Mike Dudas is the founder and CEO of The Block, the leading media & information brand in the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem. The Block's expert-based model, in which all journalists and researchers are deep industry participants, has received universal acclaim and led to 400K monthly users in under 4 months. Previously, Mike was co-founder and CRO of Button, the leading global, mobile performance marketing platform. Mike is a builder of mobile commerce businesses, having worked at Google, Braintree/Venmo and PayPal. Early in his career, Mike worked in corporate M&A and strategy for Disney. Mike earned a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.