Erik Voorhees, Private Investor

The Missing Link

Dec 19 2023 • 1 hr 2 mins

On our last episode of 2023, we welcome Erik Voorhees! If you're a crypto believer, there's no doubt you have heard of Erik. His origins in the crypto space can be traced back to 2011 when he discovered Bitcoin from a Facebook post, and then to 2012 when he joined BitInstant LLC as Head of Marketing. Voorhees co-founded the Bitcoin company Coinapult and founded SatoshiDICE, which he later sold for 126,000 Bitcoin. Just months after the Mt. Gox hack in 2014, Erik launched the first non-custodial crypto exchange, ShapeShift. As Founder and CEO of ShapeShift, he led that to a successful exit for shareholders while also turning ShapeShift into a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) governed by its FOX token holders. He has been an outspoken libertarian and advocate for Bitcoin, talking openly about his concerns surrounding traditional monetary systems and taxation. He has been known to work with regulators on better understanding the decentralized financial system and improving the future of both TradFi and DeFi. He has been featured in the book Digital Gold and the Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin. He has publicly debated Peter Schiff, and Sam Bankman-Fried, and has been featured on Bloomberg, Fox Business, and numerous industry conferences. He has been interviewed by many crypto publications and podcasts - The Missing Link being one. This episode is a can't-miss! This podcast does not contain any financial or legal advice and you should not seek to rely on it as such. Opinions are the personal opinions of the speaker.