With trading platforms, global exchanges and physical wallets dedicated to digital assets, tech visionaries on Tatler Asia’s Most Influential list are accelerating the world’s adoption of cryptocurrency. Through their companies, these five CEOs are creating more secure, more convenient, and easier ways to send, receive and trade cryptocurrency—a move that expands its reach around the world.
Michael Ou, Taiwan
CEO of CoolBitX
Michael Ou saw the blind spots in the cryptocurrency space—security and compliance—and sought to address them with Taiwan-based tech company CoolBitX. His firm produces CoolWallet, mobile crypto hardware wallets that can send, receive and trade cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP and more anytime and anywhere.
Its latest release, CoolWallet Pro, lets professional crypto users do even more, allowing them to earn passive income and buy and sell NFTs in the Rarible and OpenSea marketplaces. Ou’s CoolBitX is also exploring a “metaverse-like” project, NAO NFT, a collaboration with Japanese actress Jinguji Nao.