Who is Juan en Cripto?

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GBA Professional Member - Juan en Cripto

From Traditional Finance to the Blockchain Industry

I am an Industrial Engineer from Universidad de los Andes with an MBA from London Business School.

I worked at Credicorp Capital for over six years and gained significant experience in investment banking and the capital markets. I structured and successfully closed M&A deals, IPOs, corporate bonds, syndicated loans, and private equity transactions for close to USD 1 billion.

In 2013 I worked as a volunteer for Plan International in a mobile banking project in Zambia and in 2016 I cofounded Sportskred, an influencer marketing platform based in London.

While participating in the MassChallenge accelerator in Switzerland, I first read about Bitcoin on the book "Cryptocurrency: The Future of Money?". Since then, I have continued studying everything related to Bitcoin, the Blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency industry.

My Experience in the Blockchain Industry

In November of 2017, I started working as a volunteer at Government Blockchain Association (GBA) and as a community manager at Swissborg AG, contributing to the success of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for USD 50 million.

In December of 2017, I realized that there were few reliable resources to learn about Bitcoin and Blockchain in Spanish. That is why I decided to start an educational YouTube channel to share my knowledge, experience, opinions, and news about Bitcoin, Blockchain, DeFi and cryptocurrencies in Spanish.

In March of 2018, I started working at Rockchain Ltd, advising projects raising funds and listing their regulated tokens in the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX).

I am currently the director of GBA Madrid, the presenter of Bit2me Crypto News and spend a good part of my time learning and teaching about Bitcoin, Blockchain, DeFi and cryptocurrencies.

Some universities where I give or have given lectures are:

I am the author of the course Fundamentos de la Tecnología Blockchain produced with Universidad Javeriana and edX, with more than 4,000 registered students.

My Motivation

I am passionate about the transformational power of Bitcoin, Blockchain, DeFi and decentralized systems.

Thanks to my work in the blockchain industry, I am convinced of the potential of this technology to change the world and create efficiencies in organizations.

I see a future where the Blockchain technology will be present in our day-to-day lives and I am convinced that education plays an important role in this change of paradigm.

I don't think that everyone should know in detail the cryptography behind Bitcoin or the rules of the different consensus algorithms. However, I am convinced that people who have a general understanding of this technology will be able to adapt easier to the future and will have a competitive advantage.

For this reason, through Juan en Cripto I am dedicated to educating and training people interested in learning about the exciting world of Bitcoin, Blockchain, DeFi and cryptocurrencies.

Next Steps...

If you want to know more and start learning about Bitcoin, Blockchain, DeFi and cryptocurrencies, contact me here.