About Us


Coinstreet Partners is enabling the next generation “decentralized & fully integrated investment banks”, and building the business eco-system for the new era of Token-Economy.


Being a leading player in the Blockchain and Digital Asset areas, Coinstreet Partners currently operates in 6 business segments including Token Finance Consultancy; Digital Asset & Wealth Management (including blocktrade); Marketing & Events; Digital Asset Tokenization and Exchange Platform; Investor Relations, PR & Media; and DLT Solutions.


Coinstreet Partners has advised many successful utility token / blockchain projects, including Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), KODAKone, Skrumble Network, QASH, and DarcMatter…etc. Recently, Coinstreet expands service to cover security tokens by collaboration with RMOs in major financial markets, and launched a security token exchange solution – STO Global-X (www.stoglobalx.com).


In the 90’s, the Internet revolutionized the world by re-inventing information, media and telecommunication and media inclusion to the world. People could enjoy and benefit from easy access to digital communication, information, media, entertainment, education, social media, at their fingertips, as it never been happened in history before. Now, another revolution is happening, with momentum at times stronger than the Internet wave. Blockchain will re-invent the financial industry through distributed ledger technologies and brings wealth and status inclusion to the world by further diminishing the boundaries among nations and connecting isolated economies. I am very fortunate to have experienced the Internet revolution in the early days of my career, and extremely grateful to be part of the Blockchain revolution now, and to be able to contribute my previous professional experience to help to bring a better future to humanity; through technology, collaboration between communities, and meeting of minds globally.

 SAM LEE                


Corporate Leaders


Samson Lee (SAM)

Founder & CEO

  • Samson Lee (or Sam) is the Founder & CEO of Coinstreet Partners, Founding Chairman of Belt & Road TechFin Association, Co-Founder of the Blockchain Centre of Hong Kong, Co-Founder of Ethereum south China community, Chief Crypto-Economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, and Honorary Guest Lecturer & Fintech and Blockchain Committee of Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (EDC).
  • Prior, Samson held numerous senior management positions of internationally renowned companies, including UCast Asia President, Next-TV President, Ericsson Asia UDN Business Consultant, Movideo Greater China Executive Vice President, Neulion Greater China and South Asia Pacific Vice President, Rovi Asia Pacific Business Managing Director, DivX Greater China and South Asia Pacific General Manager, PCCW Head of Mobile Commerce and early stage management team of Hong Kong’s first publicly listed internet company – TOM Group’s (GEM#8001).
  • Samson graduated from the University of Toronto, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with MBA and a Master of Science degrees.


Mr. Chan Heng Fai


  • Heng Fai Amrose Chan is an expert in banking and finance, with years of experience in the industry. Mr. Chan has restructured 35 companies in various industries and countries in the past 40 years. Mr. Chan currently serves as the Board of Directors in DSS Ltd., a listed company in New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Chan is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore eDevelopment Limited (SED), a publicly traded company on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He also serves as a director of BMI Capital Partners International Ltd. Mr. Chan also serves on the board of Holista CollTech Limited, a publicly traded company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
  • Mr. Chan formerly served as (i) Managing Chairman of Heng Fai Enterprises Limited which trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; (ii) the Managing Director of SGX Catalist-listed SingHaiyi Group Ltd.; (iii) the Executive Chairman of China Gas Holdings Limited; (iv) a director of Global Med Technologies, Inc., a medical company listed on NASDAQ; (v) a director of Skywest Limited, an ASX-listed airline company; and (vi) the Chairman and Director of American Pacific Bank.


Anders Forsberg


  • Senior advisor to China leading PE & AM fund located in Beijing and HK
  • Chairman of the Board, Green Light Stage, a leading independent commercial producer, general manager and consultant company established by Sally Greene in 1994, and it is run today by Sally and CEO and Producer Rebecca Quigley. The company holds a partnership with Sir Elton John’s Rocket Stage to co-produce musicals. 
  • Co-Founding Partner of KAI Partners, a boutique business advisor based in Hong Kong. The firm exceeded closing business deals for more then 2BN USD.
  • Partner & CIO of Juno Capital Group, a privately held top level Chinese family office, which was located in the People Cultural Palace Forbidden City Emperor’s Ancestral Temple in Beijing China. 

Corporate Executives


Maximilian Kobernik


  • Maximilian is an experienced professional in venture capital and the blockchain industry, as well as an ardent enthusiast of Fintech and Crypto.
  • Maximilian has worked as a fund manager for CryptoBazar where he helped dozens of companies to raise funds, taking them through all ICO processes and helping them get listed on international exchanges.
  • Maximilian is fluent in Russian and English. He has a bachelor of science in Economics from Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation and holds a master’s degree in Finance from the Presidential Academy of the Russian Federation.


Chris Emms


  • Christopher is a serial entrepreneur, with extensive experience working with Startups and Venture.
  • Having worked in senior roles for some of Europe’s most exciting technology Startups across the UK and Berlin, where he was first introduced to Blockchain, particularly within the Fintech space. He went on to work with WaveCrest in Gibraltar, driving forward cryptocurrency debit cards.
  • Christopher advises businesses on Blockchain eco-systems, regulatory requirements, Whitepaper Structuring and Appraisals, Business Plans, Token Design and Architecture.


