More and more crypto ATMs are starting to pop up throughout Wisconsin and the nation.

Concordia’s Computer Science Chair Dr. Mike Litman weighs in on the trend, lending his expertise in cryptocurrency to multiple news outlets.

Litman, who has served at Concordia since 2006, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Western Illinois University, where he earned the magna cum laude distinction for his undergraduate degree. He received his PhD in computer science from Nova Southeastern University in 2006. In addition to his teaching and leadership positions at Concordia, Litman operates his own computer science consulting firm, Awesomefat. His background is in software engineering, and he holds more than 35 proprietary software publications to his name.

Litman was an early adopter of cryptocurrency and remains active within the digital currency market. He mined his first Bitcoin in March 2009—just three months after the very first Bitcoin came into existence, and when it was worth only a penny. He offers seminars on the topic and has taught an elective course on cryptocurrency at Concordia in the past. From 2010 to 2012, he served on the advisory board for Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States.

In the media

The News Graphic

Kyle Doubrava, a contributor to the News Graphic, tapped Litman for a February 2022 article that ran on the front page of the business section of Ozaukee County’s community newspaper. Click here, or on the image below to read the article.

Wisconsin Bankers Association

Reporter Paul Gores approached Litman for a December 2021 article on behalf of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. Click here, or on the image below to read more about the spread of crypto ATMs in Wisconsin.

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