Arthur Breitman is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Tezos.
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|A computer scientist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of Tezos
|École Polytechnique, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University
Arthur Breitman BiographyArthur Breitman was born in France in 1985 to Claude Breitman and Dominique Meunier. He spent his entire childhood in France, living in the neighborhoods surrounding Paris, and moved to the United States to attend college. He has two siblings, Barbara Breitman and Zabou Breitman. Arthur developed a passion for programming in his teens when he created his own trading algorithms for stocks. At the age of 18, Arthur won a bronze medal at the International Computer Science Olympiad as a member of the French team.
Arthur Breitman EducationArthur Breitman received a degree in applied mathematics and computer science from École Polytechnique in France and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.
Arthur Breitman Career
After receiving his doctorate, Breitman began his career as a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs. During the same period, he was a vice president at Morgan Stanley. For a while, Breitman worked as a research engineer at Google X. He also worked briefly as a research engineer at Waymo. In 2014, Breitman left Goldman Sachs to found Dynamic Ledger Solutions (DLS) with his wife Kathleen. That same year, he published a paper on blockchain under the pseudonym L.M. Goodman. In the paper, he proposed the idea of a different blockchain architecture and called it Tezos.
Arthur and Kathleen thought of creating a new blockchain based on PoS consensus that would be more secure, reliable and efficient than Bitcoin and Ethereum. Thus, in 2018, the Tezos blockchain platform came into existence. The community lauded the project as it took an innovative approach to blockchain governance and provided opportunities to address the scalability problem faced by other blockchain networks.
After a dispute with Johann Gevers, the head of Tezos Foundation, Arthur took over the Tezos Foundation and is still actively involved in the development of the project along with his wife to this day.
Since founding Dynamic Ledger Solutions, Arthur has regularly faced criticism from the community and not only. In 2018, he was fined $20,000 by regulator FINRA for failing to disclose his intentions of starting the company to his employers. A year earlier, the Tezos ICO caught the attention of the SEC, which also caused a major controversy between Arthur and Johann Gevers.
Arthur is currently the CTO of Tezos.