Decentralized Security: Fending off Threats at the New Cyber Frontier
Co-Founder & CEO, HERA Soft
A co-founder of ransomware proof enterprise software solutions company, Hera Software Development Inc. serving in-house built public blockchain software stack, Hercules (herc.one), co-founder of gold-backed cryptocurrency company AnthemGold Inc. (AnthemGold.com) and co-founder of precious metals dealer Anthem Vault Inc. He was raised by legendary goldbug and precious metals pioneer, James U. Blanchard III, who helped restore Americans’ right to own gold and also founded rare coin and bullion company, Blanchard & Company – once, the world’s largest.
As Director of Strategic Development and Marketing with European-based GoldMoney, Anthem helped develop and implement their current business model, overseeing marketing and product development efforts which resulted in an increase of total value held by the company from $1 million in 2002 to $368 million by 2008; today, the company holds over $2 billion in client assets. He also assisted thousands of clients personally over the years, answering their questions regarding buying and selling gold and silver. From 2010-2014 Anthem served as an independent director and member of the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating committee at Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ticker symbol: PTX, traded on NASDAQ), a pharmaceutical company based in The Woodlands, Texas.In his spare time, and as a charitable endeavor, Anthem teaches Bitcoin classes to novices that have not held their own Bitcoin software keys (‘Satoshis’, ‘BTC’)and wish to learn the mechanics of downloading wallets and purchasing and selling cryptocurrencies.
His passion is empowering people to manage their own crypto portfolios and understand the joys and pitfalls involved in the space. Anthem holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Goizueta Business School at Emory University, with concentrations in Professional Accounting and Finance.