J.D. Salbego is a global leader in blockchain, digital assets, tokenized securities, and DeFi with over 10 years of experience working with blockchain-focused companies, crypto funds and exchanges, corporations, and governments providing thought-leadership on global crypto and DeFi trends to drive business growth and international expansion strategies across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He is an internationally-recognized subject matter expert in digital assets & securities, blockchain, and capital markets. J.D. had spearheaded projects and worked with some of the biggest global blockchain & digital asset leaders who have cumulatively raised, manage, and generated over $2Bn.
As the CEO of BitTok, a Singapore based crypto exchange, J.D. leads the company driving growth, expansion, and the development of new liquidity markets, services, products, and distribution channels. Leveraging a deep understanding of the global crypto ecosystem, J.D. has a track record of collaborating with industry-leading organizations to create fundraising, business development, operational, and go-to-market frameworks that consistently lead to profitable & sustainable growth.
Over the years, J.D. has played an integral role in numerous record-breaking STOs and ICOs. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, etc., including being linked to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain. Along with hosting his own blog, he is a featured contributor on Cointelegraph.com. In 2018, he co-organized the largest blockchain conference in the world in Tokyo (JBC2018), in partnership with the government-nationally televised with 15,000 attendees.
As a crypto asset influencer, international speaker, and published author, J.D. frequently gives media interviews, is quoted, and has hosted presentations at the World Economic Forum, BlockShow, and Delta Summit alongside industry leaders, such as Tim Draper, Brock Pierce, Roger Ver, Chang “CZ” Pengzhao and digital securities leaders TZero, SharesPost, Securitize, R3 Corda, etc. He has also studied digital business innovation under renowned Columbia Business School professor, David Rogers.