about me past work

Who is this?

I'm a software developer specialising in low level systems software (operating systems, embedded software, assembly/C/C++). I previously worked for Google, where I spent the last three years working on account security and anti-spam systems. I now focus on the Bitcoin virtual currency system.

You can email me at mike@plan99.net or visit my Google+ profile, or contact me on Freenode IRC where I go by the nickname "hearn".

Previous work

Before I worked on anti-spam, I was an on-call operator for Google Maps and Earth in the site reliability team, I worked on Windows emulation technologies and did various small contracts in the software industry.


I have given talks on Bitcoin and the future of money in general.

General thoughts on Bitcoin and how it's doing, how it might work out

A talk on autonomous agents

Future of Bitcoin and rebuilding the financial system