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This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Cryptocurrency space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO & Co-Founder of Crypto.com
Kris Marszalek is the CEO & Co-Founder at Crypto.com Capital.
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About Crypto.com: Crypto.com is a payment and cryptocurrency platform that empowers users to buy, sell, and pay with crypto.
Co-Founder & CEO of FTX
Sam is the Co-Founder of Bankman-Fried. He is also the CEO of the said firm.
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About Alameda Research, FTX: FTX Exchange is a cryptocurrency exchange company that develops a mobile trading platform.
CEO & Co-Founder of Blue Block
David brings a wealth of experience to Blue Block Capital, including a thirteen-year career in M&A Advisory and management consulting covering blockchain and emerging technologies with PwC and Deloitte. He also serves today as a Venture Partner with Mindworks Ventures. While at PwC, he helped build the ICO advisory and FinTech/RegTech practice in 2017.
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About Blue Block: Blue Block is an institutional-grade blockchain advisory firm.
Co-Founder and CEO of XanPool
Jeffery Liu is a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at XanPool.
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About XanPool: XanPool is a fintech firm that offers a software solution for exchanges, wallets, and other cryptocurrency businesses.
Co-Founder and CEO of Bitspark
Founder at Bitspark
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About Bitspark: Bitspark is a web and mobile platform that has built products and services that make it easier to buy, exchange and sell crypto with cash.
Chairman and CEO of Coinsuper
Having held various leadership positions within the banking and finance industry, Ms. Chen has over 20 years of management experience in top-notch international financial institutions. Prior to joining Higgs Block (Coinsuper), Ms. Chen was the President of UBS (China) Limited where she helped shape the direction of the bank’s wealth management business. She also has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (China), and the Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank. Karen Chen is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Coinsuper.
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About Coinsuper: Coinsuper is a cryptocurrency exchange providing professional digital asset trading and customized services.
CEO of Diginex
Richard is CEO at Diginex based in Hong Kong. Previously he was Managing Director at Nomura where he ran Multistrategy Sales for Asia Pacific product globally. Over a 14 year period, he led Nomura’s Asia distribution initiative, building and maintaining the number one franchises in convertible bonds and flow derivatives. Prior to this he worked at Nomura in London as a proprietary trader running dispersion portfolios in equity derivatives and convertible bond risk arbitrage. He also worked at BNP Paribas, and has advised a number of Fintech start-ups. He is also board adviser to Privatemarket.io, a secondary private equity marketplace, and a board member of Bletchley Park Asset Management. He holds a BA in French with Management from Royal Holloway, University of London.
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About Diginex: Diginex is a digital financial services and blockchain solutions company.
CEO & Founder of Cryptomover
Experienced portfolio manager, first venture was installing wireless cards for college students. MBA Chicago Booth, CS degrees from UCLA, founding member of Bitcoin Association of HK.
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About Cryptomover: Most professional and transparent digital asset index fund
Co-Founder & CEO of Datum
Tech Wizard & Serial Entrepreneur, 17 years experience in big data systems. Co-Founder of StockX, SwissInvest, PCP.ch and Kosi.
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About Bymo.co, Clever Baby, Datum: Datum is a marketplace where users can share or sell data on their own terms.
Chief Executive Officer of Liquefy
Adrian Lai is the Chief Executive Officer at Liquefy.
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About Liquefy: End-to-end tokenization technology solution to that provides a seamless experience for asset owners to create security tokens
Henry, Heng Li Chong
Chief Executive Officer of FUSANG
Henry Chong is the Chief Executive Officer of Fusang Corp. Fusang’s mission is to enable #StakeholderCapitalism by operating Asia’s 1st Digital Stock Exchange, so that we can all live in a world where Companies are Aligned with their Customers and their Communities. That is why we have built Fusang Exchange, Asia’s first fully-regulated digital stock exchange; Fusang Custody, our issuance, custody, settlement & asset-servicing platform; and Fusang Digital Identity, our AI-driven investor identification & compliance platform.
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About FUSANG: Asia’s First Fully-Licensed Digital Stock Exchange
CEO and Co-Founder of Unikeys
Alexandre is a Fintech and Blockchain expert committed to facilitate access to digital assets for all. With deep knowledge on derivatives from his experiences in various major financial institutions (Société Générale, JP Morgan), Alexandre has been working with different Fintech startups designing blockchain-based workflows and pilots. As an active member of the blockchain ecosystem in Asia, he has delivered numerous talks about the rise of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Alexandre is currently CEO and Co-Founder at Unikeys, a company providing the first comprehensive suite of cryptocurrency solutions to the masses.
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About Unikeys: Unikeys is a pioneering fintech company based in Hong Kong specialised in developing blockchain based biometric wallet for crypto users.
CEO of Holdex
Russian, raised in Saint Petersburg, but born in Kazakhstan, URSS, in 1988. Vadim studied Telco Engineering and Economics and worked in tech both back in Russia and in Hong Kong, where he moved in 2014. With experiences ranging from Product Owner and Tech Lead to co-founder/CEO in early-stage, technology-driven companies, he thrives creating and working in fast-paced environments with people that take ownership and never stop learning. Like Holdex. After bringing mobile apps to featured spots in the App Store, he entered the blockchain world with the same team by starting the Pitchday.io project. That marked a new exciting chapter in his professional career, leading his several months later to found Holdex Limited with co-founders Giorgia Pellizzari and Mark Curchin.
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About Amplify Protocol, Holdex, MiQ Limited: CPA Network for the Cryptoasset industry
CEO of ENQ Enecuum
Entrepreneur since 2002. Founded and developed a marketing agency that successfully delivered high quality services to the largest international corporations. Since 2014, Michail has been successfully working in the IT field launching a popular marketplace in the entertainment sector. One of the founders of the Enecuum Limited and their strategic manager since 2017.
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About ENQ Enecuum: ENQ Enecuum is a decentralized platform for integrating blockchain into business processes.
Co-Founder and CEO of eMALI.IO Limited
Lawrence has over 20 years of academics, finance and technology development and business experiences. He is currently the President of Hong Kong Blockchain Society and founder and CEO of eMALI.IO Limited. Inaugurated in 2017, Hong Kong Blockchain Society is dedicated to take part in building a vibrant blockchain community and ecosystem in Hong Kong. eMALI, a Hong Kong based blockchain company, is led and founded by Lawrence along with several industry veterans in 2016. The primary focus of eMALI is to develop blockchain applications in Public and Fin/Insur Tech sectors. eMALI has recently been (Dec 2016) chosen as one of the Top 5 Winners of AIA Blockchain Global Challenge; a competition with entries from 19 countries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Yale University in 1984, Master of Science, Mathematics from Stanford University, and PhD in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1993.
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About eMALI.IO Limited: eMALI.IO focuses on developing compliant blockchain applications to solve real world FinTech, InsurTech and LegalTech challenges.