Peter Smith is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blockchain, a financial technology and data company that has empowered millions of users across the globe to store and transact digital value quickly and without costly intermediaries. Under his leadership, Blockchain has become the market leader in digital currency and distributed ledger technology. By 2016, Blockchain’s software has powered over 100M transactions around the world. Peter is a 2016 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and noted thought leader in the FinTech space, having been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, TechCrunch, and spoken at conferences around the world including Techcrunch Disrupt, Money 20/20, Web Summit, Collision, Wired Money, among many others. Prior to co-founding Blockchain, Peter lived, studied, and worked in the US, Europe, MENA, East Africa, and Asia. When he isn’t basking in the glow of a laptop, you can find him either reading or out running, trekking, surfing, and climbing up or skiing down a mountain. If you are working on something hard and want to be in touch - please be in touch; but include a book recommendation.