Matthew Pines is a consultant who advises the government on security and resilience challenges. He has conducted dozens of assessments of national preparedness, emerging technology, and strategic security programs. He is an expert at executing exercises, experiments, and facilitation events to help solve complex security challenges and inform strategic planning. His analysis is used to drive decision-making by senior officials across the government to mitigate risk, adapt policy, and foster innovation. He applies strategic foresight, risk assessment, and policy analysis methodologies to evaluate how Bitcoin intersects with national security issues. He strives to help policy-makers understand the implications of emerging technology to minimize risk and maximize benefits to the nation.
Mr. Pines holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Philosophy (with Honors) from Johns Hopkins University.