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  • Exclusive Unlockable NFT Experiences
  • NFT Swag Bag
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  • Access to BlockDown Official Day 3 Closing Party
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  • Priority Access to Workshops
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 Speakers 

  • 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.

  • Bruno Škvorc

    Founder
    RMRK
  • After a life of web 2, Bruno started out in Ethereum in 2015 and did education for a bit, teaching web2 developers how to work with web3. In 2018 he got hired by Status to work on Ethereum 2.0, and in 2019 got hired by Web3 Foundation to work on Polkadot and Kusama. Since the end of 2020 Bruno has been working on the RMRK project with a team of now 12 people – find them all on RMRK.app - Protocol for the next generation NFTs at the bottom.

  • Aditya Turakhia

    Director-Global Institutional Markets of Ripple
  • Aditya Turakhia is a Director in Ripple's Institutional Markets team, based in London. Adi is responsible for various company wide initiatives surrounding liquidity, market adoption and risk management. Prior to joining Ripple, he spent ~7 years at Goldman Sachs within its Global Markets (FX and EM business) in COO / Management and Strategy roles, a brief stint in High Frequency Trading at Flow Traders and Equity Derivative Sales at HSBC Singapore.

  • Lili Zhao

    Ecosystem Growth Director
    Neo Global Development Europe
  • A Chinese native, Lili holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of London. Lili is a trendsetter in the cryptocurrency space. She possesses cross-disciplinary experiences in the areas of wealth management, media, education, and blockchain across China, UK, and Switzerland. Based out of the Crypto Valley in Switzerland, Lili is a start-up mentor for the incubation program at CV Labs (an early-stage venture capital investor) and has advised numerous companies. Most recently, she served as a board member for the Crypto Valley Association. Prior to joining NGD, Lili held various managerial positions at two Swiss private banks and funded her own companies.

  • Dylan Dewdney

    Lead of NFT3 and Kylin Network and Co-Founder of OneBit Digital
  • Dylan Dewdney is a longtime crypto and blockchain enthusiast (2011), currently CSO of Kylin Network and CEO of NFT3. He believes in the fundamental transformative power of blockchain technology to change our lives for the better. Specifically, he is interested in decentralized data systems and platforms of all kinds. He also popularized the notion of 'dedata' or decentralized data.

  • Merk & Kremont

    (Fede and Joe)
    DJ
  • Merk & Kremont (Fede and Joe) first met in Fede's basement in their home town of Milan. They started talking music, soon realizing they had the same vision, and started working together on a series of bootlegs all the way to their first successful original production, Tundra, in 2013. The Italian duo's musical influences range from Daft Punk to Fedde Le Grand, and the great House classics – and although Joe started out producing Hip-Hop beats whilst Fede was more into Pop– they found the perfect combination of ingredients to develop what is now recognized as their unique sound. A sound that has been described as “grinding ‘n’ groovy”. Merk & Kremont have since been unleashing massive club hits, garnering the support of everyone who counts in clubland.

  • Kadine James

    Creative Technologist
    Yahoo
  • Kadine is considered one of the topmost influential women working in Digital Fashion ML, 3D Printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, spatial computing, XR, immersive gaming, and innovation. A pioneer in leading change in the immersive technology industry. She works at the intersection of future technology, strategy, and storytelling, engaging audiences across the globe around the future applications of emerging technologies. Kadine is the founder of The Immersive KIND , a creative technology crypto fashion and digital arts collective exploring the future of post-reality experiences.Kadine is Founder, Metaverse Architect, Creative Technologist, Art Director, Artist, Activist, Digital Curator, Immersive XR producer, Digitalmaker, innovator & emerging technology leader.

  • Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

    Editor-in-chief
    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.

  • Zaki Manian

    Co-Founder of Sommelier
  • Zaki Manian is a Co-Founder of Sommelier, the most powerful coprocessor yet for DeFi traders and Liquidity Providers. He’s also a Co-Founder of iqlusion, which provides infrastructure like a data centre and a Cosmos validator for next-gen crypto technologies. Previously, Zaki helped build the Cosmos ecosystem, including launching the first public Cosmos testnet, and served as a director of Tendermint. Zaki has been a leading developer in the blockchain space since 2014, when he taught himself cryptography and began contributing to projects including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and Tendermint. Having studied history of science at the University of Pennsylvania, Zaki’s skill sets in software engineering, programming, and computer science are largely self-taught.

  • Mark Emanuel Cachia

    Founder
    Scytale Ventures
  • Mark Emanuel Cachia founded Scytale Ventures in 2017, to combine his financial industry experience with the technological know-how and blockchain industry access of Ed Hesse, Gavin Wood, and Aeron Buchanan. Scytale Ventures advises the blockchain venture investment vehicle Scytale Horizon, which is now in wind-down mode, having realized over 2,000% in gross profits. Scytale Horizon II, which closed in early 2022, invests in teams driving the adoption of blockchain. He advises a number of foundations and companies in the blockchain space, including the Web 3 Foundation and Ocean Protocol.
    Originally from New York, he spent over 20 years in various roles in financial markets and asset management in the US and Europe prior to 2017.

  • ChartFuMonkey

    Business Development & Partnerships
    Magic Eden
  • Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week
  • Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week, 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.

  • Zia Word

    Co founder & General Partner
    Matterblock
  • Zia is an experienced entrepreneur with two exits. Involved in blockchain since 2013, she was co-founder & CSO of crypto & blockchain ecosystem 途赞 in China, exiting late 2018. She has consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. She has since consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. Zia started Matterblock, with partner Erhan Korhaliller to invest in and support Web3 projects pushing the culture forward. She regularly appears on Sky News & Sky Business sharing insights on the industry.

  • Lisa N Edwards

    Founding Partner & Influencer
    GettingStartedinCrypto.com & Visual Media Group
  • Lisa N Edwards is a trusted name in cryptocurrency circles. Originating from a strong media background, having owned, and run Melbourne, Australia’s most highly successful Acting Modelling and Casting Agency. Since Bitcoin was created, Lisa has been at the forefront of cryptocurrency, an Elliot Wave specialist trader, with 25 plus years of experience in Traditional Stocks and Commodities and now exclusively in Cryptocurrency. Her businesses include GettingStartedInCrypto.com, ThousandsToMillions.com, LisaBot.com, and TheMoonMag.com. Combining her passions to show the world how crypto & NFTs will revolutionize the film industry, Lisa’s excited to showcase this new funding structure with her crypto film script - COINRUNNERS.

  • Chris Dawe

    Co-Founder
    WEYU
  • 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.

  • Ben Lakoff

    Co-Founder / Business Lead
    Charged Particles
  • Background in Finance (CFA), active Angel Investor & advisor since 2016. Obsessed with all things startups, companies I’ve worked with have raised over $150M in funding in the past 3 years. Advisor for a number of companies in the space and currently mentoring at The LAO (http://thelao.io/), Tachyon and Kernel. (https://www.notion.so/What-is-KERNEL-b9520eb29d954f5fb709150cae3975b1)

  • Stipe Plejic

    CEO of Endemic & President of StoneBlock
  • Sergio Mottola

    Founder and President
    Public Pressure
  • Sergio is the Founder and President of Public Pressure. Previously, he led the Republic of San Marino Innovation Institute, a private company owned by the "Serenissima" Republic of San Marino. He developed the national strategy, the "San Marino Blockchain" project, including the Blockchain legislation passed in Parliament on 6 June 2019. He is recognized as one of the most influential professionals in adopting and regulating blockchain technology.

