Da Hongfei

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Da Hongfei
Occupation Founder
Employer NEO
Location Shanghai, China
Twitter @Neo_blockchain
Personal Twitter @dahongfei
LinkedIn Profile
Website neo.org

Da Hongfei is a notable figure in the cryptocurrency industry in China. He is the co-founder of NEO, formerly AntShares.[1] He is also the founder and CEO of Onchain.[2]


Da Hongfei worked as CEO of IntPass Consulting from 2005 to 2013. He left in December 2013; in January 2014, he founded NEO. The same month, he also founded Onchain.[3]

He taught himself how to code before founding NEO in 2014.[4]

Da Hongfei has said on-record that he welcomes regulation of cryptocurrency mining and trading, as the danger of becoming a victim of fraud is a problem that is holding the potential of the technology back.[5] He has described the current financial system as "outdated, if not broken," and believes NEO will be able to benefit Chinese consumers in a broad sense.[6]


Da Hongfei attended South China University of Technology in the Guangdong Province of China from 1997 to 2001. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Technology and English.[7]


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