Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, born 1983 in Gothenburg, Sweden, currently living in Rio de Janeiro
Professional experience and achievement
Susanne is an international entrepreneur, tech investor and writer. She has worked in Sweden, France, Brazil, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Libya and Egypt in the past.
In 2008, she started Wise Strategic Communication, the first Afghan strategic communication company, which she sold in February 2011 to a US contracting firm. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, she started Shabakat Corporation in Egypt and Libya to support local grassroots movements. After the end of the civil war in Libya, she turned Shabakat into a broader technology company to enable agorist initiatives through, amongst other things, crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies and other blockchain applications.
She’s the author of the forthcoming book “The Googlement - The DIY Guide To Starting Your Own Nation (And Changing The World),” which will be published in 2014.
Voluntaryism/ anarchism theory, philosophy, sociology, technology, transhumanism, modern art, vintage Champagne, real estate, cryptocurrencies, alternative governance solutions, globalization, entrepreneurship.
First experience with cryptocurrencies
Susanne discovered Bitcoin in 2012 through a friend and instantly realised it would change the world through being an international, non-nation state currency. In 2013, Susanne realised the possibilities of using the blockchain for other applications, such as decentralising law, and became a crypto activist.
Role in the Bitcoin community
Susanne owns an altcoin mining operation in Indonesia, consults on crypto investments, and is developing a number of applications to empower entrepreneurs through DACs/DAOs/DOs and applications designed to decentralize functions previously carried out by governments, specifically in the legal realm.
Susanne is also a frequent speaker at libertarian conferences, and occasionally publishes articles on cryptocurrencies.