Dinis Guarda

Globally-recognized influencer, digital and crypto economics driver and leader in fintech and Blockchain


Dinis Guarda is a globally-recognized influencer, digital and crypto economics driver, evangelist and leader in fintech and Blockchain industries. With over 20 years experience in international business and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created and been involved in various top 100 digital currencies.

Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of intelligenthq.com hedgethink.com, tokensdna.com and tradersdna.com. He has been working with the likes of  UN / UNITAR, UNESCO, European Space Agency, Davos WEF, Philips, Saxo Bank, Mastercard, Barclays and governments all over the world.

He is a lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Cambridge University, Group INSEEC/Monaco University, where he coordinates executive Masters and MBAs.

He is ranked as one of the most influential people in Blockchain in the world by Right Relevance as well as being listed in Cointelegraph’s Top People In Blocckhain and Rise Global’s The Artificial Intelligence Power 100.

Some of the companies Dinis created or has been involved with have reached over 1 USD billions in valuation.


Dinis Guarda was born in Portugal. He coursed his BA in Languages and Literature from the Universidade de Lisboa between 1992 and 1997 and achieved a Master in New Media from London South Bank University in 2011. Dinis has lived in Sweden prior to moving definitely to London.

Dinis started his professional career back in Portugal in 1997 as the Founder and Non Executive Board Member for the cultural maganize Número – Arte e Cultura, Still in Portugal, he was appointed the Campaign Strategy Director, Producer, Alarga a tua Vida – Alcatel  and worked for the Portuguese Government Department of Technology and Development UMIC between 2003 and 2006. He was also involved with the Portuguese government as Curator and Project Manager, Portuguese Presidency of Republic in 2006 and 2007.

A year later, he became the Multilingual Search Consultant, Strategy Project Manager, Account Manager and Analyst at Greenlight Digital, a position he hold until 2008. That same year, he became the Global Head of Content, SEO and Social media, Saxo Bank until 2011. While he was working at Saxo Bank, he founded one of the world first fintech, social trading platforms tradingfloor.com.

In 2011, he founded his most personal project, Ztudium Limited. Ztudium is a tech startup that manages the technology and blockchain-based FinTech solution blocksdna, the media intelligenthq and healthcare platform lifesdna. Ztudium builds platforms, AI P2P, blockchain, search engine and PaaS solutions in consumer fintech, wellness healthcare and life style with a global team of experts and universities. Ztudium also features a publishing division that publishes intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, and tradersdna.com among others.

Between 2014 and 2015 he was involved in creating a fabbanking.com a digital bank between Asia and Africa as Chief Commercial Officer and Marketing Officer. He was responsible for all legal, tech and business development operations.

In 2019, Dinis co-founded fashionabc.org, a social impact blockchain fashion directoy platform, DragonBloc a blockchain, AI and Fintech fund. Also in 2019, he founded the leading business B2B directory openbusinesscouncil.org, a new financial empowerment platform and fintech marketplace.


Dinis has advised and was responsible for some top financial organisations, 100 cryptocurrencies worldwide and Fortune 500 companies.

Dinis is involved as a strategist, board member and advisor with the payments, lifestyle, blockchain reward community app Glance technologies. For this company he built the blockchain messaging / payment / loyalty software Blockimpact, the seminal Hyperloop Transportations project, Kora, and blockchain cybersecurity Privus.

He has been a lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Groupe INSEEC/Monaco University and other leading world universities.

He is a shareholder of the Fintech social money transfer app Moneymailme and math edutech gamification children’s app Gozoa.

Dinis Guarda is listed in various global fintech, blockchain, AI, social media industry top lists as an influencer in position top 5/10/20 within global first 100 rankings as well as being highlighted in some of the lists as Cointelegraph’s Top People In Blockchain, Rise Global’s The Artificial Intelligence Power 100 and he is ranked as one of the most influential people in Blockchain in the world by Right Relevance.


Dinis is the author of various books. He has written The Next Tsunami: Blockchain plus AI and IOT, Intelligenthq Editions; How To Map Who You are, Intelligenthq Editions; Innovating in a Forever Recession, Intelligenthq Editions; Portugal : um retrato cinematográfico=Portugal : a cinematographic portrait, Número-Arte e Cultura, 2004 and Video Art and Art and Essay Film in Portugal, an arts video curatorial Book project, N_Books (Número), 2009 and, more recently, How Businesses and Governments can Prosper with Fintech, Blockchain and AI?.

Dinis is also editor and writer of,  ‘4IR: AI, Blockchain, Fintech – How to Reinvent a Nation’. In it, Dinis discloses what Nations have to do to fully embrace digital transformation while also laying out the framework that government needs to adapt to innovations such as the blockchain which promotes a more decentralized society. Dinis believes that digital transformation presents both challenges and opportunities and, perhaps for the first time in history, Nations will be reinvented by the citizens who suceed in its early adaptation, rather than its leaders.

He has also worked in bigger case study and book “Blockchain, AI and Crypto Economics – The Next Tsunami?” and among others “Tokenomics and ICOs – How to be good at the new digital world of finance / Crypto”.