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CO-FOUNDER

Freddie New

Freddie is a corporate lawyer by training, with several years of experience in-house at fintech and engineering companies. He first discovered Bitcoin in 2013 and began running his first full node in 2015.

He worked at Freshfields before the global financial crisis and acted for banks and financial institutions throughout, moving to advise on special situations at Ropes & Gray before focusing on start-up companies, fintech and cryptocurrency. He has provided industry expertise in submissions on Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, DeFi and CeFi to consultations with HM Treasury, the FCA, HMRC and to Parliamentary committees. He attended law school at BPP in London, and did his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge.

He can be contacted at freddie@icdef.co.uk.