Andy Bryant is COO of bitFlyer Europe, one of the largest virtual currency exchanges in the world and the only one to be regulated in Japan, the US and Europe combined. Andy joined bitFlyer in 2017, before launching its European operation in January of this year.
His current position is the natural result of a career that has spanned many aspects of finance and technology.
Andy graduated from the University of Bath in the UK with a 1st-class Masters in Mechanical Engineering and a prize-winning thesis related to decentralisation. He went on to study robotics in Japan, at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. After working in various positions within finance and technology, including investment banking and founding his own tech startup, he became the global COO for an M&A advisory firm, BDA Partners. He has received multiple awards from prestigious institutions including Daiwa Securities and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Andy is a Japanese speaker and has a passion for all things crypto and blockchain-related. He has recently been featured in publications such as Business Insider, helping readers make sense of volatility in the virtual currency markets, and in the FT discussing bitFlyer’s European launch. He lives in Luxembourg, the home of bitFlyer’s growing European operations.