Financial Inclusion backed by commodities

FreediumBlockchain powered platform for global financial access

Freedium is building a Blockchain ecosystem that offers a stable currency, liquidity to commodity owners, and financial inclusion solutions

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Freedium set of solutions
to address the needs of
6bn people and 60% of world's GDP.

Commodity Finance

Commodity Finance

Financing for commodity owners and producers unlocking a $2.5 trillion annual commodities market.

Smart Trade

Smart Trade

A smart-contract platform simplifying trade and connecting traders to a global marketplace. Facilitating $6.3 trillion of annual trade.

Mobile Money

Mobile Money

A globally usable mobile money and remittance product substantially reducing fees and giving access to a $425bn annual market.

Microfinance and Insurance

Microfinance and Insurance

A financial inclusion product targeting the 2bn unbanked population giving affordable and high quality financial services.

Crypto Traders and Exchanges

Crypto Traders and Exchanges

A solution fulfilling the huge demand for a stable, asset backed currency by crypto traders, investors and exchanges as a hedge against volatility and as a store of value.


World class team & advisors

Keba Keinde

Keba Keinde

Co-Founder
Presidential candidate in Senegal in 2012, former Middle East & Africa Managing Director at BNP Paribas in Paris, Chairman and CEO at Millennium Finance Corporation, Dubai.

Presidential candidate in Senegal in 2012, former Middle East & Africa Managing Director at BNP Paribas in Paris, Chairman and CEO at Millennium Finance Corporation, Dubai. Senior Investment Officer at the World Bank/IFC in Washington.

Keba has successfully completed transactions with governments and international corporations totaling more than USD 50 billion across the Middle East, Africa and Asia in various sectors. Builder of African Economy award in 2008. Keba holds an MBA from MIT (Boston) and MS from ENST (Paris)

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Aqil Ahmed

Aqil Ahmed

Co-Founder
Partner and Board member at MFC, a leading investment bank and private equity advisory institution based in DIFC.

Partner and Board member at MFC, a leading investment bank and private equity advisory institution based in DIFC. Founder and consultant to various successful enterprises in the Tech, Real Estate and Telecoms sector. Managed strategic relationships over a period spanning 20 years at government and institutional level.

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Aron Dutta

Aron Dutta

Head of Strategy
Former Global Head of Blockchain at IBM and Managing Director Cisco Systems and Chairman and Co-founder of Diligent Solutions, co-created with Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse.

Former Global Head of Blockchain at IBM and Managing Director Cisco Systems and Chairman and Co-founder of Diligent Solutions, co-created with Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. A research matter expert at Davos World Economic Forum “Future of Finance”. Over 30 years of experience in various operating and leadership roles in various operating in technology innovation, strategic consulting & advisory services, and entrepreneurial ventures. Co-founder at Scient Inc. (SCNT: NASDAQ, E-business Builder), Co-founder and GM of Viant Corp. (VIAN: NASDAQ, Digital Operating Models). Principal at Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc. (Capital Markets Strategy, Operation and Technology Practice)

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Waleed Rassuli

Waleed Rassuli

Head of Partnerships
A passionate technology entrepreneur, Waleed has been part of building tech start-ups for more than a decade.

A passionate technology entrepreneur, Waleed has been part of building tech start-ups for more than a decade. Setting a market-focused product strategy he builds both business value and customer loyalty. His background covers a variety of industries - from starting out as an engineer in automotive manufacturing to positions in consulting at McKinsey and business development at Nestle. The crypto space is his latest passion. He is a true part of the crypto community, both as an early investor and a widely connected advisor.

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Hussein Abdelkarim

Hussein Abdelkarim

Head of Business Development
As Former Founder CEO at Rocket Internet the world's largest internet venture builder Hussein built Goldman Sachs JV "JUMIA".