Floyd DCosta


  • Floyd DCosta is the co-founder and CEO of STO Global-X, co-founder of Block Armour, Blockchain Worx and Investrata Foundation.
  • With a background in Management Consulting, Floyd has over 16 years of international professional experience in setting up and growing international business practices as well as advising senior clients executives on decisive topics. Floyd spent over eleven years with Capgemini in multiple roles setting up and orchestrating new global practices.
  • An alumni of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Floyd also holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems and has completed exec programs in social entrepreneurship and venture capital.


Kayas Bakht


  • Previously Digital Asset Trader at Lotis Group trading Crypto Currency and OTC trades. At Bandenia Bank facilitating access to banking requirements for International Clients & trade funding solutions, globally tailored to each clients requirements.
  • Was Marketing Director for city law firm. Assisting law firms acquire funding. Managed solicitors in Immigration law firm.  Consulted on financial mis-selling campaign for large law firms.


Samuel Reid

DTL (Distributed Ledger Technology) SOLUTIONS

  • Samuel is a mathematician, business executive, inventor, and STEM polymath. As the CEO and a Co-Founder of Geometric Energy Corporationsince June 2015, he delivers mathematical and scientific consulting to industry, academia, and government.
  • Mr. Reid holds important positions in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space including Chief Blockchain Engineer of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange.
  • Since 2011, Mr. Reid has been focused on discrete geometry, logic, cryptographic security, quantum computing, and a variety of other highly technical fields of mathematics and computer science.


Danny Lim


  • Vice President Heng Fai Asset Management
  • Vice President at Singapore eDevelopment
  • Fund Manager for Global Opportunity Fund
  • Nanyang Technological University, Banking and Finance, BSc (Hons)

Regional Leaders / Ambassadors


J.D. Salbego


  • J.D. Salbego is a recognized global executive consultant, advisor, international speaker, and published author with deep expertise in guiding blockchain startups, crypto funds, enterprises, and governments to navigate complex issues related to growth strategy, ICO/STO launch, international/cross-border expansion, investor relations, fundraising, operations, & capital markets. He has a proven track record of guiding entrepreneurs to analyze strategies & define needs, matching startups with resources, & executing major deals with confidence.
  • He currently serves as CEO of the blockchain consulting firm Legion Ventures, and advises many other companies including Google’s Startup Grind, a global startup community of 3M entrepreneurs with operations in 400+ cities & 120+ countries. In 2018, J.D. co-organized Japan’s largest blockchain conference to date, a nationally televised event with 15K attendees.


Xiaochen Zhang


  • Xiaochen Zhang – President of FinTech4Good.  Mr. Zhang brings more than 17 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and scale up innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Mr. Zhang is the Chairman of the Global Digital Economy Leadership Council, and serves on the Crowdfunding Professional Association Board of Directors, UN ESCAP Digital Economy Task Force and as a senior advisor of the China Social Entrepreneurs Foundation and Inter-America Development Bank. He is also the founder of Blockchain Frontier Group, and a producer and host of the FinTech in China show and Blockchain Million Show.
  • Prior to FinTech4Good, Mr. Zhang advised government agencies and multinational organizations on innovation, emerging technologies, and investments. He also taught innovation and venture building at leading business schools and served as mentors for many innovative businesses.


Amar Bahadoorsingh


  • Starting since 1992, Mr. Bahadoorsingh ran a private venture capital organization which assisted in the development, funding and strategic marketing of concepts and businesses.
  • Prior to this, Mr. Bahadoorsingh was the Corporate Finance Director for Insync Securities Ltd., President of ABDE Holdings Ltd., President of iLink Telecom Inc., Director of Cirus Telecom Inc., President and Secretary of 9278 Communications, Inc. and Director of THC Communications, Inc. 
  • Mr. Bahadoorsingh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree from Queen’s University in Canada, focusing in management and marketing strategy.


Joshua Hawley


  • Joshua Hawley – is the founder of the Mauritius Blockchain Advisory Foundation and Co-Founder of the Mauritius Ethereum Alliance.
  • He is a Blockchain and DLT advisor, speaker and writer, based between Dubai, and Mauritius. He is a blockchain enthusiast advising Government, Industry, Startups and established Enterprise on how to couple their existing operations with the advantages of blockchain technology.
  • He studied Quantum Consciousness under Dr. Ravi Gomatam in Berkeley California at the Bhaktivedanta Institute. His primary interest lies in the logistics of marrying legacy systems and asset classes with blockchain technology.
  • Joshua counts quantum computing, Ai, and IoT as some of his many interests, and looks forward to the days when Quantum Computing, Ai, IoT, and Blockchain unite to create an entirely new value paradigm for all.


