Ryan is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader in Bitcoin, the broader open source ecosystem, academia and the non-profit sector. Ryan was Co-Founder and COO of the largest American Bitcoin exchange, Tradehill, Inc. Since Tradehill, Ryan co-founded CryptoCorp, a multi-signature security company, Blockchain Clearing, a securities clearing technology company, Blockchain Health, which does document control for clinical documents using the Blockchain and Chia Network, a crypto-currency company building a better bitcoin. Other ventures include Peace Markets, a marketplace for cross-conflict peace building, a project of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, The OpenDocument Foundation, The OpenDocument Fellowship, OpenOffice.org and stints working for Sun Microsystems, Starbucks and the State of Georgia. Ryan enjoys reading science fiction, studying economics and building the future.