Valery Vavilov is the CEO and founder of The Bitfury Group – the world’s leading full service Blockchain company. Vavilov’s entrepreneurial experience and passion for Blockchain technology led him to found the company in 2011, when Blockchain was just starting to capture the world’s attention. A native Latvian who experienced first-hand the challenges resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union, Valery was inspired by Blockchain technology and saw an opportunity to build technological solutions that could improve the lives of people around the world. Valery focused first on the hardware solutions that would ensure security in the Bitcoin Blockchain, leading The Bitfury Group to develop five generations of cutting-edge mining chips and state-of-the-art data center designs. Under his leadership, the company has expanded its focus to provide custom-designed software, consulting solutions, and advanced hardware, all while maintaining its position as one of the major public Bitcoin Blockchain security and transaction providers.