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Entrepreneur, writer, and technophile, John Biggs, is a highly respected source of fact and information on digital technology, internet culture, and the possibilities and risks of technology in the society of tomorrow.
He writes for Wired, the New York Times, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync and The Stir to name a few. John was Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch.com on the East Coast and is News Editor at cryptocurrency news site CoinDesk. A former CEO of fintech startup Freemit.com, He has a practical background in hardware startups and in the technology of 3D printing. Recently he has written and spoken with authority on blockchain and cryptocurrencies and on the technological and social future of money including Bitcoin, financial markets, fintech, hardware, software, and the consequences for unbanked individuals and communities.
John has written three non-fiction books. Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age was published in 2004. In 2011 Bloggers Boot Camp, written with co-author Charlie White, was a recipe book on how to build, write, and run a successful blog site. And in 2014 John published Marie Antoinette’s Watch, a story of royalty, revolutionaries, smugglers, thieves, and the great tech engineering of Abraham-Louis Breguet. William Gibson, author of Neuromancer described it as “a wonderful book”.
John Biggs is a dynamic, interesting, compelling and wry speaker on internet and digital culture. His world is captivating and fascinating offering insights and perspectives on our digital present and possible futures.
John lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is available for speaking engagements around the world.
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