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Nicolas Cantu

Direction de projets, expert Bitcoin

Can work in or around Rouen, Paris

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Location and workplace preferences

Rouen, France
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Rouen and 50km
  • Around Paris and 100km


Business sector
Would prefer:
  • Aviation & Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Civic & Social Organizations
  • Biotech
  • Banking & Insurance
+28 autres
Would prefer to avoid:
Digital & IT
Company size
Would prefer:
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
Would prefer to avoid:
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people


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Nicolas in a few words

Nicolas Cantu is an Engineer. A Speaker. A Teacher. A serial entrepreneur since the age of 15.

he is 40 years old, including as an independent consultant attached to the IS direction:

- 7 years of early development for associations and online media (Allocameroun, Paris Normandie...) then

- As the architect and program manager of major projects for 10 years in digital
infrastructures (satellite ISP at CNES, convergence 2G / 3G Orange, ethernet and embedded wifi RATP...) then

- 10 years in the agile management of digital developments (Technical redesign : L'Orea E-commerce, Customer spaces: Bouygues & Axa banking and insurance, Geodis and FNAIM IS).

Nicolas has created several companies including 2 successfully exits, the last in the field of blockchains and cryptocurrencies (in the field since 2015 with at the time a little mining and a startup in real estate).

Nicolas Cantu is the co-founder of Chain Accelerator, and he was attached to the "Mission Gouvernementale du numérique des grands groupes".

With a technology background and a passion for deep tech businesses Nicolas managed several high level projects for Fortune 500 companies. He has an in-depth knowledge of blockchains and Bitcoin close to the main teams.

He’s fully engaged in the Paris Blockchain Week Summit where he’s the co-host (TOP100 speakers, +3000 visitors at Station F, Paris)

Nicolas is co-founder of one of the first blockchains & bitcoin startup' accelerator in Europe, Chain Accelerator, based at Station F at Paris, the world biggest startup campus in the world.

Nicolas is also a Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS - IEEE) TPC Chair Member.

Master Class: CNES COMET, ITC Spring 2020, IE-Club Global 60, EBG, BFM Business, French Tech, 21 millions (Capital), Infinance Luxembourg Fintech Summit, ESCE podcast, French Founders, Les Echos...



Digital & IT


March 1995 - December 2021 (26 years and 9 months)

Corporate innovations:
2018-2021: Bitcoin & blockchains : C-level training & higth level consulting (+20 projects)
2007-2010 RATP: 1st RER FR with on-board Wifi Train / Train transmissions
2007-2010 RATP: 1st FR metro with digital video protection networks
2006-2007 CNES: 1st Satellite ISP FR
2005-2006 Orange: 1st phone / mobile convergence platform FR
2004-2005: ToBeAble : One of the 1st NoSQL solutions

2018 Chain Accelerator: 1st accelerator of blockchain startups in Europe (exit)
2015 - 2017 INSTRIIT - The social network of life projects (with privacy)
2016 - 2017 Congo Digital Consortium
2012 - 2014 LOCAL STORIES - Research in project management (exit)
2013 - 2014 MyIndustry "Decentralization of companies"
2009 - 2011 Multimod Systems - "The transport is a medium"
2004 - 2005 Tobeable: 1st FR research directory
1995 - 2001 "The 1st network of the diasporas"

2020 Mentor What The Hack - Sponsor (Dublin)
2019 School of Applied Digital Technologies (ETNA) (jury)
2019 UNICEF solidarity hackathon to secure key stages in the child's life (jury)
2019 Hackthon Cosmos/Tendermint 2018 at Paris Dauphine University (organizer)
2019 MaliStartup Competition of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Foresight (jury)
2018 School of Applied Digital Technologies (ETNA) (jury)
2017 PATENT: Smart contract and integration device "FR1770693" (author)
2016 Graph hack GraphConnect Europe - Neo4j (participant)
2015 Code Camp School of Applied Digital Technologies (mentor)

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