Advisory – Blockchain - Algorithmic Programming

Blue Block is an institutional-grade blockchain advisory firm

About Blue Block

About Blue Block

Blue Block is founded by established technology investment firms like MindWorks Ventures and investors from Gobi Partners with over a century of collective investment experience.

Blue Block advises in promising blockchain projects in Asia with a team of senior professionals from PwC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Credit Suisse. We take a long-term view of the market opportunity and aim to grow together with passionate teams with a mission to blockchain all industries, one institution at a time.

MindWorks Ventures

– Established in 2014, Mindworks Ventures is a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm investing in early and growth-stage technology start-ups across Asia.
– AUM of over US$260 M across 3 funds.
– 30 portfolio companies across fintech, AI, VR/AR, cloud and other sectors.

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No of Portfolio companies

260

Total Asset Under Management (USD)

11

Investment Professionals

About Blue Block
Our Service

Core Offerings

Blockchain Advisory

In order to accelerate growth of the ecosystem, Blue Block advises in promising blockchain projects globally. We take a long-term view of the market opportunity and look for projects that share the same view. Blue Block aims to grow together with teams we believe in, and promote blockchain technologies that we truly think will change the world by:
– Refining blockchain platforms for institutional adoption
– Building partnerships with Fortune 500 companies
– Acceleration and incubation for blockchain projects

Algorithmic Trading Software Development

For blockchain projects that rely upon market adoption and velocity of underlying assets, Blue Block develops algorithms and custom trading solutions that can help project teams reduce transaction costs, facilitate trades, and provide liquidity on exchange platforms. Our quant developers help design strategies that include:
– Liquidity Provisioning
– Market Making strategies
– Order flow prediction HFT strategies
– Execution HFT Strategies
– Automated HFT Arbitrage strategies

Treasury Strategy

In an ever increasing environment in terms of complexity and volatility, a clear strategy for the treasury department is required in order to operate and respond timely to market
changes. With its team of accredited accounting professionals and market research analysts, Blue Block will serve you according to your individual requirement and take into account the latest developments in market insights, regulations and IT and leverage our knowledge edge from comparable projects. We maintain strict independence and focus entirely on our clients’ needs.

Our Service
Our Work

Blue Block Portfolio

See below for the latest blockchain projects that we have had the privilege of supporting:

Our Work
"Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly."
-Vitalik Buterin-
Team

Management Team

Blue Block has pulled together a team of professionals with decades of experience in traditional finance sectors like investment banking, venture capital, software development, and advisory services. Our vision is to help bridge the rapidly developing blockchain ecosystem into a new age of institutional acceptance.

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David Kim

CEO, Co-Founder

David brings a wealth of experience to Blue Block Capital, including a thirteen-year career in M&A Advisory and management consulting covering blockchain and emerging technologies with PwC and Deloitte. He also serves today as a Venture Partner with Mindworks Ventures. While at PwC, he helped build the ICO advisory and FinTech/RegTech practice in 2017.

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Alex Liu

CIO, Co-Founder

Alex was a Senior Trading Director at Qube, a world class 1B+ quantitative hedge fund, and an active crypto trader. With more than 10 years of proprietary trading experience in equities and fixed income at Credit Suisse Global Arbitrage Trading team and Systematic Market Making Group, Alex has extensive knowledge in risk management and product design. Alex has an electrical engineering degree from UCLA, and a Masters from UC Berkeley.

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John Barnes

Risk Management

John has over 25 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies of which he spent 13 years as a Partner with PwC. While at PwC, he served as the National Risk Assurance Risk & Quality Leader for China and Hong Kong. He was responsible for managing key clients of PwC including Jardine Group, Swire, CLP, China Construction Bank, and Bank of China.

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Glen Chen

Investor Relations

Glen brings over 10 years of experience in investment management, private equity, and securities law to Blue Block. Prior to joining the team, Glen served as an investment funds attorney at Paul Hastings in Los Angeles and Kirkland & Ellis in Hong Kong, and has closed over $5B in investment transactions. Glen received both his J.D. and B.A. from UCLA. Glen also serves as advisor and counsel to several US startups and family offices.

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Alfred Chia

Legal Counsel

Alfred is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs based in Singapore. He holds a solid track record covering traditional areas of practice that include M&As, banking and finance, and joint ventures. Recently, he’s assisted well known blockchain ICO projects out of Singapore with legal structuring, compliance, opinion letters, and exchange listings.

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Chibo Tang

China Advisory

Chibo Tang is the Managing Director of Gobi Partners. Chibo has been investing in early stage companies in the technology and media sectors in China for nearly a decade. He is head of Gobi’s Hong Kong office and a partner of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, which Gobi manages as the General Partner. Chibo received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College.

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Jonathan Lee

Korea Advisory

Jonathan is the Chief Corporate Officer of Yello Digital Marketing Group (YDM). YDM is the number one digital marketing & ad technology group in Korea with over 20 companies across Korea and South East Asia region. Prior to YDM, Jonathan served as a Director at WPP Korea.

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David Chang

Hong Kong Advisory

David is the Managing Partner of MindWorks Ventures. He has been involved transformative companies to emerge from Silicon Valley and Asia.  Previously, David has worked as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Vice President in Credit Suisse and Director at Guosen Securities in Hong Kong covering the Greater China region.

Team
Clients

Our Partners

As the world becomes more decentralized, the ability to forge best-in-class partnerships becomes paramount for success.

Clients

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