Team

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Operations


 
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Manuel Lains

CEO & Founder

Manuel is the CEO and co-founder of two of the largest and most prominent blockchain companies in Norway, BitGate and BitSpace. He holds a M.Sc in Electronics from the University of Oslo, and is an experienced developer.

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Christian Lains

Chief Strategist & Co-Founder

Christian is the co-founder of both BitSpace and BitGate, and has been a key figure in the blockchain community since 2011. He graduated from the University of Oslo with a masters degree in Philosophy.

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  Ivar Duserud  Chief of Operations  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.

Ivar Duserud

Chief Operations Officer

Ivar is the COO at BitGate and BitSpace. He has studied economics at Connecticut State University, and has been involved with blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2014. He is a talented executive managing day-to-day activities and planning at BitGate and BitSpace.

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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.

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  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.

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.

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Development


 
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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  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.

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.

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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.

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  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.

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.

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Alf Johansen

Developer

Alf is a computer science student at NTNU in Trondhein. His master’s thesis specialises on blockchain technology, with particular focus on the numerous possibilities of smart contracts. Particularly fascinated by the impact decentralized systems enabled by blockchain technology can have on the world, and with a strong interest in philosophy and technology, Alf ultimately hopes to use his expertise to improve the quality of human interaction and socialisation as their traditional forms are being challenged and undermined by modern technology.


Advisors


 
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Camilla Wollan

ASSOCIATE PARTNER AT 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.

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Robert Viglione

FOUNDER OF 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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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!

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Raymond Øverlie

CEO & FOUNDER OF BULLTOKEN

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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