Prior to founding BitGuild, Jared was the co-founder and CEO of Reality Squared Games (R2Games), an international developer and publisher of browser and mobile games which he took public in China in 2016. The R2Games platform consists of over 80 million users playing 50+ games in a dozen languages. He is also the founder of Livestar, a development studio focused on building live streaming and other social media apps for a global audience. Jared was mining and trading virtual currencies long before the invention of Bitcoin as an early pioneer in the Real Money Trade (RMT) game item trading market. He is a crypto enthusiast and investor in multiple blockchain-related projects. In 2014, Jared was recognized as the only non-Chinese member of the Forbes China “30 under 30.” He completed his EMBA at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and is currently studying under Alibaba founder Jack Ma at the prestigious Hupan University.