Dr. Gov van Ek started his first software company in 1991. He graduated with a Ph.D in Total Technology from UMIST in Manchester 1996 where he experimented and developed portable computing devices similar to the iphone. He then went on to work in corporate finance for some years before founding Ledger Assets in 2014, often recognized as the leading blockchain technology commercialization company in the Asia Pacific. He co founded and developed the technology behind Power Ledger which carried out Australia’s first ICO, raising $34m and which has been one of the most successful ICO’s in 2017. He also co founded a medical Blockchain company and BitCar in 2015. In 2016 and 2017 Bitcar developed its research and prototype platform and is another word first.