George Siosi Samuels

George Siosi Samuels is the Managing Director of Faia, a community-tech consultancy based in Asia-Pacific. He is also founder of Hona, a blockchain-based accountability platform, which received initial investment from Silicon Valley billionaire, Tim Draper. George has more than eight years experience in the Bitcoin and fintech space working with companies such as IRESS ($1.93B market cap and member of the S&P/ASX 200 index), Bitcoin Cash Association, Bitcoin Association and Bitcoin (BSV) wallet provider, HandCash. Faia is accredited by the Bitcoin Association as an ambassador organisation and works with both public and private organisations on public blockchain projects. Responsible for negotiating a deal that led to Tuvalu being one of the first UN-seated nations to adopt blockchain technology as a national ledger, George helps leaders with potential navigate.

He studied at RMIT University. He obtained a master’s in creative media and a bachelor in multimedia systems.

Distinctions and awards:

  • Best Social Accountability & Blockchain Platform 2022
  • Excellence in Finance Leadership
  • Community Builders in Australia
  • Anthill 30 Under 30 (Notable Mention)
  • Australia’s Top 50 “Young & Extraordinary” Social Entrepreneur
  • Key Person of Influence
  • Golden Key Member


  • The Better Business Book: 100 People, 100 Stories, 100 Business Lessons To Live By (The 100 Person Book Series 4)

23 sept. / Authors Unite

The Better Business Book is better than your average business book. It consists of 100 people each sharing their most valuable business lesson. A real story from their business experience and the lesson they learned from it.

  • Animated Dreamings

2010 /  Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)

Exegesis on the use of standalone animation in preserving Aboriginal Dreaming stories.

He spoke at the AIBC 2021 conference about GovCoins: will CBDC’s be the bridge to mass adoption or destroy the concept of cryptocurrency? (Day 2)

The panel 🔹 Govcoins: Will CBDC Be The Bridge To Mass Adoption Or Destroy the Concept Of Cryptocurrency? 🔹 was discussed at AIBC Summit this November 2021 during the main stage event for DeFi & Emerging Tech by exclusive speakers: 🗣 Anna Melton, CEO at 🗣 Michael Chobanian, Founder at Xreserve 🗣 George Siosi Samuels, Managing Director at Faiā 🗣 Georgiy Sekretaryuk, Managing Partner at Beacon 256 AIBC Summit aims to be a pillar in the technological development by uniting tech-leaders, regulators, investors and entrepreneurs from across the world to discuss, share ideas, make partnerships and build the foundation for the industry of tomorrow. 👉 Check out what AIBC has lined up for 2022 ➡

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