  • Elnaz Sarraf

    Founder & CEO
    ROYBI Inc. / UniGalax
  • Elnaz Sarraf is the CEO and founder of the award-winning Roybi Robot – the world’s first AI-powered smart toy to teach children language and STEM skills. It also has been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions in Education, on the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list as one of the world’s most promising startups, and on Fast Company’s 2019 World-Changing Ideas. Elnaz is also a Board Member at the Consumer Technology Association, Small Business Council, and a member of Forbes Technology Council.

    Growing up as a woman in Iran, Elnaz witnessed the limited opportunities, leading her on her journey in the U.S. to become an entrepreneur and create a technology that would empower children by providing universal access to personalized learning and an education that prepares them for a better future. With 15 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, Elnaz leads ROYBI (creator of Roybi Robot); an investor-backed EdTech company that raised $4.2 million in its seed round focusing on early childhood education and self-guided learning through artificial intelligence.

    Before starting ROYBI, Elnaz co-founded and led a consumer electronics/IoT company, iBaby, serving as the company's President. As an immigrant and female founder, Elnaz has made worthy accomplishments in a short duration of living in the US. Honors include being selected as Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Milestone Maker, named the Woman of Influence through Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Entrepreneur of The Year in Silicon Valley. She has been a speaker at several conferences such as the Mobile World Congress, ASU GSV Summit, Consumer Technology Association, and more.

  • Francisco Agosti

    Business Development Director
    Moonbeam Network
  • Francisco is responsible for the ecosystem development at Moonbeam, where he aims to continuously build out the ecosystem through different project integrations, tools, and infrastructure. Francisco has extensive experience working in business development strategies.

  • Corey Wilton

    Co-Founder at Mirai Labs the Creator of Pegaxy
  • Corey is the co-founder of Pegaxy, currently the largest game on the Polygon chain moving over $180M in volume in 4 months. He began his first company within crypto in 2018, a customer support company designed to assist ICO companies with their customer service.

  • Paul Sears

    Co-founder
    Spaceship Management & Visionary Sapiens Management and Publishing
  • Paul started his professional career helping out in studios, writing songs and organizing the professional lives of singers on crossover club records, produced in Italy, where he built his niche business working with Italian talent with international potential. His first real management job was in the 90’s with Whigfield who went to the #1 in the UK charts for 4 weeks running with “Saturday Night”. He has been managing Benny Benassi since 2002, with whom he won a Grammy, had multiplatinum hits, produced artists such as Madonna and Chris Brown and played at the world's biggest festivals, such as Coachella, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival to name a handful. With Off Limits, Italy, he set up a pioneering service to collect Neighbouring Rights for artists before the Internet existed and has been an active music publisher for 30 years. In 2009 he co-founded Spaceship Management, guiding the careers of Italian talent such as Crookers, the Bloody Beetroots, Alex Gaudino, as well as Benny Benassi and the multi-platinum duo, Merk & Kremont. In 2020 he co founded Visionary Sapiens Management and Publishing, brokering deals between top Italian hiphop artists and the likes of Quavo, Timbaland, Offset, Gunna, Lil TJay, Future to name but a couple.

  • Nirmala Shome

    Head of Community
    The Fabricant
  • Nirmala Shome joined The Fabricant in 2020 and has worked across product, production and now heading up the Community pillar to focus on The Fabricant's mission to grow and nurture the new digital only fashion ecosystem. She started off in advertising and digital production working across Melbourne and New York and now is based in Amsterdam. In her past web2 life she worked on product innovation teams at Spotify, Google Creative Lab, Xbox, Nike, Samsung, Apple, and more to deliver consumer facing solutions for emerging tech. She now spends her time thinking about web 3 ecology and how to steward the new equitable economy.

  • Isa Kivlighan

    Marketeer
    The Fabricant
  • Isa works across product and marketing at The Fabricant, a decentralized digital fashion house building the wardrobe of the metaverse. She was previously Head of Marketing for both the HBAR Foundation and at the DeFi protocol Aave. In her spare time, Isa is an active angel investor and advisor to projects across the DeFi, gaming, and digital fashion spaces.

  • Alberto Viera

    Developer Relations Manager
    Moonbeam
  • Alberto Viera is a Mechanical Eng. with a Ph.D. in Internal Combustion Engines.
    You might ask yourself, "What is this guy doing here?" The old saying goes, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." I've been very passionate about blockchain since around 2013, so I decided to switch careers to join something that I believe is part of the future. Since then, I joined the Moonbeam project in June 2020 and have worked in Developer Relations.

  • Tim Mangnall

    CEO
    Capital Block
  • Tim Mangnall, the CEO of Capital Block. A leading NFT consulting agency. Capital Block help sports IP owners build clear and robust NFT strategies for the long-term and connect them with the best NFT platforms, blockchains and partners in the market. Capital Block help create true fan engagement through NFT strategies and call the likes of Galatasaray, AS Monaco, Legia Warsaw, Trabzonspor and many other European super clubs their partners.

  • Robyn Linn

    Co-Founder | Business Developer
    Vetter
  • ‘Rockin Robyn’ has been developing business start-ups into multimillion dollar success stories since 2003, which gives the Vetter Ecosystem a unique advantage in the crypto sphere. With her intuitive skills in branding, video presence and award-winning production, communication and partnership expansion— Robyn’s a powerhouse and dynamic leader in the Vetter CrowdX Platform and Vetter Ignition Launchpad.

  • Marvin Tong

    Co-founder
    Phala Network
  • Marvin Tong
    Co-founder of Phala Network, Investment Advisor of PAKA Fund, Co-organizer of Privacy Computing In China. Former Senior Product Manager at Tencent & Didi.

  • Charlie Rapino

    VP of Artist First
    VP Producer of Public Pressure
  • In the music industry, Charlie Rapino is synonymous with continuous success with four decades of hits under his belt. As an A&R Expert, Talent Manager, and Producer, he has a true gift for transforming talent into award-winning artists. Co-creator of the Rapino Brothers, he helped create one of the most dominant UK production teams of the 90s that included global superstars such as Take ThatKylie MinogueCoronaHaddawayGeri Haliwell, and Kym Mazelle. Being a true musical dilettante, Rapino has also been an Advisor for Ennio Morricone, Musical Consultant at Polydor Records, and judge Italy’s biggest talent show Amici.

  • Emma Iovino

    DJ
  • Emma has always been passionate about music. In the Seventies and Eighties she had her own show on various independent radio stations in around Rome, including her own programme on the prestigious national state-owned network, Rai Radio 3. She played vinyls in clubs and discos around Italy, one of the very few Female djs at the time, specialising in Latin American dance tracks. She would go to South America regularly to source the music and pick up vinyls that were unavailable in Europe.

    She put her music career on hold as she went into the world of television and cinema working as a set designer for TV shows, advertisements and videoclips.

    She then spent twenty years as an activist for women’s rights, promoting legislation in Italy in defence of abused women.

    In 2018 she decided to start djing again with a sound ranging from afrohouse to melodic and organic house with some techno influences. She has her own “Curly House” party in Northern Italy.

