Yuzo Kano is co-founder and CEO of bitFlyer, Inc. Prior to co-founding bitFlyer in January 2014, he worked at Goldman Sachs developing settlement systems, and later as an Equities Derivatives and Convertible Bonds Trader at Goldman Sachs, focusing on market making for institutional investors as well as principal trading and financing for corporations. Yuzo completed his studies at the Graduate School of Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 2001. Yuzo currently serves as representative director of the Japan Blockchain Association (JBA). He is a member of the BC System Evaluation Audit Review Committee of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and a member of a committee investigating blockchain technology for the Japanese Bankers Association. Co-developed miyabi, bitFlyer's original blockchain technology. A patent has been acquired for a part of miyabi's technology; patents for other parts are currently pending. Yuzo was selected as one of the financial innovators who contributed to the formation of the financial services field at the Sibos international conference in 2016. Yuzo has traveled to 49 countries in the past and climbed Mount Everest to the base camp.