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Clem Chambers
Born Clement Hadrian Chambers
England, United Kingdom
Nationality British


CEO of Online Blockchain

Clement Hadrian Chambers is a technology entrepreneur, author, journalist, blogger and financial and tech commentator known as co-founder and boss of ADVFN (LSE:AFN),[1] and Online Blockchain plc.

From being a trailblazer in the internet and computer games industries, he became CEO of stocks, shares and crypto website ADVFN in 2002. He is credited with steering the company from likely failure to thriving market leader. The ADVFN site has approximately 36 million users worldwide (According to Google Analytics March 2018 to March 2019).

Business career

Chambers entered the software industry in the 1980s where he founded computer games developer (CRL Group) and was a pioneer of massively multiplayer games and multimedia.[2][3]

In 1989 Chambers co-founded On-line plc. The company was amongst the first to develop both massively multiplayer internet games and CD-ROM boxed products.[4] In 1999 Chambers co-founded, and became director of, Akaei PLC, the games development and publishing subsidiary of On-line PLC. In October 2017, the company announced that it intended to put forward a special resolution to change its name from On-line PLC to Online Blockchain Plc to reflect its work in the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency fields.

He is also non-executive director of Avarae,[5] a specialist investment company dedicated to investing in rare and high quality coins.


Clem had an investment column in internet bible Wired Magazine, which described him as a 'market maven.' His columns were based on trends spotted using ADVFN's 3DV8 - a 3D visual data mining application. He is a member of WIRED's renowned 'Brains Trust.

Clem has co-presented CNBC, CNBC Arabia and CNBC Europe.[6] He has been a market commentator on BBC News, Newsnight, BBC One, CNN, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Canada's Business News Network, Kitco and numerous US radio stations.[7][8][9][10]

He has appeared on ITV's News at Ten and Evening News discussing failures in the banking system, in the Money Programme's Credit Crash Britain: HBOS — Breaking the Bank [1] and on the BBC's City Uncovered: When Markets Go Mad.[11]

Clem Chambers is a columnist for Forbes[12] and E&T Magazine, The Institution Of Engineering & Technology and has written investment columns for many national any international publications.


Clem has written many fiction and non-fiction works.

In November 2017 he published Trading Cryptocurrencies: A Beginner’s Guide - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin [13] [14]. His other financial books include the Amazon best-sellers 101 Ways to Pick Stock Market Winners, A Beginner's Guide to Value Investing, Be Rich and The Death of Wealth, all published by ADVFN Books.

Dial Up for Murder [15] and Log On For Crime (The Hacker Chronicles series) were released in 2014 and Chambers' Jim Evans series of financially-tinged novels were published by No Exit Press between 2011 and 2016.[16]


Chambers was shortlisted in 2016 and 2017 as Columnist of the Year (Business Media) in the PPA Awards for his column in E&T Magazine, The Institution Of Engineering & Technology[17]. In June 2017 Chambers won silver in the Tabbie Awards for his Money and Markets column in the same publication.[18]

In November 2018, Chambers won Journalist of the Year in the Business Market Commentary category in the State Street UK Institutional Press Awards. The awards recognise outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting in the UK.[19] [20]


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  9. "Fox Business". Fox Business. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  10. "The gold versus Bitcoin debate".$ 
  11. "BBC". BBC. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  12. "Forbes" (in en). 
  13. "Book review: Trading Cryptocurrencies: A Beginner’s Guide". 21 February 2018. 
  14. "5 Must-Read Cryptocurrency Books for Investors". 3 December 2018. 
  15. "Book Review: Dial Up for Murder by Clem Chambers". 29 March 2015. 
  16. "Fantastic Fiction - Clem Chambers". 
  17. "PPA Awards 2017 – shortlists announced". 8 May 2017. 
  18. "2017 Tabbie Winners". 
  19. "FT’s Josephine Cumbo honoured at the State Street Institutional Press Awards". 14 November 2019. 
  20. "ADVFN CEO Named Journalist of the Year in Prestigious State Street Institutional Press Awards". 13 November 2018. 

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