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Aurélien Menant

Founder and CEO
Gatecoin Limited

Aurélien is co-founder and CEO of Gatecoin, a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for the firm’s management, strategy and investor relations. He is a well-known member of the global fintech community and is regularly invited to speak at industry events and conferences such as Global Blockchain Summit (Beijing), Finnovasia (Hong Kong) and Inside Bitcoins (Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore). Aurélien is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, a lobby group that aims to work with the Hong Kong government to design appropriate regulation for cryptocurrency and other blockchain technologies. Aurélien also dedicates time to work on CoinCharities.org, a platform to facilitate donations for charities and non-profit organizations around the world using cryptocurrencies. He began his career as an investment banker, working on M&A and financial deals for major global CIBs in Europe and Hong Kong, including BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole. Aurélien quit the banking world in 2013 to start Gatecoin, following his discovery and new-found passion for bitcoin and blockchain technologies. Aurélien received a BSc. in Engineering from UPMC, Paris VI and a MSc. in Management from EM Lyon Business School. He is originally from Paris, France.

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