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The BitMint Pulse

BitMint, Tel-Aviv, Washington is an engineering firm developing cyber security products, digital money, and artificial intelligence engines. This site is dedicated to BitMint security.

BitMint draws attention to a radically different approach to secure communication.  It is an alternative to the widely accepted strategy that builds mathematical complexity as its basis.  

Team Talk

The Founders

Amnon Samid, BSc. Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. A visionary builder of successful technology companies. With a track record of long term accurate foresight, Amnon now dedicates himself to leading this ground breaking company to its full potential.
Prof. Gideon,  PhD,  Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. A leapfrog innovator, a prolific inventor, a world-wide respected teacher of math and engineering, a writer, and an inspiring team leader.  This former NASA engineer is now full steam ahead on the promise of quantum-grade  randomness enabled technology, of which digital money is a prime case.

BitMint Mission Statement

BitMint mission with respect to secure communication is to contribute to societal wellbeing in cyber space  by  offering tools to secure identity,  communication and data repository.


Amnon and Gideon


Rob and Gideon in a BitMint Strategy Discussion

Mark Horwedel, Advisor

Mark Horwedel is a 40 year payments veteran having spent 20 years with 3 different regional debit networks (18 as CEO). Mark spent 10 years working in banks and credit unions and more recently 5 years at Walmart as Director of Payments. He has served as CEO of the Merchant Advisory Group, a unique merchant trade association focused on payments, for the last 7 years. The MAG’s membership consists of 140 of the largest merchants accounting for over 60% of retail payments in the US. Sponsors include all of the payments networks as well as 8 of the largest merchant acquirers. Mark frequently represents the MAG at payment industry events where he is a frequent speaker and panelist. 


Daniel A. Schwartz, Advisor

Mr. Schwartz has held executive positions in banking, international trade, and technology and was responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, debt and equity financial structuring, and financial operations management. He has worked for numerous private equity funds and their portfolio investments, public and private corporations, multinationals, and NGO’s in operational and generalmanagerial capacities. He served as the Director of Trade and Investment for the Government of Israel’sMinistry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Finance. In this capacity he served as a senior representative for Israel’s relations with the investment community, and was their representative for United Nations Procurement and for the Bi-National Industrial Research and Development Fund for investments in early stage advanced technologies. Mr. Schwartz was one of the founding members and a director of the AMIDEX (America Israel Index) Mutual Fund. He served as the Controller for Israel’sbroker dealer that controls their debt issuances. He has been an advisor on investments for a number of the United Nations member nations and NGO’s. He is a frequent United Nations presenter on capital formation strategies and structures. He was the Chief Financial Officer for a multinational public-private corporation and controller for a multinational broker dealer. He was a managing director of a publicly traded international technology company and launched their investment fund and technology incubator. In banking Mr. Schwartz focused on corporate and project finance. Board affiliations and advisory board memberships past and present included AMIDEX Index Fund (American and Israeli Stock Mutual Fund) as a Board of Directors member and advisor, United Nations Association for Haiti as advisor for financial structuring and corporate finance, Advisory Board Member of Internetworld, United Nations Global Messaging Alliance (NGO), Organization of Lesser Developed Countries, and in past capacities as a Board Member on the Governors’ of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland’s committees forinternational trade. Mr. Schwartz has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Arizona, and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Baruch. 


Dr. Eli Sternheim, Hardware Engineer

Eli is a childhood friend of Gideon (both were the best math students in class),  an electrical engineer, now active as an angel investor for high tech startups. Specializes in Digital Design, and in hardware description languages.  In 1990 he founded InterHDL -- an electronic design automation company, which he sold in 1998. Was a senior consultant to Fujitsu, and a senior engineer at Zoran.  Eli earned his B.Sc. at the Technion -- Israel Institute of Technology, and was awarded his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. 




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