Mike Belshe

Mike Belshe

Formal First Name
1971 - present

Mike Belshe is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BitGo, one of the largest and most prominent cryptocurrency custodian service providers. He is the inventor of the multi-signature protocols used at BitGo, and the driving force behind the company’s product and business strategy for delivering security, compliance, and custodial solutions for blockchain-based currencies. Prior to launching BitGo, Mike was one of the first ten engineers dedicated to building Chrome at Google. He is the creator of the SPDY protocol and the lead author of HTTP/2.0—the internet protocol responsible for loading web pages today. He also helped found the CryptoCurrency Security Standard (CCSS), a security standard for cryptocurrencies embraced by Deloitte and PwC. A veteran technologist and well-known inventor, Mike holds over ten technology patents to date.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Mike started his career at Hewlett-Packard then moved to Netscape Communications, where he worked on the Netscape Enterprise Server.

  • After Netscape he joined Good Technology before co-founding Lookout Software with Eric Hahn.

  • In 2003, Mike co-founded Lookout Software, an email search company acquired by Microsoft in 2004.

  • In 2006, he joined Google, was one of the first engineers on the Google Chrome team, and was part of the Google Chrome Comic.

  • He submitted SPDY to the IETF in 2011, and was an author of HTTP/2.

  • As part of the IETF standardization effort, Mike argued for encryption by default within the protocol.



‍“If you don't have some Bitcoin now, it is time to put at least 3% of your net worth into Bitcoin. This is the lowest risk, highest asymmetric upside investment you will likely see in your lifetime. Or stop the lockdown. But still, get Bitcoin.”

Mike Belshe, August 2020