Karim Hamasni is the Team Lead for Crypto Asset Innovation at RBC Global Asset Management. He prides himself on being a ‘geek’ that fully immerses himself in the latest technologies.
He joined RBC in January of 2016 after winning two, back-to-back, RBC sponsored Hackathons. In 2017 Karim was the technical lead of an internal RBC hackathon, where he and his team won the Most Disruptive and People’s Choice awards for their Blockchain project.
Karim has been interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies since 2013, and once ran a small mining operation. His YouTube channel, where he teaches algorithm design and cryptography, has over 15,000 subscribers and over 1.3 million views.
Karim holds a BA in Political Science from McMaster University, a Diploma in Computer Programming from Niagara College, and an H.BA of Science & Mathematics in Computer Science from Brock University.