Antoni is co-founder and managing partner at Nexo, the world’s leading instant crypto-backed loans provider. Prior to catching the blockchain bug in early 2013, Antoni studied English, German and Finance Law at King’s College London and Humboldt University, Berlin. Out of college he was involved in the development of proprietary trading models in the hedge fund industry, and then turned his attention to fintech, becoming the Chief Innovations Officer at Credissimo, the leading European fintech group specializing in online consumer lending that has been an early backer of the Nexo enterprise. As a member of parliament, Antoni advocated for progressive legislation to enable blockchain solutions for a variety of e-government services, most notably e-voting and storage of databases in a distributed ledger. More recently, he was a member of the leadership team that launched the Nexo platform in April 2018, just two months after raising $52.5 million during a private token sale. Since then Nexo has serviced hundreds of clients and has delivered millions of dollars in crypto-backed loans to the blockchain community.