ABOUT BCB GROUP Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy BCB GROUP 
Founded in 2017 with a passion to provide the best financial infrastructure for the blockchain era
Building on regulatory-first institutional principles

BCB Group is Europe’s leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy, regulated in the UK and Switzerland.

We provide accounts and payments processing for the pillars of the industry including Bitstamp, Coinbase, Kraken, Gemini, Galaxy, BitPay, Circle in dozens of fiat and cryptocurrencies.

Our clients can trade FX and cryptocurrencies quickly and at scale, with market-leading value.

Responding to institutional demand for operational best practice in digital asset markets, BCB Group was created by established thought leaders in finance, regulation and technology.

HISTORY

BCB Group was founded in the UK in 2017 by Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie (CEO) and Oliver Tonkin (General Counsel), fellow MBA post-graduates of City of London’s Cass Business School.

BCB was built to service the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry with the promise of providing durable financial infrastructure in a volatile environment.

Our all-star leadership team has worked for Barclays, Credit Suisse, BDO, Deutsche Bank, Investec, Lloyds Commercial Bank, Norton Rose Fulbright, FIS and Sun Life of Canada.

STRUCTURE

Our board is made up of highly experienced finance professionals and technology pioneers, combining deep industry knowledge with innovation leadership.

In January 2020, BCB Group’s core operating subsidiary, BCB Payments Limited, secured its Authorised Payment Institution (API) licence from the UK Financial Conduct Authority, establishing itself as the first and only crypto-focused Authorised Payment Institution.

Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie
FOUNDER AND CEO
Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie has led a highly technical career in finance technology, forming a robust platform for solutions architecture and fintech innovation. He has helped Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Investment Bank (2004-15) and Lloyds Commercial Bank bring a number of strategic and tactical projects to fruition as a hands-on SME in derivative instruments, regulations and technology.

After nearly 20 years in investment banking Oliver founded BCB Group where his mission is to accelerate global adoption of digital assets as money, as ownership and as a commodity of value.
Oliver Tonkin
CO-FOUNDER AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Oliver Tonkin is a qualified solicitor with over 20 years of legal, operational and investment experience. He qualified at a leading City law firm and spent over ten years, both in private practice and in industry, advising on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular focus on the financial services industry. Oliver co-founded and ran his own boutique investment advisory firm for a number of years before co-founding BCB Group with Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie in 2017.

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