Current Affiliations

  • Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, CheckSig
    https://checksig.io
  • Founder and Executive Director, Digital Gold Institute
    https://dgi.io
  • Cofounder and Scientific Director, Crypto Asset Lab
    Department of Business and Law, University of Milano-Bicocca
    https://cryptoassetlab.diseade.unimib.it
  • Adjunct Professor of “Interest Rate Derivatives”
    Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca
    https://www.unimib.it/ferdinando-maria-ametrano
  • 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 Milano
    Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences / Law Interfaculty, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia)
  • Founder and coadministrator of QuantLib and btclib
    https://www.quantlib.org, https://github.com/dginst/btclib

Profile

After almost twenty years in the investment banking and asset management industry, Ferdinando Ametrano discovered bitcoin in 2014: since then bitcoin has been his major professional and academic interest.

Founder and CEO of CheckSig (transparent bitcoin custody solutions for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals) and 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 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, central banks, the Italian Parliament, universities, conferences, and workshops.

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

He is 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 an ex-physicist and a huge 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


Social Networks

https://github.com/fametrano
https://ssrn.com/author=510135
https://medium.com/@nando1970
https://twitter.com/Ferdinando1970
https://speakerdeck.com/nando1970
https://www.reddit.com/user/Nando1970
https://www.slideshare.net/Ferdinando1970
https://facebook.com/ferdinando.ametrano
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ferdinandoametrano
https://youtube.com/c/FerdinandoMAmetrano
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dFSSrwwAAAAJ


Bitcoin Public Address

1FEz167JCVgBvhJBahpzmrsTNewhiwgWVG
Bitcoin public address


Profile Pictures

Ferdinando M. Ametrano
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