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BitNational has a TrustScore of C
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Digital currency pioneers

Established in 2013, BitNational has quickly become a Canadian leader in cryptocurrency; building its reputation on a foundation of trust and partnership. Now with over 50 cryptocurrency ATMs and 3 over the counter trading desks we are introducing the BitNational Online Exchange and BitNational Token.
  • Project TypeToken
  • Platform Ethereum
  • SymbolBNL
  • Circulating SupplyNone specified
  • Total SupplyNone specified
  • Max Supply100,000,000
  • Primary SectorFinance
  • JurisdictionCanada
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Matthew Haddon

Co-Founder, President

Matthew began his working career in the energy sector of
Canada’s economy with Concord Well Servicing in early 2004
and quickly elevated to new heights within various positions
for Precision Drilling, Lutz Productions, Greywolf Productions
and Tartan Controls. He built and refined his skill sets to the
point he was managing multi-million-dollar gas production
facilities for Petronas. Matthew left the energy industry in
2010 when he founded a landscape architecture corporation
generating near millions in revenue annually at the point of
exit. He shifted gears to unchartered territories in 2013
where he began trading bitcoin & digital currencies ultimately
leading to co-founding BitNational. His new-found love for the
revolutionary space of blockchain technology was enabled.

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Drew Glover

Head of decentralization & Co-founder

Drew is an iron-willed entrepreneur with untiring passion for
his beliefs and a Certified Bitcoin Professional with over five
years of intensive experience in cryptocurrency. After nearly a
decade of experience as a supervisor in the natural gas
industry, Drew attended the University of Victoria, majoring in
Commerce. Upon discovering his calling within the
Decentralization movement in 2011, this unique skill set was
applied to the creation of BitNational. Drew has also traveled
to over 40 nations and this international experience guides his
search for a brighter future for all humanity via BitNational and
the Greater Decentralization Movement.

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Ziad Sabbagh

Head of Operations

Ziad began his professional career in the Financial sector with
Olympia Financial Group, a publicly traded Calgary based
corporation specializing in financial, insurance, FX, and ATM
products. Ziad quickly began running operations and data
analytics for the then new start-up divisions of Olympia ATM
and Olympia FX ATM for all 400+ ATMs and $20 million in
cash assets nationwide, under the guidance of Olympia's CFO
and respective VPs for each division. With a bachelor’s degree
from the University of Calgary in Supply Chain & Operations
Management and a passion for data, Ziad saw the potential in
cryptocurrencies to transform the financial industry and
beyond. Ziad left Olympia in pursuit of being a part of that
bleeding edge industry. Eventually finding BitNational and
transforming the business strategy, operations, and data
analytics back-end.

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Ben Perrin

Head of Marketing

Ben is a passionate advocate of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency,
drawn to the industry by its power to disrupt and upend the
entire financial industry. With a background in education and
the arts, he has found his niche helping crypto-newcomers
navigate murky waters in a friendly and entertaining way -
through his informative YouTube channel “BTC Sessions.”
Since 2014 Ben has worked for 3 different cryptocurrency
brokers, documented his life living on Bitcoin, interviewed
countless industry leaders including Erik Voorhees/Arthur
Hayes/Trace Mayer/etc. and amassed nearly 2 million views on
his original content.

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Tomas Hagel

Head of Customer Relations

Thomas has a background in wealth management as a
Personal Financial Planner. He previously managed
investment portfolios greater than $130 million in his
company which he succeeded and sold at the age of 27.
Thomas’ passion for global economics/geopolitics, knowledge
of international debt entanglement, and pending inversion of
the corporate yield curve drives his conviction in cryptocurrency.
Thomas is an expert in security analysis, portfolio
management, risk management, and strategic tax planning.
His business accruement is process design to deliver
exceptional product return, and has great focus is in providing
outstanding customer satisfaction

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Ayman Kamoun

Head of Sales

With a background in Electrical Engineering from the Schulich
School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, Ayman
Kamoun saw the potential in Blockchain technologies merging
the worlds of programming and the global commerce network.
Ayman spends his extra time researching new applications
using Blockchain technology specifically the Ethereum
Network. With extensive experience in the sales industry,
Ayman is no stranger to providing superior customer service
and care. Ayman currently runs the day to day operations of
the sales team, responsible for planting ATMs across Western
Canada from individual vendors to corporate offices, and


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Chris Kitze

Technology Innovator & Investor, founder of

A technology innovator and investor. He is a serial entrepreneur, creating companies with over $7 billion of market capitalization during a 25-year career. He has been part of the Lycos’ IPO team, was founder and CEO of (IPO: 1998), and was CEO of NBCi, formed by the merger of and, in addition to other companies in digital media and payments, such as and Currently, he is working on several very interesting blockchain related projects, and helping the Alphabit Fund.

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Patrick Onyekweli

Director at Canaccord Genuity Corp.

Patrick, director at Canaccord Genuity Corp., is an experienced finance professional with almost a decade of investment banking experience at leading bank-owned and boutique dealers in Canada. Over the course of his career, he has helped to raise in excess of $2 billion in capital and advise on over $6 billion in M&A transactions. Patrick is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA from Queen’s University and
received a BComm with Distinction from the University of Calgary. Patrick is an active angel investor with over 100 portfolio companies globally, including several focused on advancing blockchain initiatives.

