James grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo in central Africa. His family has been doing international business in the region for three generations, mainly investing in local infrastructure that helps develop local rural communities. James is a serial entrepreneur and avid investor. He became involved with the crypto community starting in 2015 as a personal contributor. In 2017, he launched Black Panther Capital’s first crypto fund of funds which invested in 10+ top tier token funds globally and also participated in Coinbase, Bitmain, Messari, and other well-established industry leaders. Personally, James has also been a long-time blockchain/crypto advocate and personal advisor to many prominent organizations and institutions. James was invited to the Davos World Economic Forum as a blockchain forum panelist in Jan 2020 and spoke at the Singapore FinTech Week on the future of cryptocurrency in 2019, and is often known to the public as the “African guru”.