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 The Case for Bitcoin in Institutional Investment Portfolios, CFA Society Pittsburgh

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 The Case for Bitcoin in Institutional Investment Portfolios

Thursday June 25th, 12:00 PM

Please join Daniel Mross and Luke Rattay from Maximalist Capital for a discussion on the Case for Bitcoin in institutional portfolios along with a review of recent survey results on evolving attitudes of Financial Advisors toward Cryptoasset investments.

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Daniel Mross


Daniel Mross became involved in Bitcoin mining in 2011. His involvement in the early cryptocurrency community led him to create the first Bitcoin documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Daniel is a frequent speaker at events about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. He has been a guest lecturer at many institutions and enjoys educating people about Bitcoin. Daniel is a data architect and systems engineer with over twelve years experience in enterprise software delivery. He received his BS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 2000. He has experience across the full spectrum of IT, from software development to systems administration, specializing in performance optimization and data architecture. He worked at FreeMarkets, Inc. and at CombineNet, Inc., where he designed, built and administered MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft database clusters. Daniel last worked as a senior database administrator at FTI Consulting before leaving to co- found his first startup, Listmill LLC, an online marketplace website, which was successfully sold the following year.


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Luke Rattay has trading experience with equities, Active and passively managed investment vehicles and derivatives for over ten years. For three years he worked as a valuation analyst and financial efficiency modeler, writing DCF, MM and IRR reports on both publicly traded and closely held companies. Additionally, he advised on solutions to increase operational and financial efficiency of privately held companies. He received a BS in Business Administration with a major in finance from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, with concentrations in finance, accounting and entrepreneurship. While at Carnegie Mellon, he studied cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications under the acclaimed cyber security researcher, Nicolas Christin. In 2018 Luke and his team ranked 3rd place in MIT's Bitcoin hackathon and 2nd place in Tokyo's international LongHash cryptocurrency hackathon. Since 2014, Luke has focused on the economic theory, social incentives, and impacts of cryptocurrency on existing financial systems. He also ran a mining farm which was acquired in 2017.

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6/25/2020 12:00 PM

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6/25/2020 1:00 PM


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