Erik Voorhees, CEO of leading digital asset exchange ShapeShift.io, is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and entrepreneurs, understanding Bitcoin as one of the most important inventions ever created by humanity. Erik's former project, the groundbreaking gaming phenomenon SatoshiDICE, was, at its peak, responsible for more than half of all Bitcoin transactions on Earth and popularized the concept of "provable fairness."
Erik humbly suggests that there is no such thing as a “free market” when the institution of money itself is centrally planned and controlled. His work is about the human struggle for the separation of money and state, and about Bitcoin as the instrument by which it will happen.
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