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MATANOVIĆ Aleksandar
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency professional, Founder of Serbian Bitcoin Association
Aleksandar has always been passionate about virtual currencies. In 2007 he co-founded a local online exchange for which was, at that moment, the most popular virtual currency – e-gold. Later, the exchange was also supporting two more virtual currencies – Liberty Reserve and Perfect Money.
In 2011, he first learns about bitcoin and in 2012 his focus shifts completely to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. That same year, he co-founds a local bitcoin exchange, which is still operational and has included several other cryptocurrencies in the meantime.
In 2014, Aleksandar enrolls inworld’s first MSc in Digital Currencies at University of Nicosia. Two years later, he becomes one of the first graduates of that course.
The following years have seen his company growing significantly, following the growth of the whole cryptocurrency/blockchain industry. Besides the exchange, his company also operates a network of cryptocurrency ATMs, has developed a cryptocurrency payment application for merchants and has initiated the founding of Serbian Bitcoin Association.
Aleksandar is a regular speaker at events that cover blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. He also appears in the media very often and writes articles for different news outlets. His aim is to spread awareness and promote safe and responsible use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. That effort is supported by numerous workshops and courses he has organized and delivered on three different continents. He strongly believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies will change the world and tries to be an active part of that revolution.