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 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.

Ivar Duserud

Ivar Duserud

Chief Operations Officer

Ivar has studied economics at Connecticut State University and has two years of experience as a blockchain consultant. Ivar is a talented executive managing day-to-day activities and planning at BitGate and BitSpace.

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.

James David Tandy

James David Tandy

Chief Technology Officer

James has over 18 years experience in the Norwegian IT market working in a large variety of industries from media to real estate. He is passionate about new technology, and always staying on top of new innovation and possibilities. He sees Blockchain as having the potential to change the world and is excited to be a part of this new revolution.

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.

Ola Haukland

Ola Haukland

Content Manager

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lars Ihler

Lars Ihler

Systems Administrator

Lars is an experienced systems administrator with a passion for open source platforms and market economics. He has a bachelor degree in Information Security and a background in system administration and customer relation. He finds great potential in different types of Blockchain and Merkle Tree tech like Bitcoin, Namecoin and IPFS.

Ravan Gulmammadov

Ravan Gulmammadov

Analyst

Ravan is an analyst, sales, and energy professional. He is a 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bjørn Olav Jalborg

Bjørn Olav Jalborg

Developer

Bjørn Olav is a front-end developer with a keen interest for high quality.
He studies computer science at the University of Oslo, and is passionate about how trustless computer systems can advance society. He is interested in design and believes good design should never be compromised by putting the designer first.

Halvor Bakke

Halvor Bakke

Developer

Halvor is a computer science student stationed in Trondheim with a strong interest in fintech, open blockchains and distributed systems. Entering the crypto space with a traditional understanding of finance, he was amazed by the new branch of economics that we have seen emerge over the last couple of years, both in the underlying technology and concepts of decentralized ecosystems.

Advisory Board

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.”
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!
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.

 

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