Multi Asset Trading on the BlockChain

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ThinkCoin is the digital token fuelling the revolutionary new blockchain-based trading network TradeConnect. TradeConnect will deliver:

  • The trust and integrity of the blockchain ledger
  • The ability to invest in any financial asset around the world
  • Trades settled in seconds, not days


Too many Intermediaries

Trading is not peer-to-peer, creating credit and financial risk.

Lack of flexibility

It is too difficult to transfer trades and meet the individual needs of every trader.

Settlement takes too long

Settlement can take days thanks to legacy institutions that have been left behind by innovation.

Lack of transparency

Traditional broker models can have undue influence on both price-making and trade execution.


We are developing TradeConnect: a state-of-the-art blockchain-based trading network that will enable the trading of any financial asset in the world. Our bespoke software will allow individuals and institutions to trade directly with one another, creating a balanced playing field where players large and small trade as equals. Trades will be verified on the blockchain, meaning settlements can be completed in seconds, rather than days — changing trading forever.

What is ThinkCoin?

ThinkCoin is the digital trading token that underpins the TradeConnect network. By bringing trading to the blockchain, ThinkCoin lets you trade forex, commodities, shares and other financial products in a simple, secure and user-friendly way. You can acquire TCO through our pre-ICO and ICO stages of release or, once the ICO is finished, by exchanging fiat currency and other cryptocurrencies via select exchanges. 


April 2018 ICO closes and TradeConnect Alpha released
May 2018 ThinkCoin Token (TCO) listed on crypto exchanges for trading
July 2018 TradeConnect network goes live in Beta for select clients
August 2018 TradeConnect enabled for trading on cryptocurrencies
October 2018 TradeConnect network trading begins in FX and CFD Products
November 2018 ThinkMarkets joins TradeConnect network and begins integration of its retail users
December 2018 Estimated approval of TradeConnect US Exchange License
January 2019 TradeConnect begins offering trading in equities, commodities, futures and other exchange products.
March 2019 TradeConnect allows trading in physical equities for investors in Japan, Europe and Australia
July 2019 TradeConnect IPO

A History of Innovation

TradeConnect has emerged from the pooled resources of the ThinkMarkets group – including TradeInterceptor, ThinkPrime, ThinkAffiliates and ThinkInvest. Together, this multi-award-winning set of companies combine decades of global experience in financial products and serve tens of thousands of users around the world. Founded as ThinkForex in 2010, the group has gone from strength to strength, pioneering innovative new technologies and new standards of customer service, with offices now on three continents. In 2017, ThinkMarkets acquired TradeInterceptor, the world’s most searched-for trading app, underlining our commitment to becoming the only truly mobile broker in the world. TradeConnect is the next step in this mission.

The Team

Executive Team

Strategic Advisors

Technology Team


For those wanting a more detailed look at the ThinkCoin ICO and our strategy for making TradeConnect the future of trading, please see our extra documentation.

WhitePaper Executive Summary Flash Summary Pitch Deck


We are excited to take ThinkCoin around the world: here are just a few of the events we have been at and are going to attend

