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October 22-23, 11am-11pm CET
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October’s Speakers

  • Akon

    Chairman & Co-Founder
    Akoin

    Of American-Senegalese descent, Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful voices across Africa and the Diaspora, named to the Forbes Celebrity 100 & 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa lists. In addition to having two multi-platinum albums, 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, he is among the first artists to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Through Akon Lighting Africa, he has already brought solar power to 18 countries in Africa, creating safety, health and well-being for over 100M of the 600M Africans who lack electricity today.

  • Charles Hoskinson

    Founder & CEO
    IOHK

    Charles Hoskinson is the Founder and CEO of IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), Founder of Cardano and Director of The Bitcoin Project. Mathematician, cryptographer serial entrepreneur and leading industry commentator, Charles Hoskinson has been involved in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies since the early days of bitcoin. A visionary and pioneer in the development of blockchain technology since the industry’s formative times, Charles Hoskinson remains at the cutting edge of the industry.

  • Sergey Nazarov

    Co-founder
    Chainlink

    Sergey Nazarov is the Co-founder of Chainlink, the leading decentralized oracle network, used by enterprises (SWIFT, Google, Oracle), DeFi, blockchain, and smart contract teams (Aave, Synthetix, Web3 Foundation, Open Law, and many others). 
    Working with leading banks, insurance companies and large technology firms on the creation of “universally connected smart contracts”, gives him a unique perspective on what is required to bring smart contracts forward for enterprise adoption. Currently, 80%+ of smart contracts require external data feeds such as market prices, IoT events, and shipping data. These smart contracts need a secure reliable way to connect to this off-chain data, the capability Chainlink uniquely provides.

  • Dovey Wan

    Founding Partner
    Primitive Ventures


    Dovey Wan is a Founding Partner of Primitive Ventures, a full-stack crypto assets investment holding company. Before that, she was Managing Director of DHVC (Danhua Capital), leading investment effort in Fintech, AI and Marketplace. She was one of the earliest investors in Dfinity, Kyber Network, Cosmos, Chia Network, Celer Network, Messari, Handshake, FOAM, TrustToken, and Namebase. In 2018, Dovey had been nominated by Coindesk as one of the Most Influential Players in the space, featured by BlockExplorer as one of the Most Important Women in Blockchain of 2018, and elected by Block123 as the Top 100 Crypto Influencers.

  • Emin Gün Sirer

    Founder and CEO
    Ava Labs

    Gün is a professor of computer science at Cornell University and Founder and CEO of Ava Labs. His expertise spans operating systems, networking and distributed systems, with special emphasis on blockchains and peer-to-peer systems. He is well-known for having implemented the first currency that used Proof-of-Work (PoW) to mint coins, as well as for selfish mining, characterizing the scale and centralization of existing cryptocurrencies, and having proposed the leading protocols for on-chain and off-chain scaling.He is also the Co-Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts (IC3), which aims to move blockchain-based applications from today’s whiteboards and Proof-of-Concepts to tomorrow’s fast and reliable financial systems of execution and record.

  • Kathleen Breitman

    Co-Founder
    Tezos


    Kathleen Breitman is the co-founder of Tezos, a blockchain-based smart contract platform with an on-chain governance mechanism to coordinate and push upgrades to its network. Previously, she was a senior strategy associate for R3, a blockchain consortium of more than 70 financial firms. She has also worked at Accenture, Bridgewater Associates and the Wall Street Journal.

  • Kain Warwick

    Founder
    Synthetix

    Kain is the founder of Synthetix, a protocol for issuing and trading synthetic assets on Ethereum. Since launching its native trading platform, Synthetix.Exchange, in December 2018, it has processed hundreds of millions of dollars in trading volume.

  • Anthony Pompliano

    Co-Founder
    Morgan Creek Digital

    Anthony Pompliano, better known as Pomp, is an entrepreneur and investor. He has invested over $100 million in early stage companies over the last four years, while also hosting a top 10 podcast in technology and investing. Previously, Pomp built and sold two software companies, ran various teams at Facebook and Snapchat, and served in the US Army Infantry. 

  • Joanna Ossinger

    Markets Editor
    Bloomberg

    Journalist specializing in business and markets news including stocks, FX, macro, derivatives. Experienced with real-time/breaking news, features, curation, top stories, business planning/strategy, leadership and more. Skills in print, web, TV, radio as well as product planning and launches. I designed a news product with virtually 100% client takeup. Also skilled in presentations - panelist, moderator, host.

