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Areas of Expertise: Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, Most programming languages with strong expertise in low-level systems, IP development, Leading enterprise technology development teams, Startup operation and fund-raising
James Beecham is a Computer Engineer and Entrepreneur born and raised in Austin, Texas. James co-founded ALTR, an information security startup, where he currently works as CTO and has been issued two patents on ALTR’s proprietary blockchain technology. Previously, James worked at Dash Financial as the technology R&D lead where he developed risk layers and algorithmic protocols for Dash’s electronic trading platform. He also worked as an embedded systems engineer at Texas Memory Systems prior the acquisition by IBM.
James graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where his focus was embedded systems. During school he was a teaching assistant for microcontrollers courses and participated in IBM’s premier Extreme Blue internship and Coop programs. James currently lives in downtown Austin with his wife Rachel.
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