nChain, a global leader in blockchain research and development and delivery of world-class blockchain solutions for enterprises and governments, including central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and micropayments, today announces the appointment of Mr. Christen Ager-Hanssen as its new Group Chief Executive Officer.
nChain is committed to the adoption of the Bitcoin (BSV) Blockchain by users on a global scale and provides technical and development support to the Bitcoin Association in relation to the operation of the Bitcoin (BSV) Blockchain protocol.
The Bitcoin (BSV) Blockchain was created by nChain’s Chief Scientist, Craig Wright, who develops and drives the company’s extensive IP portfolio. nChain currently has almost 2,800 registered patent applications, of which approximately 500 have been granted, ensuring it is perfectly positioned to provide the full spectrum of IP solutions that government and enterprise clients demand.
The Bitcoin (BSV) Blockchain, powered by nChain, allows users to transact and immutably store data at a fraction of the cost of any competitor, with average transaction costs standing at around 1/50th of a cent. Furthermore, the BSV Blockchain scales unbounded and already allows for around 100,000 transactions per second.
Christen Ager-Hanssen is a renowned investor with a career spanning more than 40 years. He has been involved in numerous M&A transactions, including public take-overs and venture capital deals. He is also an internet pioneer, telecom executive, media owner, disruptor, and leading influencer in the blockchain community. He is currently the CEO and Chairman of his own family office, Custos Group, an international investment firm with offices in London, Stockholm, and Oslo.
nChain’s group chairman Stefan Matthews commented: “The entire Board is delighted that someone of Christen’s calibre has agreed to join us at group level to drive the entire nChain group forward. nChain has an exciting portfolio of approximately 2,800 registered patent applications. Christen has already identified how we can better utilize our technology and patent portfolio to monetize our business and drive further investment into our R&D as well as to develop the Bitcoin (BSV) ecosystem to speed up the development and sales of our enterprise and government solutions.”
Christen Ager-Hanssen commented: “I am extremely excited about joining the group holding company of nChain as their new CEO, having already invested in the company. After extensive research of blockchain and smart contract technologies, I have concluded that the Bitcoin (BSV) Blockchain protocol is the only blockchain that can scale and handle the massive number of transactions that the digital world will demand to create far-reaching efficiencies.”
Founded in 2015, nChain has offices in London (UK), Zug (Switzerland), Ljubljana (Slovenia), and Manila (Philippines) and advances the potential of blockchain technology through ongoing research and development of inventions, including the maintenance of a robust patent portfolio, and by offering commercial solutions such as Kensei, a developer-friendly set of APIs built on the BSV blockchain.
nChain also offers solutions in the digital payment space, along with professional services that assist enterprises of all types in benefiting from blockchain technology. nChain currently has almost 2,800 registered patent applications, of which approximately 500 have been granted, ensuring it is perfectly positioned to provide the full spectrum of IP solutions that government and enterprise clients demand.
About Christen Ager-Hanssen
Christen Ager-Hanssen, a Norwegian citizen, living in London, is a renowned investor as well as a leading influencer in the blockchain community. He is the CEO and Chairman of his family office, Custos Group, an international investment firm with offices in London, Stockholm and Oslo that has created a unique platform with a highly differentiated strategy, targeting world-beaters and tomorrow’s enterprising disruptive innovators.
Custos invests in young companies as well as more established businesses geared for expansion and change. Custos also operates and invests through the Addreax Group (www.addreax.com) of the United Kingdom which, through its subsidiary companies and many online verticals, a rapidly expanding online retail department store and operator of gated loyalty programmes, including for students and alumni.
Addreax is a recognised expert in customer acquisition, brand-building, marketing, e-commerce and retail sales and has a track record in establishing digital assets and in digital transformation and has built strategic relationships acting as a customer acquisition partner for many major super-brands including, amongst others, Apple, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Nike, H&M, Adidas, Asos, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, 3, Burger King, Disney, and Expedia.
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