About Us

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Founded in 2017 and in collaboration with BMI Group, Coinstreet is an award-winning decentralized investment banking group and consultancy firm in the F.M.T. (Finance, Media & Tech) field, providing a business eco-system for the new era of digital economy.

 

As a leading player in digital asset and FMT (Finance, Media & Technology) areas, Coinstreet focuses on five business segments: Token Finance Consultancy, Digital Asset & Wealth Management, PR Media & Investor Relations, Digital Asset Tokenization & Trading Platform, and Decentralized Finance & DLT Solutions.

 

Coinstreet’s group consists of members that cover both financial and technology sectors, including —

 

  • BMI Coinstreet Digital (http://bcdigital.io/), a joint venture with BMI Group (a 25 years+ traditional international financial services group) for developing asset tokenization and STO market opportunities.

 

  • THE STO LAB (http://thestolab.com/), a global business alliance network and eco-system for sourcing and distributing high-quality STO projects in international markets.

 

  • STO Global-X (http://www.stgx.io/), a technology company providing marketplace solutions for end-to-end digital assets / security token life cycle management.

 

  • DFINI (http://dfini.com/), a technology company providing decentralized financial solutions for established institutions to adopt DTL, and for individuals around the world to engage with a restructured and more liberal financial systems.

 

Coinstreet Partners has advised many successful digital asset projects, including Show DC, Liquid Value Development (LvD), SGH, HWH, American Pacific Bancorp, WealthMind, 7PassToken, KIZUNA, Global Asset Exchange, STO Global-X, Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), KODAKone, Skrumble Network, QASH, DarcMatter, Stryking …and more.

 

We would be pleased to listen and understand your plans and objectives in the digital assets and STO space, and we will provide an optimal financial, business and technology solution that caters to your needs.

 

We are also open for new partnership and collaboration.  We are looking forward to hear from you!

 

 

COINSTREET PARTNERS IS WINNER OF THE “ASIA FUTURIST LEADERSHIP AWARD” (PRACTITIONER HIGH FLYER AWARD – OUTSTANDING DEAL ORIGINATOR IN ASIA), ORGANIZED BY THE “ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY OFFICES IN ASIA”.

FOUNDER’S MESSAGE

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 connect 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                

FOUNDER & CEO

Corporate Leaders

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Mr. Chan Heng Fai

Chairman - THE GAME CHANGER

Mr. 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 is the largest single shareholder and chairman of the board of Document Security Systems (NYSE: DSS); the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore eDevelopment Limited (SGX : 40V); the director of BMI Capital International LLC, a boutique investment bank in USA regulated by FIRNA and SPIC.

Mr. Chan formerly served as Managing Chairman of Heng Fai Enterprise Limited (HKSE : 185); a Non-Executive Director of Holista Colltech (ASX : HCT), the Managing Director of SingHaiyi Group (SGX : 5H0); the Executive Chairman of China Gas (HKSE : 384); Director of Global Med Technologies (NASDAQ : GLOBU); and Chairman and Director of American Pacific Bank (NASDAQ : AMPB); a director of Skywest (ASX : SXR).

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Samson Lee (SAM)

Founder & CEO

Samson is the Founder & CEO of Coinstreet Partners, Independent Director of DSS (NYSE : DSS), Co-Founder of THE STO LAB/ STO Global-X/ Asia Pacific Digital Economy Institute/ Ethereum South China Community, Vice President of Blockchain Applications & Investment Alliance, Co-Chairman of Belt & Road TechFin Association, Chief Crypto-Economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, and Honorary Guest Lecturer & Fintech and Blockchain Committee of Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

In the past, Samson has held various senior management positions in internationally renowned companies, including Asia President of UCast and Next-TV, Business Consultant of Ericsson (STO: ERIC-B) UDN Asia, Managing Director of APAC of Rovi (NASDAQ: TIVO, ROVI), General Manager of Greater China and South APAC of DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), Head of Mobile Commerce of PCCW (HKSE:0008) and Hong Kong’s first publicly listed Internet company – TOM Group (HKSE:2383).

Samson graduated with an MBA and a Master of Science degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

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Samuel Reid

Chief Technology Officer

Samuel is a mathematician, business executive, inventor, and STEM polymath who has authored 10+ public papers, spoken at 100+ conferences, and has a deep portfolio of classified work.

Also as the CEO and Co-Founder of Geometric Energy Corporation (NATO Commercial and Government Entity), he provides advisory services and execution for technology feasibility and development in energy systems, aerospace and defense, and blockchain and cybersecurity.

Previously, Samuel was Head of Space at IOTA Foundation, Co-Founder / Board Member of The Institute for Exotic Science, Chief Blockchain Engineer of the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, and held CEO positions at Clean Crude Corporation, Homeostasis Healthcare and Symbiosis Systems, Geometric Medical, and GeometricLabs. He is also on the Signature Technology Consultation Committee of the Canadian Space Agency.

Advisory Board

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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.

