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Hotaru Inc.

Hotaru Inc. is a startup studio specialising in cryptocurrencies and its basic technology, blockchain. We operate multiple businesses in USA, Singapore, Indonesia and Japan.

Company Name Hotaru Inc.
Year Established 2017
*BitBiteCoin.com started since 2013
CEO Hiro Shinohara

Management Team

Hiro Shinohara

Co-Founder of Sivira Inc.
Co-Founder of Hotaru Inc.

After encountering my first Macintosh computer at home when I was a kid, I learned the joy of creating through a computer. Right after that, I was strongly influenced by a tv program on Marc Andreessen’s Netscape-driven internet revolution.

As a middle-schooler, I visited the US for the first time and encountered the phenomenon that would later be termed the dot-com bubble. This was when I decided to pursue a career in the tech industry.

Back in Japan, I devoted myself to software development. After tasting initial success by creating a mobile website, I founded my first startup at the age of nineteen. Since then, I have been involved in numerous internet-based startups in fields including mobile applications, cloud hosting, IoT semiconductors, and have founded companies in Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and the US.

I was profoundly impressed by efforts to develop a decentralized society through the emergence of Bitcoin, and have focused my work on Bitcoin and Blockchain ever since. Then I founded the Bitcoin news website BitBiteCoin.com in 2013 and am currently a co-administrator of Bitcoin.com. Furthermore, I founded a cryptocurrency focused startup studio called Hulor Capitol Inc.

In 2015, I co-founded SIVIRA Inc., which provides a software platform based on blockchain for the IoT market.

On a different note, as a person who shuttles frequently between Tokyo, Osaka and US, I am a permanent Airbnb resident. I am also the author of a number of popular blog articles concerning the Evangelion anime series.

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Ayano Maria

I was brought up in Japan and Europe. After graduating from university in UK, I entered a global financial company. Currently live in California, studying accounting.

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