About us

Our story

Would you like to buy or sell cryptocurrencies in a fast, easy and safe manner? Then you've come to the right place! We’re making bitcoin, altcoins, and other blockchain assets accessible for everyone, and have been doing so since 2013. Our team exist of a highly motivated group of profesionals with just one mission: to increase the acceptance of bitcoin in Europe (and to improve our Mario Kart highscores). 

Statistics

325.000 +

Users

800.000 +

Orders

Meet our team (at least, some of us):

Mark

Mark

UX designer

Mark is a real handyman. He does the customer experience on the website but also likes to work on his house. Sanding, carpentry and designing, he does not turn his hand around. If only he could get round to fixing his portfolio!

Favorite altcoin: ICX

Chris

Chris

Customer Support

Chris leads our customer support team. He cycles to the office with a huge smile every day and likes to share anecdotes about his many travels. He has the perfect soothing voice for your bedtime story.

Big fan of VeChain

Arisha van Alebeek

Arisha van Alebeek

Social Media & Marketing

Arisha has been involved with BTC Direct right from the start. With her smooth chat and writing skills, she is perfact as a social media marketeer. However, since Arisha discovered Zelda she does nothing but beating monsters!

Moral compass

Daniël Kruisselbrink

Daniël Kruisselbrink

Customer Support

Daniël will always answer your chats, mails and phone calls with a smile. Do you want to upgrade your account to the Satoshi level? Or do you have a question about your bitcoin wallet? It's a walk in the park for him!

Real crypto lover

Adger Jooren

Adger Jooren

Risk analyst

As a risk analyst, Adger examines the cryptocurrency prices on a daily basis. With his experience in currency trading, he is completely at home with his job. Adger already has ignited his family with the bitcoin virus. Even the youngest member already has a wallet!

Father of two

Frank Smits

Frank Smits

Content & Communication

Frank writes articles for the BTC Direct website and blog. He has not been in the crypto world for very long, but learns something new every day. That is the beauty of crypto, you never get lost! A tad coffee addicted.

Faint word jokes

Jerrymie

Jerrymie

Communication

Jerrymie is chief editor and spokesperson. Was looking for a solution to send money to family in Indonesia as cheaply and quickly as possible. That is possible with bitcoin!

Favorite currency: Polymath

Mike

Mike

Founder

Mike is one of the founders of BTC Direct. His passion for bitcoin (and sports) is unprecedented. Is one hundred percent convinced that bitcoin will change the world- just don’t ask him when.

All signs are green!

Lennart

Lennart

Customer Support

Lennart's goal is to make at least one fan every day. He goes to extremes to answer questions and resolve complaints. Lennart is always smiling and has a laugh that could bring peace to humanity.

Lunch = Mario Kart

Jacqueline

Jacqueline

Human Resource

Give Jacqueline LinkedIn and she’ll find the perfect candidate in no time! Speaks a fluent word of Spanish and comes from the province of Limburg. Besides her work she is still an avant-student

Crypto veteran

Mark

Mark

Legal advisor

Mark is the legal heart of BTC Direct. Bitcoin is a relatively new field and regulations are not always clear. Yet Mark still knows his way around it. Questions about regulation? Everyone knows to find Mark!

Is always right!

Roy

Roy

Customer Support

As an employee from the very beginning, Roy knows bitcoin and blockchain inside out. He knows like no other to explain why cryptos are so important. Questions about how to trade at BTC Direct? Roy is happy to help you.

Newly Wed

Axel

Axel

Image editor

Axel likes to talk about blockchain and his convertible car. He's responsible for all of our videos and images. Loves to work out and chew bubblegum. And he's all out of gum.

Have you been working out lately?

Toon

Toon

Marketing

Toon is our marketing tiger. Are you an affiliate? Chances are that Toon has guided you through the process. Are you sitting next to Toon? Then expect an anecdote about Muhammad Ali every day.

Grab every opportunity

June 2013

BTC Direct is founded in Nijmegen by bitcoin believers

May 2016

Our platform has more than 100,000 registered users

June 2018

We start paying our employees in bitcoin which makes us the first company in the Netherlands to do so

October 2015

We add litecoin and ether to our platform

November 2017

Our bitcoin research made headlines in he Netherlands