Michael Ghen is a decentralized finance (DeFi) technology professional based in Philadelphia. He specializes in blockchains and cryptocurrencies with a focus on application security and smart contract automation. He earned a B.S. in computer engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Analytics from Brandeis University. After graduating, he was a Data Security Fellow at Uptake and Cybersecurity Fellow at Drexel. In his daily work, he mines cryptocurrency, builds decentralized finance applications on the Ethereum blockchain, and educates his community about how to use the decentralized financial system. He can be found on Meetup.org as the organizer of a group called DeFi Philly that hosts events for the decentralized finance ecosystem in Philadelphia.