2020 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


Simon Chantry

Co-Founder, CBDO


Simon began his professional career as a Nuclear Systems Commissioning Engineer, and discovered Bitcoin in 2012. Shortly after, Simon co-founded Bitt and has held multiple roles with the firm including Director, COO, and CBDO, and brought the company’s blockchain based digital currency software suite to market in Q4 2017. Simon is a Board Member of the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board (BEPAB), a member of the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium, and has been a featured blockchain and DLT expert at numerous government, regulatory, and technology centred forums. Simon is currently working to establish Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) standards, integrations with digital identity solutions, and best practices to enable interoperability and effective CBDC project collaboration amongst multiple international Central Banks including the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Bitt’s most advanced CBDC pilot project. Working at the intersection of technology and policy, Simon is passionate about engineering solutions that can improve the financial system for all stakeholders.