Mike Kayamori is co-founder and CEO of crypto exchange Liquid and Quoine. In this chat we discuss his background in finance and eventually joining the crypto industry, Liquid’s mission statement, stablecoins, crypto exchange issues including trading volumes, security tokens, appropriate regulation, impact of Libra and Calibra on Bitcoin, encouraging innovation in Japan, Telegram token sale on Liquid, the beginning of new monetary policy, and humans potentially evolving into robots.
Inspired by the innovative disruption of blockchain and digital currencies, Mike co-founded QUOINE in 2014 with Mario. 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.
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