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About Tan Shuai

About Tan Shuai

Welcome to Tan Shuai's official website!

Insights and Innovations

Through this website, I share the latest technological achievements, research articles, and business information. It’s designed to provide valuable insights and information for professionals, scholars, students, and anyone interested in technological innovation. Whether you're looking to understand the latest tech trends or seeking in-depth industry analysis, you'll find a wealth of content and resources here.

Who is Tan Shuai

I’m Tan Shuai, a technology expert specializing in artificial intelligence and blockchain technology. With over 15 years of experience in software, hardware, internet, and semiconductor industries, I have conducted extensive business across Greater China (including Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong), the U.S., and Southeast Asia. My journey has taken me to live in vibrant cities like Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and New York.

Professional Summary

As the Co-Founder of AI & Blockchain startups backed by a NYSE-listed company, I also serve as an executive. My primary focus is on integrating blockchain software and chip technology into AI to enhance energy efficiency, performance, and cost-effectiveness.

Key Achievements

  • Startup Growth: Played a crucial role in growing a startup from zero to $5 billion in revenue within three years and achieving a successful IPO for another startup.
  • Innovation: Developed the world’s top Bitcoin ASIC Miner (WhatsMiner).
  • Leadership: Held key positions in companies listed on NASDAQ, HKSE, and NYSE.
  • Partnerships: Established partnerships with industry giants like TSMC, Texas Instruments, ARM, and Intel, and licensed IP to Fortune 500 companies.
  • Patents: Authored 20 U.S. and China patents in software and hardware.

Community and Open-Source Contributions

I actively participate in tech communities and have made substantial contributions to open-source projects. In the Web3 field, I explore and promote the development of decentralized applications, aiming to build a more open and transparent internet ecosystem.


  • BTC.com - Head of Research and Development (2021 - Present)

    • Lead and manage the research and development team, reporting directly to the Board of Directors.
  • ByteDance - Mentor of Toutiao Accelerator (June 2020 - Present)

    • Mentor startups and help them accelerate their growth.
  • MicroBT - Technical Director (2016 - 2017)

    • Personally invited by CEO Dr. Yang to join the founding team and launch the startup before incorporation. Reported directly to the CEO, playing a key role in developing cutting-edge and unique technologies for Bitcoin ASIC Miners, which remain industry-leading and in use today.
  • SMiT - Director of Blockchain Business (2016-2017)

    • Worked with MicroBT (WhatsMiner) to launch a new business for this public company (2239.HK) to develop Bitcoin Miner ASICs, algorithms, applications, and devices for blockchain technologies. This blockchain business quadrupled the company's stock price to its highest in history.
  • Zeeis - Chief Technology Officer (2008 - 2015)

    • Directed technological advancements in various innovative projects.
  • Vimicro - Research and Development Manager (2003 - 2007)

    • Played a key role as a core team member in taking the first fabless semiconductor company from China to an IPO on NASDAQ, reporting directly to CTO Dr. Yang. Led a team to deliver cutting-edge technologies, including ARM SoC Application Processors, ASIC Hardware Accelerators, Flash Memory Storage, Real-time Operating Systems, and Linux Kernel enhancements.
  • Q-Net Technologies, Inc. - Principal Engineer (2001 - 2003)

    • Principal Engineer of Q-Net Technologies, Inc., (OTCBB:QNTI) (Frankfurt:QNO), reporting directly to the CEO. Developed CNBOOK (China eBook) project, which was the first eBook Reader (Kindle-like) in China.


Thank you for visiting. I hope you find useful information and join us in exploring the future of technology!