Vays earned his degree in Geologocial/Geophysical Engineering from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2002.  He was a high school teacher in NYC for a year before going to grad school and receiving his Master's in Financial Engineering from Florida State University in 2005.  
Vays has been employed as a Financial Analyst for Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan where he witness the 2008 financial crash.   In addition, he was the VP Operations MSCI Inc. and a Senior Financial Analyst for Axioma . 
Vays began his career in blockchain and cryptocurrency in 2014 as a Research Analyst/Writer for CoinTelegraph .  In 2015, Vays became the Head of Research for Brave New Coin where he helped the developer team create financial products such as the BLX Index to better identify the price of a bitcoin and any given moment.  In addition, he wrote a weekly market analysis report to identify price trends in Bitcoin based on both technicals and fundamentals. 
Since 2014, Vays has been an independent consultant and maintains the website libertylifetrail.com as well as the Crypto Scam podcast.  Vays is a regular contributor to the World Crypto Network where he provides technical analysis to viewers.  Vays frequently travels and speaks at Blockchain conferences all over the world.