Brandon Arvanaghi is building something new. He specializes in cryptocurrency-related topics, including smart contract audits, Bitcoin mining, and hot wallet and custody best practices.

Previously, he was Chief Security Officer at Layer1, a U.S.-based Bitcoin mining company.

Before Layer1, Brandon was an early Security Engineer at Gemini, where he specialized in cryptocurrency custody, hardware security modules (HSMs), trusted platform modules (TPMs), and smart card programming. He also co-authored the Gemini dollar, the world’s first regulated stablecoin.

Prior to Gemini, Brandon was a Consultant at Mandiant, a FireEye company. At Mandiant, he conducted red teaming, penetration testing, digital forensics, and reverse engineering.