Max Keiser is the co-presenter and producer of Keiser Report, the first international financial news program to cover bitcoin as early as 2011 when the cryptocurrency was still under $3.
His background is in banking, options trading and financial technology innovation. Keiser was awarded a US patent for his virtual specialist technology patent for trading virtual securities and currencies. The patent is referenced in many subsequent inventions relating to derivatives trading. Keiser’s Hollywood Dollar was one of the first proof of concepts that a digital currency could be created without permission and then used to create an economy and network around a currency not backed by a state.
Keiser co-founded Heisenberg Capital in 2013 and became an early investor in both bitcoin and in many bitcoin related startups, including Kraken, Bitpay, Shapeshift, Unocoin, Bitpesa, Bitso, Bitfinex, Factom, Storj and Uphold. He raised $500,000 in 24 hours from the Dash treasury in July 2017 for a television sponsorship deal, which was the largest blockchain crowdfund history at that time.
Keiser is an in demand speaker at international cryptocurrency conferences, including keynoting the first ever bitcoin conference held in 2011 in Prague.