The Chairman/Managing Director of Dan Holdings, Danny Oyekan is totally convinced that one day, everything will be totally tokenized and connected by blockchain. He believes just as the Internet connected us socially, blockchain will connect us economically.
If anything that really attracted and influenced Oyekan since his early age, then it was the technological field and the world of blockchain. In the year 2012, he began his journey into blockchain and also believed in the advancement of bitcoin. This strong belief of his made him turn into an entrepreneur who today owns his company, famous as Dan Holdings, based in Dubai. Since five years ago, Oyekan has been a part of the crypto, blockchain industry.
When he noticed that the crypto market was growing swiftly, this upped Oyekan’s confidence to put together all his interests under one umbrella in the form of Dan Holdings, under which he came up with Dan ecosystem, that offers products and services for the better future of the world, focusing on fintech, artificial intelligence, emerging technologies and blockchain.
Speaking of the various futuristic products/services that Dan Holdings offer; it starts with Telechat – a privacy-focused messaging application, enabled with blockchain, that on one hand, allows to have a one of a kind messaging experience via text, pictures, documents, other media, etc.
Danny Oyekan, a Nigerian – Saint Lucian was born 30 August 1994. He is an early Bitcoin investor and serial entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Dan Holdings and Dan Ventures. Dan Ventures deals in early stage startup funding, whereas Dan Holdings is a Blockchain, and emerging technologies company.
He was amongst the first wave of Bitcoin investors and is considered a pioneer in establishing the use of virtual currency in the African markets.
Oyekan has been featured in several media outlets including, Data Source Hub, Time Bulletin, Forbes Middle East, US Times Now, CoinTelegraph, Tech Cabal, Inside Bitcoins, and others
Oyekan was born in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. He completed his high school education at Chrisland College. He moved to Dubai, UAE in 2015 to pursue his bachelor’s degree. He attended the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), where he majored in International Business (BBA).
His entrepreneurial sojourn began in 2012 when he started investing in Bitcoin. After making a series of investments in Bitcoin, Oyekan, 2017/ sold some of his Bitcoin collection to fund his first business idea – Dan Ventures, a Venture investment firm that focuses on ventures, tokens, and projects related to blockchain tech, digital currency, and digital assets and other emerging technologies.
He later founded Dan Holdings, a Blockchain technology Ecosystems. The aim behind the foundation of this blockchain ecosystem was to revolutionize the technology sector in the Middle East and Africa by supporting the creation of the latest technological inventions, thus building a solid financial foundation for the African and Middle Eastern people.