Microsoft Veteran Antoine Cote Appointed CTO of BC Technology Group
Hong Kong – 19 October 2020 – BC Technology Group (BC Group), Asia’s leading listed (stock code: 863 HK) digital asset and fintech company and parent company of OSL, today announced that Antoine Cote has been appointed Chief Technology Officer.
Cote will be responsible for supporting the Group’s growth with an ambitious technology development strategy and will oversee all technical R&D, testing, quality, operations, support and internal IT teams for all of the Group’s digital asset product lines.
Cote has more than 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and engineer, including the last five as the co-founder and CEO of blockchain engineering firm Enuma. He was a 12-year veteran of Microsoft, where he led large engineering teams in the United States and China, founded the Microsoft R&D Center in Shanghai and was awarded 14 design patents from the United States Patent Office.
“I’m thrilled to be joining OSL during the current exciting period of technological and regulatory innovation globally for digital assets,” said Cote. “I look forward to working with the team to further cement OSL’s position in the growing space.”
In August, BC Group acquired the core intellectual property assets from Enuma Technologies, and on-boarded the Enuma team, including Cote.
“With Antoine’s appointment as CTO, we are entering a new phase of growth for the Group,” said BC Group CEO Hugh Madden. “Highly skilled at bridging commercial and technical aspects of digital asset product development, he has already made a positive impact on the company since joining in August. I look forward to working closely with Antoine as we expand our business.”
BC Group’s OSL was the first to apply for and receive approval in principle for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s Type 1 and 7 digital asset trading platform licences and applied to the Monetary Authority of Singapore for a digital asset license under the Payment Services Act.
About BC Technology Group and the OSL Platform
BC Technology Group (stock code: HK 863) is Asia’s leading public fintech and digital asset company. It is the parent company of OSL, the region’s most comprehensive digital asset platform. OSL is Asia’s premier institutional gateway to global digital asset capital markets, and provides Software-as-a-Service, brokerage, exchange and custody services for institutions and professional investors.
BC Group is ‘Big-Four’-audited, and fully compliant with industry leading anti-money laundering and know-your-customer standards.
BC Group and the OSL platform are enabling institutional adoption of the digital asset class, setting standards for performance, security and compliance.