Michael Ou is a FinTech entrepreneur, who is extremely passionate about blockchain security.
Michael is the chairman of an IPO company SmartDisplayer Technology, a 20-year-old banking
security solution company started by Michael’s father, George Ou. Used by 50+ banks in over 30
countries, and certified by the likes of Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay, SmartDisplay Technology
develops and manufactures payment cards that generate one-time passwords to securely merge
online and offline transactions.
When Michael first heard about Bitcoin in 2013, he foresaw a similar evolutionary path for virtual
currency’s infrastructure. Equipped with traditional banking security background along with passion
and vision for the crypto and blockchain technology, Michael founded CoolBitX in 2014 – a
blockchain security company that presented the world’s first mobile hardware wallet, the
CoolWallet S, which transformed the world’s expectations of hardware wallets.
In 2019, Michael was invited to participate in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) forum, where he
made recommendations to the FATF’s recent AML frameworks for virtual currencies. He also
introduced Sygna, the first-in-class attestable end-to-end KYC wallet solution. Moving forward,
Michael and the team at CoolBitX are dedicated on improving the reputation and operations of
virtual currency industry.