Mike runs Galactic Systems , a VR development company focused on a trans-platform communications technology to support full gaming immersive experience. His background stems from Mechanical Engineering, Air Force Service (3yrs), and Energy Conservation.
1998 – 2005 collaborated on BitGold within the Blockchain infrastructure alongside Nick Szabo, Hal Finney, Ralph Merkel, and Wei Dai. Mike major contributions were on the ideas of what we know now as the chain of custody & public ledger attributes within the Blockchain.
From 2006 – 2010 he became well known in Virtual Reality as a creator of the first virtual stock exchanges (World Stock Exchange (WSE) & Ancapistan Capital Exchange (ACE)), and land baron in Second Life; collectively his efforts earned him over $1mil.
2010 – 2014 – Protracted litigation with Linden Labs due to a walled garden strategy on their end to clamp down on economic activities found within Virtual Reality. Mike led “Save our Sims” to protest the removal of Virtual Reality freedoms.
Mike is part of the Free State Project, authored first state constitutional amendment to restrict eminent domain to government projects in the wake of the Kelo decision.
His focused efforts are on breaking down walled gardens in life and the digital world. His network spans Family Offices, UHNW individuals, and the virtual reality communities.