Kurt is an entrepreneur from Chicago with experience in bitcoin mining, business management, and cybersecurity. As CoinGeek’s Chief Bitcoin Historian, Kurt is a wealth of knowledge on all things blockchain, and he has the unique ability to make complex ideas easy to understand. Kurt is never afraid to engage in a fiery debate, and his editorials are unapologetic while also being fair and fun to read. As host of the CoinGeek Weekly Livestream, Kurt is lively, informative and sometimes controversial.
His Bitcoin journey started in 2012, and he has been an active, public advocate for Satoshi’s Vision of big block Bitcoin since the beginning of the Bitcoin Civil War. Whether in print, spoken word, video appearances or on stage, Kurt has a knack for keeping things practical while never being afraid to poke fun at people’s sacred calfs. He is a frequent host, co-host and special guest across the blockchain media space, and is a fearless advocate for the unbounded Bitcoin protocol.
In his free time, Kurt loves spending quality time with his growing family and training in MMA with his beloved wife. They are both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors, and Kurt holds certification to teach strangulation and dismemberment techniques under the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Association.