Brian Snyder is a veteran bitcoin miner, manufacturer, and blockchain facility engineer. With an education in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Brian focused on a career in information technology implementation, migration, and development. Bitcoin mining started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion and evolved into a growing business. Realizing that mining would become industrialized early on, he has been focused on operating and developing facilities since 2013. Originally GPU mining, the small time startup Gray Matter Industries, evolved into multiple businesses under BlockTree. Since then the companies offerings have grown and now engage in building mining facilities, manufacturing support tools for miners, facility engineering design, software development, cloud mining, and operation consultation. Currently focused on establishing off-grid mining facilities to avoid concerns with growing issues regarding utilities and power consumption, Brian consistently pushes to create more products, and efficient, reliable, scalable mining operations.