Chris Raastad

Chris Raastad

Country: Estonia

Position: Software Engineer Team Lead

Organization: TransferWise

Euro 2.0 - Digitalizing Real Euros to the Ethereum Blockchain with Solidity, Spring Boot, and Estonian ID Card

Chris was born in the middle of nowhere in Wyoming, USA. He grew up in the Wyoming, South Dakota, and Washington State before graduating with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Washington Seattle. Six years ago he received a Fulbright scholarship to move to Estonia to study Cybersecurity and digitalized society. In Estonia he discovered his passion for startup companies beginning his career at Fits.me: Virtual Fitting Room and Shazam. Later he found home at TransferWise where he spent the last 3 years as an engineer and team lead building data driven backend systems in Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering and recently joined the North American growth team. Chris recently completed his Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity at the Tallinn University of Technology with the thesis topic “Security Analysis of the Euro 2.0 Digital Currency Prototype”, which subsequently sparked his interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in fintech and organizational governance.

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