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About Lykke Group
Lykke is an international Swiss-based FinTech company building a global marketplace for the low-friction exchange of financial assets. Lykke’s mission is to democratize finance by leveraging the power of exponential technologies, including the blockchain; eliminating market inefficiencies; promoting equal access to financial markets from anywhere in the world; and supporting the trade of any object of value.
For more information, visit https://lykke.com.
Richard Olsen, founder, and CEO of Lykke
Richard is a pioneer in high-frequency finance with extensive entrepreneurial experience and well known for his academic work. He was a co-founder of OANDA, a currency information company and market maker in foreign exchange. Under Richard’s stewardship as CEO of OANDA the company was a shooting star that launched the first fully automated FX trading platform offering second-by-second interest rate payments and netted 37 Mio of profits in 2007. Already at OANDA, he conceived the first trading platform with second-by-second interest payments. He is visiting professor at the Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents at the University of Essex.
His ambition is to transform financial markets into a seamless system without the inefficiencies that we today take for granted. The Lykke platform led by Richard Olsen enables people from around the world to trade currencies and cryptocurrencies safely and securely, without incurring fees. Users simply download a free wallet app for iOS and Android and complete an identity verification process. The company is helping to revolutionize finance by championing the use of digital tokens that can represent any type of asset. Lykke is also leveraging its exchange technology to build enterprise-scale solutions for large financial institutions.