Peter Rizun

Chief Scientist, Bitcoin Unlimited
Peter Rizun

Peter Rizun is a physicist and entrepreneur living in Vancouver, Canada. He is the Chief Scientist for Bitcoin Unlimited, an organization which provides software used by 40% of the Bitcoin network’s mining power. His research focuses on developing analytical theory that explains properties and emergent phenomenon of the Bitcoin Network. Peter is also the co-founder and co-managing editor of Ledger, the world’s first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to cryptocurrency research. He was the recipient of the $105,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) CGS Doctoral Award and was recognized as a “Leader of Tomorrow” by the Alberta Science and Technology Foundation (ASTech). He holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Calgary.