Hikaru Shishido is Chief Executive Officer at QONECT Blockchain Lab. Shisihido has over 5 years of experiences in retail, primarily focused in operation and marketing. Prior to QONECT, Shishido was a team lead in a 2 stars Michelin restaurant and founder of a fine dining restaurant he started in 2015. That journey led him to discover referrals from his loyal customers were granting his restaurant significantly more businesses. However, there is no system in place to reward and therefore encourage more referrals. After researching more into different referral models, he learned about the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency when integrated into SNS (social networking service). This is how the QONECT Cycle was born.