money. Nowadays, bathroom scales and fridges have … read more

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