CheckSig CEO and cofounder, Ferdinando Ametrano teaches Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology as adjunct professor in many universities.

Short Affiliation

Ferdinando Ametrano
CheckSig CEO and founder
Milano-Bicocca University

Current Affiliations

  • Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, CheckSig
  • Founder and Scientific Director, Digital Gold Institute
  • Founder and Scientific Director, Crypto Asset Lab
    University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Adjunct Professor of “Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology
    Department of Finance, ESSEC Business School
    Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca
    Department of Mathematics, University of Milan (La Statale)
  • Founder and coadministrator of QuantLib and 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.

Founder and CEO of CheckSig (bitcoin and crypto solutions for private and institutional investors), founder and scientific director of the Digital Gold Institute (R&D, consultancy, and training about bitcoin and blockchain technology), Ferdinando is also founder and 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 CAL 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 founder and coadministrator of the QuantLib project, a comprehensive free/open-source software framework for quantitative finance. Former “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 cofounder and managing partner of RiskMap (now part of Confluence Technologies).

His parents are very proud of him, his wife might share the feeling but has never officially disclosed her opinion, his daughters and son do not have interest in his professional activities, 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.

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