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Nefario (James McCarthy)

Nefario, also known as James McCarthy, originally from Ireland, worked as an engineer at Sun Microsystems for a short time on the Solaris team. Spent 2 years teaching English in mainland China. Began using Bitcoin late 2010 and have been a community member since that time, founded and runs the Bitcoin stock exchange (glbse.com).

Nefario was the first person to fly using Bitcoin and also the first person to be detained and deported from the US… also for using Bitcoin.

Currently Nefario is the CEO of GLBSE and the community manager for the second largest Bitcoin exchange, Intersango.

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Amir Taaki

Amir Taaki is a developer and proponent of free (as in freedom) software for ten years. Recently, Amir has been heavily involved with Bitcoin as a developer, and as an exchange-operator. Before Bitcoin, he spent many years as both artist and developer working on improving 3D games on the Linux desktop. The emerging digital economy has empowering implications for our shared culture. Still there are problems though with ways for supporting that culture. The funding models are new, and the tools for collaboration are bad.

Nobody understood the reason for the personal computer in the 80s. You could do accounting with them… We are at that stage with the digital economy.

Amir will be speaking about his work on Bitcoin at TEDxLeeds2012, in the meantime you can catch…

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