Founder, Blockchain Embassy
Zayan is a graduate of Economic History from the London School of Economics, from where he started consulting within the public sector. Zayan then helped to incorporate the equity crowdfunding company - Ata Plus. Working together with the founders, he was heavily involved in the growth of the company from marketing, copywriting and design - through to guiding the long term development of the business and its use of technology. His deep interest in technology paired with his social sciences and finance background enables him to view solutions from a more holistic perspective.
Zayan helped lead the Ata Plus blockchain initiative, eventually integrating blockchain features such as user key generation and multi signatory key escrow. This allowed the platform to accept bitcoin as a form of investment, effectively making it the world’s first regulated equity crowdfunding platform that accepted cryptocurrency.
This also led to him becoming a founding member of the Blockchain Embassy of Asia, by taking on the newly established role of leading the organisation as its Secretary and Charge D’affaires. The Blockchain Embassy of Asia is ASEAN’s first blockchain consortium - with a regional-centric approach rather than an industry specific one. He has been instrumental in spearheading the organisation’s objectives to educate the public on the benefits of distributed ledger technology whilst coordinating the various industry heavyweights that are collaborating to improve the ecosystem for everyone.