  • Ivor "Voshy" Ivosevic

    CEO
    BlastCtrl
  • Started working on Solana while NFTs didn't yet exist on the chain. Worked closely with original metaplex team to make Solana NFTs right and helped define the NFT metadata standard on Solana. After holding top positions on few biggest projects in the Solana ecosystem, decided to start his own consultancy agency to be able to help as many cool projects as possible looking to push Solana forward.

  • Ori Levi

    CEO
    NFTrade
  • Ori Levi, CEO of NFTrade Bitcoiner and cryptocurrency enthusiast since 2012. Digital marketer with over 15 years of experience in PR, SEO, and content marketing. Designing and building projects from ideation to completion, and has been advising top blockchain projects for the better half of a decade.

  • Cyril Babalola

    Co-founder
    Meishu
  • A crypto enthusiast and co-founder of Meishu token, I am passionate about blockchain technology and what the future holds for the industry. Meishu is a NextGen Gaming, Music, and Utility Token that offers users a whole new experience in the world of cryptocurrencies. Having been in crypto since 2018, I like how quickly the average person can learn and interact with it and how we can be all connected regardless of where we are in the world.

  • Nadeem Daya

    Founder
    VYBEZ
  • Musician / Producer / DJ / Entrepreneur, Nadeem’s career to date includes work on Video Games - he was involved in soundtracks for Call Of Duty, Silent Hill, House of the Dead; Music Projects - He’s produced several, multi million streaming house and electronic records, and more recently Tech. As part of Lars Rasmussen’s (Google Maps) music startup, he was selected to participate in the inaugural Techstars Music program which introduced him to Tech and more specifically blockchain and Web 3. A lifelong creative, his latest venture - VYBEZ - aims to change the way consumers and producers interact with, create, remix and share Music.

  • Eric McIntire

    CCO
    Fancy Studios
  • Eric was gaming before he was walking. Beginning with ColecoVision right up to Elden Ring, his passion for gaming never waned. From playing to developing and everything in between he just loved games. Once Eric started mining for ETH with his gaming GPU, a new passion was born, blockchain. He immersed himself and shortly after, got intimately involved with large and successful crypto projects. Then came Fancy Birds, a retro styled Play And Earn blockchain project with 16-bit assets could not be a better fit. His love and devotion for all things gaming and blockchain is unmatched. If you see him, ask him to show you a picture of his retro collection.

  • Piers Ridyard

    CEO
    Radix DLT
  • Piers Ridyard is the CEO of Radix DLT (radixdlt.com). Radix is the only decentralized network where developers will be able to build quickly without the constant threat of exploits and hacks, where every improvement will get rewarded, and where scale will never be a bottleneck. Piers also founded and exited Surematics, a YCombinator company, and was mining on the genesis block of Ethereum in July of 2015. Piers graduated from the University of Manchester and the University of Law, and has a CFA level 1.

  • Jesus Rodriguez

    CEO and Co-Founder
    IntoTheBlock
  • Jesus Rodriguez is the CEO and co-founder of IntoTheBlock, a platform focused on enabling an intelligent infrastructure for the crypto markets. In addition to his operational work, Jesus is a guest lecturer at Columbia University and founded The Sequence, one of the most popular AI newsletters in the world. Jesus’s career includes several successful exits as an entrepreneur and tenures building cloud systems at Microsoft and quantitative trading platforms for several Wall Street hedge funds. He serves as is an active investor in over a 50 startups in areas such as web3, enterprise software and machine learning.

  • Brandon Smith

    Co-Founder & CPO
    Ethereum Worlds
  • With a successful 7 figure eCommerce brand under his belt, in 2021 Brandon successfully transitioned into the Web3.0 and NFT space with the industry disrupting, vertical Metaverse; Ethereum Towers. As CPO, he has his sights firmly fixed on generating a truly SocialFi Metaverse experience for the residents and visitors of the wider Ethereum Worlds ecosystem. Community-centricity is at the heart of every decision Brandon and the Ethereum Towers make, ensuring that their (virtual) reality lives up to expectations of their supporters and stakeholders. So far they have traded over $5M million in virtual Apartment assets, raised over $1M in private funding and amassed a community of 30k+. Ethereum Towers are proving to be a serious contender to the larger Metaverse monoliths.

  • Max Stanišić

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Artium
  • CEO & Co-founder of Artium, Digital Asset Agency, where we help you develop your ideas through Web3 services. Let's bring your favourite art from the digital world to a physical reality through Artium Frames.

  • Greg Zaitsev

    CTO
    Unique Network
  • From his early success in building the first large crypto index, Crypto 100, to winning Hacksauma, Kusama's hackathon, and his innovative work as the CTO of Unique Network, Greg Zaitsev has always had an eye toward the next generation of technology. Greg is currently one of the key builders in Polkadot, where he filed the first grant application (C++ API) and built the first NFTs in the ecosystem, Substrapunks, on the Unique Test et 1.0. Following Unique Network's recent Kusama and Polkadot parachain wins, which will bring limitless, advanced features to a global audience, Greg and his team are hard at work bringing blockchain into a more dynamic, sustainable, and accessible future.

  • Michael Smolenski

    Founder
    Lightstreams
  • Michael is the founder of Lightstreams a blockchain team that has developed a new "Pay-to-View NFT" that enables content creators to publish and earn income across multiple platforms. Using web3 technology the same digital content is distributed across platforms without any centralized dependency and all payments are managed by one token. Michael has been working for various startups in the crypto space since 2014 when he became hooked on the idea of decentralized technology. His career experience includes working at Goldman Sachs, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Bank.

  • Bobby Makepeace

    Community Manager and Lead
    VRFuture
  • I am the Community Manager and Lead for VRFuture. I Host and Co-Host Twitter Spaces & Shows daily.

  • Danette

    Web3 Futurist
  • Danette’s journey into web3 began in 2018 when she worked at Infinity Blockchain labs, the largest blockchain development firm in S.E.Asia. She quickly became one of the top performers in the company and began writing and speaking internationally on blockchain technology. In 2020, Danette went all in on crypto during Defi Summer and later that year became an NFT collector. Danette dove deep into the NFT space and soon became one of the leaders in the NFT community. Danette runs two groups: The Crypto Rabbit Hole and the NFT Parteez channel. She also consults clients on what to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do within the degen culture and how to succeed in the NFT marketplace. Danette is passionate about the future that Web3 will enable and is dedicated to sharing the vision.

  • Tomás Domingos

    Vice-President
    Curate
  • Tomás Domingos is the Vice-President of Curate an NFT Marketplace with innovative solutions, being cross-chain and gasless. Advisor and consultant for multiple NFT-related projects, and NFT Lecturer at Nuclio Digital School.

  • Yingzi Yuan

    Founder and Builder of Metaverse Summit
  • Yingzi is the Founder and builder of Metaverse Summit, an international convention showcasing technology and creativity around Metaverse. As a culture and entertainment industry enthusiast, Yingzi previously worked in entertainment holding group Vivendi as an innovation strategist. Then she joined Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab as a Strategist and Innovation Manager, this background has led her to become one of the company's task force with the mission to explore how new technologies could reshape the landscape of entertainment, analyzing their potential impact in various areas. She’s been invited as guest speaker in multiple conferences in entertainment-tech : VR Days Europe, World XR Forum, Laval Virtual, Siggraph, EthDenver…

  • Soheil Zabihi

    Head of Partnerships
    XT.com
  • An avid Dubai-based Crypto enthusiast, Soheil is a keen contributor within the Dubai crypto community assisting companies from early stages of growth to DAO management and helping them engage in audiences on a global level.

