Since there are no Bitcoin ATMs in Kitchener-Waterloo, purchases by both Black and O’Rourke were brokered by Trevor Creech. He and his team at Waterloo start-up Tinkercoin help people buy their first Bitcoin and enter the world of online money.
Gareth MacLeod co-founded/joined Tinker in January 2013, and previously worked at Facebook and AMD as a Software Engineer. His notable work is building a captcha system at Facebook, which now serves tens of millions of captchas a day-- keeping users safe from spam, malware, phishing and other site abuses. Gareth graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2011.
Trevor Creech co-founded/joined Tinker in May 2013, and previously worked at Indochino, Facebook, and Oracle as a Software Engineer. His notable work is building the photo's tab of Facebook timeline. Trevor graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2012.
Ross Robinson co-founded Tinker in February 2012, and previously started his first finance start-up Willet while still an undergrad. Ross graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2012.