How long have they been in the field? What kind of education do they have? Work experience? Have they run any successful ICOs? Do they advise on any ICOs?
How many followers do they have? Where else do they write/speak? How does what they say influence the market at large?
How active are they on social? Are they one of the first to comment on breaking events? Do they respond to followers?
Do they only cover one topic/aspect or do they cover cryptocurrency and the blockchain as a whole? Are they focused on the crypto market or do they discuss finances at large?
Lee graduated from Stanford with a degree in Computer Science. Upon graduation, he worked on social networking at Yahoo! Groups. Following that, Lee moved to China to work on the cloud at EMC and then digital entertainment at BedTV then was poached by Walmart China to be the VP of technology as it launched an e-commerce operation.
Lee left Walmart China in 2011 and began BTCChina, China’s first cryptocurrency exchange. Today, BTCC is the world’s second-largest bitcoin exchange by volume.
China became the largest Bitcoin exchange market in the world in 2013 after surpassing Japan, American and European countries. With BTCC being the second largest bitcoin exchange in the world, Lee has a massive sway in the crypto economy by controlling fees.
If the recent cryptocurrency craze is compared to the gold rush in California in 1849, then Lee is a supply shop at which many gold enthusiasts are buying goods. People love BTCC when the fees are low but curse it when the fees go up.
Lee is active on Twitter and can be seen every now and again at crypto conferences around the world. Having lived in America, Lee comes with a unique understanding of the West and East.
Because of BTCC’s massive use by the Chinese market, Lee has a good feel for China’s opinion and crypto selling patterns. It’s important to note that since China has the highest volume of crypto exchanges, China represents a large portion of the market cap and crypto economy. While Lee may not cover many crypto topics, his predictions for the future of crypto bear a fair amount of weight.
Lee is the CEO and co-founder of BTCC, China’s first bitcoin exchange. Lee has been involved with bitcoin since 2011 and envisioned BTCChina as a full-stack solution for bitcoin in China – ranging from exchange functionality to providing secure wallets to consumers. Prior to BTCC, Lee held a senior role at Walmart China.