Andreas Antonopoulos is a technologist, entrepreneur and public speaker. He advises a number of bitcoin and cryptocurrency firms and is the author of two books on bitcoin.
Technologist and information security expert Andreas Antonopoulos has been interested in cryptocurrencies since the early nineties, and started following bitcoin and other crypto developments more closely in 2012. Since then, he has become an advocate for cryptocurrencies, with a belief in the potential of the technology to "re-organize society around global network-centric institutions as opposed to hierarchical structures of power".
Antonopoulos dedicates much of his time to educating people about cryptocurrencies. He presents at technology and security conferences, and is a permanent host on the *Let’s Talk Bitcoin* podcast. He has has published a number of articles on cryptocurrencies and is the author of two books: *Mastering Bitcoin*, a technical guide to bitcoin, and *The Internet of Money*, a book about why bitcoin matters.
In 2014, Antonopoulos was appointed as a teaching fellow with the University of Nicosia in Cyprus, on its Masters in Digital Currency program. The same year, he spoke to the Canadian Senate’s Commerce, Banking and Finance Committee about how to regulate bitcoin in Canada.
Also a bitcoin entrepreneur, he has founded and advised a number of bitcoin and cryptocurrency businesses and launched several community open-source projects. Antonopoulos participated in the launch of the open-source phenomenon into mainstream use, starting with 386BSD in 1991 and then Linux in 1992 (version 0.95). After moving to the U.S. Antonopoulos co-founded and managed a technology research firm, advising companies on networking, security, data centers and cloud computing.
He holds degrees in Computer Science, Data Communications and Distributed Systems from University College London.