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Bobby Lee is an entrepreneur in the cryptocurrency industry, and he just recently founded his second startup, Ballet, in early 2019. Ballet aims to drive global adoption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. It is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Previously, Mr. Lee was the Co-founder and CEO of BTCC (formerly BTCChina), the first bitcoin exchange in China, and the leading bitcoin financial platform worldwide. BTCC was acquired in January of 2018.
Before BTCC, Mr. Lee was Vice President of Technology for Walmart’s e-commerce business in China. Previously he was the CTO of SMG BesTV New Media, the largest IPTV operator in China with the most subscribers globally. He moved to Shanghai in 2007 and started off at EMC’s China Center of Excellence, as Director of Software Engineering, with responsibilities for Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage.
Mr. Lee started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer at Yahoo!, and led the development of the earliest online communities. He graduated from Stanford University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and was a member of the Mayfield Fellows Program. He earned an EMBA degree from CEIBS in China.
Mr. Lee currently serves on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit organization that fosters the adoption of bitcoin globally. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, photography, watching movies, and playing poker.