CEO, nChain Group
Jimmy Nguyen is Chief Executive Officer for the nChain Group of companies. nChain is the global leader in research and development of blockchain technologies. The nChain Group now includes four business units: 1) nChain Limited – a blockchain research and development business; 2) nChain Holdings Limited – a intellectual property holding and commercialization company; 3) nChain Reaction – a new investment entity being formed; and 4) nCrypt – a Bitcoin wallet and exchange in Canada. (nCrypt is currently known as nTrust, but will be re-branding in early 2018 to reflect its move to focus on Bitcoin). Before being appointed CEO, Jimmy served as Chief Business Officer, and Chief Intellectual Property, Communications & Legal Officer.
Jimmy joined nChain after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. Over the course of his private practice career, he was as partner at three major U.S. law firms – most recently Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Jimmy represented multinational corporates and emerging companies in a wide range of sectors – including technology, entertainment & media, sports, financial services, consumer products, retail, and automotive.
With a history of excelling early, Jimmy graduated college at age 19 and law school at age 22. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” Jimmy has also been recognized by the Century City Bar Association as “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (2011), and by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel with its Industry Leader Award (2017). A leader in the IP community, Jimmy was formerly Chair of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law section, and co-chaired the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s IP, Internet and New Media section. A strong diversity advocate, he also co-chaired the California Minority Counsel Program and was inducted into its “Diversity Leader Hall of Fame” (2015); Diversity MBA Magazine named him a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015).