  • Dana Licata

    Co-Founder
    Metafrag
  • Dana has been involved in the crypto space since 2016 as an avid blockchain researcher and investor. She started her first blockchain venture in 2017 with an automated crypto trading bot, which utilized stochastic optimization implemented using Fast.ai. Passionate about decentralization, she has continued to help research and develop several experimental dApps across different ecosystems. Most recently, she has taken on the role of pioneering strategy and development for Metafrag, a curated marketplace and toolsuite which facilitates the creation of Real Estate Investment Groups for the metaverse.

  • Caroline Johnova

    COO
    WEYU
  • Caroline Johnova is a multi-disciplinary creative tech leader, working across metaverse production and crypto fashion, as well as blockchain and NFT to create the next-generation of interactive experiences for web3. As a power connector, Caroline is excited about the prospect of communities joining together and democratizing access to capital and strongly encourages women interested in entering the web3 sector to join several relevant communities and get involved in at least one NFT project they like. She views the web3 as a development to create new environments with a progressive culture beyond real-world divisions of race, gender, religion, politics, and geography.

  • Mahima Chaudhury

    Artist & NFT Art Manager
    Reality Gaming Group
  • Mahima – or “Immy” – is a 21 year old creative who has spent the past 3 years working as an artist inside and beyond the NFT space. A strong figure within the creative space, she has helped many beginner artists find their feet in the world of crypto art. Alongside creating artwork and building a community, she works as an NFT Art Manager - curating strong artistic teams by hand picking talent whom she believes would be best suited for the client - as an art manager she produces drop strategies that assist in releasing NFTs to newcomers of the crypto art community

  • Rafael Guerreiro

    Founder
    Young Rebels - Web3 Studios
  • Rafael is a serial entrepreneur since age 12. At age 16, he founded SlashWeb - being later recognized as one of the top 50 startups present at Web Summit 2018. Today SlashWeb - Web3 Studios works with multiple brands in the metaverse and NFT space, innovating the creation and marketing of disruptive projects in this rapidly growing industry.

  • Agyle

    Co-founder
    Talisman
  • Previously a game designer, and a web3 venture builder. Agyle now runs Talisman, the wallet for Polkadot.

  • Die Schwarze Katze

    Serial Web3 Cofounder, Mentor and Investor
  • Die Schwarze Katze is a pseudonymous little Black Kat with paws in DAOs, DEXs, generalist DeFi and decentralized investments alike. She advices some NFT projects across continents, cofounds some others in the Cosmos ecosystem, invests in Venture DAOs and has a penchant for crypto altruism, international crypto regulations and Tokenomics. A Gitcoin Kernel Defi mentor, when she's not working, she chases lil cats and posts pictures of them for the entertainment of Crypto Twitter on @DSchwarzeKatze

  • Brownrygg

    DAO Experience Designer
  • Community Architect for web3 startups. Strategic process development consultant for DAOs. Core team at pubDAO & mClub. Remote design-thinking workshop creator & facilitator. With over a decade of experience in community management on and off line in multi-cultural contexts like Africa, China, Europe and USA, Brownrygg spends most of his time developing decentralized organization models and coaching core teams to work more efficiently to build web3 communities that can change the world. When not diving into web3 projects he leads UN Blue Economy innovation capacity development programs in the Caribbean. Reach him @brownrygg on twitter.

  • David Chapman (KBL)

    Founder of Kusama Kingdom NFT
    Silvermine Capital
  • David is a Principal at Silvermine, where he works across all of investment activities and leads our NFT initiatives at Lucky Friday. He is also the creator of one of the highest grossing NFT projects on Kusama – the Kusama Kings and Queens. Developing ground-breaking community-driven investing utilities for holders, which creates durable value for the collection long after mint and simultaneously providing unique access for potential Silvermine investments.

  • Nikki Ainsworth

    Social Media & Community Manager
    Flower Girls NFT
  • Nikki is actively creating content - as well as managing & growing social media accounts for herself, clients & businesses -since 2014. She takes care of social media, marketing, copywriting & immersing herself in the latest trends/platforms online - You can find her on Flower Girls NFT Twitter or Discord; creating content and engaging with her community.

  • Holly Hammer

    Partnerships Manager
    Azerion (Habbo, Habbo X and Hotel Hideaway)
  • Holly has worked for Sulake Oy (owned by Azerion) since 2019. She began her career in the gaming industry as a customer experience expert before taking on the role of partnerships manager to help curate and coordinate a virtual concert series in Hotel Hideaway. At present, Holly works on partnerships for Habbo X, the blockchain version of the original Habbo Hotel. She is passionate about Web3 and the many use cases for NFTs and the blockchain.

  • Richard Rauser

    Head of Innovation
    Token Traxx
  • Richard Rauser has a 25 years of engineering and team-leading experience. Ex Just Eat, The Guardian, MTV, and Expedia. Creator of DynaStripes NFT art project, member of Finimize Crypto Leadership Team

  • Nir Hemo

    Business Solutions
    Algorand
  • Nir is the Business Solutions lead at Algorand, blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for decentralized finance (DeFi), financial institutions, and governments to smoothly transition into FutureFi.Nir studied Economics, Data Science, and Finance at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlia, and Bocconi di Milano and joined to Algorand in 2020. As a Business Solution Consultant who specializes in Gaming, NFTs and DeFi, Nir has helped dozens of companies raise funds, remove friction and achieve their business goals using blockchain technology.

  • Nick Beato

    Founder
    Blackchip DAO
  • Nicks' is a tech futurist that's consumed by the possibilities of web3 and focused on the intersection of technology and human potential. He's a dedicated backer of the blockchain industry, having invested in dozens of projects and advised several others with great potential. Crypto native since 2015, previously in the hedge fund space now founder of Blackchip. Blackchip is a VC backed collectible-focused DAO on Ethereum that aims to explore investment opportunities for 'blue-chip' assets both physical and digital. They encompass artwork, wine, whisky, memorabilia, classic cars and NFTs. https://twitter.com/BlackchipDAO

  • Jure Zih

    Founder
    Sway Social
  • Jure is an entrepreneur, visionary, and pioneer in the NFT space. In 2018, he co-founded 0xcert, the first protocol for certifying non-fungible tokens and the first dapp framework for ERC-721. One year later with Veebo, he built a digital merchandise e-commerce platform for monetizing fandom. Recently with Clout.art and now with Sway Social, he is exploring NFT-powered social capital in the web3 and open metaverse.

  • Paige Horinek

    Co-Founder of Metafrag
    Partner, Atomind Ventures
  • Paige Horinek is a serial entrepreneur for several Web3 oriented projects. With experience in early-stage business development, she has successfully helped launch one of Switzerland's leading boutique Venture Capital firms, Atomind inc. In her role as project lead at Atomind, Paige has focused on the innovation of private equity through decentralized financial tools. The projects she currently presides over– Accredited Wallet:a b2b enterprise solution for private equity companies looking to gain exposure to crypto warkets; Metafrag: a metaverse marketplace and governance suite for metaverse land; and SPE: a collaborative consumer marketplace for creative professionals to launch ventures

  • Tyler Swope

    aka Chico Crypto
    Influencer
  • Tyler Swope is the founder of the popular cryptocurrency based YouTube Channel Chico Crypto which has been producing daily content since 2017. He began his crypto journey in 2013 and ever since then has felt a compelling need to help people understand and decipher the world of blockchain. His channel is very well known for breaking down complex topics and making it easy to understand for his subscribers. The Chico Crypto channel covers crypto tokens, DeFi, NFTs, GameFi and the metaverse. Sometimes he even produces a funny skit poking fun at this crazy blockchain world.