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Hanif Joshaghani

Co-Founder/CEO of Symend Inc., Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

With a proven track record in entrepreneurship and business
development, Hanif has founded four companies, with three
of those resulting in full or partial exits including his two most
recent technology companies Aimsio and Symend. In addition,
Hanif is an active technology angel investor, with investor /
advisor roles at BitNational, Leankor, Arcus Power,
Athennian, Acuspire, and Bidali. Prior to his entrepreneurial
career Hanif spent 15 years in hedge funds and investment
banking. His exceptional talent for establishing lasting
relationships with clients, partners, advisors, investors and
team members; is a catalyst for bringing together successful
partnerships and teams.

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Michael Saliken

BLG Partner, Corporate & Securities Legal Expert

Michael’s practice is focused on securities and corporate
finance with an emphasis on corporate mergers & acquisitions,
oil and gas, information technology and renewable energy.
Acting for Kelt Exploration Ltd. in connection with its
aggregate $460M private placement financings in 2013 &
2014 and Kelt’s $307M acquisition of Artek in 2015. Acting
for Beaumont Energy Inc. in connection with its $517M
acquisition by Whitecap Resources Inc. in 2015. Acting for
AutoCanada Inc. in connection with its $3.2 Billion acquisition
by ExxonMobil Canada in 2013. Acting for
agents/underwriters in respect of equity/debt offerings and
advisory work, including National Bank-led $25M financing of
High Arctic Energy Services Inc. in 2014 and Raymond Jamesled
$172M financing of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. in 2013 acting
across all industries.

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Karim Teja

Partner of Red to Black Inc., Financial Operations Expert.

Karim is an accomplished financial and operations executive
with almost two decades of success in technology
commercialization, public company management, financings,
mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, securities and
exchange regulations and foreign currency. He has an
extensive background in bringing new products to market,
manufacturing and distribution of technologies and mergers
and acquisition work. He was a winner of the coveted Ernst
and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his
instrumental work in rapidly commercializing and global
distribution of a new healthcare product. Karim is recognized
for his financial expertise, strong negotiating skills, providing
excellent customer service and meeting fiduciary obligations
to Board of Directors and shareholders. Karim has significant
experience in financial technology (fintech) and
cryptocurrency related issues and innovations through
holding senior and executive positions at a number of
companies in that space.

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Colin Pape

Founder of Presearch,

Colin Pape is an entrepreneur, speaker, advisor, community
organizer, and thought leader in the field of decentralization
and internet technology. Born and raised in a small Canadian
town called Midland, Pape is the founder and project lead for
Presearch, a decentralized search engine. He is also the
founder and CEO of, a local search platform
building digital main streets, and representing more than
80,000 small businesses.

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Cyndi McLeod

CEO at Global University Systems

Cyndi is an award-winning, globally-minded executive. With a
vast international network that spans over 100 countries,
Cyndi’s expertise lies in building strategic business and
educational connections. Cyndi has held senior leadership
roles in Canadian public universities and later launched her
consultancy business, Globally CMc. Cyndi recently joined
Global University Systems as CEO, Canada leading the
group’s expansion and Canadian operations. She is also the
CEO of KidzCan Global Education, a Canadian provider of
early childhood education programs internationally and CEO
of Smrt English Asia, an education technology company. Cyndi
holds a master’s degree in International Business from Asia
Pacific International University.

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Gary Lachance

Decentraliztion Advocate

Gary has been a tireless advocate of Radical Decentralization
for nearly a decade. He believes wholeheartedly that this
movement has the power to unlock humanity’s full potential
and catalyze a magnificent new era that will maximize freedom,
creation and loving connection. His advocacy work includes
writings, films, and other creative projects, including a
“Dialogues On Decentralization” speaker’s series at Burning
Man that helped turn thousands on to these revolutionary new
ideas and ideals. For the past eight years, Gary has been
operating the Decentralized Dance Party; a powerful
demonstration of what a Decentralized future might not only
look but feel like. This open-source Party concept has united
hundreds of thousands worldwide in revolutionary acts of
shared experience. Visit to learn more.

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Alex Sterk

Co-founder of Ubiq and Host of #blocktalk

Alex and the Ubiq technologies team work closely with several
leading exchanges for their technical integrations and
providing best practices of the exchange industry. Their team
is quite skilled and experienced in building, deploying and
maintaining blockchain and their assets with the main example
being Ubiq independent smart contract network. The Ubiq
teams’ knowledge of the ethereum smart contract
programming language allows for auditing of the crowdsale
and token contract to ensure no vulnerabilities exist.


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Questions and Answers

Why is your company going to succeed?
Since inception in 2013, BitNational translates to passion within the industry, resourcefulness and the ability to adapt. Since the founding partners saw the initial vision, they have not deviated from that goal.
Where did your team members meet originally?
The founders met in 2004 at their shared occupation and this friendship evolved into a dynamic partnership. They continued to acquire like-minded individuals, ultimately building a solid team with shared motivation and irrefutable ethics.
What are the top five risks you see for your business?
Maintaining competitive advantage. Capturing the attention of & building trust with newcomers. Working with traditional banking systems. Preventatively anticipating measures for optimal security. Ability to scale with expected growing demand.
BitNational has a TrustScore of C
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