Matthew Arnett
Co-Founder
PO8
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BIO

Matthew is a Bahamian serial entrepreneur and co-founder of PO8 — The Bahamas’ first cryptocurrency project. Prior to PO8 Matthew was the co-founder of sendmetickets.com, the first English language online ticketing platform in China, acquired by a private equity group in 2012. Subsequently, he turned his interest to cryptocurrencies and became an early adopter by investing in Bitcoin mining. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Matthew has served in various China market-entry advisory roles for the likes of Uber and Wework, as well as advising trade missions from The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Panama and Chile in his role as Council General for Sino-Latam in Beijing. Matthew is an avid public speaker and has lectured on China business culture at leading universities in China and the U.S. He is a graduate of the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA program. PO8 is a marine archaeology startup utilizing blockchain technology to excavate underutilized sunken treasures and artifacts from Bahamian waters, resulting in untapped sources of revenues the local governments can use to fund social programs, create jobs and jumpstart local economies.

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