Bryan Ventura is a senior lawyer at MinterEllisonRuddWatts. He specialises in financial regulation, investment law, commercial law, FinTech and virtual assets (cryptocurrencies). His work history includes working as an in-house lawyer at NZX (NZ’s only licensed securities exchange) as well as various business and investment endeavours.

Bryan discovered his passion for blockchain technology several years ago when he read the Bitcoin whitepaper. He has since advised or worked on various blockchain and virtual asset (cryptocurrency) projects.

Bryan is currently the interim-Chair of the Executive Council of BlockchainNZ. In a short time, he has driven the passion projects of (1) virtual asset service provider regulation (2) virtual asset service providers’ access to banking and (3) digital identity.

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