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Dr. Chris Aakre graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2011. Afterwards, he completed residency, chief residency, and clinical informatics fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester before joining the division of General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He discovered bitcoin and related digital assets in 2011 from another technologically inclined radiology co-resident. Over the next few years, he built a specialized computer to mine transaction verification rewards (unsuccessfully), explored alternative blockchains, and even contributed code towards specific blockchain projects. There is no better way to gain an in-depth understanding of the blockchain technology and its potential applications than diving into the code!

Resources for learning more about cryptocurrency:

Coinbase: Crypto Questions, Answered:

Kraken: Learn about blockchain, crypto, and NFTs: Guides for Beginners and Veterans:


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