Alex Waters

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Alex Waters
ResidenceNew York City
Alma materRochester Institute of Technology
OccupationCEO & co-founder, Coin Apex; co-founder, Coin Validation
Years active2010-present

Alex Waters is an American technology entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Coin Apex, a New York City-based incubator that helps facilitate the creation and growth of technology startups. He has also been active in the creation of bitcoin-related companies and Coin Validation.


Waters studied software engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.[1]


Waters co-founded Coin Apex, a bitcoin incubator and investment company, and serves as CEO.[2][3] Prior to Coin Apex, Waters was a computer programmer,[2] before working on bitcoin with the core development team,[4] and joining now-defunct bitcoin exchange site BitInstant as COO and CIO.[5][6] Along with Matthew Mellon and Yifu Guo, he then co-founded bitcoin due diligence service Coin Validation, which aims to help bitcoin users be compliant with U.S. regulators.[5] Waters is also a co-founder of, a bitcoin payment processing facilitator.[7] In early 2015, Waters was a speaker on The Business Survival Guide to Bitcoin panel at the New York State Bar Association.[8]


Waters has stated that he believes there is the potential for bitcoin technology to be used in other areas, such as a decentralized ledger system.[9] In an interview with Benzinga, Waters stated his view that the impact of bitcoin will rival that of the Internet.[10]


  1. ^ "Advisory Board". Lifeboat Foundation. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "The changing realm of Bitcoin". Fox Business. March 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "Who Created Bitcoin… and Does It Matter?". Bloomberg TV. March 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Taylor, Colleen (May 17, 2013). "With $1.5M Led By Winklevoss Capital, BitInstant Aims To Be The Go-To Site To Buy And Sell Bitcoins". TechCrunch.
  5. ^ a b Hill, Kashmir (November 13, 2013). "Sanitizing Bitcoin: This Company Wants To Track 'Clean' Bitcoin Accounts". Forbes.
  6. ^ Liu, Alec (April 10, 2013). "How To Really Get Rich From Bitcoins". Vice.
  7. ^ "Is the Government Sanctioning Bitcoin With Auction?". Bloomberg TV. June 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "Business Law Section & Corporate Counsel Section Annual Meeting". New York State Bar Association. January 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Waters, Alex (March 7, 2014). "How Many Eyes Are on the Books?". The Hub.
  10. ^ Bedigian, Louis (March 25, 2015). " CEO: Bitcoin's Impact On Society Will Rival The Internet". Benzinga.

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