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Michael Shaulov

Michael Shaulov
Michael is the CEO and co-founder of Fireblocks, a secure digital asset infrastructure company. Prior to Fireblocks, he co-founded Lacoon Mobile Security, which was acquired by Check Point, and was then appointed the Head of Products, Mobile and Cloud Security for Check Point. Michael is a serial cybersecurity entrepreneur and investor. He is also a recognized industry speaker, delivering talks at RSA Conference, BlackHat and Infosec. Before his commercial endeavors, Michael pioneered the mobile security field in an elite military technological unit (8200), where he received the Israeli Presidential Excellency Honor for his contributions. He holds a BSc in Computer Sciences and Physics from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
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Recent Posts

3 Workflows to Accelerate Crypto Treasury Operations

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Jul 17, 2020 6:35:46 AM


Last month we officially rolled out the Fireblocks Network, the first and only digital asset transfer network for institutions. The Network adds a new layer of security and efficiency to digital asset movement, enabling members to find, connect, and settle with the largest financial institutions instantly and securely – all while remaining on-chain.

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TechCrunch Names Fireblocks Hottest Blockchain Startup of 2020

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Jul 13, 2020 5:00:04 PM

We're proud to announce that Fireblocks was awarded Hottest Blockchain Startup of 2020 at the Europas Tech Startup Awards 2020, joining past winners such as Spotify, Transferwise, and Soundcloud. Established in 2009, the Europas is led by TechCrunch editor-at-large Mike Butcher to recognize and celebrate the innovation emerging from Europe’s burgeoning tech startup scene.

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Introducing Automated AML & KYT Screening with Chainalysis

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Jul 7, 2020 1:22:42 PM

Security and compliance are two of the most important areas for any business in the digital asset industry to address. As we can see from the numerous large-scale exchange hacks that have occurred over the years (from Upbit to Coincheck), as well large fines levied against non-compliant businesses in the US and Japan, a lack of strategy around these areas can lead to serious issues.

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Pushing MPC Wallet Signing Speeds 8X with MPC-CMP

Posted by Michael Shaulov on May 13, 2020 4:26:11 PM

Today, we’re announcing the release of MPC-CMP, a new, open, and free-to-use MPC protocol developed by the Fireblocks R&D team that pushes transaction signing speeds up to 8X faster than what is currently possible.

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[Guide] How to Run a Fully Remote Operations Team with Fireblocks

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Apr 9, 2020 3:56:54 PM

The COVID-19 crisis has drastically impacted workflows for nearly every business across the world, and our industry is no exception. For many institutions working with digital assets, the movement to remote work has been a significant (and difficult) change.

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Introducing Institutional Crypto Savings Accounts with Compound

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Mar 18, 2020 6:08:05 PM

Today, we’re excited to announce that Fireblocks has integrated with Compound, a DeFi (decentralized finance) lending platform with $163M in interest-earning assets across 8 markets.

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How We Meet Institutional Standards: Insurance, Compliance & Security

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Jan 21, 2020 5:57:18 PM


At Fireblocks, we’ve developed and built an enterprise-ready platform for institutions that trade, store and issue digital assets. With 20+ years of experience securing Fortune 500 companies, we understand the importance of routine, third-party evaluations of our ecosystem.

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Digital Asset Security Series: Mitigating Deposit Address Risk With Test Transfers, Whitelisting, and Hardware Wallets

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Dec 23, 2019 2:09:58 PM


In part 1 of this series, we established some of the inherent vulnerabilities of deposit addresses, which can be exposed to human error or leveraged for cyber attacks and internal fraud. For part 2, we’ll take a look at some of the solutions financial institutions are utilizing to handle these vulnerabilities.

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Digital Asset Security Series: Understanding The Inherent Vulnerability of Deposit Addresses

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Dec 23, 2019 2:00:20 PM


Deposit addresses are extremely vulnerable, making the process of moving digital assets complicated and tedious. Institutions who work with digital assets every day know that securely moving coin is time-consuming (and stressful). But there’s a reason why these complicated processes exist. The biggest reason is the lack of deposit address authentication on the blockchain.

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7 Reasons Why MPC Is The Next Generation of Private Key Security

Posted by Michael Shaulov on Oct 3, 2019 7:16:35 PM



Multi-signature wallets have become the standard for institutions managing cryptocurrencies as they enhance the security of assets over single key wallets. Recently, however, new cryptographic breakthroughs in Multi-Party Computation (MPC) are ushering in a new generation of key management.

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