Manuel Lains

CEo & co-Founder

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

cso & co-founder

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


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.

Matthew Bryce


Matthew has a background working with face-to-face sales as a consultant. Since then he has spent time in the photography and film business working internationally alongside the best creative marketing teams in Norway. He is an active trader and is committed to releasing the true potential of exponential technologies.

James D. Tandy

Partner & Head of tech

James has over 18 years experience in the Norwegian IT market working in a large variety of industries from media to real estate. He is passionate about new technology, and always staying on top of new innovation and possibilities. He sees Blockchain as having the potential to change the world and is excited to be a part of this new revolution.


Frederic Lhote


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.

Alf Johansen


Alf is a computer science student at NTNU in Trondheim. Particularly fascinated by the impact decentralized systems enabled by blockchain technology can have on the world, and with a strong interest in philosophy and technology, Alf ultimately hopes to use his expertise to improve the quality of human interaction and socialisation as their traditional forms are being challenged and undermined by modern technology.

Jørn Baltzersen


Jørn is passionate about shaping a freedom-friendly future, where cryptocurrencies and decentralized blockchain technology are wonderful enablers as an alternative to today’s mainstream centralization paradigm. He is an experienced software developer with an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim.


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.