Host, The Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast/ Blockchain Angel Investor
Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist, and ardent defender of freedom of speech. He holds degrees in accounting and law, has authored books about economics, privacy, and Bitcoin, and has studied Austrian economics focusing on Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises. Mayer was among the first popular bloggers to be publicly recommending Bitcoin when its market cap was under $2 million, well before it had even started its massive rise to over $44 billion. Mayer hosts the extremely popular Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, where he interviews industry leaders about recent developments in Bitcoin, blockchain, and fintech. Mayer was an early investor in core blockchain infrastructure ventures, including Bitcoin wallet software company Armory, the largest Bitcoin merchant processor Bitpay, and the largest Bitcoin/Euro exchange Kraken. Mayer has given presentations on Bitcoin, cyber-security, financial cryptography, digital currency, entrepreneurship, and other topics for the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, major financial institutions, high-net-worth investors, the IRS, FBI, FTC, and many others.