  • Tin Šarić

    COO
    BitX.hr
  • Tin is a Product design and strategy consultant for blockchain technology. He's also a security systems programmer turned blockchain enthusiast (2016.). Co-creator of the first Croatian cryptostamp and the first croatian commercial music NFT. Founder of Bitx.hr, a blockchain development and consultancy company. Founder of Uptownrecords.eu , the first croatian NFT oriented record label.

  • Jacobo Toll-Messia

    Founder & CEO
    Nahmii AS
  • Jacobo Toll-Messia, Founder and CEO at Nahmii AS, was a managing consultant for IBM Global Business services before launching Nahmi AS. At IBM, he specialized in product and business development, strategic planning, distributed systems, and data management. Before that, he was a program manager and country manager at Epsis. Jacobo is a thought leader and expert in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and the Web3 industry

  • Michael MKX

    Founder and Lead Magician
    Tollan Worlds
  • Michael is a Co-Founder and CEO of Tollan Worlds, a Pixel art 2D virtual world where players can play, learn, socialize, create & earn, that its lightweight graphics open doors to Metaverse to a wider audience. In addition to his leading position, Michael is a long-term crypto & NFT Enthusiast, one of his biggest regrets is deciding not to mint BAYC. Being Ukrainian himself, Michael currently resides in Europe where he participates in multiple DAOs and organizations that support and give education and opportunities to Ukrainian refugees all around the EU.

  • Pertti Reponen

    Business Developer for NFTs
    Sulake Oy
  • Pertti has worked at Sulake since early 2022. Pertti’s roots reside in game-based learning and community-good blockchain entities for the past 8 years. From these experiences stem his immense passion for value creation and, above all, value discovery and utility development in the Web3 world. At Sulake, Pertti works as a business developer for NFTs. In this role, he is at the crossroads of various internal and external functions, such as legal affairs, marketing, partnerships and token design.

  • Guil. Sperb Machado

    Founder
    AxLabs
  • Guil. is a researcher, entrepreneur, and software engineer. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zürich, contributing to his first blockchain project in 2013. Together with AxLabs, he joined the Neo ecosystem in late 2018 to focus on building top-notch Developer Experience tools. In 2021, AxLabs was appointed as a Council Member on Neo N3, actively taking part in its governance. Moreover, he's one of the key idealists behind GrantShares DAO, where project grants are provided through a decentralized and on-chain decision process

  • V Ray

    CEO
    Golden Ratio
  • In the early days of her career, V Ray focused on robotics and then AI solution design in the beauty industry. Years of consulting across a spectrum of projects lead to an opportunity to build a new social media with top influencer, Michelle Phan. While working full-time for the new company, she started mentoring 1:1 with Brendan Kane and learning the full scope of digital strategy from a true expert. When Web 3 started taking off, she saw the potential to step in and apply her skillsets of strategy, business development, and experience design to this new industry. Now, she has fully transitioned into Web 3/Crypto/NFTs and is focused on consulting, designing a co-ed social club to empower Women in Web 3, and creating content through social media to educate the mainstream.

  • Rupert Barksfield

    Project Lead
    Amulet
  • With over 15 years of experience in the tech industry spanning DeFI, Fintech, Medtech, and adtech he has a broad understanding of multiple verticals. A founding member of the Coin Telegraph innovation circle he is currently the project lead of Amulet the first DeFi insurance protocol for the Solana and rust ecosystems.

  • Joseph Liu

    Founder
    nftperp
  • Joseph is the founder and CEO of nftperp — a perpetual futures dex for NFTs. He is a member of SweeperDAO, an NFT focused investment DAO. Joseph has background in crypto native VC firm Varys Capita, web2 product management and consulting. He loves everything DeFi and is a certified degen NFT collector.

  • Zoé Meckbach

    COO MH-IT, EU Growth Lead
    Phala Network & Polkadot
  • Zoé is COO of MH-IT and leads European growth activities for Phala Network. She joined the Polkadot ecosystem in 2019. Since then she took over the role as global head ambassador of events for Polkadot and is also an on-chain council member for Phala Network.With her background in Cybersecurity and international business, Zoé’s passion it to break down complex concepts into simple to understand content to educate the mass

  • Paul Price

    Co-Founder
    Top Dog Studios
  • Builder, creator, and breaker of things. Paul is currently founder at Top Dog Studios, a Web 3 agency that was born out of a highly successful NFT collectibles project. Paul helps brands, artists, and creators successfully navigate the wonderful world of Web 3. Paul was previously the Head of Cyber at a Saudi conglomerate and security lead at a world-renowned law firm where Paul protected the reputations and privacy of the world's most successful people. His work has won industry awards and has been featured on the front page of Forbes and across media outlets such as Financial Times, The Guardian, and the BBC.

  • Jesse Eisses

    Co-Founder
    Nosana
  • Jesse has designed and built many decentralized architectures over the years. He co-founded Effect Network in 2016 and now leads the project as the largest platform for the future of work. He's also the co-founder of Nosana, the crowd computing platform to power the Metaverse. Nosana improves web3 security by allowing communities to run the infrastructure of their favorite projects on their personal devices. As a strong beleiver in decentralization, Jesse puts in everything to make web3 a more secure and inclusive space for new users to take part in.

  • Julien Bouteloup

    Founder of Stake DAO
    & BlackPool Finance
  • Julien is the Founder of Stake DAO, BlackPool Finance, rekt.news, Stake Capital and Curve Core Team Member, Blockchain OG. DeFi Builder. HW Eng. First Flash Loan of the history. Massive tech investor "The more your share, the more you get.

  • Federico Kunze Küllmer

    Co-Founder
    Evmos
  • Federico Kunze Küllmer is Co-Founder of Evmos, a protocol designed to enable seamless interoperability between Ethereum and the IBC-enabled blockchains of the Cosmos ecosystem. This latest effort is part of his multi-year work building the foundations of the Internet of Blockchains, a new and hyper-scalable paradigm that sees blockchains as independent projects to be connected in a web. Fede has been a core contributor to a number of Cosmos projects including Tendermint, the Cosmos SDK, IBC, Gravity Bridge and Sommelier and has been building in the blockchain space since 2017 when he was an exchange student at UC Berkeley, where he joined Blockchain at Berkeley.

  • Bojan Andrejek

    CTO & Co-Founder
    The Archipelago
  • Bojan Andrejek is a CTO and Co-founder of The Archipelago, a Solana-based GameFi open-world sandbox-like metaverse built on top of the Unreal Engine 5. Prior to moving into the Web3 space, Bojan had a fruitful 10-year-long career in digital production, filmmaking, and Web2. Bojan shifted his priorities to Web3 with the goal of transforming blockchain industries and markets while integrating IRL components into the metaverse, VR, and AR ecosystems.

