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Adam Back

4 out of 5

Cryptographer & Crypto-hacker; Co-founder & CEO of Blockstream

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 Adam Back Biography

Adam Back is a renowned cryptographer and cypherpunk. Prior to his involvement in the Bitcoin space, Back was known as an early pioneer of the digital currency movement. He developed Hashcash, a method of countering denial-of-service attacks using a proof-of-work algorithm, in 1997. Years later, this advancement provided the foundation for Bitcoin’s mining capabilities. In 2014, Back co-founded a blockchain technology company called Blockstream. His work is referenced in Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin white paper.

Back’s work with Blockstream continued to push the crypto space forward in 2020. His company saw a number of successes, including major upgrades to its satellite network and initiatives to expand its Liquid sidechain ecosystem. In July, the Liquid Network got its first general-purpose Javascript library, allowing external developers to start building a more robust environment around the project. A decentralized exchange built on the Liquid Network opened for early access in September.

With Back’s guidance, Blockstream’s Liquid Network is likely to make further strides in the coming year. There are talks of Ethereum-like features on the way for Bitcoin thanks to the project’s cross-chain capabilities. With the first nonfungible tokens already launched on Liquid, the network may yet challenge Ethereum’s dominance as the go-to ecosystem for blockchain asset issuance.

He has a computer science Ph.D. from the University of Exeter.

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Adam Back

4 out of 5

Cryptographer & Crypto-hacker; Co-founder & CEO of Blockstream

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Adam Back Biography

Adam Back is a renowned cryptographer and cypherpunk. Prior to his involvement in the Bitcoin space, Back was known as an early pioneer of the digital currency movement. He developed Hashcash, a method of countering denial-of-service attacks using a proof-of-work algorithm, in 1997. Years later, this advancement provided the foundation for Bitcoin’s mining capabilities. In 2014, Back co-founded a blockchain technology company called Blockstream. His work is referenced in Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin white paper.

Back’s work with Blockstream continued to push the crypto space forward in 2020. His company saw a number of successes, including major upgrades to its satellite network and initiatives to expand its Liquid sidechain ecosystem. In July, the Liquid Network got its first general-purpose Javascript library, allowing external developers to start building a more robust environment around the project. A decentralized exchange built on the Liquid Network opened for early access in September.

With Back’s guidance, Blockstream’s Liquid Network is likely to make further strides in the coming year. There are talks of Ethereum-like features on the way for Bitcoin thanks to the project’s cross-chain capabilities. With the first nonfungible tokens already launched on Liquid, the network may yet challenge Ethereum’s dominance as the go-to ecosystem for blockchain asset issuance.

He has a computer science Ph.D. from the University of Exeter.

Adam Back Videos

  • BTC022: Dr. Adam Back & Bitcoin's Proof of Work
    On today's show I talk with Dr. Adam Back. Adam is a Bitcoin core developer, inventor of Proof of Work, and CEO/founder of Blockstream. On the show...
  • Blockstream Mining Note AMA
    Please join us for our live Ask Me Anything with Blockstream CEO Adam Back, and CSO Samson Mow.
  • MCCVR 2020: Adam Back & Stacy Herbert: The Origins of Bitcoin
    Keiser Report's Stacy Herbert talks to Blockstream CEO Adam Back (and temporarily to Blockstream CSO Samson Mow when Adam experiences connectivity...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Adam Back for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Adam Back, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Adam Back or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Adam Back?

    Booking fees for Adam Back, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Adam Back, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Adam Back?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Adam Back for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Adam Back for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Adam Back or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Adam Back or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Adam Back is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Adam Back for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Adam Back generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bettina Warburg, Samantha Radocchia, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Zach Piester and Richie Etwaru. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Adam Back for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Adam Back Speaker Videos

  • BTC022: Dr. Adam Back & Bitcoin's Proof of Work
    On today's show I talk with Dr. Adam Back. Adam is a Bitcoin core developer, inventor of Proof of Work, and CEO/founder of Blockstream. On the show we talk about his early developments and where he's...
    Blockstream Mining Note AMA
    Please join us for our live Ask Me Anything with Blockstream CEO Adam Back, and CSO Samson Mow.
  • MCCVR 2020: Adam Back & Stacy Herbert: The Origins of Bitcoin
    Keiser Report's Stacy Herbert talks to Blockstream CEO Adam Back (and temporarily to Blockstream CSO Samson Mow when Adam experiences connectivity issues) about the origins of Bitcoin.
    Why Bitcoin Now: David Chaum and Adam Back Reflect on the Crypto Wars
    David Chaum, the inventor of eCash and CEO of xx network, and Adam Back, the inventor of Hashcash and the cofounder and CEO of Blockstream, discuss their involvement in digital currency well before...

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