Meet the High Flying CEO of Citatrade – Mikhail Antonov

Mikhail Antonov is a Russian-Canadian business executive, who is the founder and CEO of Citatrade, the world’s largest cryptocurrency Staking and Arbitrage Wallet Service by trading volume, as of April 2018. Mikhail was previously a member of the team that developed Blockchain.info and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin.

Mikhail was born in St Petersburg province, Russia. In the late 1980s, he moved with his family to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His father was a professor in Russia before he was branded “pro-bourgeois intellect” and exiled from his country. In his teenage years, Antonov helped support his family by working a number of service industry jobs which included being a McDonald’s employee.

Mikhail Attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he majored in computer science.

After college, Mikhail began working for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, developing software for matching trade orders. He also worked at Bloomberg Tradebook where he was a developer of futures trading software.

Beginning in 2013, he worked for various cryptocurrency projects including Blockchain.info and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin.

In 2017, Mikhail left OKCoin to start a cryptocurrency Staking and Arbitrage platform called Citatrade. He launched the company to online clients in february 2020, following a $25 million funding raised during an initial coin offering. In less than 6 months,  Mikhail grew Citatrade into the world’s largest cryptocurrency Staking platform by trading volume.