Michael Ou is a FinTech entrepreneur who is extremely passionate about blockchain security. In addition to founding CoolBitX, he also owns Smart Displayer, a banking security solution company founded by his father over 20 years ago. Learning from the success of their display cards for Visa, MasterCard, and UnionPay, Michael got to witness first hand, the evolution and growth of the traditional finance framework. Upon hearing about Bitcoin for the first time in 2013, he foresaw a similar evolutionary path for cryptocurrency. Together with his experience in traditional banking security and his newly found passion for blockchain technology, Michael’s goal was to create a company that dedicated itself to helping the crypto community grow.
CoolBitX was founded in 2014 and presented its hardware Bitcoin wallet solution, CoolWallet, to the world soon thereafter. Transforming the world’s view of the traditional USB hardware wallet, CoolWallet offered top-tier security in a familiar, credit card-sized package while delivering a user-friendly interface making crypto asset management easier than ever. CoolWallet S, the next generation of CoolWallet, was released a few years later bringing support for more coins as well as upgrades to security and added features. Since 2014, CoolBitX has sold over 100,000 wallets worldwide under Michael’s leadership, while also securing investments from various partners such as SBI Holdings and Midana Capital. Charlie Lee, the creator of Litecoin, also gave his official endorsement of CoolWallet S.
By being not only a leader, but also a pioneer in the blockchain community, Michael has been awarded and recognized throughout the industry, with some accolades including an Entrepreneur Star in 2015, a Medical Blockchain Top award in 2016, and an Innovation Gold Award and Meet Neo Star in 2017. He has also delivered many notable keynotes at various blockchain events around the world, including the Litecoin Summit, Asia Blockchain Summit and many more.
Together with his hardworking team at CoolBitX, Michael hopes to bring the best in security and convenience to the crypto community while sharing his passion for blockchain to the rest of the world.