Alex Waters has been an early member of the Bitcoin ecosystem since its inception and has worked full-time on blockchain technology since 2010. His past projects include co-founding and serving as the CEO for Coin.co, a bitcoin payments company, as well as creating Coin Apex, one of the first digital currency and blockchain research organizations. He has also held roles at the Bitcoin core development open source project, BitInstant, and itBit.
Committed to building technology and creating products that utilize distributed ledger systems, he has helped set the tone for high standards regarding the current regulatory landscape. Alex is considered a valuable resource to the industry and is utilized by many banking, legal, educational, and public groups for his insight on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, including the NY Federal Reserve, OCC, FIRMA, The Clearing House, NYS Bar Association, The Council on Foreign Relations, NYU, The King’s College, Columbia University, and the W3C.. He has also been featured in print, radio, and television by organizations such as Coin Desk, Forbes, Fortune, NPR, Fox, American Banker, Wired, Business Insider, BBC, Vice, TechCrunch, and Bloomberg.