Get to Know Advisors— İsmail Hakki Polat

Hello Community,

Today we would like to introduce you İsmail Hakki Polat, as one of the advisors of

With his academic, media, technology and blockchain background, he will be advising on numerous aspects related to the growth of our ecosystem.

Let’s get to know him:

Ismail Hakki Polat graduated from The Middle East Technical University Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department in 1989.

In his professional carrier between 1989–2004, he mainly worked in the globally leading telco companies such as Siemens, Nortel, Ericsson and Turkcell in different positions ranging from engineering to executive management.

Since 2004, he has been lecturing on New Media at Kadir Has University as well as setting up the new media services of local media conglomerates such as Dogan Media Group, Sabah/ATV Group and Ciner Media Group as an active consultant.

He also worked for BBC Media Action as a freelance consultant during the preparation of New Media Journalism Curriculum in Baku Slavic and Baku State Universities.

Polat is the initiator of Turkey’s first New Media University Department in Kadir Has University as well as being the Founding President of The Digital Transformation Association in Turkey further to his course module authorship for Mobile Journalism at Open School of Journalism in NYC.

As being one of the pioneering Blockchain & Cryptocurrency (BC&CC) university lecturer, he also serves as an advisor & mentor for several crypto startups and an invited speaker for selected events such as World Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Summit2018, Blockchain2020 and numerous other events.

Polat also has a column in Bloomberg BusinessWeek Turkey where he weekly shares his opinions on #NewMedia, #DigitalTransformation and #CryptoCurrencies.’s note:

In the Turkey region İsmail Hakki Polat is the most well known and respected blockchain & cryptocurrency lecturer, with hundreds of TV appearances to date regarding blockchain & cryptocurrency.

We can easily say that the role İsmail Hakki Polat played in Turkey’s adoption of blockchain is so huge that his work and personality helped this nation understand blockchain from very early on, and positively effected Turkey to become the leading blockchain adopter in the MENA region.

İsmail Hakki Polat will be a great asset for’s ecosystem growth; the network, know-how and guidance he is bringing to the table will become advantageous worldwide, by applying his deep understanding of the industry not just on MENA region, but also on other regions…

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