Bitcoin & Blockchain
Geneva, Switzerland
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Bitcoin & Blockchain
Istanbul, Turkey
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Bitcoin & Blockchain
Bangkok, Thailand
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Crypto Investor Show
London, UK
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Money 2020 Asia
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Token 2049
Hong Kong
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Blockchain Expo Global (TBC)
London, UK
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Nauman Anees
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
A serial fintech entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in the fintech sector, Nauman is the CEO and Co-Founder of ThinkMarkets, a global brokerage headquartered in the UK and Australia that is established as an industry leader in identifying and developing innovative trading technologies. With a strong background in computer science, he has extensive knowledge in designing and building complex trading systems and applications . He is highly strategic and drives the global teams across all the office to execute the company’s goals.
Faizan Anees
Director & Co-Founder
Faizan co-founded ThinkMarkets in New Zealand in 2010, and since then business has gone from strength to strength, winning multiple awards and with offices across the US, the UK, Australia, China and Dubai. He is a serial entrepreneur involved online startups in the finance sector and has over 12 years of experience in sales and business development. Over the last ten years he has been involved in several acquisitions and exits in his investment portfolio.
Rodolfo Festa Bianchet
CEO & Co-Founder of TradeInterceptor
Rodolfo has worked in financial services for almost thirty years. He has founded several companies based around analysis, research and financial information technology. He is the founder and managing director of TradeInterceptor, a mobile trading app that became the undisputed market leader.
Michael Herron
Strategic Advisor
A corporate and financial services lawyer of more than a decade’s standing, Michael brings a deep understanding of financial services, the technology that drives innovation in the space, and the regulatory framework. Michael has worked as General Counsel and Head of Compliance for several international financial services companies and has acted as advisor to several technology start ups.
Adil Siddiqui
Director of Operations
Adil brings more than 15 years of experience in trading solutions, risk management and FX, gained both in the City of London and Wall Street. He specialise in quantitative trading solutions, risk management and treasury products as well as financial journalism, and provides bespoke consultancy in matters relating to regulations with FSA, CYSEC & ASIC.
Keith Goldson
Marketing Advisor
Keith has supporting a range of companies with business development, digital and commercial strategies, with a special focus on the equities, commodities, forex and cryptocurrency sectors. Prior to this, Keith was a Chief Operating Officer for six years in the comparison sites industry, and gained experience in the advertising industry with M&C Saatchi.
Alla Polyanskaya
Audit & Compliance Manager
With a background in oil and gas and finance, Alla brings a combination of technical engineering and strategic business development skills to the company. Having been with the company since its inception, Alla also brings years of experience in relationship management, financial engineering, regulatory compliance, and world-wide industry knowledge. While managing the Australian Financial Services Licence, she also oversees compliance matters for Asia Pacific, and managed the securing of ThinkMarket's license from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.
Naeem Aslam
Chief Market Analyst, ThinkMarkets
A former hedge fund trader at Bank Of New York and portfolio manager at ITC with more than a decade’s trading experience, Naeem is a regular guest on Bloomberg, CNN and other major outlets, and maintains a column for Forbes. He has lectured at the LSE, Warwick University and the University of Leeds, and regularly delivers keynote addresses at events and conferences around the world alongside senior financial and political officials. He is a member of the Global Blockchain Alliance, an organisation dedicated to encouraging blockchain uptake.
Ryan Case
Head of Sales Trading & Partnerships – Europe at ThinkMarkets
Prior to joining ThinkMarkets Ryan was based in Hong Kong as Global Head of Institutional Sales for ABX. He also has broad market experience from his macro trading background at a boutique Australian hedge fund. He holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Finance Major) from Queensland University of Technology.
Mark Gosha
Senior Project Manager
Mark brings over ten years of experience in financial operations with a mix of technical, business analysis, and project management skills. As an early member of ThinkMarkets, Mark has been involved in the establishment, global expansion, and continued success of the company.
Jai Bifulco
Marketing Director, ThinkMarkets
Across 12 years experience in marketing, sales and business development in the fintech, investment and technology space, Jai has worked in all corners of the globe with startups and established corporations alike. He prides himself on a fresh, creative approach backed by solid management and a skillset developed across a diverse range of companies and sectors.