As Former Founder CEO at Rocket Internet the world's largest internet venture builder Hussein built Goldman Sachs JV "JUMIA" the largest online retailer in Africa valued at $2.1Billion, JP Morgan JV "EasyTaxi" the largest ride sharing app in latin America serving 24 million user, & advised Naspers JV "Delivery Hero" market expansions and acquisitions. Recruited, trained, & motivated 600+ employees & scaled operations to 420 cities across Asia, Latin America, Middle East, & Africa. Hussein also led Dubai Ports tech fund & holds an MBA from IE business school (Madrid).

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Victor Kazboda

Victor Kazboda

Head of Expansion
An Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase as Chief Operations Officer of the Asset Management Risk & Finance Technology Organization responsible for a team of 200+ technology professionals.

An Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase as Chief Operations Officer of the Asset Management Risk & Finance Technology Organization responsible for a team of 200+ technology professionals. A senior Wall St. technology leader with 25 years experience in the management, design and implementation of mission-critical financial (Fixed Income/Equity) trading, sales, research and e-commerce architectures, infrastructures and applications in the Capital Markets industry. Previously a Senior Vice President at Citibank and a Director at Credit Suisse and a Vice President at Lehman Brothers.

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Lug Giroud

Lug Giroud

Head of Marketing
Lug has helped startups and Fortune 500 companies generate millions in sales online. He has managed content, traffic acquisition, conversion rate optimization, emailing and community management.

Lug has helped startups and Fortune 500 companies generate millions in sales online. He has managed content, traffic acquisition, conversion rate optimization, emailing and community management. He has taken projects rapidly from 0 to ten of millions of visits per month. Co-founder at Wild, a digital performance based digital marketing and growth hacking agency. Since 2015, he has managed the digital marketing for several high profile ICOs.

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Jean-Etienne Durand

Jean-Etienne Durand

Head of Operations
Founder Member of the Swiss Blockchain Association. He has over fifteen years’ experience in technology and digital growth.

Founding Member of the Swiss Blockchain Association. He has over fifteen years’ experience in technology and digital growth. He is the co-founder of the Fusion Blockchain Lab, Switzerlands leading Fintech Accelerator based in Geneva. His strong operational skills have resulted in creating synergies for the companies that he builds including successful new crypto businesses, among others, on existing solutions.

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Jean-Etienne Durand

Dr. Paris de l’Etraz

Head Of Innovation
Former Managing Director at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO where he spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital.

Former Managing Director at UBS Bank and ABN AMRO where he spent over 20 years in investment banking and venture capital. Since 2010, Professor Paris runs the largest business school startup accelerator in Europe, IE Venture lab, at the world’s 8th top Business School, IE Business School. After being a banker, Paris became an entrepreneur founding 5 startups in the areas of Sports marketing, Video Games, Advertising, Solar Power and CRM Banking Software. has developed and registered two patent and presently splits his time between running the Accelerator, MBA classes , executive education Innovation Programs at large companies and M&A / Strategic advisory consulting. Paris is an active angel investor in technology startups and is also visiting professor at KEIO University in Japan, running their graduate level Venturing Course.

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Ted Baker

Ted Baker

Previously Managing Director of Pershing LLC which has nearly $1 trillion in assets under management, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon.

Previously Managing Director of Pershing LLC which has nearly $1 trillion in assets under management, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon. He was also a Chairman and President of Pershing Trading Co where he was in charge of all proprietary and agency trading in Metals, currency and fixed income, Chairman of SIA (Securities Industry), Vice Chairman of PHLX (now NASDAQ PHLX), a board director of the NSX (National Stock Exchange) and CEO of Olson Global Markets. Past Board member of Options Clearing Corp, Options Advisory Committee Montreal Stock Exchange, NASD Options Committee, CBOE Retail Advisory Committee.

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Robert Flohr

Robert Flohr

Robert has over 30 years experience as a senior advisor and consultant to major banks, asset management firms, private banks and technology businesses.

