Erik Voorhees is a Panamanian-American entrepreneur and a pioneer in the crypto and blockchain space. He is the founder and CEO of ShapeShift, a digital asset trading platform that hosts over 50 digital assets. He has also been involved in several other innovative Bitcoin ventures, such as SatoshiDICE, Coinapult, Bitinstant, and FeedZeBirds.
Voorhees is a vocal advocate for Bitcoin and decentralized finance and often speaks at industry events and conferences. He believes that crypto will be ready for a major financial meltdown within five years. As one of the most influential and respected figures in the crypto world, he has a vision of creating a more open, fair, and transparent financial system for all.
Voorhees was one of the earliest Bitcoin and cryptocurrency advocates, spreading awareness and education through his writings and speeches. He also created a Bitcoin-funded debit card that allowed Bitcoin-based transactions through standard bank accounts.