Gabriel Abed, Founder of Bitt Inc. and Digital Asset Fund, is recognized as a leading Caribbean authority on digital currencies, math based protocols and blockchain technology.
The Barbados-based entrepreneur is internationally-acknowledged as a pioneer in the digital currency evolution, having led the movement of Central Bank issued Cryptocurrencies and frontiered discussions on the subject of ‘Blockchain Technology’ at the Caribbean Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, multiple Central Bank forums and other world stages.
His intellectual interest in Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology took root in 2010 as an undergraduate at the University of Ontario pursuing a degree in Information Technology where he majored in Information Network Security, graduating with Honors. Enthralled by the potential of cryptocurrencies, and conscious of the revolution unfolding around him, he became an early adopter and lifetime evangelist.
A passion for positive change, infused with 16 years of experience in the software and technology field, led to his groundbreaking journeys, founding Bitt and Digital Asset Fund.
Bitt.com, is a purpose-driven fin-tech enterprise, established to offer financial solutions to the world’s unbanked communities. Built around the twin pillars of global connection and financial inclusion, Bitt offers revolutionary and unprecedented solutions targeted at Central Banks to address a range of issues including correspondent de-risking, digital cash issuance, remittance and payment gateways while providing immense transformative potential to kick-start a country’s economic resurgence through a smart digital economy.
With a significant multimillion dollar injection in his company from Overstock.com, the desire, grit and metal that Gabriel embodies has been recognised by global partners. This international recognition has equally been matched by global leadership. In February 2016, Bitt broke new ground by launching a digitised version of the Barbados dollar; the first ever world-wide example of a digitised fiat currency being approved and embraced by a Central Bank.
Gabriel’s entrepreneurial mindset has allowed him to explore other avenues in the technology space founding new companies such as Digital Asset Fund amongst others. The Digital Asset Fund, or DAF, is the first Fund in the world to be focused on math based protocols.
Gabriel’s expertise has been developed through a pairing of academic pursuits driven by a belief in the revolutionary potential of decentralized distributed ledgers for global good. This has been recognized with a 2016, Institute of Caribbean Studies, Vanguard Award recipient.
Gabriel is a member of Caribbean 2030, a founding member of the Caribbean Blockchain Alliance and a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council.