Vitali first became aware of bitcoin in 2009, in the midst of government bailouts of systemically important financial institutions, while wondering if there were a better way. Being non-technical, he did not directly engage until 2013, when Coinbase was well established as an entry point for new users. This was just in time for the infamous 2013 Bitcoin bubble, which saw the price reach over $1,000 only to bottom at ~$190 by January 2015. Vitali has since bought various coins on centralized and decentralized exchanges, participated in multiple ICOs and private pre-sales, and is a proud owner of a cryptocurrency trading bot.
Vitali is also the co-founder and CEO of Kuoll Inc., a startup providing conversion monitoring and error analytics services to e-commerce businesses. Prior to Kuoll, Vitali spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently in the Management & Strategy Group in the Investment Banking Division, and earlier in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group, and the Financial Sponsors Group. Vitali earned a BA degree in Genetics & Development from Cornell University.
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