Bobby C. Lee

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Bobby Christopher Lee
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Ivory Coast
EducationBS and MS, computer science, Stanford University
RelativesCharlie Lee (computer scientist)
WebsiteBobby C. Lee on Twitter

Bobby Christopher Lee is an entrepreneur best known as the founder of BTCC, China's first cryptocurrency exchange.[1] Lee sold BTCC in 2018 and now runs a startup called Ballet that creates bitcoin wallets.[2] He serves on the board of directors of the Bitcoin Foundation.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Lee was born in the Ivory Coast,[3] and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University in 1998.[4]


Lee was an engineer at Yahoo[3] before becoming Walmart's vice president of technology in China.[citation needed]

Lee became interested in bitcoin through his brother Charlie Lee,[4] the creator of litecoin.[5]

Lee was one of the co-founders of BTCC.[6] In early November 2013, BTCC became the largest bitcoin exchange in the world, with a market share of about 31.7 percent, surpassing Tokyo-based Mt. Gox.[6]


  1. ^ Popper, Nathaniel,. Digital gold : Bitcoin and the inside story of the misfits and millionaires trying to reinvent money (First ed.). New York, NY. ISBN 9780062362490. OCLC 903213020.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Williams-Grut, Oscar (September 11, 2019). "Founder of China's first bitcoin exchange returns with crypto wallet". Yahoo Finance UK.
  3. ^ a b Hill, Kashmir (November 8, 2013). "From Walmart To Bitcoin: The CEO Behind The Chinese Exchange Sending BTC To New Highs". Forbes.
  4. ^ a b In, Nan-Hie (September 4, 2017). "Bit of a trailblazer". China Daily.
  5. ^ Allison, Ian (December 4, 2015). "Even China's crypto-brothers Bobby and Charlie Lee don't entirely agree on scaling Bitcoin". International Business Times.
  6. ^ a b Romann, Alfred (November 22, 2013). "Asia Weekly: China leading the bitcoin charge". China Daily.