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A technologist and serial entrepreneur, Jean-Louis speaks five languages and has amassed 30 years of experience in the international high-tech industry, followed by a gradual move towards international finance and Fintech. Jean-Louis left his native country of the Netherlands in 1985 to attend university in Taiwan and has lived in Asia ever since. Since arriving in Asia, he has co-founded several IT companies ranging from hardware design and development to software. He has been at the center of the early development of several critical technologies through his businesses (embedded systems, video streaming, IPTV, digital TV, web-based applications, and digital marketing). During the dot-com days, he was a regular speaker at technology conferences on open-source technologies as the co-founder of one of the most advanced embedded Linux companies. He has occupied senior management positions in some large private and public corporations in IT, distribution, and manufacturing and still serves as an executive director in a Chinese automotive group and a Hong Kong-based VC. In early 2013, Jean Louis joined to become CEO / co-founder of Bitfinex and structured the holding (DigFinEx) focused on developing and investing in new Fintech and big data-related technologies, implementing a strict set of AML/KYC rules with a self-developed system and successfully works with banking partners, regulatory and law enforcement to work on innovation and new developments in the Fintech space. Jean Louis is also CEO of Tether, a new frictionless payment clearing system in beta testing developed by a team of experts. Jean-Louis is also a lecturer at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTSTU) and a guest lecturer at Taiwan University (Blockchain and Regulation). JL attended National Taiwan Normal University from 1985 to 1988.
International cryptocurrency lawyer & accountant based in Canada representing leading entrepreneurs and businesses in dynamic market spaces. Appeared as an expert on cryptocurrency issues before securities commissions and regulators, the Department of Finance, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, and the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce. Editor of ‘The Law of Bitcoin’, the world’s first book on the law of cryptocurrencies. Previously spent 8 years in the M&A Tax Group at Ernst & Young and obtained law degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
Became a partner in Bitfinex in early 2013 and worked on establishing banking relationships, attracting key personnel, and re-domiciling Bitfinex in Hong Kong. Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of both Bitfinex and Tether, splitting time between London and the French Riviera.