Manuel Lains

Manuel Lains

CEO & Co-Founder

Manuel is a technologist with a passion for crypto economy. He holds a M.Sc in Electronics from the University of Oslo, and is an experienced developer. Recently the great potential of Bitcoin and blockchain began consuming all his attention, and he is now fully vested in designing solutions for the future.
Christian Lains

Christian Lains

Chief Strategist & Co-Founder

Christian recently graduated from the University of Oslo with a masters degree in Philosophy. He is a keen futurist and has investigated the potential and implications of blockchain technology since 2011. He is currently working as a blockchain consultant and is regularly holding presentations and workshops.
Ivar Duserud

Ivar Duserud

Chief Operations Officer

Ivar has studied economics at Connecticut State University and is an active trader of stocks and precious metals. He is a talented executive, managing day-to-day activities and planning. He is also a talented speaker, passionate about economics and the potential of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Matthew Bryce

Matthew Bryce

Chief Marketing Officer

Matthew has a background working with face-to-face sales as a consultant. Since then he has spent time in the photography and film business working internationally alongside the best creative marketing teams in Norway. He is an active trader and is committed to releasing the true potential of exponential technologies.
Jacob Salvador Hansen

Jacob Salvador Hansen

Chief Financial Officer

Jacob is an experienced investment professional with a demonstrated history of working in the asset management, project finance and the private equity industry. Skilled in DLT and Blockchain technologies with a solid hands-on experience implementing tech projects, Jacob has held advisory board positions of select blockchain companies.  He is a truly passionate individual possessing in-depth market knowledge within disruptive technologies.
Ola Haukland

Ola Haukland

Chief Content Officer

Ola is a student of the Austrian school of economics. He is also a former language teacher and a talented musician. Ola is interested in self-development, philosophy and is very passionate about the potential of Bitcoin and other exponential technologies. He sees Bitcoin playing a key role in enhancing freedom in society and bringing about fundamental positive change in people’s lives.
Kenneth E. Saccky

Kenneth E. Saccky

Promotions Manager

Kenneth is interested in technology, business, psychology and philosophy. He is very passionate about the blockchain technology and its potential to bring freedom in the global economy. In his spare time he likes to follow emerging trends, making sure he always stays up to date about the market in business and technology.
Hans Soot

Hans Soot

Web Manager

Brought up in a family of entrepreneurs, Hans advanced his knowledge of business and innovation. He began to develop a passion for technology from an early age and mined Bitcoin in 2010. Despite leaving the mining scene, his fascination for DLT and exponential technologies has constantly grown. Hans recently took a break from his Bachelor’s degree in E-business at Westerdals ACT, to focus fully on BitSpace and its future.
Jan Olav Solli

Jan Olav Solli

Investor and Business Manager

Jan Olav is an Economist from The University of Oslo working at Lundin Petroleum. He also completed Commanding School and was a part of the National Kickboxing team for three years. As of 2014 he has been engaged in investments related to precious metals, Bitcoin, BitSpace and Liberland.
Massoud Valipoor

Massoud Valipoor

Compliance Officer

Massoud is a business graduate from BI Norwegian Business School with a background in compliance at DNB. Majoring in Leadership and Change, he is utterly fascinated by the disruptive potential of DLTs. While studying the origins of money he came across Bitcoin and now dedicates his time to explore the industry.
Vidhi Kumar

Vidhi Kumar

Business Planning Manager

Vidhi is a Marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in Automotive, Finance and Consumer Goods industries with a focus on brand development, customer experience, strategy and digital transformation. She is deeply passionate about blockchain and exponential digital technologies, and enjoys helping businesses leverage the true power of digital to drive business excellence.
Thomas Flemming

Thomas Flemming

Web Developer

Thomas started working professionally with web development in 1995. Since 2014 he has been running his own consultancy company specialized in frontend development. He has been helping his clients Telia, Oslo Stock Exchange and Nordea to create new frontends using react. Thomas holds a M. Sc. in computer science from the University of Oslo.
Lars Ihler

Lars Ihler

Sysadmin

Ravan Gulmammadov

Ravan Gulmammadov

Data analyst

Ravan is an analyst, sales, and energy professional. He is the third generation engineer with a focus on analytics. He is interested in technology, business, psychology, and chess. Ravan is very passionate about the blockchain and exponential technologies, their use cases, and their potential to change the global market.

Frederic Lhote

Frederic Lhote

Lead Developer

Frederic has been a computer and gaming enthusiast since he was 6 years old, and is a former data engineering student. He is interested in 3D modeling/printing, alternative nuclear power and computer security and favors software that is open source. His life approach is rational and uncompromising, which is reflected in his work.
Paul Thomas Clarke

Paul Thomas Clarke

Developer

Paul is a front-end developer who has previously worked with mobile applications. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is a Bitcoin enthusiast. He likes to keep himself updated on new trends and explore the potential use-cases of new technologies.
Torkel Rogstad

Torkel Rogstad

Developer

Torkel is a full-stack developer with a passion for trustless, permissionless and sound money. He has a strong computer science background, and good technical insight into the opportunities and challenges that Bitcoin and blockchain tech pose.
Ask Risahagen

Ask Risahagen

Developer and Mathemagician

Ask is a science enthusiast and studies mathematics at the University of Oslo. He enjoys educating himself and will dive right in to researching it if there is a topic that interests him. His attention to cryptocurrencies was sparked by a passion for technology, in which he puts more trust than in humans. Ask sees multiple potential use cases for blockchain technology, ranging from charity to being a safe-haven asset that serves to protect the economic freedom of the individual.

Advisors

Lasse Meholm

Lasse Meholm

DNB

Lasse Meholm has experience as Chief Expert in Nordea Bank (IT) and was recently a member of Nordea’s blockchain team. Lasse has broad experience from IT Strategy, Risk Management and Financial Portfolios.
Raymond Øverlie

Raymond Øverlie

Bull & Bear Trading

Raymond has 20+ years of experience from the financial markets and as an investor he has been founding partner of several startups. Through his work he has earned an unique experience in different fields as Partner, Chairman, board member, FX, stocks and derivatives trader, CEO and CFO. He has a background from the Norwegian School of Economics and the Harvard Business School.

Camilla Wollan

Camilla Wollan

DLA Piper

Camilla Wollan is a DLA Piper Partner in the Finance and Projects Department. She specializes in financial law and has worked for numerous banks. Camilla is interested in the fintech and blockchain space as a challenge for financial regulations.
Lars Hektoen

Lars Hektoen

Founder of Cultura Bank

Lars Hektoen has a background from economics and business administration. He went on to become a manager at Chase Manhattan Bank and President at ABB Financial Services AS, before finally founding Cultura Bank, recently crowned the most Ethical Bank in Norway!
Robert Viglione

Robert Viglione

ZenCash

Rob is the Co-founder of ZenCash and a former physicist and mathematician with experience working on Bitshares, BlockPay, Zclassic, Seasteading, and Bitgate. He’s currently a PhD Candidate in Finance researching cryptofinance and teaching “Bitcoin & Blockchain Applications in Finance.”

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