Michael Tidwell works as a developer evangelist at Tierion, a company that uses Bitcoin’s blockchain to timestamp data. He frequently speaks about blockchain technology to business and universities. He is the founder of the Atlanta Blockchain meetup group, cofounder of the Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy, and co-founder of TABConf. Michael has dedicated the last 6 years to studying blockchain projects and has a variety of experience with distributed architecture in the enterprise setting. He has been running meetups with his leadership team for about 4 years through TAB (The Atlanta Blockchain), one the largest blockchain meetup groups in the world. Additionally, TAB members run an annual conference, TABConf, that makes world class blockchain experts accessibility to newcomers. In his free time Michael enjoys skateboarding, dancing, teaching blockchain workshops and he hosts blockchain book reading classes.