Cryptocurrencies are becoming popular worldwide, and Asia is no exception. In this blog post, we will take a look at 3 of the most influential crypto personalities in Asia. These individuals are not only knowledgeable about cryptocurrencies, but they are also active in promoting and developing this new technology.
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Justin is a Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur and founder of Tron, a decentralized entertainment platform. He previously founded the Peiwo app, which has over ten million users. Justin also holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and was named one of Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 lists in 2017.’ Many consider Justin to be one of China’s most prominent entrepreneurs in fintech startups because he founded two successful companies within five years. Justin comes from Changsha, Hunan Province, southern China, where he studied Computer Science at Peking University before transferring to Hupan College for his Master’s degree.” Justin is currently living in San Francisco with his wife Julia and their daughter Ellery, born on March 14th. Justin is featured in several publications, including The New York Times, Forbes Magazine, and Business Insider.” Justin is an avid reader with interests ranging from literature to finance. Justin founded Tron Foundation in 2014 as CEO before resigning last year due to personal reasons. Justin Sun also holds an MBA from Peking University, where he majored in business administration.’ Justin Sun is currently the youngest Chinese billionaire at age 29.
Changpeng “CZ” Zhao was born July 12th, 1980, into a family of entrepreneurs and academics in Shanghai, China, where they lived until moving north when CZ turned six years old (1986). After graduating from high school at 16, he attended the Computing Department at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s most prestigious universities. It was there that he first encountered digital currencies and started to become involved in the industry while still a student.’ CZ then went on to work for Bloomberg Tradebook in New York City as a quant developer, followed by founding his own company Fusion Systems in Toronto, which provided high-frequency, low latency trading systems. In 2013 he returned to Beijing to start OKCoin, one of the world’s largest bitcoin exchanges at the time, with a $200 million daily volume. A year later, he moved to Hong Kong to help build BTCC (formally BTCChina) into one of the largest exchanges in the world before selling it in January 2018.’
Henri is a Hong Kong-based FinTech and cryptocurrency enthusiast. He is the PwC Fintech and Crypto Leader for Asia and the Chairman of the ACCA FinTech Committee in Hong Kong. Henri has over 17 years of experience working in finance, consulting, and accounting.’ In addition to being an influential voice in the crypto community, Henri is also a sought-after speaker and has given presentations at various conferences around the world on topics such as The Future of Cryptocurrencies and How Blockchain will Disrupt Financial Services and Financial Crime in a Digital World.
These are just a few examples of some of the most influential people in Asia regarding cryptocurrencies. Of course, there are many others, but these individuals have been instrumental in shaping the industry as we know it today.