Hideki Shoda founded HAW International Inc. in July 1999, after which he began research and development together with HAW co-founder, Go Takahashi, and Chaintope's current CTO, Shigeyuki Azuchi, with the aim of building blockchain technologies in to societies from its early stages of development.
In December 2016, he founded Chaintope to further concentrate on the progression of Blockchain technology as well as projects created out of HAW International. he strives daily with the ambition of creating new autonomous decentralized social models that use Blockchain.
Graduate of the Kyushu Institute of Technology.
Co-founder and first CTO of both HAW International Inc. and Chaintope.
Dedicated to the education of new engineers with a huge passion, Go Takahashi worked after founding HAW International to create many communities for both students and young engineers.
He sadly passed away after a traffic accident in March 2018 while travelling to the Indian Institutes of Technology to conduct a series of special blockchain lectures.
Shigeyuki Azuchi has started blockchain research and development since early 2015. After being appointed as Chaintope's CTO in May 2018, he has begun focussing on development blockchain's protocol layer.
He began his career at HAW International Inc. in 2003 and involved in developing enterprise systems for B to B business and cloud-based integration projects. After starting research and development of the Blockchain, he has been engaged in the research and development of Bitcoin's "second layer" as well as multiple PoC projects using blockchain.
He has developed numerous OSS libraries such as Bitcoin protocol libraries and the Open Assets Protocol in Ruby. In addition he is currently working to create Blockchain educational videos as a member of GBEC.
Joint author of: Blockchain Programming - An Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Blog : https://techmedia-think.hatenablog.com/
Teruaki Murakami joined HAW International in 2007 and has since performed many duties including an engineering, operations and managerial tasks.
He is responsible for Chaintope's business development both in Japan and abroad and makes use of his background as an engineer to deal with a wide range of activities from initial proposals to miscellaneous duties.
After being involved with technology, marketing and planning at Texas Instruments Japan, Eisaku Otsuru moved to the Kyushu branch of Sony Semiconductors, where he served successive terms as the Representative of the Global Procurement Division at the Oita Technology Center. He has also served as a visiting professor at many Japanese universities, beginning with the graduate school of Kyushu University, and more recently expanding to include Osaka University and Nagoya University. Currently he is the representative of OSTi and performs many public duties including being the Executive Producer of the Chubu Economic Federation Innovation Committee, a Senior Advisor to DBJ Capital, an Auditor for the Quantum Research Institute and many others.
At Chaintope, he provides a high level of insight into various important areas such as project planning, collaborations with other companies, governance and so forth.
Shiho Okubo has been Involved in HAW International since its founding. she has participated in numerous international consulting projects as the personal secretary of Kazuo Wada, the former chairman of the Yaohan Group.
In December 2016, she participated in Chaintope's founding, and has since been providing primarily back office support and monitoring as Chaintope's supervisory board.
Graduate of the Kyushu Institute of Technology.
At a time when WYSIWYG development still seems to be a far away dream, Takanori Tanaka works as an editor and enjoys presenting and editing the contents of articles and newspapers using text formatting languages such as WEB or TeX. He loves analyzing code and understanding its logic before rewriting it into elegant scenarios. In recent years, he has begun to incorporate and experiment himself with code that artistically cultivates lands, and waters and fertilizes plants.
Graduate of the Kyushu Institute of Technology.
Inspired by the potential of the blockchain technologies, Kentaro Nanri joined Chaintope in July 2018.
Before joining Chaintope he has started career at the audit division of PwC in Osaka and Tokyo. After 8 years of experience at PwC, he moved to SCS Global Singapore, a mid-size accounting & finance advisory firm, where he worked as the director of the M&A service division and served numerous M&A cross border deals as a financial advisor.
BA from Ritsumeikan University, CPA Japan.
Yukishige Nakajo is now committed to Ethereum research and development at Chaintope. He has18 years of knowledge and experience in the development and maintenance of B to B enterprise systems and mobile app development.Making use of his additional past experience developing stack VM, he strives to research and develop tools for EVM and smart contract development.
He has also been focussing on research on concerning Plasma and Sharding in relation to the security and scaling issues of Ethereum, while considering the ideal language for smart contracts.
An active contributing to "Hi-Ether", an Ethereum community in Japan.
