Bill is the CEO and driving force behind Abra. With a passion for creating innovative ways to use information technology to improve people’s lives around the world, he is also a thought leader in digital currency and mobile banking. Bill is co-founder and chairman of Boom Financial, an international mobile money transferring service. He gave the first TED talk on Bitcoin in 2012, and serves as an advisor and mentor to Boost.VC, a Bitcoin focused incubator fund. Bill won the Technology Pioneer Award from the World Economic Forum in 2000 for his work at WebSentric, the first online meeting service that required no software install. Bill was a founding board member, together with the U.S State Department, of the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance (IDEA) to facilitate better relations within US migrant communities and their families abroad.