  • Ryan Selkis

    Co-founder & CEO
    Messari

    Ryan is co-founder and CEO of Messari, a leading crypto asset data and research company. Prior to founding Messari, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and was on the founding teams of Digital Currency Group, where he managed the firm’s seed investing activity, and CoinDesk, where he led the company’s restructuring and annual Consensus conferences. He has been an investor and prolific writer in the crypto industry since 2013.

  • Chris Dawe

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Effect.AI

    Chris is an athlete-turned-entrepreneur passionate about how blockchain and distributed ledger technology can create socio-economic change in global regions that need gateways to opportunity. As a Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for guiding the vision of the crypto project Effect.AI, described as an Open,Democratic and Decentralized Network for Artificial Intelligence.Effect.AI, founded in 2016, builds blockchain software platforms which combine the intelligence of 1000’s of humans and cutting-edge algorithms to create automation pipelines for sophisticated digital processes.When he isn’t working, you’ll find Chris butchering Guns N’Roses tunes on his Gibson Les Paul or hunting down giant game fish with his spearguns in South East Asia.

  • Dr. Ben Goertzel

    CEO & Founder
    SingularityNET Foundation

    Dr. Goertzel is one of the world’s foremost experts in Artificial General Intelligence, a subfield of AI oriented toward creating thinking machines with general cognitive capability at the human level and beyond. He has decades of expertise applying AI to practical problems in areas ranging from natural language processing and data mining to robotics, video gaming, national security, and bioinformatics. Dr. Goertzel has published 20 scientific books and 140+ scientific research papers and is the leading architect and designer of the OpenCog system and associated design for human-level general intelligence.

  • Stani Kulechov

    Founder & CEO
    Aave

    Stani Kulechov is the Founder and CEO of Aave, an open source and non-custodial money market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. Stani was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first got into Ethereum and he started exploring how it could impact the traditional financial system. In 2017, Stani released ETHLend, one of the first DeFi DApps ever. Since then, he has made it his mission to create tools for an open, transparent, and equitable financial ecosystem through Aave Protocol.

  • Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder EAK Digital & Istanbul Blockchain Week

    Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder and CEO of EAK Digital, a specialist blockchain PR agency. Prior to launching EAK Digital, Erhan previously managed large scale project teams for blue-chip brands such as Nike, Rolls Royce, and Vodafone, successfully guiding his teams to multiple advertising awards, including a platinum award from Campaign Magazine. Erhan continues to lead from the front, giving PR a voice in the blockchain industry as a speaker at global events.

  • Nicholas Merten

    Host & Founder
    DataDash

    Nicholas Merten is the founder of DataDash, the largest cryptocurrency YouTube channel with over 315,000 subscribers. Being an international speaker, thought-leader, and crypto analyst in the space, he’s utilized his over seven years of experience in traditional markets to understand the potential of cryptocurrencies.

  • Long Vuong

    CEO
    Tomochain

    An experienced technologist, entrepreneur and product manager. I follow a big vision to build products that impact millions of people. 

  • Stephen Graves

    Managing Editor
    Decrypt

    Stephen is Managing Editor of Decrypt. Previously he has contributed to titles including Stylus, Stuff and LS:N Global. Disclosure: He holds more than $1000 of SCRT.

  • Jose Macedo

    Partner
    Delphi Digital

    I'm currently a Partner at Delphi Ventures and Head of Consulting at Delphi Digital. Previously, I was a founding partner at 01 Capital (currently Special Advisor), a corporate finance advisory firm focused entirely on digital assets, where I was fortunate to work on some of the space’s most prominent M&A transactions, capital raises and consulting mandates. Before this, I was a Partner & Head of Advisory at AmaZix - one of the largest consulting & community management companies in the space, having worked with over 150 projects raising $1.3B, including the likes of HDAC, Bancor, Bankex, GBX, WePower, GoChain, among many others.

  • Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

    Managing Editor & Head of Features
    CoinTelegraph

    Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr is managing editor and head of features at Cointelegraph. M.A. in political science and classical philology she is a passionate communicator promoting innovations, translating them into simple languages and helping visionaries to be heard.

  • Soravis Srinawakoon

    CEO & Co-founder
    Band Protocol

    Soravis Srinawakoon is the CEO and co-founder of Band Protocol, a decentralized data oracle that connects real-world data and APIs to smart contracts. He received a Forbes 30 under 30 award for his work at Band Protocol. Previously, Soravis was a management consultant at Boston Consulting Group, advising c-level executives of top enterprises around the world. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Management Science and Engineering, both from Stanford University.

