Matthew is an American of Latvian, Norwegian, and Irish descent, residing in Eastern Europe since 2006. He works in corporate finance, consulting investors in the real estate and hospitality industries. He was an early board member of Ronald McDonald House Charities Latvija, serving as financial director. He holds a BBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Cincinnati. He has been following (not buying) Bitcoin since 2011. Creator of Crypto Voices podcast and Porkopolis Economics.