Matthew Mecke, Founder of the Koinon Blockchain ecosystem and Koinon Technology Services Inc. based in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, has more than 20 years of Digital Payment and related Transaction Gateway Experience in Asia. Having lived in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore since 1997, Matthew has built, operated, funded, and publicly listed in the US 4 card processing and ecommerce merchant acceptance businesses over the last 20 years.
He built, with others, the first 14 currency regional ecommerce processing hub out of Hong Kong in 1998, which was listed on NASDAQ. The company has since merged into several other entities. He also served as Management Executive of First Data Asia in Hong Kong, where he led strategic planning, new business development, e-commerce applications, and pricing. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Value Exchange International, Inc. (VEII), a Hong Kong-based credit card processing and merchant-acquiring services company that he founded. VEII is publicly listed in the United States.
Matthew brings this deep knowledge of the payments industry in Asia, and his extensive network of industry contacts in the region, to the development and growth of Koinon. The emergence of a novel payment system like blockchain and cryptocurrency is the kind of opportunity he has been waiting to help develop for over 20 years.