Michael is a Co-founder and CEO at Umati Blockchain Ltd., a company enhancing digital financial services in East Africa by bridging the gap between its people and Bitcoin blockchain technology. Umati offers local bitcoin as an asset class, consults and advises on bitcoin blockchain payments.
As a recognized thought leader on Bitcoin in East Africa, he has been featured on BBC Radio show, CNN, Fast Company and regularly writes opinion for the Daily Nation and other publications on the subject.
Prior to Umati, Michael traded derivatives on Chicago’s Mercantile exchange and most recently, worked with Emerging Futures Lab on human centered design research for East Africa’s informal sector and digital financial services.
From his multidisciplinary academic background and work experience across engineering, accounting, finance, research and design in East Africa’s consumer markets, Michael is redefining problems outside normal boundaries to reach solutions based on a new understanding of the complex potential of the Bitcoin Blockchain for the people of Africa.
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