Founder, Managing Partner, Global CEO
Josiah Hernandez is a FinTech entrepreneur as well as global thought leader and expert on central bank digital currency, bitcoin, and financial market structure; releasing research frequently reviewed by senior leaders at the IMF and numerous central banks. His work and expertise has been cited in mainstream publications such as Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, International Business Times, and The Hill.
Josiah is a bitcoin early adopter with extensive experience building institutional & retail digital currency liquidity solutions starting in 2013. He currently serves as the CEO of Satoshi Capital Advisors, an advisory firm that works with central banks, governments, and industry leading corporations on digital transformation, fintech, and growth initiatives. He was previous the business development lead at an institutional Wall Street based, HFT focused digital currency exchange acquired in 2016, and subsequently strategy lead at a large retail bitcoin brokerage firm.
Managing Partner, Africa CEO
Yusuf Bashir is a career technologist with in-depth experience and proven expertise in engineering and product development. Yusuf built one of the first smart city and building automation networks in the world during his two decade stay in the USA and subsequently was recruited back to Nigeria to build a technology industry incubator in collaboration with the Kaduna state government. He has built private sector and public sector technology solutions bringing monumental change to millions of people across Africa and throughout the world.
Daniel Truque is a seasoned executive across research and operations departments with experience scaling large global teams. He is an expert in distributed ledger technology architecture and design, working with the world's largest financial institutions to implement DLT and blockchain technologies. Daniel was previous a portfolio specialist at AQR Capital and Bridgewater Associates, and a former consultant with McKinsey & Co.’s Risk Management Practice.
Usman Aliyu is an established banker with two decades in experience at two top 3 retail banks in the USA. He has extensive expertise in various aspects of retail banking operations & management, in addition to deep experience in collateralization and securitization of mortgage-backed securities. Usman was hired from the USA to a senior management role with the leading African conglomerate, where his focus areas include project management, process improvement, and strategy.
Noah Houghton is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience in financial services, technology, and marketing to the UHNW space. He has built and maintains a global network of relationships with executives at the world’s largest financial institutions and corporates in addition to a wide variety of market leading technology companies. Noah is an experienced executive, beginning his career over 25 years ago with KPMG in Canada and the Caribbean, serving in various capacities from audit to receiverships and international trust management. Noah served as an Executive Director for YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization).
Adam Richard is a serial technology industry entrepreneur, business development strategist, investment banker, and corporate development director. Adam founded the Houston Bitcoin and Smart Contract/Web 3.0 Meetups in 2013 and 2014, and has owned & managed 9 companies over his two decade career in finance and technology. He is a growth and turnaround expert and consultant focused on organization development and process efficiency, and currently heads strategic partnerships at a leading Houston, Texas-based FINRA registered broker-dealer.
We also maintain an extensive global staff and advisor network with a presence across 6 continents; bringing expertise, experience, and relationships from the world's largest financial, governance, and technology institutions.