  • Andrija Radica

    Dapp Developer
    Virtual Art, Systems & Integration (VASI)
  • Computer Science has been a passion of his since he could remember being self-conscious. Coding his first game at 12 and a physically accurate solar system simulation at 17, it was obvious that creating and observing complex systems was very fulfilling to his soul. Transitioned to Web3 fairly recently in September of 2021 because of memes & dreams, and later became a successful Dapp freelancer. In 2022, shifted to building even cooler DeFi integrated NFTs for startups. Deployed at least a dozen successful smart-contract on EVM-compatible blockchains to date and is a proud and active member of the Cyberkongz community.

  • Leah Lamarr

    Comedian and Web3 Advisor, Chief of Good Vibes
    Party Degenerates
  • Leah Lamarr is one of the fastest rising American comedians. She’s an actress, stand-up comedian, podcast host, and Web3 advisor who has been featured in Rolling Stone, Forbes, Business Insider, The Verge, HBO, E!, CBS, and more. You may know her as the Icon of Clubhouse, the host of iHeartMedia’s Real-Time Crime Podcast, and Time x Robotos (NFT) Entertainer of the Year 2021.

  • Abby Mansfield

    Co-founder & Creative Lead
    Top Dog Studios
  • Abby is founder and creative lead at Web 3 agency Top Dog Studios and artist and founder of Top Dog Beach Club, a multi-million dollar generative NFT collection. She specialises in generative art and one-of-one portraits. Abby has vast international teaching experience as well as knowledge in digital transformation and UX.

  • Hunter "Wiser" Williams

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Unchained Partners
  • Short Bio: Hunter has been involved in blockchain since 2013, with a recent heavy focus on marketing and business development. During Hunter's time as a core team member of several major projects including Hoge Finance, he had hired or worked with nearly every major consulting or marketing firm in the space, but he kept running into the same problem... None of them had a deep understanding of the crypto audience, nor did they have the relationships and experience to ensure execution and controlled outcome. So he and his now partners founded Unchained Partners, a boutique firm aimed to provide all services for a more successful Go-To-Market approach in the Web 3 space.

  • Ryan Meyers

    Chief Anthrobotanical Engineer
    Flower Girls NFT & #ForkHunger
  • Ryan Meyers is an educator at heart and enjoys explaining and demystifying blockchain technology for newcomers to the space. While evacuated for Hurricane Ida, he and his daughter launched #ForkHunger, raising over $140k for their local food banks. Ryan has worked as “Chief Anthrobotanical Engineer” for Flower Girls since 2021 and believes two things to be true and important: the world will be saved by beauty and generosity attracts generosity.

  • Jovan Tisma

    Co-Founder
    All.Art Protocol & SolSea
  • His experience stems from a rich background which includes finance, with him being an advisor for the StreamFlow Finance, Unique Ventures Club, and Metakings studio, all of which are Web3 projects. In the early days of his career, his main focus was the entertainment industry in which he worked as a brand partnership director for the Universal Music Group. He made a transition to enterprise blockchain at the Hyperladger Fiber and later to DeFi at WaykiChain which is a Hong Kong based company with a focus on bringing the blockchain to the masses. In his time there, he served as a business director. Currently, he is making an effort in the NFT space for the purpose of educating the general public on the benefits of migrating to the Web3 business model.

  •  Jonathan Pullinger

    Token Marketing Manager
    Outlier Ventures
  • Former crypto miner, Lightning developer, NFT collector and Token Marketing Manager for Outlier Ventures LLP

  • Boaz ‘Nautilus’ Shoshan

    Comms and Strategy Lead
    Orca
  • Boaz hails from the world of TradFi, with a background as a financial adviser and investment writer. After discovering Bitcoin as an unruly teenager in 2011, he became steadily more interested in the crypto space as he grew older, and focused increasingly on crypto assets in his investment reports and market commentary. Finally in 2021, he discovered Orca and decided the time was right to dive in and go “full-crypto”. You can find him in his free time giving credit ratings to obscure beer brands.

  • Marina Petrichenko

    Crypto Marina
  • Crypto Marina is a growth hacker with 8 years experience of marketing, business development, and project management within the fintech space. During her career she was focusing on crypto/blockchain/Defi/NFT/metaverse projects. Currently Marina is a marketing consultant and Head of Growth at Nym Technologies – a privacy infrastructure that prevents data leakage by protecting metadata at the network and application layers.

  • Shashwat Eternal

    Lead Narrator
    NFT3
  • Shashwat has been a novelist, a founder in normie world, and a marketeer in crypto for 2+ years. He has led the marketing efforts for multiple projects, NFT3 being his third, and brings a cultural lens to everything crypto. His central conviction is that among the 3 big tech frontiers of AI, Bioengineering and Blockchain, blockchain will bring the most benign cultural progress. It is this thesis and the ideal of individual sovereignty he explores as head of Marketing for NFT3.com. Advising many other projects such as Lovelace.world and midanft.com at the same time, his journey has been one of seeking cultural correction and growth for the entire world via the emerging architecture of web3.

  • Vladimir Krstic

    Founder & CEO
    K-Club NFT
  • More than 10 years of experience in the football business. Last year Vladimir discovered the possibilities of blockchain technology and decided to found K-Club NFT. The 1st project of its kind which is completely decentralized and tokenized with the football club FC Rabotnicki based in North Macedonia as the first club in the world to be owned by a blockchain technology based company.

  • Rachel Hebert

    Fine Artist
  • Rachel Hebert is a fine and commercial artist. Her work spans drawings and paintings to murals and dimensional work. She has been a dancer, performance and circus artist. Raised in an extremist religious household of American missionaries, she is interested in the intersection of the seen and unseen worlds, often combining realism with dream and symbolic elements. She lives in the Bay Area, California. She is new to the world of digital art and NFTs.

  • Thomas Macaulay

    Reporter
    The Next Web
  • Thomas has been a tech journalist for five years. He initially covered business technology, before moving to his current role at The Next Web, where he primarily focuses on AI, web3, and big tech. Prior to pursuing a career in journalism, Thomas worked in medical research for the National Health Service in the UK and as an English teacher in Spain.

  • Ashton Barger

    Head of Partnerships & Events
    Zebu Digital
  • Ashton Barger is the Head of Partnerships & Events for Zebu Digital, a web3 marketing agency providing firepower for web3 brands that matter. Ashton focuses on planning events for clients and the company, and is leading planning for Zebu Live, their second annual web3 conference coming to London this September 22-23. He also enjoys traveling, photography, skiing, and recently, scuba diving!

  • Edward Snowden

    Whistleblower & Cybersecurity Expert
  • Edward Snowden shocked the world in 2013 when he broke with the intelligence establishment and revealed that the U.S. government was pursuing an unprecedented system of mass surveillance with the potential to collect every single phone call, text message and email of every person on earth. He currently serves as president of the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. Since gaining asylum in Russia, Snowden has remained in the headlines as an impassioned and authoritative champion of privacy, civil liberties and cybersecurity during what he calls “the greatest redistribution of power since the Industrial Revolution".

  • 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.

