Blockchain Data Firm bitgrit Names Frederik Bussler As CEO

Job Appointments | December 6, 2018 By:

Asia’s bitgrit, a network platform geared towards data scientists using blockchain, has named 19-year-old Frederik Bussler as the company’s first chief executive officer (CEO), effective immediately.  

The bitgrit goal is the optimal application of data science and AI by empowering the exchange of information among data scientists and building a decentralized, token economy-based AI marketplace. bitgrit will provide work opportunities online and on a global scale, It is envisioned as a place where data scientists can develop new technologies in an open environment.

Bussler already has significant experience in the AI and data science industries. He started his career as the founder & CEO of Smart Contract Auditing, a company that looked for vulnerabilities in smart contract code. He has also been a data analyst at Maven 11 Capital in Amsterdam, the chief data officer at HealthDex, a blockchain and machine learning research analyst at the Rare Genomics Institute, and a strategic advisor for the Agro Stock Exchange.

“Frederik has been instrumental to the success of bitgrit up until this point,” said the co-founders of bitgrit, Mr. Tetsuro Masunaga and Mr. Kazuya Saginawa. “With our alpha and beta releases scheduled for next year, his energy and passion for the project are exactly what the company needs going forward.”  

“I’m honored to be appointed CEO of such a promising young company,” said Bussler. “I originally joined this project because I firmly believe in the vision bitgrit has for the future of AI and data science. As CEO, I look forward to making this vision a reality. AI and data science should not be the domain of only a handful of large corporations. It should be available to everyone.”

Bussler had previously spent the last 6 months as a strategic advisor for bitgrit.