Kenneth Bok is a consultant and angel investor specializing in DeFi (decentralized finance). He is the Managing Consultant of Blocks, a DeFi advisory firm based in Singapore. Blocks conducts research on the DeFi ecosystem and provides guidance to startups and finance professionals.
Previously, Kenneth served as the Head of Growth and Strategy at Zilliqa, a blockchain technology company, where he led ecosystem and business development. He also played a key role as the lead organizer for De/Centralize 2018, a groundbreaking conference held in April 2018 that brought together prominent VCs, blockchain startups, developers, and SGInnovate to showcase the potential of blockchain and web3 technology. Additionally, he volunteers as a mentor for R3, an enterprise blockchain company.
Kenneth began his career in finance as an equities trader at Goldman Sachs. Since 2014, he has been an investor in digital assets, particularly 'Layer 1' blockchains such as Ethereum, Cosmos, and Tezos at the seed stage. He is an active angel investor in web3 startups.
Kenneth is a frequent speaker at technology events, contributes to prominent industry platforms, and has been featured and quoted in various leading media outlets, including CNBC, Euromoney, Business Times, CNA938, CoinDesk, Cointelegraph, MONEY FM89.3, TODAY, Nasdaq, and SCMP. He holds an M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College and an M.A. in Philosophy from CIIS.
Tech innovation can take Asia's fintech to the next level, The Business Times, Mar 2020
Harnessing decentralised finance innovation for the public good, OMFIF, Jul 2021
Singapore’s Digital Banking License Race, CNA 938, Mar 2020
Coming soon to your e-wallet: central bank digital currency, Euromoney, May 2020
A License to Digitise: Embracing a Customer-First Approach in Singapore's Digital Banking Race, Asian Banking & Finance, Feb 2020
A Brave New Financial World: What OpFi Reveals About the Future of Finance, Nasdaq, Dec 2019
Forward looking and flexible: How Singapore is setting the stage for digital asset innovation, e27, Feb 2020
Crisis as a Catalyst for Change: Southeast Asia Is Digitizing Finances, Cointelegraph, Jul 2020
What happens when Singapore’s fintech scene is no longer a startup’s arena?, MoneyFM 89.3, Feb 2020
Blockchain poised to revolutionise techno-economy, MoneyFM 89.3, Apr 2019
De/Centralize was a conference I organised in 2018:
De/Centralize 2018: World Blockchain Leaders to Meet in Singapore on 5-6 April, AsiaOne, Mar 2018
Crypto-Curious in Singapore: a Visit to Asia's Fintech Hub, BreakerMag, Jul 2018