José Maria Macedo began playing professional poker in his teens, becoming one of the most recognisable names in online poker and subsequently attracting a number of sponsorships.
Quitting poker, he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics graduating with a first-class honours. During University he started several profitable businesses in a variety of sectors, achieving a successful exit as well as earning multiple entrepreneurship awards including the Duke of York Award and the Shell Livewire Grand Ideas Award.
In 2017, José realised he could apply the skills acquired in his previous careers as a poker player, entrepreneur and PPE student to understand the transformative potential of blockchain technology. He is currently a writer at FreeCodeCamp and a senior analyst at Amazix, the crypto-investment bank which has worked with Bancor ($153M ICO), HDAC ($258M ICO) and Bankex ($71M ICO).
José’s role as Business Development Advisor uses his knowledge of business and blockchain to ensure the continuous growth of the platform and partnerships to secure the success of the future of ArtPr.