Tiana Laurence is a co-founder of Factom, Inc., and was an early Bitcoin enthusiast. Her passion is growing great companies. A serial entrepreneur, Tiana started her first business at 16. She loves helping young aspiring entrepreneurs learn about business and technology. Tiana has a BA in Business and Leadership from Portland State University. When Tiana is not working on her businesses or being nerdy, she can be found running or rock climbing in Austin, Texas.
This one is for Crystal and Jessica, for all the support and encouragement they gave me as I was writing this book.
This book is the product of many people’s ideas and work. It would not have been possible without the open and supportive blockchain and cryptocurrency world. I’d like to thank specifically Paul Snow, Peter Kirby, Brian Deery, and David Johnston for the countless hours spent teaching me about blockchain and cryptography. I’d also like to thank Abhi Dobhal, Lawrence Rufrano, Ryan Fugger, Charley Cooper, Alyse Killeen, Jeremy Kandah, Clemens Wan, Greg Wallace, Brian Behlendorf, Amir Chetrit, Jared Tate, Casey Lawlor, and Scott Robinson for the direction and guidance in the evolving blockchain space and for taking time out of their busy lives to review and sanity-check my work.
This book also took a lot of editing. I’m not kidding it really took a lot of editing. My project editor, Elizabeth Kuball, did a great job keeping me on task and on schedule, ...