Richard’s Bio

Richard Weston is the Co-Organizer of the DC Blockchain Users Group since 2011 when it was called the Washington DC Bitcoin Users Group. From 2012 to 2015 he was one of the largest Bitcoin direct sellers in the DC metro area. An avid supporter and user of cryptography, Richard became involved in Bitcoin in early 2011 and has helped many people learn how to use and safely store bitcoins.


1. What is blockchain? Explain it to me like I’m five.

Blockchain records the history of related events in an immutable and linkable data chain.

2. What is your role in the blockchain space?
I am an educator, advisor, and specialist in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies (MoIP)
3. Where do you see Ethereum in the next 5 years?
Hopefully, being used on a large scale like Bitcoin, but for non-MoIP purposes as intended.
4. What problems do you see blockchain solving?
Any human activity were immutable records/transactions/history of events (providence) are needed in a low-trust or high risk environment where wide-spread information sharing is needed.
5. What were you doing with your life ten years ago?
Ten years ago I was living in the UAE as a project manager on large infrastructure and military projects.