Robert Vong , Co-founder of TALO

As BlockFin Asia co-founder, Robert helped organize Vietnam’s first Blockchain conference in 2016 to advocate for closer collaboration between industry and regulators. In addition to advising Fintech startups, he manages Bitcoin Saigon, the original home of the city's Bitcoin and Blockchain community.

In 2014, Robert contributed to the Australian Tax Office’s draft ruling on the application of GST to Bitcoin by clarifying pertinent use cases for tax treatment. Subsequently invited to submit to the Australian Senate Standing Committees on Economics enquiry into digital currencies, he played a part informing early industry concerns about double taxation.

Prior to this, Robert was a buyside equity research analyst in Melbourne and New York City. He has an MBA from New York University and an engineering degree from RMIT University.