  • William Foxley

    CoinDesk
    Tech Reporter

    William Foxley is a tech reporter for CoinDesk. He previously worked for Messari and the American Spectator. He holds investments in bitcoin.

  • Andrey Shevchenko

    Reporter
    Cointelegraph

    Andrey is the Technology Editor at Cointelegraph. Based in Italy with Russian roots, Andrey discovered the world of crypto by hunting for cybersecurity bounties. He worked at several blockchain startups before turning to journalism, almost by chance. He’s passionate about technology and business in equal measure, and sees blockchain as a potential driver of deep societal change.

  • Jesus Rodriguez

    CTO
    IntoTheBlock

    Jesus Rodriguez is a technology expert, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and internationally recognized speaker and author. A computer scientist by background, Jesus is the Chief Technology Officer at IntoTheBlock, a platform that leverages advanced machine learning to understand and predict crypto-asset markets. Jesus is also the Chief Scientist and Managing Partner at Invector Labs, a development studio focused on leveraging artificial intelligence in real world applications. Prior to Invector Labs, Jesus founded Tellago, an award-winning software development agency focused on the latest technology trends. Jesus’ technical career includes tenures building cloud systems at Microsoft and quantitative trading platforms for several Wall Street hedge funds. Jesus has been the recipient of several industry awards including the Inc. 500 and Stevie Awards for American and international business. He serves as a board member in several enterprise software companies and is an investor in over a dozen of startups.

  • Zia Word

    Founder
    Findy Ventures

    Zia is an experienced entrepreneur with two exits. Involved in blockchain startups since 2013, she was co-founder & CSO of crypto & blockchain ecosystem chozun 途赞 in China. She now consults in the space and is currently building Findy Ventures to invest into killer upcoming blockchain, crypto, Web 3 & FinTech startups. Zia regularly appears on Sky Business News and speaks all over the world at events. She was voted one of the Top Ten Most Influential by The Crypto Magazine.

  • Jon Karas

    President, Co-Founder
    Infinity Management

    Finance, Entertainment and Technology industry entrepreneur, seasoned capital formation leader, film producer, and talent representative. With over 25 years in the entertainment and finance industries, Jon is a major force at the intersection of celebrity and social good. He is a founding Advisory Board member of Slate Entertainment Group, creator of disruptive crypto-driven streaming and ticketing platforms. As a veteran of the William Morris Agency, he founded Infinity Management International in 1990, which represents top record producers, film and television writers, directors, and producers. He began his career practicing transactional and securities law at two major law firms on Park Avenue in New York.

  • Lynn Liss

    Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
    Akoin

    Social Impact entrepreneur, operating executive, driving financial revolutions and related technology, partnerships and business models. Lynn has over 10+ years in the social impact sector; advising, executing and operating innovating business models for world change. An early mover in the 'blockchain for good' space, Lynn was a founding partner at ICO Impact Group, providing advisement to blockchain companies and new cryptocurrencies with a social impact. Over 10+ years as an executive consultant with leading firms BearingPoint and CGI-AMS providing strategic advisement and deploying innovative technology with Fortune 500s, including negotiating a $20M+ deal signed by the COO of Microsoft. Combined with an MBA in Strategy/Finance from the University of Chicago, Lynn has deep networks and experience across the startup, venture capital, entertainment, finance, technology, and social good sectors.

  • Nick Fett

    CTO
    Tellor

    Nick Fett, CTO of Tellor.  Nick is an economist by training who started off his career working for the US government, in particular, the Commodity Futures Trading Comission (CFTC) who regulate cryptocurrencies in the U.S.  He left there in 2017 to found a decentralized derivatives startup, Daxia.  He received an Ethereum Foundation grant for oracle research in 2018 and pivoted to cofound Tellor, a decentralized oracle aimed at enabling a more censorship-resistant DeFi.

  • Wes Levitt

    Head of Strategy
    Theta Labs

    Wes Levitt is Head of Strategy for Theta Labs, where he works on corporate strategy, marketing and press relations, and analytics. He has been a speaker on blockchain topics at conferences like the New York Media Festival, Blockchain Connect, and NAB Streaming Summit among others. Prior to joining Theta Labs, Wes spent 8 years in investment roles in real estate equity and securitized debt. He holds a BS in Economics from University of Oregon and an MBA from UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business.

  • Jeff Roberts

    Law, tech and cryptocurrency reporter
    Fortune

    I'm a lawyer and journalist at Fortune Magazine who specializes in IP and bitcoin stories. I co-founded The Ledger, a new Fortune franchise dedicated to blockchain and cryptocurrency. My book "Kings of Crypto: Coinbase and the Next Generation Finance" will be published by Amazon Audible in 2020.

