Andreas Brekken

Crypto native coder, founder, and investor.

Crypto native

I started coding as a teenager and quickly found my niche in betting automation. That all changed in 2011 when I found Bitcoin. The opportunities from being able to send money to anyone in the world at any time consumed me and changed my career path.

Exchange coder

I built my first exchange, Justcoin, from scratch in 2013 and operated it in Norway until its sale in 2014. I soon joined Kraken as a software engineer at their San Francisco office until 2016.

In 2018, I began working on a new exchange, but this time a coin swap with no user accounts. Today, SideShift is a thriving startup with a distributed team of 15. Our users have swapped over $1b already Newsletter/Podcast

For over 5 years I've been sending out the weekly Newsletter covering the crypto industry with a focus on memes and culture. On the Podcast, I interview personalities from the crypto industry to talk tech and finance together with my co-hosts.
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