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Rolf VersluisSpeaker Bio for Conferences and Interviews:

Rolf Versluis is Co-Founder of the  cryptocurrency Horizen. He leads the business development team for Horizen Labs, developing partnerships for Horizen and zkVerify.

He uses his engineering and leadership skills gained from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis and as a US Navy nuclear submarine officer operating out of Hawaii. After 5 years of military service, Rolf worked in the semiconductor industry then Cisco Systems. He also founded, operated for 14 years, then sold a 60 person Information Technology company in Atlanta.

Operating in business development, Rolf is at the forefront of cryptocurrency development and implementations. Rolf maintains a blog and youtube channel with discussions and video on business operations.

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What I do:

Co-founder of Horizen and Business Development at Horizen Labs, the developers of zkVerify, a modular blockchain layer for zk proof verifications, and Horizen, a blockchain project launched in 2017 which is a home for zk dApps.


  • Began mining Bitcoin in 2015, scaled up operations. Designed, built, and operate 2 MW of private Bitcoin and crypto mining datacenters.
  • Co-founded successful cryptocurrency Horizen, working at Horizen Labs in business development
  • Started and led a 60 employee Information Technology sales and services organization. Focused on data networking, security, and VoIP systems. The business was named Adcap Network Systems, Inc.
  • Led the technical upgrade designs and deployments at 50-5000 user organizations for
    • Data networking – wired and wireless
    • Network Security
    • PBX replacements with Cisco Voice over IP phone systems.
    • Server and storage systems
  • After 14 years building company, sold the IT business to a larger company.
  • Before that, worked for Cisco Systems, worked in semiconductor industry.
  • Four years experience as a US Navy Officer on a fast attack submarine based in Hawaii

Formal Education and Certifications:

  • Electrical Engineering degree from United States Naval Academy.
  • Post-graduate Nuclear Engineering Training in the classified US Navy Nuclear Program.
  • Previously qualified to be Chief Engineer of US Navy nuclear propulsion plant.
  • Cisco Certifications – CCDP, CCNP Route/Switch, CCNP Collaboration


This is me on top of the submarine. It was a while ago.

This is the submarine I was on, the USS Cavalla – SSN-684

The purpose of Block Operations is to

  • Operate cryptocurrency mining facilities profitably and reliably
  • Develop and refine systems for cryptocurrency mining at scale
  • Share what we learn with the cryptocurrency mining community

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