Jake Vartanian acquired his first bitcoin for under $1 in 2011. After sending his first transaction, he realized the monumental impact this newly acquired freedom would eventually have on our planet. Studying every digital currency that came onto the market for hours every day provided unique insight into the space. Experiencing markets develop from their inception, a perspective not achievable in traditional markets, has made it clear that a strong community is the key to growth. In 2016, he founded Cryptodex, a blockchain consulting and marketing firm to support companies seeking to integrate cryptocurrencies or a digital token into their ecosystems. Balancing his work in blockchain technologies with a traditional Raja yoga practice rooted in Himalayan Vedantic teachings keeps him attentive and focused (most of the time).