Meet José Maria Macedo -
José Maria Macedo

José Maria Macedo

Partner and Head of Advisory AmaZix


José Maria Macedo is currently co-leading the advisory team at AmaZix, an elite team of analysts comprised of some of the brightest minds in crypto. Our team has meticulously broken down well over 300 projects and played a pivotal role in critiquing and preparing the token economic models and whitepapers of many of AmaZix’s over 120 partners which have now cumulatively raised over $1.2B. These include some of the most successful ICO’s in the crypto space such as HDAC ($258M ICO), Bankex( $71M ICO), GBX ($30M ICO) and many others.

Before crypto, he was a pro poker player and built a bankroll from $30 at the age of 16 to $1,600,000 at the age of 18, achieving one of the highest win-rates in 6max poker and attracting sponsorships from LockPoker and PokerStrategy.

At 19, he quit poker and went to University where he studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics, achieving a first-class honors degree (equivalent to 4.0 GPA). During University, he created several profitable businesses in a variety of sectors, including a successful exit to one of the largest wholesalers in the UK – Gailarde Ltd. As part of this, he began working at Gailarde as “Head of Business Development” where he grew online revenue by 50% every year for 3 years to 7 figures per year. His entrepreneurial success was also externally recognized as he earned multiple entrepreneurship awards including the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur award (presented by Prince Andrew), Huffington Post Entrepreneur of the week, Shell Livewire Grand Ideas Award, Enterprise Champion award and Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

He also writes about cryptocurrency in medium (with a focus on tokenomics). He has been quoted on crypto for a variety of leading publications including EuroNews,, Coinwire and many others.

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