  • Gavin Wood

    Co-Founder of Parity Technologies
    President of Web3 Foundation
  • Dr. Gavin Wood is the Co-Founder of Parity Technologies and President of Web3 Foundation. Gavin is developing the next generation of blockchain technology with Polkadot, the interoperability platform he designed to connect all public and private blockchains. Polkadot will serve as a key building block in the decentralised web 3.0, meant to disrupt centralised internet powers and provide a platform for developers to create more equitable, peer-to-peer societal institutions that are not possible today.
    Gavin began originating blockchain technology as Co-Founder and CTO of Ethereum. He conceived the Solidity language (a programming language oriented to write smart contracts), invented Proof-of-Authority consensus, and designed and implemented the Whisper protocol.

  • Changpeng Zhao

    Founder & CEO
    Binance
  • Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record of successful startups. He launched Binance in 2017 and within 180 days, grew it into the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. An expert in blockchain and trading systems, CZ has built Binance into the leading blockchain ecosystem, comprised of Binance Exchange, Labs, Launchpad, Info, Academy, Research, Trust Wallet and Charity Foundation. In 2005, CZ quit his role as head of the Bloomberg Tradebook Futures Research & Development team and moved to Shanghai to start Fusion Systems. Soon thereafter, he learned about Bitcoin and joined Blockchain.info as Head of Technology.

  • Sergey Nazarov

    Co-founder
    Chainlink
  • Sergey Nazarov is the Co-founder of Chainlink, the leading decentralized oracle network used by global enterprises and projects at the forefront of the blockchain space. Chainlink enables smart contracts on any blockchain to reliably connect to real-world data and currently secures billions in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance, and gaming industries, among others. Working with leading banks, insurance companies, and large technology firms on the creation of universally connected smart contracts gives Nazarov a unique perspective on what is required to drive mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

  • 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
  • Emin Gün Sirer 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.

  • 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.

  • Bruno Škvorc

    Founder
    RMRK
  • After a life of web 2, Bruno started out in Ethereum in 2015 and did education for a bit, teaching web2 developers how to work with web3. In 2018 he got hired by Status to work on Ethereum 2.0, and in 2019 got hired by Web3 Foundation to work on Polkadot and Kusama. Since the end of 2020 Bruno has been working on the RMRK project with a team of now 12 people – find them all on RMRK.app - Protocol for the next generation NFTs at the bottom.

  • Aditya Turakhia

    Director-Global Institutional Markets of Ripple
  • Aditya Turakhia is a Director in Ripple's Institutional Markets team, based in London. Adi is responsible for various company wide initiatives surrounding liquidity, market adoption and risk management. Prior to joining Ripple, he spent ~7 years at Goldman Sachs within its Global Markets (FX and EM business) in COO / Management and Strategy roles, a brief stint in High Frequency Trading at Flow Traders and Equity Derivative Sales at HSBC Singapore.

  • Lili Zhao

    Ecosystem Growth Director
    Neo Global Development Europe
  • A Chinese native, Lili holds an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of London. Lili is a trendsetter in the cryptocurrency space. She possesses cross-disciplinary experiences in the areas of wealth management, media, education, and blockchain across China, UK, and Switzerland. Based out of the Crypto Valley in Switzerland, Lili is a start-up mentor for the incubation program at CV Labs (an early-stage venture capital investor) and has advised numerous companies. Most recently, she served as a board member for the Crypto Valley Association. Prior to joining NGD, Lili held various managerial positions at two Swiss private banks and funded her own companies.

  • Dylan Dewdney

    Lead of NFT3 and Kylin Network and Co-Founder of OneBit Digital
  • Dylan Dewdney is a longtime crypto and blockchain enthusiast (2011), currently CSO of Kylin Network and CEO of NFT3. He believes in the fundamental transformative power of blockchain technology to change our lives for the better. Specifically, he is interested in decentralized data systems and platforms of all kinds. He also popularized the notion of 'dedata' or decentralized data.

  • Merk & Kremont

    (Fede and Joe)
    DJ
  • Merk & Kremont (Fede and Joe) first met in Fede's basement in their home town of Milan. They started talking music, soon realizing they had the same vision, and started working together on a series of bootlegs all the way to their first successful original production, Tundra, in 2013. The Italian duo's musical influences range from Daft Punk to Fedde Le Grand, and the great House classics – and although Joe started out producing Hip-Hop beats whilst Fede was more into Pop– they found the perfect combination of ingredients to develop what is now recognized as their unique sound. A sound that has been described as “grinding ‘n’ groovy”. Merk & Kremont have since been unleashing massive club hits, garnering the support of everyone who counts in clubland.

  • Kadine James

    Creative Technologist
    Yahoo
  • Kadine is considered one of the topmost influential women working in Digital Fashion ML, 3D Printing, augmented reality, virtual reality, spatial computing, XR, immersive gaming, and innovation. A pioneer in leading change in the immersive technology industry. She works at the intersection of future technology, strategy, and storytelling, engaging audiences across the globe around the future applications of emerging technologies. Kadine is the founder of The Immersive KIND , a creative technology crypto fashion and digital arts collective exploring the future of post-reality experiences.Kadine is Founder, Metaverse Architect, Creative Technologist, Art Director, Artist, Activist, Digital Curator, Immersive XR producer, Digitalmaker, innovator & emerging technology leader.

  • Zaki Manian

    Co-Founder of Sommelier
  • Zaki Manian is a Co-Founder of Sommelier, the most powerful coprocessor yet for DeFi traders and Liquidity Providers. He’s also a Co-Founder of iqlusion, which provides infrastructure like a data centre and a Cosmos validator for next-gen crypto technologies. Previously, Zaki helped build the Cosmos ecosystem, including launching the first public Cosmos testnet, and served as a director of Tendermint. Zaki has been a leading developer in the blockchain space since 2014, when he taught himself cryptography and began contributing to projects including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and Tendermint. Having studied history of science at the University of Pennsylvania, Zaki’s skill sets in software engineering, programming, and computer science are largely self-taught.

  • Mark Emanuel Cachia

    Founder
    Scytale Ventures
  • Mark Emanuel Cachia founded Scytale Ventures in 2017, to combine his financial industry experience with the technological know-how and blockchain industry access of Ed Hesse, Gavin Wood, and Aeron Buchanan. Scytale Ventures advises the blockchain venture investment vehicle Scytale Horizon, which is now in wind-down mode, having realized over 2,000% in gross profits. Scytale Horizon II, which closed in early 2022, invests in teams driving the adoption of blockchain. He advises a number of foundations and companies in the blockchain space, including the Web 3 Foundation and Ocean Protocol.
    Originally from New York, he spent over 20 years in various roles in financial markets and asset management in the US and Europe prior to 2017.

  • ChartFuMonkey

    Business Development & Partnerships
    Magic Eden
  • Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week
  • Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week, 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.

  • Zia Word

    Co founder & General Partner
    Matterblock
  • Zia is an experienced entrepreneur with two exits. Involved in blockchain since 2013, she was co-founder & CSO of crypto & blockchain ecosystem 途赞 in China, exiting late 2018. She has consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. She has since consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. Zia started Matterblock, with partner Erhan Korhaliller to invest in and support Web3 projects pushing the culture forward. She regularly appears on Sky News & Sky Business sharing insights on the industry.

  • 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.

  • Denelle Dixon

    CEO and Executive Director
    Stellar Development Foundation
  • Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered.  Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. During her tenure at Mozilla, she led the organization’s business, revenue and policy teams including the ongoing fight for Net Neutrality and the global effort to ensure that people can control their personal data. She also pushed Mozilla to understand how to partner with commercial entities while staying true to its core mission of openness, innovation, and opportunity on the web. A lawyer by trade, Denelle previously served as a general counsel and legal advisor in private equity and technology.Throughout her career, Denelle has been a vocal advocate for net neutrality, encryption, the disclosure of vulnerabilities by governments, and greater user choice and control.

