Pierre Rochard

Pierre Rochard

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Pierre Rochard is a Bitcoin Strategist at Kraken Exchange. He has been involved within the Bitcoin space as an investor, researcher, and software developer since February 2013. He co-established the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute to produce the best source publications on Bitcoin and cryptography. Rochard is also an outspoken champion for Bitcoin's decentralized governance. He began co-hosting the Noded Bitcoin Podcast in 2017. His open-source software projects that became highly successful include and the Node Launcher.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Rochard is a highly regarded authority on the investment case for Bitcoin.
  • In 2019, he founded Lightning Power Users, which operates one of the largest Lightning Network routing nodes.
  • In 2018, he founded Bitcoin Advisory to help everyone understand, buy, and hold Bitcoin
  • He advises clients on how a portfolio allocation to Bitcoin may be aligned with their long-term objectives, constraints, and investment philosophy. 
  • He does not advise on altcoins, ICOs, utility tokens, security tokens, appcoins, distributed ledger or blockchain technology, short term trading, or charting.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.