Erik T. Voorhees
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Founder & CEO of ShapeShift.io

Erik T. Voorhees

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Founder & CEO of ShapeShift.io

Before he became an entrepreneur, Voorhees was a blogger with libertarian ideas, authoring long thoughts about the nature of money and politics and the role of cryptocurrencies in this balance. His active online presence ensures his voice is heard throughout both the crypto industry and mainstream media. Active in the industry almost since it began, Voorhees’s greatest claim to fame is arguably his most successful project the crypto exchange platform ShapeShift – and his well-known Bitcoin gambling game SatoshiDice.

Age
33 years old (1985)
Citizenship
US
Participation
ShapeShift, Founder & CEO
Satoshi Dice, Founder
Coinapult, Founder & former CEO
  • BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Puget Sound, USA.
  • Is one of the world's most pre-eminent entrepreneurs in the crypto industry.
  • Launched the first iOS cryptocurrency trading app in 2015.
  • In July 2013, Voorhees sold Satoshi Dice to an anonymous investor for 126,315 bitcoins, valued at $11.5 million US.
  • Voorhees' company SatoshiDice has been criticized for its high level of gambling traffic, which vastly increased the amount of data stored in the Bitcoin Blockchain.

We analyzed how many times influential people in the Blockchain and crypto space were mentioned across twelve rating lists published on the following sites:

  • forbes.com
  • fortune.com
  • coindesk.com
  • richtopia.com
  • rise.global
  • cryptoweekly.co
  • cryptocompare.com
  • cantechletter.com
  • investinblockchain.com
  • finance.jaxlondon.com
  • surveymonkey.com
  • hackernoon.com
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