Our Team


John-Paul Thorbjornsen

Co-founder & Director

Technology enthusiast, aeronautical engineering, former Air Force pilot, early Bitcoin adopter, Ethereum ambassador. Now helping accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies globally.


Chris McLoughlin

Co-founder & Advisor

Chris completed a Business Degree with First Class honours before being employed as a pilot in the Australian Air Force. Chris is a fluent growth-hacker, growing CanYa’s social media base from 0 to over 100,000+ followers in 8 months. Chris runs an innovative marketing team and is passionate about engaging the community. Early Bitcoin investor, believes in a decentralised future.


Kyle Hornberg

Co-founder & Advisor

Air Force Operational Manager & Pilot, Leader, Innovator, Investor, Technologist, Surfer, Blockchain Enthusiast. Co-founded CanYa and runs a very tight operations team by bridging the gap between the fast paced development of blockchain technology and the effective operations of a remote working team.


Beau Stoner


Beau Stoner is the Founder of Cryptocurrency Australia Media and Blockchain Management Solutions. He has presented at international blockchain conferences and is in the process of building CCA Media into Australia’s premier source of cryptocurrency and blockchain education and news. 

Jim Shiju Jin


8-years of software engineering with experience in fields of Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Brain-
Machine Interface, High-frequency and Quantitative trading. Deep connections with Venture Capitalists, Media, Fund Distribution channels and Influencers in China.