BRENDAN BLUMER Block One

Block.one

Brendan Blumer

CEO, Block.one

Block.one made tech headlines in 2018 when it raised $4 billion through an initial coin offering. While the amount raised was a lot of money for a product not even live at the time of the offering, it showed the huge confidence in Block.one’s proprietary EOSIO software among the blockchain community.

Hong Kong-based Block.one was founded by entrepreneur Brendan Blumer alongside CTO Daniel Larimer, a leading engineer and thought leader in the blockchain space and publisher of the EOSIO protocol.

The latest product to be released by Blumer and Block.one using the EOISO protocol was in July. Voice, a blockchain-based social-media platform was made public in read-only mode and seen by the company as an alternative to existing big tech social media.

“APAC is a thriving market for blockchain expansion,” Blumer tells Business Insider. “At a policy level, governments are enacting innovative programs that are blazing the trail for blockchain adoption. At the population level, people understand the externally verifiable integrity that blockchain can bring to the systems they depend on, so they're actively supporting initiatives with a willingness to adapt and adopt, to leverage the benefits of transparency, security, and public interoperability."