Mike Fors is the Founder of BitcoinNW and a Bitcoin evangelist.
When the first Bitcoin Kiosk machine was installed in Vancouver, BC, Mike drove to Canada to buy his first bitcoin in person.
Mike spent months working with the State of Oregon to determine the necessary licensing requirements to legally operate a Bitcoin kiosk business in the state. Mike is proud of the work he did with the state, paving the path for Bitcoin businesses in Oregon and bringing easy access to Bitcoin to Portlanders.
Mike worked for seven years in the banking industry. Many of his clients were Small Business Owners and all of them were frustrated with the bank fees associated with payment processing. Now, Mike is a Bitpay Integration Partner helping businesses easily accept payment with Bitcoin, at no cost to the retailer.
Mike is a real person, whose full time job is helping people buy and sell bitcoin. And, he’s the ONLY broker in town with the ability to do six figure transactions.