Mr. Yamaguchi is in charge of the development of services that use the Lightning Network.
He joined HAW International in 2011, and has been involved in multiple Blockchain PoC projects.
He has also worked to publish Bitcoin and Lightning Network related OSS libraries on GitHub.
Yoshinori Mukae joined HAW International in 2005, after working on system development for distributors at a Tokyo based system integration vendor. He has primarily been involved in the set up of education related business at HAW International and worked to expand service aimed at universities. He began taking part in blockchain related projects from 2007 and transferred to Chaintope in September 2018.
Believing in the proliferation of cryptocurrencies towards everyday use, as well as the possibility of new business creation that would stem from this, he works with the service layer of the blockchain to pursue the possibilities of blockchain and create new services that utilize its merits. Currently he strives to help realize crypto-economies in local economic areas and in the business domains of companies.
Kohei Taniguchi started his career at HAW International in 2010, and has been involved in the development of educational web services aimed at higher education institutions, during which he played leading part in their services from design to development and operation. In addition, he has worked together with the late Go Takahashi and Teruaki Murakami in establishing the "Kyushu App Challenge Caravan", an engineering student growth program that has been very active in recent years.
From 2018, he has been involved in supporting Regional Revitalization ICO projects, and research and development of concepts for applying blockchain to social capital. To help realize the huge potential of blockchain, he was transferred to Chaintope in July 2018, and has been involved in research and development projects concerning blockchain protocols based on the Bitcoin Core.
Attracted by the efforts of Chaintope's CEO Hideki Shoda to solve social issues through various projects, Tsuyoshi Fukahori began providing business support for the HAW Group from March 2017. Most recently, he has been working as a part of JARICOS(The Japan Regional Revitalization ICO Support System), to promote and prepare for "Regional Revitalization ICO", a system for implementing regional revitalization via ICO.
He became an independent consultant after working at consulting firms, a web marketing support company and a food product manufacturer, and is skilled in project creation, promotion and management in multiple areas. His goal is to help realize a society where everyone can pursue their chosen calling..
Representative of Go-U Consulting
Though initially intending to continue his pursuit of athletics and enter the world of sports, Shota Takeshima ultimately ended up joining a web startup. It was there where he discovered the potential of Blockchain technology and joined Chaintope after realizing that it had the potential to create new economic possibilities.
In the world of Blockchain where implementation of the technology into societies has only just begun, he works with the aim of invigorating the industry and raising the profile of new industries and economies.
Yoko Takenaka is in charge of the back office and various administrative duties at both HAW Internation and Chaintope. She moderates and supports the operations the e-ZUKA Tech Night, and also takes care of admin work for the "Kyushu Apps Challenge Caravan".
She has variety of experience working in admin at manufacturers, commercial banks, insurance companies, electric power companies and system development companies.
Inspired after listening to one of Mr. Shoda's blockchain lectures held at Kyushu Institute of Technology University, Takeshi Kakinoki became involved with Chaintope from July 2018, primarily supporting business development related to India.
Before joining Chaintope, he worked for companies in the Sony group, including the Sony India Software Centre. He has been involved in the establishment and strengthening of Japan-focused delivery organizations at Indian offshore development locations, and the global expansion of IT solutions.
Project Management Professional(R)
Stephen graduated from Oxford University in 2012 with a master's degree in Engineering Science and left to study in Japan later the same year. After becoming interested in Japanese culture, he began living and working in Japan in order to strengthen his Japanese. In 2016 he attained the highest level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in 2016, and began to focus on translation work in order to fully utilize his engineering knowledge and Japanese skill.
Toshifumi Matsumoto joined the AT&T Group in 1993 after gaining experience at ITFOR (previously Chiyoda Information Instruments), and later became the representative director for AT&T Japan as well as the representative of other Japanese Business Divisions for successive years.
He would then go on to become a representative for Echelon Japan, establish the T&Y Matsumoto Corporation, provide consulting, development and design for new projects, and provide advice while acting as the Chief Director of the Asia Pacific Networking Group and a board member of the Dot Asia Organization.
Providing mainly advice to Chaintope regarding global business development, based on his deep experience in projects during the dawn of the internet age.
A student studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University while working in PR for Chaintope as an intern. With experience studying abroad and a deep interest in not only in Japan, but also foreign countries, she does her best for Chaintope while having fun and following the motto “do what you love and love what you do!”
