Hans is a successful entrepreneur and enthusiastic proponent of blockchain technologies. He is a co-founder of Chain of Things - a Hong Kong-based startup integrating blockchain & IoT devices. In 2012, he sold his previous company, a data collection and analytics research firm focused on mainland Chinese high-technology industries. He is an Internet industry veteran with regional management experience. During the Internet boom, Hans provided due diligence support for the internet.com Venture Capital Fund in Asia, investing in a number of Internet startups in Greater China. As a tech journalist in the late 1990's, he interviewed Jack Ma, Jerry Yang, Vinton Cerf and Richard Li Tzar Kai. Hans earned a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1997 and a Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship in 1995-1996.