Sam Kazemian (b. February 12, 1993) is an Iranian-American software engineer, entrepreneur, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. He is the Co-Founder and President of Everipedia, the first decentralized online encyclopedia on the blockchain. He founded the company with Theodor Forselius, Mahbod Moghadam, and Travis Moore in 2015. 
Early Life & Education
Sam Kazemian was born in Tehran, Iran. After moving to the United States as a child, he attended Westlake High School, where he was a Cross Country and distance athlete. 
He graduated from UCLA in 2015, double-majoring in Neuroscience and Philosophy. During his tenure at UCLA, Sam was also a member of the UCLA Powerlifting team.
During his last two years in college, Sam put together a homemade CPU + GPU mining rig using old desktop computers in his dormitory room to mine cryptocurrencies in 2014.  He mined over 50 cryptocurrencies to become more familiar with the blockchain space and find out about the changes that were occurring. He was paid in Bitcoin as a result of mining in various mining pools. 
He is an avid fan of philosophers Tyler Burge, Hillary Putnam, Slavoj Žižek as well as Bertrand Russell. Sam builds custom hardware devices to improve his work-flow, such as ergonomic keyboards. He is also an audio equipment enthusiast. [✔]