Founded in 2013 by former investment banking professionals, Gatecoin is a regulated bitcoin and ethereum token exchange. Through their intuitive trading platform, they enable individuals and institutions around the world to trade and invest in cryptocurrency and blockchain assets.
Licensed as a Hong Kong Money Service Operator (MSO), Gatecoin enforces strict KYC & AML compliance policies. Thanks to their international payments network Gatecoin offers fiat currency transfers in HKD, EUR and USD.
Gatecoin exchange infrastructure is designed, monitored and audited by world-class security experts to prevent theft of client assets and information. Since 2014, Gatecoin has been incubated by Tsinghua University and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and in 2016 Gatecoin participated in the SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Baidu and TusPark Global Network, and supported by EY, Fidelity, Microsoft and HKEX.
Gatecoin also benefits from a technological sponsorship and partnership provided by IBM, under the Softlayer Catalyst program and is a strategic partner for Microsoft Azure’s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) initiative for their financial institution clients in Asia. Gatecoin won the 2014 Best Start-up Prize for Central and East Asia at Talent Unleashed (Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were part of the jury) and the Asia-Pacific Award at the 2016 DigiWorld Awards after being selected by consulting firm Capgemini.
Gatecoin is an active member of the global cryptocurrency, blockchain and fintech communities. Gatecoin CEO, Aurélien Menant is one of the founding members of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong. Gatecoin promotes a collaborative, creative and friendly working culture. Their team members are from all corners of the globe, with 10+ nationalities so far, and they provide visa sponsorship for skilled applicants from outside Hong Kong.