Working in the blockchain field for the past few years, creating new social structure and business models by integrating blockchain technology into human society. I believe that blockchain technology will change the world, people’s lives dramatically, and brings a better future to the world.
I am an IoT and firmware engineer, with Master degree in Economics and Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. I am also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
I started working on blockchain in 2017. So far i have worked on Bitcoin and Ethereum blockchain.
I'm responsible for doing research & development (R&D) work not just in blockchain technologies but also a broad array of industries to create business value propositions for our clients. My focus areas in blockchain are mainly Bitcoin Core (BTC) and Ethereum currently. Beyond the hypes, I see blockchain as the missing jigsaw piece in our next information era revolution.
I've spent most of my career in the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) domain and implemented solutions for both public and private sectors. I have accumulated years of experience in programming, presales, project management and business development.
Business oriented full stack developer with an entrepreneurial mindset. I have been working in the blockchain space since 2015, initially speculating, gradually investing, then evangelising and now #buidling applications to decentralize the world. In my freetime I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, reading a good book, or working on fun projects.
I am responsible in coordinating office activities and operations to secure efficiency and compliance to company policies. I also play role in ensuring smooth operation of our company and contributes in driving sustainable growth. Provides liaison with internal and external parties to maintain operational efficiency.
From my past careers, I have gained excellent organizational and leadership skills. My experience in education field and my research background had taught me to ensure tasks are handled in a timely and proficient manner.
Responsible on matters pertaining to HR and mainly in Recruitment. Focusing on operations and ensuring that HR plays a crucial role in driving the company ahead. I also play a consultative role often advising the management on the best practices.
Over the years, I have gained knowledge from diverse industry and my experience is spanned across stakeholder management, performance management and employee engagement. Possess strong knowledge in HR strategic while driving HR initiatives which are fully aligned to the company’s overall business strategies.
I am responsible for business development and marketing for Chaintope blockchain solution. I also perform research on different domain and industry on how blockchain solution can be implement in a complimenting way or disruptive way. I believe Blockchain will be the next technology that redefine the model on how parties going to interact between each other.
Me is someone with more than 15 years of experience in software and data engineering with main expertise in blockchain, AI, big data and devops.
I’m responsible to do research & development (R&D) on blockchain technology and also technologies which could incorporated into blockchain ecosystem. Besides, I’m also engage universities in Malaysia to form a good collaboration between us as to cultivate the academicians to expose their students to the applications of blockchain in our daily life.
I has been working as mobile app developer since I started my career. I have experiences in develop enterprise apps and commercial apps, team management and business development.
I’m a passionate programmer and a blockchain newbie from India. At Chaintope Malaysia I hope to create solutions in blockchain to the difficult questions in software design that are otherwise bypassed for lack of technology. Like all blockchain developers, I am intrigued by bitcoin and Ethereum and the calibre of cryptography they unveil. Since learning to write my first C programme, I have been fortunate enough to work on a variety of enterprise projects across domains like backup, telecom and security. Whether using c++ or python or sql the backend and dedicated servers had been my territory until not.
Hello I’m Hazi, UI/UX designer. Major in psychology and tech enthusiast who loves green tea. I have experienced in graphic design and UI/UX for 7 years. My interest in blockchain started when I became an investor. From there, I realised how I can contribute my design skills to create better UI/UX in blockchain industry.
As the first designer joined on board, I am not only responsible for designing UI/UX, my design contribution covers everything related to company branding.
|Corporate Name||Chaintope Inc.|
|Founded||December 26th 2016|
|Executives||President & CEO: Hideki Shoda
Director COO: Teruaki Murakami
Director CTO: Shigeyuki Azuchi
External Director: Eisaku Otsuru
Supervisory Board: Shiho Shoda
|Business||-Blockchain technology development
|Head Office||2F I.B. Court, Koubukuro 560-8, Iizuka-shi, Fukuoka-ken, 〒820-0066|
|Subsidiaries and Affiliate Companies||
CHAINTOPE MALAYSIA SDN.BHD.
Level 3, Vertical Corporate Tower B, Avenue 10, The Vertical,
Bangsar South City, No.8, Jalan Kerinchi, 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia