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Jurgen Kuhnel
Co Founder and CEO at Xago


Jurgen is a serial entrepreneur, cryptocurrency & blockchain enthusiast and is currently Co-founder and CEO of a South African based blockchain startup called Xago. He has been involved with blockchain since early 2012, trading and facilitating cryptocurrency transactions. He founded in a QR mobile payment startup utilising credit cards but quickly realised the power of blockchain technology in creating new and unique avenues for facilitating financial transactions and so pivoted the focus of the business. Jurgen believes that cryptocurrencies and blockchain hold the key to providing low-cost, fast and secure financial services to the unbanked populations in Africa and driving financial inclusion.

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