Mathias Mende is a German entrepreneur living in Dubai since 2007. In 2016, Mende developed an interest in Bitcoin, which drove him to research further into blockchain technology. He is a key opinion leader and influencer with followers of more than 300,000 across his social media platforms. Additionally, Mende has substantial experience with crypto-mining and trading. From 2018 to 2020, he served as Chief Strategic Officer in Block Gemini, the most significant blockchain software development house in the Middle East. Here Mende assisted with various enterprise blockchain applications for governments and other major companies. Mende serves as an advisor for the German HYGH AG and the CEO of the Dubai Blockchain Center, which he co-founded. Currently, he is dedicated to building the Bonuz Market Engagement Acceleration Eco-system - a multi-chain socialfi and gamefi web3 platform with its own self-sovereign decentralized social identity, its own native currency, dynamic smart NFTs such as vouchers, certificates and more.