  • Paul Claudius

    COO
    DIA

    Paul is a serial entrepreneur and financial markets expert. Before co- founding DIA, he was Director Europe of the nu3 group, transforming the multi-million e-commerce business into a vertically integrated brand. Paul started his professional career as part of BNP Paribas Corporate Development in New York City and AXA Private Equity in Frankfurt am Main. Paul has advised and invested in multiple start-ups in health tech, IOT and e-commerce. At DIA, he manages the business development and strategy.

    Paul is a serial entrepreneur and financial markets expert. Before co- founding DIA, he was Director Europe of the nu3 group, transforming the multi-million e-commerce business into a vertically integrated brand. Paul started his professional career as part of BNP Paribas Corporate Development in New York City and AXA Private Equity in Frankfurt am Main. Paul has advised and invested in multiple start-ups in health tech, IOT and e-commerce. At DIA, he manages the business development and strategy.

  • Rachida Brocklehurst

    Head of Marketing
    EAK Digital

    Rachida is an ex-journalist with 12 years of experience working in communications, marketing and PR, with a specific background in European Affairs and the NGO sector, and a keen interest in social impact initiatives. With a firm finger on the pulse of all things marketing and PR, she has helped clients get featured in both  mainstream and industry publications, whilst also being featured herself in international media, The BBC and speaking at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Samantha Yap

    Founder and CEO
    YAP Global

    Samantha Yap is the founder and CEO of YAP Global — an international PR firm with a focus on helping meaningful fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency companies tell their story on the global stage. Samantha is a fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency media specialist with past experience working as an international freelance journalist in Jakarta, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Prior to delving into fintech PR, she worked at Channel NewsAsia in Singapore as a broadcast journalist and current affairs producer.

  • Jacobo Toll-Messia

    CEO
    Nahmii

    A recognised world-leader in the blockchain and telecommunications space, Jacobo is hubii’s CEO and founder. After completing his MSc in software engineering in Spain and Britain, Jacobo held global project roles focused on strategic technology consulting, product development and process improvement for a number of different companies in the UK and Norway including IBM, Intesa, Nortel Networks and Chevron. Jacobo has extensive experience with large software implementations across diverse industries, including investment banking, oil/gas and content delivery. In recognition of his achievements with hubii, Jacobo has been invited to speak at many prestigious conferences including the Global Editors Network summit in Lisbon and the 2018 World Internet Conference in Wuhzen.

  • Abel Tedros

    Technical Product Manager & Host
    Abel's Abstracts

    Abel is a Technical Product Manager & the podcast host of Abel's Abstracts - A podcast for product teams to keep up to date and learn from the best products in web 3.0 and DeFi (Decentralized finance) To keep up to date with the podcast, subscribe to the newsletter - abelsabstracts.substack.com/

  • Jay Zhou

    Co-founder & COO
    Loopring

    Jay is a blockchain entrepreneur and angel investor. He has extensive skills across online payment & financial operation with a particular focus on risk management and innovative solution. Prior to Jay’s work in the cross-border payment at PayPal, he worked in a spectrum of different industry sectors including; Financial Service Operation at Ernst&Young and a member at Global Shapers Community. Jay has been mentoring the blockchain course at Stanford University. 

  • Ivan Liljeqvist

    Founder
    Ivan on Tech Blockchain Academy

    Running biggest online blockchain academy with over 25,000 students, one of the biggest crypto YouTubers

  • Jeff Kirdeikis

    CEO
    TrustSwap

    Jeff Kirdeikis is the CEO of TrustSwap. TrustSwap is a robust DeFi ecosystem that brings together a revolution in payments, escrow, wrapping as a service, decentralized leverage trading and more. Jeff is also the founder of Uptrennd.com, a leading blockchain-based social media platform, as well as the founder of “Cryptocurrency Investing”, the largest quality Facebook crypto group in the world. Jeff also hosts “The Bitcoin and Crypto Podcast”, and is a lead instructor at Bitcademy.org.

  • Sam Bankman-Fried

    Founder and CEO
    FTX

    Before founding Alameda and then FTX, Sam was a trader on Jane Street Capital’s international ETF desk. He traded a variety of ETFs, futures, currencies, and equities, and designed their automated OTC trading system. He graduated from MIT with a degree in physics.