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Jerome Schonbachler

ASSET MANAGEMENT

Mr.Jérôme A. Schonbachler is Founder of TheMFO, an independent regulated fiduciary & family office services company with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Malta and Dubai.

He is also the founder and external director at TAAS Capital Fund, the first Luxembourg open-end investment fund with a primary focus on blockchain.

Prior, Mr. Schonbachler was heads the alternative investment activities for EFG Bank, part of global private banking group EFG International. Prior to EFG Bank, he was the global product manager for both the consumer bank and private bank, creating the third-party asset management offering in EMEA, Asia and Japan. He spent 16 months as an actuary for Sorema UK in the Lloyd’s of London reinsurance market, developing forecast reinsurance models. In 1997, he became a junior executive for Paribas Capital Markets for large business developments; in 1995, and he worked in the capital markets division of Credit Lyonnais as a junior swaps trader.Mr. Schonbachler earned a degree in financial engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.

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Pietro Doran

REAL ESTATE

Pietro Doran has over 30 years of Real Estate industry experience. He is concurrently CEO of Hancom Dreamtec (subsidiary of the Hancom Group) and Managing Partner of First Rock Associates Asia. Prior, he was Chairman, Principal Partner and Founder of Doran Capital Partners.

From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Doran served as a founding partner, Managing Director and Senior Investment Officer for the New Songdo City development and developed a $24 billion project of Songdo City in Korea.

Prior, he was a senior investment advisor at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, President of Morgan Stanley Properties Korea, Managing partner and Chief Investment Officer at Gale International Korea, co-founder of John Buck Company Korea, and founder of Brooke Hillier Parker Korea.

He holds a MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received a BS (Cum Laude) from the University of Massachusetts.

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Prof. Spencer Li

Payment Solutions

Prof. Ir Li is specialized in ICT, Smart City and eCommerce industries. He is advisory board of London Institute of Banking and Finance, charter president of Innovation and Technology Association, co-founder of Hong Kong Internet & ECommerce Association and was Convenor, Mobility Technology, Smart City Special Interest Group, Hong Kong Computer Society.

Prof. Ir Li was awarded as Directors of Year Awards 2019, organized by Hong Kong Institute Of Directors (HKIoD); and was awarded as 2020 Asia Futurist Leadership Award organized by Association of Family Offices in Asia (AFO).

Besides his business and professional venture, Prof. Ir Li has served the youth community and was the National President of Junior Chamber International Hong Kong in year 2000. Currently, he is appointed as Member of Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macao Studies specialised on FinTech and ICT.

Prof. Ir Li holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business Studies in City University of Hong Kong.

Executives / Segment Leaders

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Miles Ng

Advisory & Consultancy

Miles focuses on business development, client management, strategic partnership with corporate clients, accredited investors and financial institutions.

Strong understanding of Asset Tokenization, and Digital Assets eco-system, with proven track records in building global network.

Prior, Miles was in PwC Hong Kong, serving a wide range of multinational groups in the financial sector (banking and capital markets, insurance, asset wealth management).

Miles graduated from the University of Exeter, UK, with a B.A. Hons in Accounting and Finance.

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Kayas Bakht

Digital Asset Management

Previously Digital Asset Trader at Lotis Group managing 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.

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Vamsee Reddy

DeFi & DTL Solutions

Vamsee Reddy is an expert bioinformatics programmer with extensive work in the field of transport protein research. He is the administrator of the world renowned Transporter Classification Database, published numerous peer-reviewed research papers with over a 1000 citations, and has numerous awards in his field. He is also an editor of the Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology (JMMB). Vamsee is the CTO of DFINI. He is a full-stack developer with a passion for blockchain technology, deep space exploration, and medical technology. He will be receiving his Medical Doctorate degree from Boston University in 20201. Vamsee aims to combine his skills in business, technology, and medicine to help make the dream of an interplanetary species a reality.

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Floyd DCosta

Token Marketplace

Floyd DCosta is the co-founder and CEO of STO Global-X, and has over 16 years of international professional experience.

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.

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Xiaochen Zhang

FINTECH & BLOCKCHAIN

Xiaochen Zhang, President of FinTech4Good, leads to introduce impactful fintech and blockchain solutions to frontier markets through incubation, acceleration and investment.

He 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 host of the FinTech in China show and Blockchain Million Show.

He 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. Prior, Xiaochen advised government agencies and multinational organizations on innovation, emerging technologies, and investment in positions at the World Bank, and United Nations.

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Neil Staunton

AI & Data Science

Neil Staunton has extensive experience in technology and startups, having worked and created business solutions with Microsoft and Google Cloud, and then on to Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning and AI in the past 5 years.

Neil has co-founded Crypton (.ai) in 2017 with a vision to apply machine learning to predict changes in cryptocurrency prices and that vision is a now a reality and has gone live in January 2019 with a fully automated cryptocurrency trading platform and proprietary fund.

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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, and World Energy Forum.

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.

Regional Partners / Ambassadors

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Max Smetannikov

USA

Max is a C-level executive with a proven track record of scaling companies, developing new business, increasing sales, increasing capitalization and packaging businesses for both exit and entry into new markets and industries.

