Michael Terpin

Michael is the co-founder and chairman of BitAngels, the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups. BitAngels currently has over 600 members and has made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies.

Michael is one of the leading “go-to” experts on bitcoin and he’s spoken all over the world on it, including Bitcoin 2014, Satoshi Roundtable, South by Southwest, and TEDx Hollywood. He sees a huge future in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for a variety of reasons, as he told the Business to Freedom podcast earlier this year: “These days it only makes sense to use digital currencies. A penny in the United States costs two pennies to make. It’s possible that 20 years from now we won’t ever need to walk into banks to make transactions and file checks…” “Cryptocurrencies are great because they allow users to track their spending and allow digital marketplaces to be fully accountable. This is a huge reason why nations with unstable economies, especially those that rely on other currencies (ie. the US dollar), are looking to make their financials more transparent.” Michael is also the co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs, the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain, and a partner at Flight VC, where he helps run the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina. On top of all that, he’s also known as a public relations genius. He founded Marketwire, one of the world’s largest and most technologically sophisticated company newswires. Originally known as Internet Wire, Marketwire was acquired in 2006 for $35 million. Michael’s been in on cryptocurrencies since the beginning… and hardly anyone else in the world has their finger on the pulse of the industry. At IES 2017 in Nashville, he’ll tell you if bitcoin is simply “having a moment” or if cryptocurrencies are the future of finance.

Featured Module

Where It All Started

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Module Description

Welcome to module #1 of the Crypto Mastery Series! In this module, we’ll be covering the basics of cryptocurrencies: What they are, how they got started, and the technologies that make them possible… as well as the several failed attempts to make a cryptocurrency before Bitcoin was invented. Bitcoin was initially conceived of as a way of having global payments method without centralized control. And it’s the only technology to will allow anybody who has access to the internet and to a phone or a computer to send value to anybody else without a bank or government getting involved. The counter party is the mathematical construct of the network.

What Will I Learn

  • How to avoid common cryptocurrency scams. Anywhere money can be made, there’s likely to be scams. But with the lack of regulations, low consumer awareness, and a severe lack of options for legal recourse, particularly in this new industry,  it’s crucial you understand how to safely buy and sell this new asset class!
  • The truth about the infamous “Bitcoin pizza.” If you’ve read anything about cryptocurrencies, you’ve probably heard about the “$100 million” pizza. It was the first thing ever bought using Bitcoin (10,000 bitcoin to be exact)... but here’s what REALLY happened.
  • Important differences between the dollar, Bitcoin, gold. People say all three are “money”... but is that true? We’ll cover the difference between a currency and a store of value... and the many pro’s and con’s of these three hotly debated forms of money.
  • CryptoSecurity 101: If you’re going to invest in cryptocurrencies, it’s crucial you understand how to protect yourself from hackers, criminals, and scams! Here’s what you need to know to keep your crypto’s safe.
  • How to deal with crypto taxes. Do you live in the United States? If so, this is a “must know!” Failure to properly report your gains on cryptocurrency investments could land you a hefty fine… or even jail time!
  • The 4 Crypto’s you MUST own. Want to simply “set it and forget it,” and not stress yourself watching the regular market swings? These are the four cryptocurrencies that should go into  into your crypto portfolio.
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