Entrepreneur, global leader and avid crypto-investor, Stefan Rust is a multilingual mover and shaker, turning cutting-edge technology into commercial success. Navigating regulations competing against the national telecom operator, Stefan helped change the mobile landscape in China. He then moved on to Sun Microsystems, where he worked to create an ecosystem that brought content and apps to mobile with Java. He has also advised tech giants like Qualcomm, Red Hat, Sony, Siemens, Limelight Studios, etc. In addition, Stefan has held several executive positions; most notably, he is an ex-CEO of bitcoin.com. Having bought his first bitcoin at $5 back in April 2012, he has expanded his investment and advisory portfolio across the blockchain industry. Shortly after buying his first bitcoin and using it to pay developers directly, he realized the enormous potential of this decentralized global currency. This, combined with his knack for entrepreneurship, further fueled his passion for launching 8+ companies by building strategies, raising funds and creating business development partnerships as a foundation for thriving ecosystems and business growth. He is Chairman Emeritus and founder of the Asia Pacific Chapter of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum and a Fellow of the Blockchain Climate Initiative.