Joel Edgerton Details

Joel Edgerton is COO at bitFlyer USA, a global cryptocurrency exchange with offices in Tokyo, San Francisco, and Luxembourg. Joel leads the company’s expansion in the USA, developing a strong team with institutional and retail customer experience. He has advocated for cryptocurrency exchanges to go beyond simply offering products, to better protect customer interests and solve customer problems.

Prior to joining bitFlyer USA, Joel held senior positions in Tokyo and London with Citibank, State Street, Legg Mason and BNP Paribas. He also founded his own fintech company offering personalized financial advice via algorithms based on behavioral economic theories. Joel is bilingual (Japanese and English) and holds an MBA in International Finance.

Current Projects

bitFlyer USA, COO


San Francisco, CA U.S.


University of South Carolina, International Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance and Japanese, 1999-2002 Waseda University, Japanese Studies, 2000-2001 UNCC, BA, International Business, 1990-1995

Previous Projects

BNP Paribas Cardif, COO / CDO, 2014-2019 BNP Paribas, Global Head of CIB Due Diligence - KYC, 2012-2014 MUSAION INC, Founder and CEO, 2006-2007


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