Andreas M. Antonopoulos is an acclaimed author, speaker, educator and one of the world's leading bitcoin and open blockchain experts. Andreas makes complex subjects accessible and easy to understand. He is known for delivering electrifying lectures that combine economics, psychology, technology and game theory with current events, personal anecdotes and historical precedents - effortlessly transliterating the complex issues of blockchain technology from the abstract to the real world.
In 2014, Antonopoulos wrote the groundbreaking book, Mastering Bitcoin, widely considered the best technical guide ever written on the technology. His second book, The Internet of Money, revealed the "why" of bitcoin - and became an Amazon bestseller, as did the subsequent books The Internet of Money Volume Two and The Internet of Money Volume Three. Mastering Ethereum, a technical guide to the Ethereum network, was published in late 2018. His latest book, Mastering the Lightning Network, explains Bitcoin's second-tier payment network.
His books have been translated and published in 14 languages so far.
He is a lecturer at the University of Nicosia, sits on the Bitcoin Benchmark Rate Oversight Committee at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and has appeared as an expert witness in hearings around the world, including the Australian Senate Banking Committee and the Canadian. Senate Commission for Commerce, Banking and Finance.
As an entrepreneur, Andreas has founded a number of bitcoin businesses and launched several community open source projects. He is a consultant for several bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies. He is a widely published author of articles and blog posts on bitcoin, is a permanent presenter of the popular Speaking of Bitcoin podcast, and a frequent speaker at conferences and meetups on technology and security around the world.