Photo Bloomberg/Getty Images CEO Kris Marszalek is a powerful evangelist for new forms of financial services


Kris Marszalek wants everyone to be able to use cryptocurrency. He is the CEO and one of the four founders of, a company with the stated aim of putting cryptocurrency in every wallet. It’s trying to achieve that through a diverse ecosystem of products, led by crypto-backed debit cards but also including an app, a wallet, an exchange and more. The Singapore-headquartered company was established in 2016 in Hong Kong as Monaco, and rebranded under its current name in 2018. currently has over 50 million global customers across 90 countries and employs more than 5,000 people in offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

A serial entrepreneur, he was previously the co-founder of consumer electronics design and manufacturing company Starline Polska, the co-founder and CEO of location based service platform Yiyi, and the co-founder and CEO of e-commerce company, which was sold to iBuy Group for $21million and subsequently rebranded as Ensogo, where he worked before founding In a major feat of visibility, the Staples Center in Los Angeles has been renamed as the Arena following a deal between and Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG).

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He has said that he wants to have 150 million users by 2025.

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