Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin, a bitcoin and blockchain super-geek. We wears many hats in this space, including:

·         Chief Information Security Officer, ShapeShift

·         President, CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4) - a non-profit standards organization for blockchains. It's humbling to serve alongside such smart and knowledgeable experts like Joshua McDougall, Pamela Morgan, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Vitalik Buterin

·         Chairman of the Board, Bitcoin Alliance of Canada - A non-profit advocacy group in Canada that provides a media outlet for Bitcoin and a lobby group for Canada’s Government to ensure blockchains remain free and open for all Canadians to use.

Some of his accomplishments include:

For those who remember what life was Pre-Blockchain (year 1 P.B. = 2008. We are now in 7 A.B.) and care what he did before getting involved with bitcoin in 2011, he was a digital-forensic investigator and cybersecurity auditor.

Other things he enjoys include:

  • Playing Guitar, Saxophone, fiddling countermelodies on his keyboard to electronic music
  • Playing boardgames! Settlers of Catan, Agricola, Stone Age, Terra Mystica, Power Grid, Caverna, Ascension, Carcasonne, Splendor, Coup, Avalon, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes!, and many others. (He probably have 8 games of Ascension going on my phone at any given time with various people)
  • Various Sci-Fi including Star Treks, Stargates, Primer
  • Sharing a drink while having intellectually-stimulating conversation with intelligent company