Stephen Pair saw a need for bitcoin payment processing and co-founded BitPay in 2011. Pair is involved in all of the day-to-day operations including research, engineering, product development, and information technology. Pair has 20 years of experience building software systems in the financial and telecommunications industries.Before founding BitPay, Pair held various roles including entrepreneur, architect, manager, team lead, and developer. He started programming at a young age and spent much of his early career focused on languages, compilers, operating systems, and virtual machines. Later, he developed an interest in the mechanics of financial markets, economics, monetary systems, and cryptography.Pair has Bachelors in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and two patents in the field of streaming analytics.
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