Thomas France co-founded Ledger, a leading global blockchain security company that leverages encrypted chip technology to build security solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchains. Their products include hardware wallets for consumers, hardware security modules for enterprises, and hardware oracles for the IoT world. As the company’s head of business development, Mr. France oversaw the sale of more than 100,000 product-units in 130 countries since the company went into business in 2015. Mr. France and his partners have raised $8.5 million in startup capital for Ledger so far. In 2014, Mr. France also co-founded the first public space dedicated to bitcoin in France, La Maison du Bitcoin, which provides the people of Paris with office space for bitcoin businesses, crypto educational meetups, a Bitcoin ATM, and a Bitcoin mining rig.