James Bowater

Founder & Editor at Large
Crypto AM

James Bowater, in partnership with London’s renowned business newspaper City A.M., founded Crypto AM which launched nearly five years ago in June 2018.

The plan was to help showcase new frontier technologies like AI, blockchain, crypto, DeFi, distributed ledger technology and tokenisation to the traditional finance readership of City A.M. and turned out to be a first for a mainstream publisher to feature these on a regular basis.

James and City AM have expanded the offering as CryptoAM.io to move content online while printing presses respond to Covid-19 restrictions. With the growth of audience and content, Crypto AM has expanded the team by retaining Darren Parkin as day to day Editor. Crypto AM Magazine was launched in June 2022 with plaudits across the globe.

Crypto AM is far more than just a newspaper section or website. James has travelled the world meeting the industry at large and has built a global following and community with his WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal platforms as well as the large number of events pre-Covid including the highly regarded inaugural Crypto AM Awards 2020, attended by the Lord Mayor of the City of London.

The Crypto AM Summit & Awards has now become ‘the’ event to attend in the UK calendar with the Awards (20 Categories) themselves taking place as a black tie gala attended by 400 of the leaders of the AI, blockchain, crypto and digital assets space.

The 4th annual event will take place 26th-28th September 2023.

Outside of Crypto AM as the Crypto Insider, James is the Founder of Jade Vault & Jade City, the Global Ambassador for World Mobile, an advisor & Foundation board member at MELD, an investor & advisor to Acta Finance, an investor & advisor to Coinweb, an advisor & Global Ambassador to CUDOS, an investor & advisor to Cornucopias, an investor & advisor to DEGA, a strategic advisor to eTukTuk, an advisor to KamPay, an advisor to Q9 capital, an advisor to SEKAI and an investor & advisor to Sheesha Finance.