Uniting the World through Enlightened Trade

At Hamsa, we believe that a united financial system is the foundation for a thriving and sustainable global economy. That’s why we are building the global standard for blockchain banking that is transforming how money, assets and data flow around the world.

With over $3.2B assets tokenized, Hamsa is already the world’s leading rich data tokenization platform, digitizing and automating the operations of some of the world’s leading financial institutions and asset managers. We are focused on solving our clients’ biggest challenge: interoperability, and doing it securely and privately.

Led by a renowned Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and the technology leader behind AliPay Global, we are building an enlightened financial system; one where our technology provides the uniform and secure foundation needed for economic growth, greater financial inclusion, and a thriving and sustainable global economy.

Meet our team

Paul Birks-Hay
CMO
Paul is a seasoned marketer with a wealth of experience leading some of the world’s most celebrated creative agencies. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded transformative campaigns and initiatives for renowned brands including Audi, Chipotle, Google, Diageo, and Mercedes-Benz, driving exponential growth and setting new standards of excellence in the industry
Henrique Teixeira
MD LATAM
Henrique has been a leading figure in the LATAM payments and crypto world for the last decade. Previous roles as Chairman of Abcrypto and Country Manager of Ripple have given him a deep understanding of the payments and tokenization markets, whilst his time at Citi, DB and HSBC among others provided him with a solid footing in banking and finance.
Thomas Zhu
MD APAC
A former Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, Tom boasts a remarkable track record, having successfully completed over 100 IPOs. Tom also leads the Digital Assets Think Tank (DATT) at the FinTech Centre of Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Faculty of Business, focusing on real-world asset (RWA) tokenization and stablecoins.
Francisco Prestes
Director of Innovation & AI
Francisco Prestes, Senior Director and Head of Engineering and AI at Hamsa, is a recognized expert in AI, blockchain, and innovation. With a strong background in computer engineering and software, he has led digital transformation initiatives at Tok&Stok and Banco ABC Brasil. Francisco also contributed to the DREX CBDC project with the Brazil Central Bank and collaborated with tech leaders like Microsoft.
Adam Zbar
Founder, CEO
Adam is a serial, Webby-winning Silicon Valley entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of Sunbasket.com, Adam raised over $100M in venture capital, grew the e-commerce service from $0-300M in revenues in 4 years, and sold the company for $550M dollars. Adam started his career at McKinsey & Company.
Hubert Wu
Founder, CTO
Hubert is one of the world's foremost x-border payment leaders. As Head of Global Payment Engineering and Chief Architect, he built AliPay's and AliExpress' first x-border payment systems. He was also VP of technologies at Amex.
Paul Birks-Hay
CMO
Paul is a seasoned marketer with a wealth of experience leading some of the world’s most celebrated creative agencies. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded transformative campaigns and initiatives for renowned brands including Audi, Chipotle, Google, Diageo, and Mercedes-Benz, driving exponential growth and setting new standards of excellence in the industry.
Henrique Teixeira
MD, LATAM
Henrique has stood as a towering figure in the LATAM payments and cryptocurrency realms for over a decade. His tenure as Chairman of Abcrypto and Country Manager of Ripple has endowed him with an unparalleled mastery of the  payment systems and tokenization. Meanwhile, his experiences at prestigious institutions like Citi, Deutsche Bank, and HSBC have cemented his reputation as an authority in banking and finance.
William Yao
Global COO & APAC CPO
William is recognized as one of APAC’s foremost executives in product and operations. With an impressive tenure as COO & CTO at American Express China, he led a team exceeding 300 professionals and was the force behind the company’s digital innovation initiatives. William’s extensive background includes pivotal roles at industry giants such as Visa and Apple Pay, where his leadership significantly contributed to their operational and product development successes.
Francisco Prestes
Global CDO & LATAM CTO
Francisco Prestes is a recognized expert in AI, blockchain, and innovation. With a strong background in computer engineering and software, he has led digital transformation initiatives at Tok&Stok and Banco ABC Brasil. Francisco also contributed to the DREX CBDC project with the Brazil Central Bank and collaborated with tech leaders like Microsoft.

Backed by top-tier venture funds

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Uniting the World through Enlightened Trade

Led by a renowned Silicon Valley Webby-winning entrepreneur and the technology leader behind AliPay Global and AMEX China, Hamsa has tokenized over $3B private commercial assets and is growing fast. Backed by top-tier investors, Hamsa has offices in San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

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At Hamsa, we believe that all of us have a part to play in creating a thriving, sustainable economy.

We believe that if the world’s leading financial institutions and the world’s top technology businesses work together we can revolutionize the $12T alternative assets market, and the global economy with it.

Today there is a $5T shortfall in private credit, meaning businesses around the world are struggling to operate or invest in their futures. On the investor side, with no common ledger for bills of exchange, no common risk assessment protocols, and no common marketplace, the alternative assets that do exist are largely illiquid and costly to manage.

Leveraging blockchain technology, digital currency and our unique rich data tokens, we are transforming the infrastructure that underpins the bank depository and alternative asset trading system. We are building an infrastructure that reduces the cost of managing alternative assets and that broadens access to this asset class for investors. An infrastructure that will enable banks and lenders to efficiently offer financing to more businesses, increasing liquidity worldwide

Together we are building an Enlightened Economy. A place where transparency reigns. Where we leverage the best of the existing financial system alongside the power of the blockchain. A place where everyone plays their part within a thriving, sustainable financial system.

Welcome to the Enlightened Economy.