Matthew Joseph Martin

Founder & CEO
of Blossom Finance

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Matthew Joseph Martin


Matthew is a pioneer in the application of FinTech for Islamic finance. Combining his passion for Islamic finance with his deep financial technology background, Matthew founded Blossom Finance in 2014 which aims to increase the availability and inclusivity of Islamic finance using blockchain.

Matthew’s background includes product management, engineering, and UX design experience in the e-wallet, payment card, money remittance, mobile payments, and mobile banking sectors at venture capital funded, international tech startups Xoom, Boku, and Monitise. He has advised technology startups on FinTech and blockchain, and spoken to international audiences in the Bahrain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar, UAE, and the USA.

Matthew has studied 8 languages and speaks Indonesian, Farsi, and French at an intermediate level in addition to his native English. Matthew embraced Islam in 2010 and currently lives in Jakarta, Indonesia.


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Technology & Islamic Finance Pioneer

Mr. Matthew Joseph Martin is the Founder & CEO of Blossom Finance. His specialties include product management, software engineering, UX/UI design, and blockchain.

As a recognized pioneer in the fields of Blockchain and Islamic Finance, he has been a recurring public speaker and lecturer in both English and Indonesian on the topics of Blockchain, FinTech, and Islamic Finance. Mr. Martin has helped train Senior policy makers, regulators, and industry practictioners in the USA, Bahrain, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Notable past engagements include Bank Indonesia (Indonesia's central bank) and Otoritas Jasa Keuangan, Pasar Modal Syariah (OJK, Indonesia financial services & banking regulator's shariah capital markets division).


Professionally, Mr. Martin's background is in software engineering, product management, and user experience. Mr. Martin is a hands-on leader and practictioner, able to dive deep into technical engineerin details but with an uncanny ability to summarize for executives and high-level decision makers.

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