Michael is an information security expert with over a decade of experience performing digital forensic examinations, cyber investigations, and incident response post-mortems. In 2012, Michael applied his security skills to bitcoin and blockchain and launched Canada's first consultancy practice, Bitcoinsultants. Co-author of CryptoCurrency Security Standard, Michael's work has secured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin, Ether, and other cryptocurrencies. Michael joined ShapeShift AG as the CISO in January of 2017 after having successfully guiding the company through their high-profile April 2016 internal security breach. Outside of his duties with ShapeShift, Michael serves on the boards of CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4), The Bitcoin Foundation, and has been qualified as an Expert Witness in the courts of Canada and the United Arab Emirates. A prolific speaker on blockchain and security, Michael speaks to both technical and non-technical audiences about bitcoin, blockchain and explains why, as well as how, the technology is transforming the world we live in.