Michael is a 3rd year Bachelor of Arts and Social Science undergraduate at SFU. He is interested in pursing a degree in management information systems at the Beedie School of Business. After 2 years of mining and researching Bitcoin, he formed the Simon Fraser Bitcoin Club in early 2013. He serves as the club’s president, directing its overall activities and ensuring the club fulfills its mandate of advocacy and community engagement.
Michael’s vision is to break the complexities of Bitcoin into accessible parts. The club realizes this by showing how Bitcoin enables mankind to transcend borders (much like the Internet has done), inspiring others to get involved, and pushing for greater Bitcoin adoption in Canada. Michael has no doubts that future generations will regard Bitcoin as a milestone in innovations.
Michael’s friends and colleagues often claim that he is “a-bit-crazy” when it comes to Bitcoin. Thus far, he has chosen not to refute these claims. Besides, if Bill Gates can call Bitcoin a “tour de force“, then it might be something worth being crazy about!
- Skills: research, networking, entrepreneurship, good with analogies, result driven
- Other languages: Cantonese and Mandarin
- Interests: macroeconomics, philosophy, business ventures, crowd-funding, community engagement, social equality, disruptive innovations, challenging the impossible
- Achievements: established the first and most prominent university-based Bitcoin club in Canada (2013), recipient of SFU’s Undergraduate Open Scholarship (2013), convinced Schools Building Schools to become the first federally registered charity in Canada to accept Bitcoin donations (2013), raised over $1,400 in donations for SBS at the world’s first live Bitcoin fundraiser (2013)