william piquard


Co-Founder at Atka, Former Gatecoin Managing Director in Europe

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The Role of Crypto Exchanges in The Ecosystem


Co-founder of Atka, a crypto advisory firm, helping blockchain entrepreneurs and corporations to structure and develop their crypto-related projects. He used to be the Managing Director Europe at Gatecoin. Gatecoin was a regulated online trading platform for cryptocurrency and blockchain assets based in Hong Kong, with offices in Paris, where William was responsible for the firm’s growth strategy, client relations and institutional partnerships in Europe.


As one of the first employees at Gatecoin, he have been an active member of the blockchain and fintech community for 5 years and he is closely connected to key stakeholders in Europe and Asia.

He have spoken at several industry conferences including; Web 3 Summit (Berlin), Tech and Innovation Summit (London), FST Media’s The Future of Banking (Hong Kong), the APFF-ASIFMA Fintech Roundtable 2016 (Hong Kong), the Nikkei-JFSA FinTech Summit (Tokyo) and Inside Bitcoins (Seoul).


William began his career as a strategy consultant, focusing on strategic partnerships and private equity acquisitions, working at a French consulting firm and left the consulting world in 2014 to join Gatecoin, after being introduced to the world of bitcoin and blockchain by the company’s co-founder and CEO Aurélien Menant.


He holds an MSc degree from HEC Paris Business School and a CEMS MSc in International Management.

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