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Matthew Roszak

Matthew Roszak

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Matthew Roszak is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Bloq, a leading blockchain technology startup based in Chicago. He is a seasoned blockchain investor and entrepreneur who has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital. He has invested over $1 billion of capital in a broad range of industries, from startups to Initial Public Offerings. Roszak has extensive experience in relation to investment firms, particularly in corporate and transactional financing, divestitures, and financial restructuring, among other things.

Professional Experience


Academic History

CAREER

  • Roszak was first introduced to Bitcoin in 2011 when one of his portfolio companies wanted to see if Bitcoin could be used as a potential payment source.
  • He decided to learn more about Bitcoin by reading Satoshi Nakamoto’s white paper and became fascinated by the potential of Bitcoin
  • With the belief that Bitcoin had the potential to change the world, he wasted no time and dedicated his time and energy to investing.
  • According to him, he gave Richard Branson and Bill Clinton their first Bitcoins.
  • He was named one of the “who’s who of the cryptocurrency world” by The Wall Street Journal.
  • He settled insider trading charges in 2006 related to stock purchases of Blue Rhino, a propane tank exchange business.
  • He recently co-led an initiative to give each member of Congress $50 worth of digital assets; some accepted, but not all.
  • He has testified as an expert before U.S. Congress and spoken at the U.S. Federal Reserve. 


MEDIA

  • Roszak has presented at TEDx.
  • He has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, and Financial Times.
  • He has been a speaker at FinTech conferences worldwide, including Money20/20, CES, and American Banker.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

  • Chairman of the Chamber of Digital Commerce
  • Co-Founder of TitanMining
  • Co-Founder of Metronome Token