Peter Vessenes is the co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, and served as its first Executive Director and Chairman. He launched the first Venture-backed Bitcoin Company in 2011: CoinLab, Inc. He has consulted for and advised numerous groups about the Bitcoin technology, including the Department of Treasury, FinCEN and the US Senate GAO. He has introduced Bitcoin to and helped build Bitcoin practices at major law firms like Perkins Coie, and is a trusted advisor to big four accounting firms like Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Price Waterhouse Coopers and major Venture Capital firms like Lightspeed Venture Partners, DFJ, Ribbit Capital, Pantera Capital, Cedar Hill Capital and others. He is an internationally known speaker and expert in his domain. He graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Mathematics and an emphasis in cryptography. He has a patient wife and four children. Someday he would like a dog.