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Bjørn Bjercke

CEO

Bjorn has vast experience of over 20 years in financial IT infrastructure. He focuses on educating, advising and is devoted to teach about verifiable decentralized cryptographically secure technology. Bjorn is widely considered one of the worlds foremost experts on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. As a consultant in previous engagements he has a proven track record in project management. Bjorn holds certifications at a high level in PRINCE2, Lean Six Sigma, ITIL and Scrum.

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Manuel Lains

Chairman and Founder

Manuel is the chairman 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.

 
  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.

 
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Christian Haaland

Developer

Christian has over 11 years of professional developer experience, and holds the degree of Webmaster from the IT-Academy. He is a full stack developer with lots of experience in the Microsoft environment as well as web. Technology has grasped his interest since childhood and has always followed the progression. Seeing cryptocurrencies as the future of economy and the potential blockchain brings, he now devotes his time to BitGate.

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Jørn Baltzersen

Developer

Jørn is passionate about shaping a freedom-friendly future, where cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain technology are wonderful enablers as an alternative to today’s mainstream centralization paradigm. He is an experienced software developer with an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim.

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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 HORIZEN

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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