Robert has over 30 years experience as a senior advisor and consultant to major banks, asset management firms, private banks and technology businesses. Started at McKinsey and Company, where he spent almost six years. A Princeton University grad Bob has assisted a European firm in raising capital and improving the performance of a portfolio company and the restructuring of an important Middle East regional bank. He has served on the board of a European Payments business and of the holding company of a Bermuda bank.

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Dustin Byington

Dustin Byington

Former President, Wanchain Foundation. Graduated from Columbia University.

Former President, Wanchain Foundation. Graduated from Columbia University . MBA from University of Michigan. Veteran entrepreneur in the blockchain space. Founded Bitcoin College in 2014, Cofounded Tendermint in 2015. Founded Satoshi Talent and Stokens Venture Capital.

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Rajesh Gopi

Rajesh Gopi

Former Vice President, Wanchain Foundation. MBA from UT Austin and Post Graduate degree from NIT Calicut, India.

Former Vice President, Wanchain Foundation. MBA from UT Austin and Post Graduate degree from NIT Calicut, India. Multiple startup and large corporation experience with responsibilities ranging from product development, product management, business operations and engineering management.

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Dynal Patel

Dynal Patel, PhD

Director of Programs & Partners at Wanchain, he leads the development and execution of strategic partnerships.

Director of Programs & Partners at Wanchain, he leads the development and execution of strategic partnerships. With over 15 years of management experience in leading technology and telecommunication companies such as Altran Technologies, Vodafone and Microsoft. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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Daniel Neis

Daniel Neis

Senior Consultant at Bitsapphire. Founder of KOINA, the first common-based monetary system based in Switzerland aimed at enabling sustainable economies to thrive.

Senior Consultant at Bitsapphire. Founder of KOINA, the first common-based monetary system based in Switzerland aimed at enabling sustainable economies to thrive. A business economist, with over 18 years of experience as a founder, consultant and a visionary strategist with strong skills in crowd economics, modern management, hybrid companies and sustainable value creation. Previously owned a global trade agency for renewable commodities. Voluntarily he manages an international group of monetary experts.

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Pape Diouf

Pape Diouf

Founder and CEO of Linkstone Capital. 25 years of investment banking experience in Europe and Emerging Markets.

Founder and CEO of Linkstone Capital. 25 years of investment banking experience in Europe and Emerging Markets. Previously a Director with HSBC in London he led the bank's advisory business in Africa. Prior to that he was in Paris with CCF and was deputy head of the 10-strong emerging markets advisory group. A Georgetown University graduate and MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Frederic Le Bourgeois

Frederic Le Bourgeois

Frederic has over 30 years experience in the banking industry with in-depth knowledge and expertise in regulation, cross-border transactions and CBRs

Frederic has over 30 years experience in the banking industry with in-depth knowledge and expertise in regulation, cross-border transactions and CBRs (correspondent banking relationships). He has had held senior Management positions in EU and African banks. He was the Managing Director of the Paris branch of First Bank of Nigeria UK Ltd. It specialized in correspondent banking for the Sub Saharan francophone speaking countries. He handled all negotiations with Banque de France, including licensing, regulatory oversight and a correspondent client base of 55 banks in 11 countries.

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Frederic Le Bourgeois

Ms. Zheng Rong

Group CEO of a world-renowned multi-national investment and financing group focusing on landmark infrastructure and power projects in emerging markets materialized by oil, gas, and natural resources.

Group CEO of a world-renowned multi-national investment and financing group focusing on landmark infrastructure and power projects in emerging markets materialized by oil, gas, and natural resources. Led the work in project development, investment and financing for large-scale infrastructure and power projects, provided strategic consultancy services to major Chinese State Owned Enterprises and listed companies for EPC contracting, commodity trading, and cross border M&A especially in high-tech sector. Has rich experience in equity investment and debt financing. Entered the blockchain industry in early 2017 and currently serve as partners to a crypto fund and a crypto investment firm. MSc in Public Administration and Public Policy from LSE, EMBA diploma holder from HKUST Business School.

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