Harley Salt
General Manager, ThinkMarkets
Harley is a successful financial markets professional with over 15 years experience in the financial markets, 12 of those years in senior management positions. He is heavily involved in all aspects of developing a hugely successful trading company: from market making, hedging, client recruitment and retention, marketing, third party trading systems, compliance adherence, risk management, management reporting, recruiting, sales, sales management to strategic planning.
Caroline Olsen
Marketing & Social Media Manager – TradeConnect
Caroline is a social media expert with years of experience in driving digital engagement and creating broad brand awareness with exciting and fresh content strategies.
Andrew Lowry
PR and Content Manager
With more than a decade’s experience as a journalist, copywriter and editorial strategist, Andrew has delivered compelling content for a range of blue-chip clients. His writing career has taken him everywhere from North Korea to the Texas panhandle to Trump Tower in New York.
Imane Benhima
Digital Marketing Manager
An expert in performance marketing, Imane has worked across finance, education and advertising. She combines a forensic eye for detail with a breadth of knowledge on paid digital acquisition channels. Fluent in English, Arabic, French and Spanish, she has designed, executed and optimised large-budget campaigns across the globe.
Jacob Galea
Head of Sales, APAC
Jacob currently manages Premium (HNW) accounts, specializing in managing relationships with HNW individuals and IB management. He is active in expanding his client book and monthly trade volume. With a broad interest in distributed ledger and blockchain technology, he is active in this new technology as an early adopter.
Marek Kirejczyk
Blockchain Developer & Advisor,
A blockchain engineer and consultant, Marek co-founded blockchain focused software house EthWorks and currently harnesses blockchain technology to create transparent supply chains as lead developer at Ambrosus. An Ethereum evangelist, Marek is also the founder of Ethereum Meetup Poland and author of ethereum.rb library.
Jay Best
Chairman, Cogni Capital
Dr. Best is an expert in cryptopayments, ICOs and dapps (censorship-resistant decentralized applications, platforms, marketplaces, services and exchanges). Named top crypto strategist in the UK, seasoned board advisor, he pioneered decentralized systems and deep learning at MIT, and now spends most time as a lecturer, impact investor and advisor in the crypto space, having facilitated investments of more than $680M.
Paul Hill
Non-Executive Director, ThinkMarkets
With a successful background in leading equities and derivatives organisations both in the UK and Australia, Paul is now a strategic consultant within the financial services space, and since 2012 has consulted for a range of fintech operations as they have expanded into new marketplaces.
Lidia Dumatrascu
Partner, VentureBoost Group
After working as portfolio manager, analyst and trader in financial series, Lidia became an entrepreneur and eventually growing one of her ventures into a multi-million GBP company, Carmina has partnered with Dr Jay Best, an MIT computer scientist and innovation strategist to found VentureBoost and to explore how blockchain technology can serve as a foundation for the sharing economy. Together with our team, we build technology that makes distributed ledgers easy to use, secure, and future-proof.
Yagub Rahimov
CEO, 7marketz
Yagub is serial entrepreneur operating in the fintech ecosystem. Investing since the age of 16, Yagub is an award-winning trader and has been a successful investo in cryptos and bitcoin investor since 2009. He has a vision that machine learning combined with the blockchain technology will define the future of finance.
Cal Evans
Legal Advisor, CEO Gresham International
In 2016, Cal left a top California law firm to start Gresham International, a legal services and compliance firm which now specializes in Cryptocurrencies. He has provided compliance services to numerous ICOs and has worked with some of the largest crypto-mining operations, fund managers, and investment groups. Cal is also a Board Member of the British Blockchain Association and regularly writes thought leadership pieces for the media. He has worked with more than 40 ICOs and assisted in the raising of more than $200 million.
Ashley Aberneithy
Ashley Aberneithy is CEO of, a disruptive business aimed at optimising the hedging strategies of financial firms by exploring common heuristics and behavioural traits which exist amongst financial market traders. After studying Computer Science at UCL he worked in the investment banking space, and then was a Director at Star Financial Systems. He now splits his time between running and supervising PhD students in the area of risk decision psychology.
Ben Swann
Ben has worked in the financial derivative industry for fifteen years, building software solutions for several of biggest companies in the retail finance sector. Ben is the CTO and founder of Star Financial Systems providing low latency trade processing services to the retail finance industry and a Director of Analytic AI providing algorithmic risk management solutions.
John Farrell
FX & CFD Product Advisor, Etana Custody
