• About ME

    I have spent my time riding the waves of innovation..

    I grew up trading in the pits in Chicago. That experience was a fantastic lesson in how markets and people function.


    It also taught me how to trade, and that traders are all fundamentally entrepreneurs in that they hope to divine the future pattern of things, ahead of the crowd.


    That trading experience has given me a keen sensitivity and ability to spot opportunity as it emerges.


    Innovation moves around, and I have had the privilege in the course of my career to see and participate in the emergence of the Internet wave, the following e-commerce wave, the cloud services wave, the social wave, and now the super-nova of what I believe might be the biggest wave yet...the cryptographic wave.


    The cryptographic wave which is best exemplified by Bitcoin, lies at the intersection of the Internet and money. This wave will reshape the financial services world and I believe bring us a new era of free markets. It is my current project to lend my efforts towards helping this future materialize.

  • Work


    Heading up Crypto & Digital Assets at Forge

    CTO IRA Services


    CTO Flux Data Inc. - Helix Re.

    A Google related company

    2016 - 2018

    Large Scale 3d Structure & Info Modeling

    COO AlphaClone

    2015 - 2016

    Algo-powered Exchange Traded Funds ETF's

    CEO & Founder Stylehive

    2004 - 2009

    Consumer Social Shopping & Networking

    CEO & Founder Totality

    (now part of Verizon Business Services)

    1999 - 2004

    Cloud based Application Management & Scaling Solutions

    CTO & Founder Fort Point Partners

    1995 - 1999

    Large Scale E-commerce Web Application Builders

  • "Proof-of-work has the nice property that it can be relayed through untrusted middlemen. We don't have to worry about a chain of custody of communication. It doesn't matter who tells you a longest chain, the proof-of-work speaks for itself."


    Satoshi Nakamoto

  • Education

    Stanford University

    1993 - 1994

    Some graduate-level course work in Computer Science Programming

    B.A. Yale University

    1985 - 1989

    Philosophy & Computer Science

  • Areas of Interests

    Crypto Currencies & Tokens

    Software Development

    Mathematica & R Languages

    Open Source Dev




    Decentralized Exchanges

  • My Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    This weekend I went to buy a new car, something millions of consumers do every day of the year. ...
  • Social Me

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  • Recommendations

    The word around town

    Minter Dial

    Expert in Digital Transformations

    "Michael's passion for tech is infectious. He has always been ahead of everyone else, that is why I asked him to contribute to my book, FutureProof" -> article

    James Roche

    CEO of Helix Re

    "The best companies I have led successfully all had the road map and strategy for them laid out early on by Michael."

    Patrick Healy

    CEO Hellman & Friedman

    "Michael's counsel is highly valued, he helps us understand what tech matters most."

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  • Interesting Things

    Good Ideas...

    A Philosopy of Software Design

    A Philosopy of Software Design

    Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

    Mastering Bitcoin: Programming the Open Blockchain

    Futureproof: How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption

    Futureproof: How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption​

    Epicenter Podcast

    The Epicenter Podcast takes you to heart of perhaps the most important technological revolution of our time, the rise of decentralized technologies.

    2020 Goldman Sachs TMT in San Francisco @ the Palace Hotel Feb 14th, Bitcoin and Blockchain Panel

    Michael Carrier of Forge, Rod Hall of Goldman Sachs, Spencer Bogart of Blockchain Capital, Asheesh Birla of Ripple, Diogo Monica of Anchorage. This panel discussed the state of the Bitcoin network going into 2020 and the new developments happening in the crypto landscape. For investors interested in crypto, blockchain and Bitcoin.

    Stephan Wolfram's New Physics Project

    Stephan Wolfram's New Kind of Science Physics Project

    The big shift of our age is the fact that we are moving from making progress in science from calculated and formulated system descriptions towards algorithmic descriptions of systems and ultimately the world. Stephan Wolfram is looking for the class of algo's that gave rise to our observed universe, check it out!