Guy Halford-Thompson is a CEO, Director and mentor primarily engaged in the blockchain space. A highly analytical and programmatic thinker Guy recognized very early on that Bitcoin and the underlying technology, blockchain was a groundbreaking innovation with the potential to transform industries. A thought leader in the blockchain space Guy is the Founder and CEO of BTL Group, the first public blockchain technology company (TSXV:BTL). BTL works with startups and established businesses to develop business strategies and products that utilize the blockchain. Guy is also the co-founder of QuickBitcoin a bitcoin trading company that introduced one of the first bitcoin ATMs to the United Kingdom in 2013. Over the past two years Guy has also had several speaking engagements at Bitcoin and Blockchain conferences in the UK and Canada. Here he has been able to share his expertise and experiences working with blockchain with other entrepreneurs who are interested in working within this rapidly evolving sector.

Guy has a keen interest in the startup eco-system and is passionate about helping startups realize their true potential. As a mentor for Futurepreneur, Guy helped Dog and Pony Data build an efficient and scalable IT infrastructure for their business. Guy will also be mentoring two startups engaged in blockchain technology through Launch Academy’s Lean Entrepreneur Program.

Guy is an avid supporter of arts and culture, environmental causes and the role of education, science and technology in the betterment of society. He is continually on the lookout for new opportunities to utilize his unique skill sets as a CEO, mentor and IT expert to help Not For Profits, NGOs and startups realize their goals within an ever evolving digital marketplace.