Fernando Ulrich, born 1980, currently living in Porto Alegre, Brazil
BA in Business Management in Brazil; Masters in Austrian Economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
Professional experience and achievement
Fernando has worked for seven years in the elevator industry, with experiences in Brazil, Europe and the Middle East. He's also been involved in the M&A and banking industry in Brazil, but is currently a real estate developer in the southern region of his home country.
He's involved in the libertarian movement in Brazil, being a member of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (IEE), which organizes the largest libertarian event in Latin America, the annual Liberty Forum. He also serves as a Board Member at the Mises Institute Brazil.
Having written numerous articles ranging from economic to political topics, Fernando focuses primarily on studying monetary theory.
In 2014, he released his first book, Bitcoin - a moeda na era digital (“Bitcoin - money in the digital age”), published by the Mises Institute Brazil. It can be downloaded free of charge.
Austrian economics, libertarianism, monetary and banking theory, technology
First experience with cryptocurrencies
Having heard about Bitcoin since early 2012 and being often asked to opine on it, Fernando felt he needed to study in-depth. The price surge of early 2013 finally prompted him to research the topic. After a few articles, he was immediately fascinated by it. He felt the revolutionary potential was just overwhelming.
Role in the Bitcoin community
Fernando’s role is mainly an educational one. As his earnings are not related in any way to Bitcoin or any cryptocurrencies, he devotes his spare time to studying it, spreading it, and educating people on its potential in promoting a better world.
Fernando has a blog called Money in the Digital Age on Brazil’s largest financial news site, InfoMoney. Here, he writes about money, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general.
He has participated in many local conferences and given interviews with the national press, etc. He hopes his book will help more people understand the technology, its unprecedented nature and how it can be beneficial to society as whole.