Meet Christopher Burniske -
Christopher Burniske

Christopher Burniske

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Chris is currently a partner at Placeholder. He joined ARK as a Next Generation Internet analyst in August 2014, covering big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency. After ARK became the first public fund manager to invest in bitcoin, Chris transitioned to the role of Blockchain Products Lead. He now collaborates with the ARK business development team and performs deep dive research on the cryptocurrency and blockchain space.

Chris regularly speaks at conferences and has contributed to CNBC, Bloomberg, WSJ, USA Today, the Guardian and other media outlets on topics relating to Bitcoin, Ethereum and more. He also chairs the Blockchain Assets Working Group for the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance. Chris graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Earth Systems from Stanford.

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