Today bitFlyer, has added Dr. Tom Love as a new advisor. Recognized as one of the Masterminds of Programming (in the book of the same title), he will advise bitFlyer on both strategic and technology initiatives, including the development of a proprietary language that applies to blockchain technology.

Dr. Love brings more than 20 years of expertise in application development and hands-on leadership to bitFlyer. He is well known for being the first commercial user of Smalltalk-80 and the co-creator of Objective-C, a programming language used for the NeXT computer and later used extensively by Apple for the OS X and iOS operating systems and a wide variety of applications.

Tom Love Joins bitFlyer

“This is someone who created a completely new programming language adopted by one of the largest tech companies in the world,” said bitFlyer, Inc’s CEO, Yuzo Kano. “Tom is known for his pragmatic, metrics-based approach to architectural development, which he has used to deliver complex projects on time, spec and budget.  His leadership will be an asset to bitFlyer, and we’re honored to have him join as an advisor.”

Dr. Love got his start in the software business at General Electric Company, after which he held  executive management positions at ITT, IBM and Morgan Stanley. “This is an exciting time in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, but it’s just the beginning,” said Tom. “There will be a plethora of innovations and disruptions in this space in the next few months and years. I look forward to working with bitFlyer in what will be a milestone year ahead.”

A unique aspect of bitFlyer is that it does not only operate an exchange but also focuses a great deal on research and development in the blockchain field. It operates its exchange on an internally developed Bitcoin daemon and has its own patented blockchain technology named miyabi, which is already in use across various industries in Japan. Development of a proprietary language to supplement and further optimize miyabi is a natural next step.

On the heels of a US expansion in late 2017, bitFlyer is now approved to operate its virtual currency exchange in 43 states and districts. With more than 30 percent of worldwide Bitcoin exchange volume currently facilitated through bitFlyer, the company plans to substantially expand its portfolio of products in 2018.  To learn more and start trading, please visit: