Michael Egorov is a software developer and entrepreneur who co-founded Curve, a decentralized exchange platform, in 2020. Prior to founding Curve, Egorov worked as a software developer for various companies and also served as a technical advisor for blockchain and cryptocurrency projects. 
Early Life & Education
Michael Egorov has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He received a "Red" diploma with excellence for outstanding academic performance. Additionally, during his time at MIPT, he completed an Honours thesis in the area of ultracold atoms at the Lebedev Institute. 
Continuing their academic pursuits, Egorov obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics from Swinburne University of Technology from 2008-2011. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the Coherence and collective oscillations of a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate, showcasing their expertise in the field. 
Michael Egorov is the current Chief Executive Officer of Curve Finance (curve.fi), a Swiss-based company that he founded in June 2020. Prior to this, he was the CTO of NuCypher, an encryption layer for Big Data that uses proxy re-encryption to enhance data security. Michael founded NuCypher in March 2015 and served as its CTO until June 2020. He also worked as a Postdoc Physicist at Monash University from 2011 to 2014, where he built a new Rb-K BEC machine. Michael has worked as a software engineer for various companies such as LinkedIn, WorkLifeGroup, Netagi, and VGTRK. He has experience in programming with Python and has worked on projects such as Django web development and configuration tools for hundreds of products deployed across tens of thousands of servers. Additionally, Michael was a Y Combinator founder of NuCypher in 2016. 
Egorov’s journey in the crypto industry began in late 2013 with the purchase of a small amount of Bitcoin. At the time, he was working as a post-doctoral researcher in physics, having recently obtained a Ph.D. in that subject. Later, they moved to the United States to work in the technology industry and learned much about crypto during this time. 
“The first challenge [while developing Curve] was to find a balance between decentralization, safety and speed of development. It took some time to build a good testing infrastructure, as well as it took a couple of vulnerabilities discovered to make sure we have good incident response practices. “
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