  • Jordi Baylina

    Founder
    Hermez

    Jordi Baylina is a telecommunications engineer, blockchain developer and co-founder of the White Hat Group. Jordi is the founder of Giveth, DAppNode and founder and Tech Lead of iden3 and Hermez.

  • Gunnar Jaerv

    COO
    First Digital Trust

    Gunnar Jaerv is COO of First Digital Trust (FDT), Hong-Kong's leading technology-driven financial institution powering the digital asset industry and servicing financial technology innovators including blockchain clients, payment companies and virtual banks. FDT are the pioneers of digital asset custody in Asia, launching Asia's first instant settlement network for institutional investors to trade assets seamlessly across the region. Gunnar’s team also provides an end-to-end service of asset tokenization, believing the acceleration of this industry will revolutionize access to wealth across the world. 

  • Joon Ian Wong

    Cryptographic Media
    Owner

    Joon Ian Wong develops narratives through gatherings at Amplified Event Strategy. He started CoinDesk's Consensus conference in 2015 and scaled it globally. He has reported on cryptocurrencies since 2013 at CoinDesk and Quartz. He has been named to Business Insider UK's Tech 100 and has been a finalist at the Deadline Club awards. He is also researcher-in-residence at Rally. 

  • Kevin Sekniqi

    Co-founder and COO
    AVA Labs

    Kevin Sekniqi is a Co-founder and COO of AVA Labs. He is a computer science PhD candidate at Cornell University. Since 2011, he has researched distributed systems and blockchains. He also has a background in cryptography, including work in encrypted databases, homomorphic encryption, consensus, protocols, and economic.

  • Dyma Budorin

    CEO
    Hacken

    CEO of Hacken, the leading cybersecurity firm working on corporate, individual, and crypto exchanges’ cybersecurity. Ex Deloitte and Military Consortium executive. Over the past 3 years, Hacken has collaborated with 300+ associates including Vechain, Gate.io, AirAsia, CoinGecko, CoinMarketCap, and became the biggest cybersecurity auditor of cryptocurrency exchanges. Dyma is a crypto economy enthusiast, and influencer in the crypto exchanges security field. He promotes ethical hacking, cybersecurity, accountability, and transparency of the blockchain.

  • Henri Arslanian

    Global Crypto Leader
    PwC

    Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Henri advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their FinTech and crypto initiatives as well numerous governments, regulators and central banks on Fintech and crypto regulatory and policy matters. With over 500,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri is a TEDx and global keynote speaker, a best-selling published author and is regularly featured in global media including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

  • Shakil Muhammad

    CEO
    Antlia and RNS Solutions

    Shakil is founder of RNS Solutions a software agency and 3rd Generation Blockchain Antlia and angel investor of Erocery. He PhD in Information & Telecommunication Technology (Engineering) from Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST). He worked for 10 years as a Deputy Project Director of Cyber Incident Response Team at Government of Pakistan. His future aims are poverty alleviation, providing quality education and, bridging gap for health sector by innovative technologies

  • Bradley Miles

    Co-founder & CEO
    Roll

    Bradley previously led research for CoinDesk, the world leader in news and information on digital currencies, and architected their State of Blockchain report and spotlight study on ICOs. He is the Co-founder & CEO of Roll. Bradley is the best selling author of #BreakIntoVC: How to Break Into Venture Capital and Think Like an Investor and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Techstars in New York City.

  • Alex Cohen

    Senior News Editor
    Cointelegraph

    Alex Cohen is a senior news editor at Cointelegraph. Has a degree in political science and a master’s in management from the London School of Economics. Initially working as a TV journalist, he then became an editor at several fintech publications. He is passionate about new technology and wine.

  • Nisa Amoils

    Managing Partner
    Grasshopper Capital

    Nisa Amoils is a partner at Grasshopper Capital investing in fintech/Blockchain and has been an early stage investor for the past decade at Scout Ventures. She was named one of Business Insider’s Women VC’s to watch and top 100 Women in Fintech, and top 50 global Blockchain thinkers. She is a securities lawyer and on the Boards of several institutions including Wharton Entrepreneurship and Girls Who Invest. She contributes for Forbes and Hosts the Coinscrum Markets show.

  • Alexandre Dreyfus

    CEO
    Chiliz

    Currently the CEO of Chiliz, a digital currency for sports and entertainment platforms that powers Socios.com, the world's first fan voting and rewards app and Chiliz.net, the world’s first crypto exchange for sports and entertainment. Dreyfus is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the digital space building and maturing tech businesses. He began by pioneering web-based interactive tourism guides in the late 1990’s starting with Webcity and then co-founded Winamax (the largest French online poker room) & Chilipoker. Dreyfus later founded Mediarex Entertainment and acquired the Global Poker Index & The Hendon Mob in 2013 before founding Chiliz.

