Mike Kayamori is the co-founder and CEO of QUOINE, one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges to receive a Japanese FSA license. He sat down to talk with Finance Magnates about the current state of the market and how upcoming LIQUID token sale.
Among the many topics discussed in this fascinating interview is what instruments are required to attract big mainstream investors such as hedge funds, family offices and more. We also discussed other problems in the blockchain ecosystem, relating to ICOs, cyber security, experience and more. One of the many interesting predictions Kayamori shared is that once all these issues are resolved, cryptocurrencies could reach a $200 trillion market cap.
Inspired by the innovative disruption of blockchain and digital currencies, Mike co-founded QUOINE in 2014 with Mario Gomez-Lozada. Mike brings over 22 years of experience in investments, business management, IT and venture capital across Japan, the United States, India and Southeast Asia.
Prior to QUOINE, Mike was a Senior Vice President at SoftBank Group, managing its Asia operations and investments with SingTel and Bharti Group. He was also the Chief Investment Officer of Gungho Asia, the creator of Puzzle and Dragons.
Before SoftBank, Mike was a Senior Director at Globespan Capital Partners, a Palo Alto-based venture capital fund with over USD1.2 billion under management.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Harvard Business School.