Robert Mao Details

Robert Mao (Chinese 冒志鸿), Founder and CEO of ArcBlock, Inc., is a serial entrepreneur and innovator. Robert’s projects and activities have been covered widely by global news media, including TechCrunch, CNN, USA Today, and other outlets.

Mao was introduced to Bitcoin in 2009 and has been researching and experimenting with blockchain technology since 2013. He has spoken about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology at events around the world.   

Prior to beginning his own startup, he worked for Microsoft Research’s Future Social Experiences (FUSE) labs, a research center focusing on social computing and machine learning. 

Before joining Microsoft, Mao founded Lodesoft Corp and UUZone Interactive Inc. in China.  He also co-founded the non-profit Seattle Entrepreneurship Club, which is now one of the largest entrepreneurship organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Current Projects

ArcBlock, Founder & CEO WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council, Board Member, Blockchain Council


Seattle, WA U.S.


China Europe International Business School, Management, 2000 Southeast University, Bach., Computer Science, 1990-1994

Previous Projects

W3C HTML Working Group, Invited Expert, 2007-2018 PixoMobile, Co-Founder & CEO, 2013-2017 Seattle Entrepreneurship Club, Co-Founder, Chairman of Board, 2010-2013 Microsoft, Research Software Development Engineer, 2010-2013 Microsoft, Senior Software Development Engineer, 2007-2013


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