Brian Hoffman

BLOCK-CON Speaker Brian Hoffman, OB1

Brian Hoffman



Brian’s background in Computer Science from James Madison University has led him to head several successful government and commercial projects during his career. He has also been an integral piece of many cybersecurity contracts supporting the DoD and classified agencies with Booz Allen Hamilton. Brian is currently the project maintainer for his newest venture, OpenBazaar and the CEO of OB1. Brian began OpenBazaar when he forked the open source code from the 2014 Toronto Hackathon award winning “proof of concept”, DarkMarket, a decentralized Bitcoin marketplace, and has gone on to raise $4.25M from notable VCs Union Square Ventures and a16z to found OB1.

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