Reuben Yap is the Chief Operating Officer at Zcoin. He has played a pivotal role in Zcoin’s strategy and vision, and oversees all operational aspects of the project. He has been an early adopter of cryptocurrencies, being the first merchant in Malaysia to accept them, and gained a holistic view of the space from being involved in mining, educating and contributing to other early cryptocurrency projects.
Reuben is a vocal privacy proponent and founded one of the top VPN companies, BolehVPN, in South East Asia in 2007 to combat internet censorship and mass surveillance. He also has a wide knowledge of blockchain privacy protocols and frequently gives keynotes, talks and workshops worldwide to raise awareness about the importance of privacy.
Prior to Zcoin, he practised as a corporate lawyer for over a decade, specializing in institutional frameworks.