About

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.

Current Projects

Hulor Inc.
Sivira Inc.
Nanome Inc.
BitBiteCoin.com
The Computing Company Inc.

Past Projects

Genesis Mining

2017-2019
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.

2017-2018
Helped to kickoff crypto-related businesses as GMO, one of the most largest Japanese Internet companies.

Co-Founder, Hotaru Inc. – Merged into Hulor Inc.

2017-2018
Crypto based social impact investment startup known as Hotaru has now become​ Hulor.

Bitcoin School

2016-2019
Online Bitcoin community to learn Bitcoin and Blockchain for technology geeks, traders, and investors.

”What is Bitcoin” in Japanese

2014-
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

2013-2017
A host of an all about Bitcoin dairy YouTube show since 2013.

messa TV

2005-2012
A technology podcast show was featuring Japanese startups and the latest tech news.

Articles

My blog posts

Articles about me

Stages

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

SXSW

CERN