  • Sebastiaan van der Lans

    Founder
    WordProof.io and Van Ons

    Sebastiaan van der Lans has a big heart for open source. In 2006 he co-founded Amsterdam’s first WordPress agency Van Ons, which is a leading digital agency now, serving over 100M page views a year. In 2019, Sebastiaan founded WordProof, the winner of Europe’s Blockchains for Social Good contest 2020. Sebastiaan has a strong passion for improving the playing fields of publishing, SEO, and e-commerce. Solutions by his teams are actively being used by over 100.000 organizations. Let’s fix the broken web, together!

  • Alex Russman

    Director of Business Development
    Enjin

    Alex Russman is Director of Business Development at Enjin. Enjin's suite of integrated products makes it easy for anyone to develop, trade, monetize, and market with blockchain. Alex oversees the Enjin Adopter Program and the relationships with over 30 developer teams using Enjin's services to leverage blockchain technology in their projects.

  • Jessica Walker

    Digital Marketing Specialist & Content Creator

    Jessica started her broadcast journalism career specializing in business and finance for a Swiss Bank. During her time in Switzerland, she became aware of the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. She relocated to Malta to launch the first blockchain tv station in 2018 and has proceeded to work with large corporate events focusing on blockchain and emerging tech. Jessica's true passion is to help bridge the knowledge gap for newcomers.

  • Julius Mwale

    Principal Investor
    Mwale Medical and Technology City

    Mr. Julius Mwale is a successful industrial entrepreneur, and investor with more than 20 years of proven track record in innovative investments in Technology, Energy, Health, Retail and Construction industries. Currently Mr. Mwale is a Principal of the US $ 2 billion Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) based in Western Kenya. As a lead investor of MMTC he invested and mobilized over US $ 2 billion to build the new City with a 100% green concept and began construction in 2014. The City is 85% complete as of December 2019 and is expected to be fully completed by December 2020 and will be the first smart city in the world to operate exclusively on blockchain. Mr. Mwale’s company and technologies were key to enabling the establishment of mobile digital identity infrastructure that became a secure foundation for digital money transfer services worldwide. Mr. Mwale currently sits on the boards mainly as chairman of more than 20 companies in Technology, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Health, Construction, Hospitality, Human Resources, Energy, and Engineering industries. Since 2007 he has been the Chairman of the New York based American Institute for African Development (AIAD).

  • Andy Gray

    Co-Founder
    BlockRocket.tech

    Andy Gray is the co-founder of BlockRocket.tech and KnownOrigin.io. They specialise in building NFT and token solutions for the Blockchain industry. 

  • Makoto Inoue

    Developer
    Ethereum Name Service

    Makoto Inoue is one of core developers at Ethereum Name Service (http://ens.domains/) which provides NFT compliant naming service to various blockchain addresses and decentralised file systems. He is also co-founder of Ethereum based event service called Kickback (https://kickback.events) and hosts events such as London Ethereum Codeup where a group of developers examine the latest smart contracts such as Yam, Sushi, and Yearn finance. He also recently prototyped AMM on Flow blockchain (https://www.onflow.org).

  • Jacob Czepluch

    Developer
    Raiden Network

    Jacob has been working on Raiden and scaling Ethereum since 2016. Throughout the years he's given plenty of talks and workshops about Raiden. As a person who's been working on scaling Ethereum since the early days he will surely have some interesting views and opinions to share in the panel discussion.

  • Teck Chia

    Head of Binance X
    Binance

    Teck Chia has played the role of an investor, entrepreneur, product manager and software engineer in Silicon Valley for many years. Most recently, he has invested in startups such as Uber, Postmates, Masterclass, Standard Cognition and others. He discovered Bitcoin in 2012 and founded HashTrust, a service that makes it easy to create smart contracts in the Bitcoin blockchain. Prior to that, he was at Facebook, where he led the Mobile Platform team and the App Ads team that delivered meaningful value to Facebook's ecosystem of app developers. Teck holds a BSc. and MEng. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from Cornell University, and oversees the Binance Labs Fellowship, supporting open-source developers and researchers in blockchain.

