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Rolf VersluisSpeaker Bio for Conferences and Interviews:

Rolf Versluis is Co-Founder and Executive Advisor of the privacy enabled sidechain platform cryptocurrency Horizen. He also operates private cryptocurrency mining facilities with thousands of operational systems, and has a blog and YouTube channel on how to mine profitably.

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.

As a board member of Zen Blockchain Foundation, Rolf is at the forefront of cryptocurrency development and operations. A founder of North Georgia Crypto Mining, he has the opportunity to work as an operator and technical consultant in the Bitcoin and crypto mining space.

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What I do:

Own and operate mid-size Bitcoin and crypto mining facilities in Georgia, USA since 2016. Crypto mining consultant.

Co-founder and Executive Advisor of Horizen, a public blockchain which is a platform for sidechains using Bitcoin and zero knowledge proof technology.


  • Began mining Bitcoin in 2015, scaled up operations. Designed, built, and operate 1.5 MW of private Bitcoin and crypto mining datacenters.
  • Co-founded successful cryptocurrency Horizen, a top-100 platform for decentralized applications with privacy, performance, and resilience.
  • 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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