Hans is a successful entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of blockchain technologies. He is a co-founder of Blockpass, a self-sovereign identity system and KYC-as-a-service provider. He is also a co-founder of Chain of Things, a Hong Kong-based startup integrating blockchain & IoT devices. In 2012, he sold his previous company, a data collection and analytics research firm focused on mainland Chinese high-technology industries. He is an Internet industry veteran with regional management experience.
During the Internet boom, Hans managed the internet.com Venture Capital Fund in Asia, investing in a number of Internet startups in Greater China. As a tech journalist in the late 1990’s, he interviewed Jack Ma, Jerry Yang, Vinton Cerf and Richard Li Tzar Kai. Hans earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1997 and a Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship in 1995-1996.