Iker grew up in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque region of Spain. Prior to joining Lisk, he spent several years as a Software Engineer and Content Developer at MATLAB and Simulink-maker MathWorks. He discovered Bitcoin and the revolutionary idea of blockchain back in 2013. Soon after, he got involved in various blockchain projects as a hobby. He enjoys playing squash and football when isn’t busy working. Iker holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Telecommunications Engineering, as well as a Doctorate of Engineering from TECNUN, University of Navarra in Spain. His PhD thesis, regarding low complexity/low delay coding schemes for communications, was awarded Cum Laude.