Manuel Lains

Chairman & Head of Product

Manuel is the chairman and co-founder of two of the largest and most prominent blockchain companies in Norway, BitGate and BitSpace. He holds a M.Sc in Electronics from the University of Oslo, and is an experienced developer.

Christian Lains

Chief Strategy Officer

Christian is the Co-Founder of both BitSpace and BitGate, and has been a key figure in the blockchain community since 2011. He graduated from the University of Oslo with a masters degree in Philosophy.

Ivar Duserud

Investor Relations

Ivar has studied economics at Eastern Connecticut State University, and has been involved with blockchain and cryptocurrencies since 2014. He is a talented executive managing day-to-day activities and planning at BitGate and BitSpace.


Frederic Lhote

Lead Developer

Frederic has been a computer and gaming enthusiast since he was 6 years old, and is a former data engineering student. He is interested in 3D modeling/printing, alternative nuclear power and computer security and favors software that is open source. His life approach is rational and uncompromising, which is reflected in his work.

Terje Melkevik

Testing & compliance

Terje Have used crypto for 10 years, and is interested in the development of the cryptocurrency industry. He is formerly a pilot, and today he does mobile application testing, as well as compliance and customer service.


Camilla Wollan


Camilla Wollan is a DLA Piper Partner in the Finance and Projects Department. She specializes in financial law and has worked for numerous banks. Camilla is interested in the fintech and blockchain space as a challenge for financial regulations.

Lars Hektoen

Cultura Bank

Lars Hektoen, holds a master’s degree in economics and business administration from The University of St Gallen (CH). He went on to become a general manager at Chase Manhattan Bank and President at ABB Financial Services AS. He was a co-founder and later CEO of Cultura Bank, recently crowned the most Ethical Bank in Norway!

Robert Viglione


Rob is the Co-founder of ZenCash and a former physicist and mathematician with experience working on Bitshares, BlockPay, Zclassic, Seasteading, and BitGate. He’s currently a PhD Candidate in Finance researching cryptofinance and teaching “Bitcoin & Blockchain Applications in Finance.”