  • Sandeep Nailwal

    Co-founder & COO
    Matic Network

    Sandeep has been involved with many tech businesses since his very early days. Scaling is Sandeep’s key focus, be it in businesses or blockchains, but he is an all-round business buff. Sandeep had his ‘lightbulb moment’ about the revolutionary nature of blockchain in 2017, found his calling in the scalability arena and co-founded Matic Network alongside Jaynti Kanani and Anurag Arjun.As COO of Matic Network, Sandeep is based out of India with their tech teams. His main responsibilities include spearheading the branding, marketing, adoption and operations at Matic, and partnering with key stakeholders to push forward the vision of Matic Network.

  • Josh Goodbody

    Director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business
    Binance

    Josh Goodbody serves as Director of European and Latin American Growth and Institutional Business at Binance, where he leads regional growth and develops Binance’s institutional markets in these regions. Prior to joining Binance, Goodbody was Head of Europe and the Americas at Huobi where he helped establish its Global Institutional Business department--bringing on more than a thousand institutions--and introduced its products and services to a global audience. He also served as Global General Counsel where he led their legal and regulatory efforts, successfully creating regulated businesses in new jurisdictions. Josh brings an experienced background as a financial markets lawyer, providing counsel to financial institutions including J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse and State Street.

  • Jerome de Tychey

    Global Head of Clients Success
    Ledger

    Jerome is the Global Head of Clients Success at Ledger where he takes care of both the B2B (Ledger Vault) and the B2C (Ledger Nano S & X) activities. In his previous jobs he started the blockchain practice of Ernst & Young France in 2016 and opened the Paris office of ConsenSys in 2017 where he was coordinating the efforts towards enterprises and public institutions in the European Union. Jerome is the current president of a non-profit called Ethereum-France that runs the eponymous website and hosts the EthCCevent every year in Paris. He is also an associate professor in economics at CNAM.

  • Anatoly Yakovenko

    Founder & CEO
    Solana

    Anatoly is the creator of Solana. He led development of operating systems at Qualcomm, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and compression at Dropbox. He holds 2 patents for high performance Operating Systems protocols, was a core kernel developer for BREW which powered every CDMA flip phone (100m+ devices), and led development of tech that made Project Tango (VR/AR) possible on Qualcomm phones.

  • Cal Evans

    Managing Associate
    Gresham International

    Cal is the Managing Associate of Gresham International, a UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Securities Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London.

  • Joshua Frank

    Co-Founder & CEO
    The TIE

    Prior to co-founding The TIE, Joshua worked at SS&C Technologies where he helped develop post-trade technological solutions for the world’s leading custodians, brokers, and asset managers. Identifying a lack of trusted and transparent data and technology in the digital asset space, Joshua decided to leave his role at SS&C to build The TIE full-time in March 2018. The TIE is the premiere provider of actionable data-driven intelligence to the largest publications, exchanges, hedge funds, token issuers, and digital asset market participants.

  • Guy Hirsch

    Managing Director
    eToro US

    Guy brings his vast expertise in innovation strategy, business development, and product marketing to head up eToro's strategy and operations in North America. Previously, Guy served as Director of Innovation Strategy at Samsung SDS America, after leading Samsung Electronics America’s retail innovation program. Guy founded two startups that developed and marketed novel solutions for Fortune 500 brands. Guy holds an LL.B and a BA in Business.

  • Alan Carr

    Game and Systems Designer
    Dapper Labs

    Alan Carr is a game and systems designer at Dapper Labs, specializing in blockchain experiences. In addition to working on CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, he's also helped build epic experiences at Blizzard Entertainment, written a novel, and owns over 1500 digital cats himself.

  • Anton Bukov

    Co-founder & CTO
    1inch

    I am involved in software development since 2002, for 7 years I was achieved strong C++ skills, for 5 years I became experienced iOS Developer, worked deep with network stack of protocols, algorithms, compilers, disassemblers, profilers and etc. Right now I am enchanted by blockchain crypto technologies and interested in consensus problem solutions for crypto projects.

  • Wendy O

    Founder
    Beyond Associates

    Wendy became interested in cryptocurrency & blockchain technology in 2017. She quickly realized that blockchain technology would not only revolutionize & improve the quality of life, but that it would also provide financial reformation for people globally. Wendy has been in crypto full time since the summer of 2018 & focuses on providing transparent marketing & media solutions for blockchain companies globally, along with hosting face to face meetups and educating the community.

  • Lucas Huong

    Head of Growth
    Tokenlon

    Lucas is the Head of Growth at Tokenlon. Before joining imToken, he spent years working at Kyber Network, ofo, and Deloitte Consulting. He studied Computer Science at the University of Chicago and Accounting Information System at Michigan State University.

