Margaux Avedisian, who has called herself the Queen of Bitcoin, is a Bitcoin entrepreneur, comedian, and public relations specialist based in New York City. She is a digital-currency consultant of Armenian descent, is involved in several high-level bitcoin projects, and has appeared in documentaries and on numerous panels. Since starting her career in Blockchain in 2012, she has helped co-found three Bitcoin exchanges (MonetaGo, Tradehill, Alphapoint), and has further advised over dozens of other Blockchain platforms through her work as Vice President at Transform Group, a Blockchain PR and Advisory organization.
Margaux was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She went to high school at St. Thomas Aquinas and eventually pursued a college degree in chemistry and psychology from Mount Holyoke College. Since graduating from school, Margaux has specialized in technology and cryptocurrency.
Margaux often performs comedy, including being a woman in technology, cryptocurrency, and politics. She performs predominantly at New York City comedy clubs as well as conferences for bitcoin entrepreneurs and organizations. She has made appearances at large-scale conferences such as SXSW, DLD, and the John Stossel show on FOX Network. Margaux has performed at various other venues such as Caroline’s, NY Comedy Club, Cornelia Street Cafe and Broadway Comedy Club. She appeared in the documentary The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, where she debuted her screen-time career. Her performance at the Consensus bitcoin conference gained the most traction, as she was picked up by a writer at the Wall Street Journal who then wrote an editorial piece on her.
Margaux became involved with Bitcoin businesses by relaunching the first American Bitcoin exchange, Tradehill. At Tradehill she spearheaded the company’s expansion by raising money, hiring key employees including the CFO, and writing detailed client policies and procedures. Following her work at Tradehill, Margaux was approached by AlphaPoint, another Bitcoin exchange, to join as CEO and Co-Founder until they pivoted to an exchange licensing company.
Margaux held marketing and management roles at bitcoin firms AlphaPoint, Lazzerbee, MonetaGo, and Tradehill, as well as the International Ripple Business Association.
She has also been an advisor to BitcoinShop, Chamber of Digital Commerce, and the Lifeboat Foundation, and has been an algorithm consultant to Google. Her advisory to these organizations has been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. Additionally, she was featured in a video interview with Reuters for her input on venture capitalism within the bitcoin industry. She also has been featured in the FOX news technology section for her input on the Russian ban of bitcoin operations and usage.