Shiva Bissessar is an information security consultant
based in Trinidad and Tobago
whose work with the Bitcoin blockchain began with a Master's thesis in 2013.
He later conducted socio-economic research into the advent of digital currency
in the Caribbean, as published by the United Nations in 2016.
In 2016 and 2017 he worked with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
to develop capacity building workshops for Caribbean policy makers on the topic of Digital Financial Services.