  • Alex Fazel

    Chief Partnership Officer
    Swissborg

    Coming from Tokyo Japan, Alex did much to help SwissBorg with its ICO efforts in Asia. A charismatic TedTalk speaker and Crypto influencer, with his own Youtube crypto interview channel, Cryptonites, Alex is one of the most enthusiastic evangelists of blockchain technology, spreading his love for Bitcoin and crypto-assets and promoting the promise of a fair and accessible financial world.

  • Seth Melamed

    COO
    Liquid Group

    Seth Melamed has over 10 years of investment banking operations experience at Goldman Sachs (GS), across New York, Tokyo, Moscow, and Salt Lake City. Seth was Head of Equity Derivatives Settlements Americas, managing complex derivatives settlements for US institutional clients. Before that, he managed Treasury and Liquidity operations for GS in Russia, obtaining expertise in payments and cash management functions for investment banks. Seth led the GS Asia Derivatives Prime Brokerage operations in Japan and Asia, successfully expanding the client base. He was also involved in initiatives with CLS and SWIFT, including enabling same-day settlement in CLS.

  • Fabian Gompf

    VP
    Parity Technologies

    As Vice President at Parity Technologies, Fabian oversees the company’s adoption efforts across its products and industry verticals. This includes activities concerning the Substrate technology stack and the public Polkadot and Kusama networks and their associated ecosystems.

  • Min Teo

    Managing Investment Partnerr
    ConsenSys

    Min Teo leads venture investments at ConsenSys AG, the investment arm of the global software company building decentralized infrastructure and applications. Previously, she ran Operations & Finance for Yoyo Wallet, a UK-based FinTech startup focused on delivering seamless mobile payments and automated loyalty to retailers. Prior to that, she was a private credit investor at CPP Investment Board in North America and Europe. She is an active angel investor and works with various startup community in an advisory and mentoring capacity, and is involved in several charitable causes including serving as a trustee for Techfugees, a global non-profit organisation with a mission to empower refugees with technological skills and solutions.

  • Astrid Wollard

    Partner and Head of Research
    Scytale Ventures

    Astrid is a Partner and Head of Research at Scytale Ventures. Previously, she made her career in technology transfer, where she gained extensive experience in identifying promising early stage technology assets and establishing a business and intellectual property strategies for these. She had worked for world-renowned institutions, such as Oxford University Innovation and the Institute of Science and Technology Austria, and supported the development and foundation of IST Austria’s investment fund IST Cube. Astrid was awarded Fund Manager 2019 in Austria. Her focus is intellectual property and business strategy, including regulatory affairs and data protection.

  • Kevin Wang

    Founder
    Nervos Network

    Kevin is the co-founder of the Nervos Network and the principal author of Nervos’ crypto-economics design. Previously, he was the co-founder of Launch School, an online developer education platform. Kevin comes from an engineering background and previously worked on enterprise data solutions at IBM Silicon Valley Lab.

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    BlockDown has proven to be an awesome platform and partner for Akoin to break our news to an engaged global audience. Their market-leading content, media relations, technical expertise and creativity sets Blockdown apart as the leader in virtual Blockchain conferences.

    Akon

    Chairman & Co-Founder — Akoin

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    I thoroughly enjoyed my participation in BlockDown 2020 with their knowledgeable collection of hosts, speakers, and participants from around the world.

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    CEO — Bitcoin.com

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    I was happy to contribute to BlockDown, and see firsthand how crypto conferences are continuing to impact the world at this time through virtual events.

    Erik Voorhees

    CEO & Founder — ShapeShift.com

  • Erin Guo

    With excellent panel discussions, very good keynote speakers and ample networking opportunities, BlockDown is a great conference to attend for anyone in the Blockchain industry. Everyone has something to learn, some angle they haven’t explored, and they can find it at the Blockdown Conference.

    Erin Guo

    Event Manager — Binance

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    When I was invited to speak at the BlockDown conference I was enthusiastic but also skeptical about pulling off an event of such magnitude. As a speaker, I found the organization impeccable and the team extremely helpful and professional. As an attendee I found the content unique but also was pleasantly surprised to see a company that is pushing the innovation boundaries of online events.

    Jesus Rodriguez

    CTO — IntoTheBlock

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    BlockDown 2020 pushed the boundaries of what was previously thought to be possible. It brought together quality speakers, attendees, and provided a genuinely exciting experience. I'm looking forward to future events and can't wait to see how BlockDown continues to reshape the way we think about conferencing.

    Nicholas Merten

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