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.

Olav Småriset


Olav is a successful entrepreneur with an academic background in electronics and programming. He is driven to create businesses and platforms that easily allow people to utilise cryptocurrency and blockchain technology


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.

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.

Raymond Øverlie


Raymond has 20+ years of experience from the financial markets and as an investor he has been founding partner of several startups. Through his work he has earned an unique experience in different fields as Partner, Chairman, board member, FX, stocks and derivatives trader, CEO and CFO. He has a background from the Norwegian School of Economics and the Harvard Business School.

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.”

Lars Hektoen

Cultura Bank

Lars Hektoen has a background from economics and business administration. He went on to become a manager at Chase Manhattan Bank and President at ABB Financial Services AS, before finally founding Cultura Bank, recently crowned the most Ethical Bank in Norway!