MGT today announced the appointment of Erik Voorhees, a highly recognized serial Bitcoin advocate and entrepreneur, to its Cryptocurrency Advisory Board, effective immediately.
Erik Voorhees is an American and Panamanian startup founder. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of the instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift.io. ShapeShift provides APIs and Web plug-ins that allow users to exchange a wide variety of cryptocurrencies and easily convert from one cryptocurrency to another.
Previously, Voorhees co-founded the bitcoin company Coinapult, a cryptocurrency wallet and broker, which allows users to buy, sell, send and receive bitcoin all in one place. He also served as the Head of Marketing at BitInstant, an online payment processor that facilitates the transfer of funds between Bitcoin exchanges. Voorhees was the founder and partial owner of SatoshiDICE, the leading bitcoin gambling website in terms of amount wagered.
"The appointment of Erik Voorhees to our Cryptocurrency Advisory Board is Roger Ver's first act as Board Chairman. I am extremely pleased with this addition to our growing advisory team. Eric is one of the most prolific innovators in the field of cryptocurrency. In addition to his outstanding business experience within the field, he is renowned as a technical innovator. Erik will be a great asset to MGT as we move forward," said John McAfee, proposed Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGT Capital.
The Cryptocurrency Advisory Board was established by John McAfee to ensure that the Company remains current in the protection of this critical field and provides the most state of the art products to its customers. Roger Ver, "Bitcoin Jesus," is the founding member and chairman of the board.