Ashton has over 10 years experience in business, the financial markets, and emerging technologies. He is the CEO at Blockchain Partners Holdings— a leading cryptocurrency investment and research firm located in Australia. Since 2016, Blockchain Partners has collected over a million data points in cryptocurrency markets and have invested in 30+ successful ICOs. Ashton was directly involved in the development of an algorithmic trading bot that took $200 thousand to $12 million in just three months through a test environment. He was also responsible for building one of the largest e-commerce stores in the Middle East serving over 12,000 customers and shipping 50,000+ products. Before that, he started Innovate Society, an Australian non-profit organisation aimed at replicating human tissue using 3D printing and blockchain technology. Ashton has studied modules in computer science & human behavioural biology from Stanford University.