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Stefan Rust



Entrepreneur, global leader and avid crypto-investor. Stefan Rust is a multilingual mover and shaker turning cutting-edge technology into commercial success.

Navigating regulations competing against the national telecom operator, Stefan helped change the mobile landscape in China. He then moved on to Sun Microsystems where he worked to create an ecosystem that brought content and apps to mobile with Java. He has also advised tech giants like Qualcomm, Red Hat, Sony, Siemens, Limelight Studios, and many others. Stefan has held several executive positions, most notably he is an ex-CEO of

Having bought his first bitcoin at $5 back in April 2012 he has now expanded his investment and advisory portfolio across the blockchain industry. Shortly after buying his first bitcoin and using it to pay developers directly, he realised the enormous potential of this global decentralized currency. This, combined with his knack for entrepreneurship, further fueled his passion to launch 8+ companies by building strategies, raising funds and creating business development partnerships as a foundation for successful ecosystems and business growth.

He is Chairman Emeritus and founder of the Asia Pacific Chapter of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum as well as a Fellow of the Blockchain Climate Initiative.

Stefan is a father of 4 children and a top 10 global competitive swimmer. He is based in Hong Kong but enjoys frequently traveling around the world (when one still could) to evaluate new technologies and investment opportunities.