Early Life and Education
Chester is originally from Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. Chester would spend time studying abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Economics in 2013.
In June 2014, Chester founded Bitwage, a blockchain-powered international wagepayment and payment processing company. Bitwage has raised funds from high profile investors and companies, such as Tim Draper's Draper Associates, BPI France and Orange Silicon Valley through the Orange Fab accelerator. A year later, he founded Inwage which provides IT consulting and development services for ICOs and blockchain projects.
Chester has been featured in Les Échos, Entrepreneur magazine, and Quartz. He has consulted members of the European Parliament, Dutch banks & regulators and the California Senate regarding regulation of the blockchain industry. In addition, Chester has spoken at conferences such as Viva Technology, SCAPayments, Transact15, BIP001 and CoinAgenda. He is a Contributor to Forbes and topics pertaining to the blockchain industry.