Daniel Gasteiger will interview Nathan Kaiser on his new position at Cardano Foundation as the chairperson of one of the most remarkable blockchain projects out there. He will touch on the Foundation’s role within the Cardano project and how he became chairperson at the end of 2018 during a difficult but necessary transition time. Nathan will furthermore emphasize on CF’s goals and role within the industry going forward, which are aligned with the Foundation’s partners IOHK and Emurgo.
Nathan Kaiser has over two decades of professional experience as a lawyer. A Swiss national, he is admitted as an attorney-at-law and foreign lawyer to the Zurich, Berlin and Taipei bar associations, as well as at the Hong Kong law society. Nathan regularly speaks at and hosts events pertaining to law & tech, and notably legal issues related to the digital economy, digital assets and cryptocurrency, and early-stage investments in Asia’s high-tech industry, ranging from aerospace to fintech. He is also a mentor, advisor and angel investor to various startups worldwide, always with a cutting-edge technology focus.
As a founding partner of the Greater China law firm Eiger, Nathan spent almost two decades between Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, with regular visits to Europe, advising clients in investment, corporate law, commercial trade, and commercial disputes. A pioneer in Asia with regard to the legal, business and technical aspects, Nathan’s law firm was the first in the region to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. This compliments his strong interest in technology, ranging from the semiconductor industry to the digital economy, in the heart of Asia.
Nathan is currently the chairperson at Cardano Foundation and a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Originally from Solothurn, Switzerland, Nathan studied in Lausanne, Strasbourg and St. Gallen. Prior to going to Asia, he worked in Zurich, Lausanne and Paris.
Cardano is being developed as a decentralised public blockchain protocol and smart contracts platform that is fully open source. It is a collection of base layer protocols that will enable an ecosystem of decentralised applications to develop, facilitating the peer-to-peer economy, enabling the tokenization of assets and disrupting existing models of trust, identity and collective decision making.
Cardano Foundation: www.cardanofoundation.org