Blockchain Jersey

Blockchain Jersey provides consultancy and services in the fast-moving world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

Our team comprises industry professionals with deep subject matter expertise and is frequently invited to speak at relevant events.

Blockchain Jersey aims to ensure that Jersey is equipped to take advantage of the global opportunities that blockchain technologies provide, contributing to government and regulator strategies, as well as supporting on and off-island companies interested in working with blockchain technologies in Jersey. With strong ties to the government and regulator as well as globally well-regarded legal and finance industries, we are in a unique position to help advise individuals and organisations.
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Aonghus Fraser
Director, Co-Founder

Gus is a technology evangelist and leader with broad experience from his 20 years in senior roles as Chief Technology Officer for a number of organisations from bootstrapped startups to enterprise consultancy organisations.

With a “Change the world” attitude, he is also CEO of Atam ID Technologies leveraging cutting edge biometric and blockchain technologies for identity use cases including KYC & CDD, and also holds a number of advisory positions at fintech and other startups.

He is regular speaker at conferences on various technology and leadership topics including Identity, Cybersecurity and Blockchain and has been investing in cryptocurrencies since mining litecoins in 2013.

Gus is frequently asked to write for publications;

Is the end nigh for the Channel Islands?

Investments and funds in the age of Cryptocurrencies

 

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Jon Day
Director, Co-Founder

Jonathan Day is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in providing financial and business advice to Jersey businesses and individuals. He is the founder of a Jersey accountancy practice, which specialises in supporting local start-up and fast growth businesses in the Fintech space.  He was the first local provider of Xero, a cloud based accounting solution and is currently their only Jersey based Gold Partner.

Jonathan has held a number of senior positions, both on and off-island which include Chief Operating Officer of a Jersey Fund Administration firm, Finance Director of a Jersey telecoms company and Chief Finance Officer of a Jersey Property Management firm.

He is a member of the Virtual Currency Steering Group and co-founder of BlockCraft Limited and bit.coin.je.  Both aim to support the development of blockchain activities in Jersey and enable a collaborative approach to Fintech innovation in Jersey.

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Neil Rankin
Co-Founder

Neil is an investor and business man with a portfolio spanning property, on-trade and retail as well as technology, audio visual and events companies.

For the last 10 years he has been focused on electronics manufacturing in the lighting and lighting control sector and owns and operate a company based in Edinburgh, Scotland but providing services worldwide.

Neil has been actively involved in the cryptocurrency ecosystem since 2012 asa consultant and investor. Neil is the project lead on Million Blocks, a startup running out of the Lower East Side, NYC.

 

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Andrew Horbury
Special Advisor

Andrew Horbury is the CEO and Founder of Blackfort Digital Currency Management.

Andrew frequently provides training & consulting to a variety of financial services firms and business schools on FinTech, with a core focus on Blockchain and Virtual Currency and the AML/CFT risks presented by them.

Andrew has previously spent time in London, Jersey and Luxembourg working in Wealth and Investment Management for leading financial institutions such as UBS and Blackrock.

Educated at Victoria College in Jersey, Andrew obtained a diploma in law from the University of London and studied International Financial Services (BSc) at Jersey International Business School. Andrew holds an Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency Financial Crime Risks as well as a number of qualifications awarded by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

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REGULATORY

We work closely with the local regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission, including guidance on:

  • ICO’s and Token Sales
  • Company formation
  • On and off-island implications (directors, beneficial owners)
  • Tax implications

TECHNOLOGY

We have deep technical expertise in a number of relevant areas;

  • Blockchain development
  • ERC20 tokens
  • Encryption
  • Security

We also have relationships with development teams with the ability to supplement existing capacity.

CONNECTIVITY

We have enviable connectivity from a human and technical perspective.

Jersey is a Gigabit island with fibre to the home, but our team’s network extends to:

  • High volume OTC trading desks (over 1,000 BTC)
  • Legal and regulatory experts with local expertise
  • Tech-savvy investors