John brings a wealth of experience in the FX space across sales, product development and management. He has been a strong and passionate advocate for the financial service industry's embrace of the blockchain, and has an extensive record in advising startups on infrastructure scaling and channel development.
Dr. Christina Czeschik
Blockchain Developer & Advisor, Serapion
Originally a trained doctor and health IT specialist, Christina is an expert in information security and usability, with special regard to their application in blockchain technology. She has authored numerous articles and two books on blockchain topics and serves as our link to the vibrant German-speaking blockchain community.
Sena Gbeckor-Kove
Blockchain & Distributed Applications Advisor, ananse
Sena is a highly experienced technologist who has specialised in taking innovations from the drawing board to users’ hands and ensuring their needs are met. ananse, his current startup, delivers end-to-end encryption to clients in fintech, communications and IOT verticals. He leads the mobile wallet team at HTMLCOIN, a fork of QTum, advises several AI and blockchain startups, and provides tech oversight at a crypto and blockchain incubator.
Natallia Hunik
Global Head of Sales, Advanced Markets LLC & Fortex, Inc.
Natallia is a sales and marketing executive who quickly identifies opportunities to expand efforts and outcomes in global settings. She brings expertise in international business development, in particular across Asian markets, and has experience in financial services, fixed income, and enterprise sales. She consistently produces multimillion-dollar results with an eye for ongoing revenue generation opportunities and key partnerships.
Atanas Tashev
Head of Mobile Team
An iOS and C# frontend developer for both mobile and desktop, Atanas has worked for more than ten years at Riflexo, The company has developed custom trading applications for banks, brokerage companies and financial information providers, including charting front-ends, mobile apps, desktop trading applications, technical analysis indicators, market analytical tools, financial websites and investment publications
Hristo Katsarski
Senior Java Developer
A developer and engineer with more than twenty years experience, Hristo is also technical director of Riflexo, a software development company that specialises in real-time financial applications. Riflexo’s institutional clients include top-tier US banks, and the company serves a community of over 450,000 individual traders world-wide.
Martin Benkov
Development Manager
With over a decade's experience in software development, Martin has spent the past six years architecting trading platforms and managing development teams. He has built ThinkMarkets's first in-house engineering department, and taken ownership of development operations.
Panayot Stoyanov
Head of Design & UI/UX
Panayot is a passionate and versatile product designer focused on solving complex problems in the financial services industry. He successfully integrates the latest user experience trends with a strong minimalist visual language and pixel-perfect design. His natural drive for perfection helps him develop complete user journey flows and create end-to-end working prototypes. As a proven professional, Panayot accurately manages to develop wireframes, flowcharts and design specifications creating the relevant documentation for the development team.
Aldin Music
IT Engineering Manager
With over 15 years of experience designing and implementing cutting-edge networks, Aldin leads technical innovation in the company. He has certifications ranging from Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and is skilled at identifying emerging threats, addressing security vulnerabilities, and designing layered security policies.
Strahil Shorgov
Senior Software Developer
Strahil joined Riflexo as a software developer and worked on both in-house proprietary projects and contractor projects for financial institutions. For eight years he’s built mobile, desktop and web solutions with various technologies using mainly java (on Android) and C# (on Windows). He deploys data analysis and performance algorithms, implementing complex charting solutions and analytical tools and indicators.
Alexandra Laleva
TradeConnect Product Manager
Alexandra has more than five years of experience in the financial and fintech industries for global forex and tech companies. She is responsible for product planning, including gathering and prioritizing requirements, and managing communication between multiple stakeholders. She works closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that they understand their roles and have the tools they need to execute the strategy to demanding deadlines.
Atanaska Ilieva
Web & Digital Designer
Atanaska Ilieva is a web designer with more than six years’ professional experience. She has been actively involved in website creation, with main focus on brand recognition. She proactively conducts research to identify opportunities for improving companies’ web presence. Partnering with UI designers and web developers, eliminating misleading labels and unnecessary clicks she manages to translate navigation and process flows into beautiful and easy-to-use solutions. Atanaska also has experience in delivering various marketing creatives: landing pages, banners, social media assets and communication email templates.