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Brandon "Synth" Smietana

Skycoin
Co-founder
Brandon Smietana, aka "Synth", is one of the earliest contributors behind Bitcoin, and started Skycoin 8 years ago with a vision of creating a new, decentralized Internet. He sits on the advisory boards of several cryptocurrency projects. Synth has a background in mathematics, distributed systems, and symbolic logic. History: - founded social media company, grew to 40 million monthly users, sold company - head of technology at fashion/health company - leading NLP/quant/behavioral Finance hedge fund - Created Voxel MMO - Contributor on Bitcoin (third party secp256k1 implementation audit, fuzzing, cryptographic review; discovered signature mutability and duplicate coinbase output problem Bitcoin) - founder/advisor/investor on two dozen other blockchain projects totally over 40 billion in market cap). Do not contact me about ICOs - invented high security hardware crypto-asset wallet for financial institution. - Worked at leading NLP, quant, behavioral Finance hedge fund - Developed new programming language and blockchain application platform. - Cybernetics, mass social control research. - Partner in crypto-currency arbitrage fund Domains: - Quantitative Finance - Big Data / Data Analytics - Machine Learning / Natural Language Processing - Cryptocurrencies Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Numerical Linear Algebra, Statistics, Probability Theory, Machine Learning, Category Theory, Differential Geometry Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC), Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) RSA, DSA, Diffie–Hellman key exchange