The Team

Meet the team behind MarginX


Chief Hardware OFficer

Allen has over 12 years experience in design, development and production management of industrial analytical equipment. As the founder of his own hardware company, he leads a team of four engineers specializing in hardware and firmware, as well as manufacturing.

Andrew Hoban


Andrew is a developer and project lead, experienced in managing international teams. His background is in behavioral and environmental economics and with a strong focus on blockchain technology. He’s fluent in English and Mandarin.

Edward Evenson


Edward is a project designer drawing his experience from helping other projects as a product manager for a fin-tech incubator. His background is in International Economics and Economic history. He was previously a post-grad student researcher at UC Berkeley.

Evan Lin

COre developer

Evan is a software developer who is passionate about Golang, the blockchain and open source. He has worked on numerous projects, dealing with technologies such as Blockchain, Linux, ROS (Robot Operating System), and Qt.

Iván Costa

core developer

Iván is a microservices specialist with degrees in computer science and parallel and cloud computing. He is passionate about golang, microservices and blockchain technology and is currently tech lead at MarginX.

Thomas Heller

business development

Tommy is an entrepreneur and investor with a strong background in project advisory, development and management. He is an experienced marketer operating the Asia-Pacific region, fluent in Mandarin and English.

Mwape Mwewa

regional development

Mwape has over ten years experience working in the renewable energy sector with most of his time spent as a Renewable Engineer at Zesco, the state-owned energy company in Zambia. Mwape understands well the needs and challenges associated with energy distribution in developing countries and is passionate in researching modern solutions.

Sherry Chiaki

data specialist

Sherry is a data specialist experienced in climate and air pollution analyses. She is specialized in machine-learning and predictive analytics. She is also fluent in English, Japanese, Mandarin and Cantonese

Ruying Shi

Margin foundation

Ruying has many years experience working with universities around the world. Apart from being administrative lead at MarginX, she is also responsible for setting up and expanding Margin Foundation.

Nicholas Krapels

financial advisor

Nic is an American writer, educator and entrepreneur. As well as being the Director of China Business Development for Darc Matter, Nic teaches Finance in Shanghai-area universities. He is a serial startup advisor, stock and cryptoasset portfolio manager and absolutely loves investing.

Roald Munoz

fundraising advisor

Roald works as senior analyst for emerging technologies at a top three Chinese investment bank. He is also VP of operations in China for Titanblock, a cryptoasset fund where he is charged with on-the-ground research and outreach for promising projects in China/Asia region.

David Hong

legal advisor

As well as being head of foreign legal counsel at King & Wood Mallesons, David is a founding member of Heyi blockchain, where is is lead of client acquisition, business development and relationship management.

Dario Salamena

Strategy Advisor

Dario is an international strategy adviser for numerous multinational companies including Mobike. He has also been a corporate sustainability consultant and understands what it takes to grow a business internationally.

Aaron Choi

Strategy Advisor

Aaron has a long history in blockchain and gaming. He has been the Vice President for International Business of a very well known crypto exchange and is currently the CEO of GJ exchange. Aaron’s experience spans gaming, marketing and business management.

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