Narayan Neelakantan


  • With more than 16 years of experience in the area of Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and IT Infrastructure, Narayan is an innovative thought leader responsible for strategizing, implementing and maturing Risk Management & Cyber Security.
  • He was previously the CISO and Head – IT Risk & Compliance with India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) – Technology. During his tenureat NSE, he built robust & successful organization-wide security programs, including “Governance, Risk and Compliance” and a Security Operations Center (SOC). He has been a visionary and driving force in building NSE’s IT Risk Management strategic plan, roadmap, methodology, policies, organizational model, staffing, governance, and reporting from the ground up.
  • He is a member of several cyber security forums such as World Federation of Exchanges, National Securities Depository Ltd. etc. Narayanis also an esteemed member of the ISMG Editorial Advisory Board.


Alexander H Reay


  • President – Nordic IT Association, a leading Disruption and Human Centered Innovation throughout the Nordic Region and beyond. A non profit private members organisation focusing on Collaboration, Peer to Peer Kowledge sharing, Research and Development: BPO (ITES) , SaaS/Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Agile, Innovation, Digitalisation, BI, Ethical Artifical Intelligence/Automation , IoT, eHealth and Blockchain
  • The Ambassador – Nordic Blockchain Association
  • Board Member – Loughborough University Centre for Global Sourcing and Services, Loughborough University


Russell Saito


  • Russell Saito was born and raised by an European-American mother and Japanese-American father in Kona, Hawaii.
  • Russell is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied Business and International Relations.
  • President – Touchdown Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
  • Trust Capital Co., Ltd.
  • VP – Trust Capital Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
  • Corporate Partnerships – SingularityU Japan
  • Associate Council Member – U.S.-Japan Council
  • Vice-Chairman – Tokyo Rotary Youth Exchange
  • Executive Committee Member – Berkeley Club of Japan


Chris - Hristo Dimitrov Hristov


  • Chris is a young and confident individual with the skill to relate to people and professionals at all levels. Well experienced in the local market, with key-network contacts developed during the education and work in Dubai and UAE for the past 20 years.
  • Chris is a focused achiever and a team catalyst to exceed targeted KPI’s. Custom to performing in self managed working environment with the ability to manage and complete comprehensive projects within the agreed time-frame.


Neil Staunton


  • Data science
  • Big data
  • Machine Learning
  • Co-founder and CEO of Crypton
  • Head of partnership of Pivigo
  • 15 years building partnerships with companies like Microsoft and Google

Advisory Board


Robert Trapp

Capital Market

  • Robert Trapp has over 30 years of cross-cultural business experience with both public and privately-owned companies from a diversity of industries – finance, hospitality & tourism, real estate, mining, software, biotech and consumer goods. His expertise is in the areas of operational management, administration, financial management, marketing, and regulatory compliance.
  • Mr. Trapp held senior-level positions, these roles included; CEO, GM, Managing Director and participated on several boards.  Mr. Trapp is currently CEO of BMI Capital International LLC a registered US FINRA & SIPC broker dealer a premier private investment bank. Mr. Trapp is a graduate of the University of Calgary and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 79, and 63 Licenses.


Cecilia Mueller Chen

Legal & Compliance

  • Cecilia Mueller Chen is a thought leader in compliance in the blockchain space. She is the primary author of the Crypto Valley Association of Code of Conduct which received international acclaim.
  • She is a former Chief Compliance Officer at China Construction Bank Zurich and Senior Regulatory Officer at Deutsche Boerse Stoxx. At UBS she was a COO and held senior management roles for five years and has built up trading room and compliance units and held responsibilities covering EMEA, APAC and Latin America.
  • Prior to this, she spent 8 years in various roles at the Bank for International Settlements and worked closely 60 regulators around the world on a daily basis.
  • She has won a cross-divisional team leadership award at UBS in 2012 and early on in her career a commendation letter at United Nations. She holds a CAS in Compliance Management from University of St. Gall, MBA from University of Toronto, E-MBA from University of St. Gall and has double degrees from University of California at Berkeley.


Ismail Malik

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

  • Ismail Malik, a self-styled ‘social engineer and PR Renegade’, is the Editor in Chief of the world’s foremost publication on Initial Coin Offerings — ICOcrowd, has over 20 years experience in technology related startups and entrepreneurship, and is among the leading experts in the blockchain field. In fact, Ismail has been recognized as part of the top-100 most influential people in blockchain by rise.global.
  • Ismail is also the founder and CEO of Blockchain Lab, ‘supplychain on blockchains consultant’ for Chainx, crafts smart contracts on the blockchain for SmartLedger. He is a man of many talents, including a professional mastery of 5 languages, has a wide range of skills & expertise relating to blockchain & crypto, and regularly speaks at blockchain events.


Sean Koh

Media & Entertainment

  • CEO at Koherent Inc.
  • Sean is an expert in cross-border transactions in finance, technology, infrastructure, media, and entertainment. Structuring various private equity and project financing deals with leading global institutions under his family office, Koherent Incorporated.
  • Sean has also co-chaired a number of iconic investment forums with other family offices and financial institutions at the United Nations, World Energy Forum, and other international communities, often invited by heads of states and trade ministries to guide them in significant global investment mandates. Mr. Koh is a partner of the leading stock market for tech unicorns Equidate and its fund Equidate Asset Management (EquiAm). Mr. Koh manages and produces some of the top global artists and his companies worked with top artists such as Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Jessica Jung, among others.