Jon Southurst is Senior Editor at Bitsonline.com. Based in Tokyo, he has been a tech writer since the mid 1990s and a bitcoin and cryptocurrency reporter for five years - including two years as Asia Editor at CoinDesk, and journalist at Bitcoin.com. His primary achievement in the exchanges space is taking the iconic photos of Mark Karpeles holding a giant frappuccino in the snow outside Mt. Gox HQ. Jon has a firm belief that Asia is driving the digital economy, and that the world should pay closer attention to this.