Hi, I’m Hiro.
After encountering my first Macintosh computer at home when I was a kid, I learned the joy of creating through a computer. Right after that, I was strongly influenced by a tv program on Marc Andreessen’s Netscape-driven internet revolution.
As a middle-schooler, I visited the US for the first time and encountered the phenomenon that would later be termed the dot-com bubble. This was when I decided to pursue a career in the tech industry.
Back in Japan, I devoted myself to software development. After tasting initial success by creating a mobile website, I founded my first startup at the age of nineteen. Since then, I have been involved in numerous internet-based startups in fields including mobile applications, cloud hosting, IoT semiconductors, and have founded companies in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and the US.
I was inspired by the emergence of Bitcoin and its aim to create a decentralized society, and since then, I have chosen to focus my work on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. In 2013, I founded the website BitBiteCoin.com to provide news about Bitcoin. In 2015, I co-founded a company called SIVIRA to research and develop Blockchain in order to establish a new economic model for the next generation. Furthermore, since 2017, I’m running a bunch of startups under a decentralized organization Hulor to make a sustainable society with emerging disruptive technologies like Blockchain.
On a different note, I am also the author of popular blog articles about the Evangelion series.
I’m a GOX survivor. Follow me at Twitter here.
Joined as a representative in Japan to help the world’s largest cloud mining company. Genesis Mining provides the easiest way to own cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum.
Advisor, GMO Internet Inc.
Helped to kickoff crypto-related businesses as GMO, one of the most largest Japanese Internet companies.
Co-Founder, Hotaru Inc. – Merged into Hulor Inc.
Crypto based social impact investment startup known as Hotaru has now become Hulor.
Online Bitcoin community to learn Bitcoin and Blockchain for technology geeks, traders, and investors.
”What is Bitcoin” in Japanese
Author of one of the top-ranked articles on Google with the word “Bitcoin” in Japanese. It is now under bitFlyer.
Dairy Bitcoin News by BitBiteCoin
A host of an all about Bitcoin dairy YouTube show since 2013.
A technology podcast show was featuring Japanese startups and the latest tech news.
My blog posts
- Sayonara, Japan’s Cryptocurrency Market
- Beyond the startup
- The decentralization of society
- The Real Innovator
Articles about me
- 仮想通貨とブロックチェーン 2018 年総括と未来への展望
- FNN プライムオンライン
- FNN プライムオンライン
- THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION IS COMING
- SPECTRA by MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries Group
- 書店にはいかない 流行より「私だけ」追求：日本経済新聞
- Business Insider Japan
Asian Development Bank
- Consultation Workshop on Digital Technologies for Advancing Food Security, Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability
- 14 March 2019, How Blockchain-enabled food traceability is changing the agricultural supply chain in Japan
Asia Blockchain Summit
- Difficulties, Uncertainties and Prospects : Technology in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Discussion
- 3 July 2018, What is a trustless world
- Panasonic – Future of Home Appliances at SXSW 2018
- 10 March 2018, Does Blockchain Create Value for HomeTech?
- Physics Meets Blockchain at CERN
- 27 Apr 2018, Future decentralized society model by Blockchain and quantum computing technology