Erik Voorhees is an American/Panamanian startup founder. He is a co-founder and former CEO of the bitcoin company Coinapult, a company that transfers bitcoin via email and SMS. Erik is one of the pioneers of the cryptocurrency movement, founding one of the first bitcoin/altcoin exchange companies - Shapeshift.io. He is also the founder of the controversial betting site, Satoshi Dice, which was sold to an anonymous investor in 2013 for 126,315 bitcoins - valued at $11.5M ($997,762,816.58 as of Nov. 17th). This was considered to be the first big bitcoin acquisition. Erik has appeared on highly acclaimed documentaries such as Banking On Bitcoin and The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.