Having made his name as an analyst helping identify disruptive business models with the purpose of investment, Max has worked both on the side of the dealmakers and on the side of targets, having run several companies in the media industry.

Currently Max helms his consulting firm, is a partner in a Hong Kong-based investment company and a CEO in an AI platform startup.

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Patrick Schueffel

Switzerland

Dr Patrick Schüeffel is a seasoned banking professional and an advocate of FinTech and asset-tokenisation.

Patrick is adjunct professor at the Institute of Finance of Fribourg’s School of Management. His research interests focusses on the areas of Entrepreneurship in Banking & Finance, Innovation, Strategy, International Business and Fintech.

Prior, Patrick served as the Chief Operating Officer of Saxo Bank (Switzerland) and was a member of the Senior Management of Credit Suisse. At Credit Suisse he was the responsible global innovation officer of “Investment Services & Products” unit.

Patrick holds a doctorate degree from Henley Business School at the University of Reading/UK, and a Master Degree from the Norwegian School of Economics.

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Hong Kyun Noh

KOREA

Hong Kyun is experienced in connecting various business sectors to blockchain, ranging from real estate, healthcare, online games, cannabis and asset tokenization.Hong is contributing in project building, business operation, fundraising and blockchain business consulting.

Especially specialized in overseeing regulation over the digital asset market and real estate tokenization.

Hosted multiple Proptech events in Korea as well as advising the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation regarding blockchain based title registries.

Propy regional representative for Korea, APAC VP for Yougene connect, biz dev advisor for Skypeople and more.

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Hristo Dimitrov Hristov

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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.

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Kishore Mansinghani

SINGAPORE

Kishore M ( B.COM , MBA, CEP (IIT), ADSM) worked in Silicon Valley, he is an Ex-Hedge Fund Manager, Ex-Director of Global Blockchain foundation, Founder of Future1Coin, Founder of World Blockchain Events & Training, Founder of Champion Traders Academy, and Founder of Future1Exchange.

Kishore has over a decade of experience in the Stock, CFD, Forex, ADR’s, Commodities, Index, Futures, Options & Cryptocurrency. He has Master in Business Administration from Institute for Technology and Management in association/collaboration with Southern New Hampshire University Manchester.

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Gabriel Morey

JAPAN

Gabriel is a Venture Partner at Alpha Omega Capital Partners, General partner at Stats Ventures and Producer for The FinTech Times Japan as well as advising on numerous blockchain companies.

With an infectious enthusiasm for technology and innovation was drawn to blockchain in 2014. Currently focusing on business development, investor relations and market strategy for digital assets across Asia and Europe.

Having lived in Japan since 1999 he has developed an extensive network of partners, investors, HNWI, family offices and influencers in the FinTech and Blockchain scene.

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Jessica Chuah

Malaysia

Risk practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry in particularly Financial Technology. Skilled in internal audit, risk management, corporate financial reporting. Well versed with FSA, IFSA, AMLA and Capital Market and Services Act. Strong business development with Bachelors of Laws (LLB) from the University of London and ACCA.

Jessica has been a panelist in various international blockchain conferences. She is a blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast. In the past, She has consulted various ICO projects. She helped clients to develop, draft and maintain compliance policies/ procedures, outlining firm requirements and regulations.

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Joshua Hawley

MAURITIUS

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. He is a blockchain enthusiast advising Government, Industry, Startups and established Enterprise on how to couple their existing operations with 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.

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Narayan Neelakantan

INDIA

With over 16 years of experience in Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance and IT Infrastructure, Narayan is an innovative thought leader responsible for strategizing, implementing Risk Management & Cyber Security.

He was previously the CISO and Head – IT Risk & Compliance with India’s National Stock Exchange (NSE) – Technology; building NSE’s IT Risk Management strategic plan, roadmap, methodology, policies, governance, reporting and security programs, including “Governance, Risk and Compliance” and a Security Operations Center (SOC).

He is a member of World Federation of Exchanges, National Securities Depository Ltd. and a member of the ISMG Editorial Advisory Board.

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Maximilian Kobernik

RUSSIA

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 through all token processes and helping them 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.

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Alexander H Reay

NORDIC EUROPE

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 of Loughborough University Centre for Global Sourcing and Services, Loughborough University

What is a Utility Token?

 

Utility tokens are simply app coins or user tokens. They enable future access to the products or services offered by a company. Therefore, utility tokens are not created to be an investment.

 

Just like an electronics dealer might accept orders for a video game that will be released several months later, a startup can create utility tokens and sell digital coupons for the services or products it is developing.

What is a Security Token?

 

A security token is a digital asset that derives its value from an external asset that can be traded. Therefore, these tokens are subject to federal laws that govern securities. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in severe consequences including penalties and potential derailment of the development of a project.

 

Security tokens can offer a vast array of applications if the startup abides by all the regulatory requirements. The most promising of these features is the ability to offer tokens as a digital representation of shares of a company’s stock.