Moving the Chain Spotlight #44: Jimmy Song

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While he is best known for sporting his signature cowboy hats, Jimmy Song actually wears many hats in the blockchain community. He is a developer, educator, and entrepreneur –who first discovered the popular cryptocurrency back in 2011.

A couple of years later, in 2013, he began working as a bitcoin coder and “never looked back.”

Since that time, the University of Michigan alum was worked on numerous bitcoin projects including Bitcoin Core, Armory, and btcd – just to name a few.

He served as VP of Engineering at Armory Technology, where he managed the development of enterprise-level Bitcoin wallet software. He is currently a venture partner for Blockchain Captial – a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the blockchain technology sector and crypto ecosystem.

On the educational and entrepreneurial side of things, Song is the man behind Programming Blockchain. Programming Blockchain offers 2-day seminars that provide folks with an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of blockchain development. These seminars are actually taught by Song.

The bitcoin buff can also be seen on his popular YouTube series, Off Chain with Jimmy Song. Moreover, this blockchain jack of all trades is the author of a blog called Bitcoin Tech Talk and is currently working on book entitled Programming Bitcoin.

When it comes to “Moving the Chain,” Jimmy Song has done it in a variety of different ways.

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“I’m a venture partner at Blockchain Capital. I’m there to be a bridge to the core community and help develop the infrastructure. We don’t know exactly what that will look like yet, but we’re going to work together to find out, we’re going to do a lot of listening to the people in the space, that are working on a lot of this stuff and come up with good ideas and implement them and hopefully make Bitcoin even better.”

Fun Fact

Jimmy Song was a Toys “R” Us kid growing up. In fact, he recalls being at the now-defunct megastore, when he asked his father to buy him his very 1st computer. The future bitcoin expert was only in 4th grade when he made this request.


Jimmy Song will be hosting a Programming Blockchain seminar in Chicago on August 21-22. For those interested in attending click here to learn more.

Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency

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