Harmonychain is a hardware and software company specializing in blockchain development. The management and board have experience from the IT sector, strategic department of the Research Council of Norway (NTNF), as well as financial academia and investment banking. We focus on environmental improvements (reducing energy waste and CO2 emissions) in the blockchain industry. Our low energy microchips may potentially also be used in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
For comparison, Bitmain is currently contemplating a capital raise @ EV of US$ 40-50 Billion.
The People behind Harmonychain are:
Main shareholder Chief Technology Officer and Board Member Christian Rustad has been deeply involved in the Cryptocurrency mining industry for the last 7 years, both a as a miner and consultant for mining operations. Four years experience at Relokator AS, within the management and installation of physical IT infrastructure for blue-chip clients in the public and private sector. Former Crypto Chiffer & Electronic Warfare, including ground-to-air missile targeting for the Norwegian Air Force.
Chief Executive Officer Ola Stene-Johansen holds a M.Sc. BA from the Norwegian School of Economics. Previously Chief Investment Officer at Marstal AS (family office). In addition to business experience, he has long experience from cryptocurrency mining and insight into computer microchip specific needs for cryptocurrency mining.
Chief Financial Officer and Board Member Ben Miklozek holds a MA & BSc in International Business & International Relations from Macquarie University. Exited his U.S. based business in 2015, where he founded and ran a complex business operation. Active and passive investor in new technologies and start ups, including cryptocurrencies. He will cooperate with our accountant State Authorized Public Accountant T. Solhøi. The company has also established an audit committee. The committee is chaired by board member Tore Sviland who holds a M.Sc BA from the Norwegian School of Economics. The Audit Committee includes Chairman of the Board Bjørn Zachrisson who holds a BA of Business Administration / Master of International Business from the Norwegian School of Economics. Chief Executive Officer Ola Stene-Johansen who holds a M.Sc. BA from the Norwegian School of Economics will assist the committee.
Lead Software Developer Arve Rasmussen coordinates our Blockchain Software in cooperation with Chief Technology Officer Christian Rustad. Arve Rasmussen has a BSc in computer science and software engineering. He has experience from quality IT companies including Telenor. He is a fullstack developer with experience in high volume services such as industrial databases, API engines, anti-fraud solutions, and telecom platforms servers. Backend integrations towards frontend solutions such as Dibs, Nets, CRM systems, SMS content services, Messenger chatbots, and web.
Chairman of the Board Bjørn Zachrisson has over thirty years experience within IT and Finance. He started writing as an IT journalist 37 years ago and has also been a journalist in the financial press. He served for two years at the Research Council of Norway. He has applications submitted for blockchain related patents through the Norwegian Industrial Property Office. Master of International Business & BSc in Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Board Member Professor Thore Johnsen holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 1975. He taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University before returning to Norges Handelshøyskole in 1980. He is member of the advisory boards for several Norwegian endowments and has served as advisor to the Norwegian Ministry of Finance as well as the strategic advisory board for the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund. Johnsen’s research interests areas include valuation, risk management and energy markets. He has published in academic journals such as Econometrica, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, and Energy Journal, and has written many applied policy contributions. He was one of the key architechts of the WTI Oil future contract.
Board Member Tore Sviland is a financial expert with over 30 years experience from investment banking and investing of own funds through his family office. Tore sits on the Board of Directors and is crucial in strategic investments and deal negotiations.
Martin Devold Soknes is the technological wizard behind Norsk Digital Industri and Anadigme. He has over 20 years experience from IT and technology. His insights into Big Data / AI and Programming Strategies is of particular importance.
Kristen Jakobsen is a finance expert whose views on Finance and Technology is of great value. He founded Pareto Securities and the Pareto Group with Svein Støle. From bright minds and a couple of pc’s and tables, Pareto grew to be a multi US$ Billion Investment Bank Institution with a Global Impact.