Who is Juan en Cripto?
From Traditional Finance to the Blockchain Industry
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.
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.
I am currently the director of GBA Madrid 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:
- University College London
- London Business School
- Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
- UPF Barcelona School of Management
- Barcelona Technology School
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.
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.