Canada's first fully registered crypto investment firm


Canadian Bitcoin Trust

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Our Philosophy

First Block Capital Inc. is committed to helping investors capture the value to be derived from the disruptive technologies built on Blockchain technology.

We are pioneering financial products that will connect capital with entrepreneurial opportunities all throughout the distributed ledger and cryptocurrency value chains.


Sean Clark
Founder & General Partner

Technology entrepreneur, President & Founder of, CRO & Co-Founder of, Regional Manager of Clearly Contacts Australia/New Zealand, Deloitte consultant. Holds MBA and BA from the University of British Columbia. 2015 BIV 40 Under Forty, 2016 STARTUP 50 Winner, 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Winner.

Marc van der Chijs
Founder & General Partner

Serial internet entrepreneur and investor in disruptive fintech companies as Managing Partner at CrossPacific Capital. Founder of, Spil Games Asia, UnitedStyles, and, Board of Corporate finance experience at Daimler for 7 years in Germany, Indonesia and China, Masters in Economics from Maastricht University.


Thomas Kineshanko
Co-Founder / Advisor

Co-Founder of the first Bitcoin/Ether investment vehicle in Canada, one of the world's first carbon credit companies, and Blockchain platform Tom is an Alumnus of Singularity University, NUS in Singapore, and SFU and is a two-time Academic and Athletic All-American in Track & Field.

Matthew Shaw
Co-Founder / Advisor

Former investment banker, co-founded specialist emerging markets investment bank (DEPFA), founded and ran top carbon fund (CTF). Angel investor in fintech, IoT, and crypto-currency early stage companies, including Fintech Enterprises (first Canadian tax efficient BTC investment vehicle), mCloud (industrial IoT), and P2P platforms Peerform and UK Bond Network. An Alumnus of Singularity University, BA Manchester University, MBA Bradford University.

Dr. Philipp Kallerhoff

10 years of experience in the startup and hedge fund industry across Europe and the United States as an investment manager and data scientist. Alumnus of Singularity University, PhD in Computational Neuroscience from Technische Universität Berlin, and Sophia University.

Dr. Andrew Csinger

Dr. Csinger was Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of British Columbia, and Adjunct Professor in the Cognitive Systems Group, graduate of the INSEAD International Corporate Governance Program and is a Certified Bitcoin Professional (1df800). Dr. Csinger holds several patents in internet security, biometrics, and related areas. Andrew received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. Degrees in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia.

Grahame R. Lyons

Canadian investment fund industry pioneer with over 25 years finance experience, early adopter of major trends in mutual funds and ETFs, leading role in the growth and origination of many large well known investment funds, senior leadership roles at Fidelity Investments and Barclays Global Investors, Founder of Arbutus Partners. BACS University of Western Ontario.

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