Ferdinando Ametrano teaches Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology at the Milano-Bicocca University and is CEO of CheckSig, a company specialized in bitcoin custody services for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals.

Short Affiliation

Ferdinando M. Ametrano
Milano-Bicocca University and CEO CheckSig

Current Affiliations

  • Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, CheckSig
  • Founder and Scientific Director, Digital Gold Institute
  • Cofounder and Scientific Director, Crypto Asset Lab
    Department of Business and Law, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Adjunct Professor of “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology”
    Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca
    Department of Law, University of Milano-Bicocca
    Department of Mathematics, University of Milan (La Statale)
    Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences / Law Interfaculty, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia)
  • Adjunct Professor of “Interest Rate Derivatives”
    Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Founder and coadministrator of QuantLib and btclib
    https://www.quantlib.org, https://github.com/dginst/btclib


Former physicist, after almost twenty years in investment banking, asset management, and quantitive finance, Ferdinando Ametrano discovered bitcoin in 2014: since then bitcoin has been his major professional and academic interest.

Co-founder and CEO of CheckSig (transparent bitcoin custody solutions for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals), founder and scientific director of the Digital Gold Institute (R&D, consultancy, and training about bitcoin and blockchain technology), Ferdinando is also scientific director of the Crypto Asset Lab at Milano-Bicocca University, where he teaches “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology”.

Former Head of Blockchain and Virtual Currencies in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, he has been Planning Committee member of the Scaling Bitcoin conference, is chair of the Crypto Asset Lab Conference co-organized with the European Commission, is an occasional trivial contributor to Bitcoin, and maintains btclib, a bitcoin Python library.

Fintech innovator, technologist, and open source developer, he is author of scientific publications and contributor to multiple media outlets. Appreciated professor, speaker, panelist, lecturer, and instructor, he is UN/CEFACT (United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business) expert and has been invited to private and public events about bitcoin at the United Nations, the Italian Parliament, the Italian office of the European Parliament, central banks, universities, conferences, workshops, and TEDx.

His academic research focuses on price stability, advocating automated non-discretionary elastic monetary policy for a new generation of cryptocurrencies (Hayek Money).

He has been also cofounder and coadministrator of the QuantLib project, a comprehensive free/open-source software framework for quantitative finance. “Interest Rate Derivatives” Adjunct Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, he has relevant publications on this subject and has headed trading, quantitative, and risk-management teams in Banca IMI (Intesa Sanpaolo), Banca Caboto and Monte Paschi Asset Management; he has also been co-founder and managing partner of RiskMap (now StatPro Italia).

His mom and dad are very proud of him, his wife might share the feeling but has never disclosed her opinion officially, his daughters and son just don’t care about his public persona, his friends consider him bizarre, his colleagues and students love and hate him depending on their sensitivities and experiences.

Oh… he is Catholic and a huge Bruce Springsteen fan.

Europass CV: https://ametrano.net/cv/CV-Europass-20200626-Ametrano-EN.pdf
Two pages CV: https://ametrano.net/cv/FerdinandoAmetranoCV.pdf

email contact form: https://bit.ly/contactametrano

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Bitcoin public address

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