  • Lisa N Edwards

    Founding Partner & Influencer
    GettingStartedinCrypto.com & Visual Media Group
  • Lisa N Edwards is a trusted name in cryptocurrency circles. Originating from a strong media background, having owned, and run Melbourne, Australia’s most highly successful Acting Modelling and Casting Agency. Since Bitcoin was created, Lisa has been at the forefront of cryptocurrency, an Elliot Wave specialist trader, with 25 plus years of experience in Traditional Stocks and Commodities and now exclusively in Cryptocurrency. Her businesses include GettingStartedInCrypto.com, ThousandsToMillions.com, LisaBot.com, and TheMoonMag.com. Combining her passions to show the world how crypto & NFTs will revolutionize the film industry, Lisa’s excited to showcase this new funding structure with her crypto film script - COINRUNNERS.

  • Ben Lakoff

    Co-Founder / Business Lead
    Charged Particles
  • Background in Finance (CFA), active Angel Investor & advisor since 2016. Obsessed with all things startups, companies I’ve worked with have raised over $150M in funding in the past 3 years. Advisor for a number of companies in the space and currently mentoring at The LAO (http://thelao.io/), Tachyon and Kernel. (https://www.notion.so/What-is-KERNEL-b9520eb29d954f5fb709150cae3975b1)

  • Elnaz Sarraf

    Founder & CEO
    ROYBI Inc. / UniGalax
  • Elnaz Sarraf is the CEO and founder of the award-winning Roybi Robot – the world’s first AI-powered smart toy to teach children language and STEM skills. It also has been named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions in Education, on the 2019 CNBC Upstart 100 list as one of the world’s most promising startups, and on Fast Company’s 2019 World-Changing Ideas. Elnaz is also a Board Member at the Consumer Technology Association, Small Business Council, and a member of Forbes Technology Council.

    Growing up as a woman in Iran, Elnaz witnessed the limited opportunities, leading her on her journey in the U.S. to become an entrepreneur and create a technology that would empower children by providing universal access to personalized learning and an education that prepares them for a better future. With 15 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, Elnaz leads ROYBI (creator of Roybi Robot); an investor-backed EdTech company that raised $4.2 million in its seed round focusing on early childhood education and self-guided learning through artificial intelligence.

    Before starting ROYBI, Elnaz co-founded and led a consumer electronics/IoT company, iBaby, serving as the company's President. As an immigrant and female founder, Elnaz has made worthy accomplishments in a short duration of living in the US. Honors include being selected as Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Milestone Maker, named the Woman of Influence through Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Entrepreneur of The Year in Silicon Valley. She has been a speaker at several conferences such as the Mobile World Congress, ASU GSV Summit, Consumer Technology Association, and more.

  • Francisco Agosti

    Business Development Director
    Moonbeam Network
  • Francisco is responsible for the ecosystem development at Moonbeam, where he aims to continuously build out the ecosystem through different project integrations, tools, and infrastructure. Francisco has extensive experience working in business development strategies.

  • Corey Wilton

    Co-Founder at Mirai Labs the Creator of Pegaxy
  • Corey is the co-founder of Pegaxy, currently the largest game on the Polygon chain moving over $180M in volume in 4 months. He began his first company within crypto in 2018, a customer support company designed to assist ICO companies with their customer service.

  • Paul Sears

    Co-founder
    Spaceship Management & Visionary Sapiens Management and Publishing
  • Paul started his professional career helping out in studios, writing songs and organizing the professional lives of singers on crossover club records, produced in Italy, where he built his niche business working with Italian talent with international potential. His first real management job was in the 90’s with Whigfield who went to the #1 in the UK charts for 4 weeks running with “Saturday Night”. He has been managing Benny Benassi since 2002, with whom he won a Grammy, had multiplatinum hits, produced artists such as Madonna and Chris Brown and played at the world's biggest festivals, such as Coachella, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival to name a handful. With Off Limits, Italy, he set up a pioneering service to collect Neighbouring Rights for artists before the Internet existed and has been an active music publisher for 30 years. In 2009 he co-founded Spaceship Management, guiding the careers of Italian talent such as Crookers, the Bloody Beetroots, Alex Gaudino, as well as Benny Benassi and the multi-platinum duo, Merk & Kremont. In 2020 he co founded Visionary Sapiens Management and Publishing, brokering deals between top Italian hiphop artists and the likes of Quavo, Timbaland, Offset, Gunna, Lil TJay, Future to name but a couple.

  • Nirmala Shome

    Head of Community
    The Fabricant
  • Nirmala Shome joined The Fabricant in 2020 and has worked across product, production and now heading up the Community pillar to focus on The Fabricant's mission to grow and nurture the new digital only fashion ecosystem. She started off in advertising and digital production working across Melbourne and New York and now is based in Amsterdam. In her past web2 life she worked on product innovation teams at Spotify, Google Creative Lab, Xbox, Nike, Samsung, Apple, and more to deliver consumer facing solutions for emerging tech. She now spends her time thinking about web 3 ecology and how to steward the new equitable economy.

  • Isa Kivlighan

    Marketeer
    The Fabricant
  • Isa works across product and marketing at The Fabricant, a decentralized digital fashion house building the wardrobe of the metaverse. She was previously Head of Marketing for both the HBAR Foundation and at the DeFi protocol Aave. In her spare time, Isa is an active angel investor and advisor to projects across the DeFi, gaming, and digital fashion spaces.

  • Alberto Viera

    Developer Relations Manager
    Moonbeam
  • Alberto Viera is a Mechanical Eng. with a Ph.D. in Internal Combustion Engines.
    You might ask yourself, "What is this guy doing here?" The old saying goes, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." I've been very passionate about blockchain since around 2013, so I decided to switch careers to join something that I believe is part of the future. Since then, I joined the Moonbeam project in June 2020 and have worked in Developer Relations.

  • Tim Mangnall

    CEO
    Capital Block
  • Tim Mangnall, the CEO of Capital Block. A leading NFT consulting agency. Capital Block help sports IP owners build clear and robust NFT strategies for the long-term and connect them with the best NFT platforms, blockchains and partners in the market. Capital Block help create true fan engagement through NFT strategies and call the likes of Galatasaray, AS Monaco, Legia Warsaw, Trabzonspor and many other European super clubs their partners.

  • Robyn Linn

    Co-Founder | Business Developer
    Vetter
  • ‘Rockin Robyn’ has been developing business start-ups into multimillion dollar success stories since 2003, which gives the Vetter Ecosystem a unique advantage in the crypto sphere. With her intuitive skills in branding, video presence and award-winning production, communication and partnership expansion— Robyn’s a powerhouse and dynamic leader in the Vetter CrowdX Platform and Vetter Ignition Launchpad.

  • Marvin Tong

    Co-founder
    Phala Network
  • Marvin Tong
    Co-founder of Phala Network, Investment Advisor of PAKA Fund, Co-organizer of Privacy Computing In China. Former Senior Product Manager at Tencent & Didi.

  • Charlie Rapino

    VP of Artist First
    VP Producer of Public Pressure
  • In the music industry, Charlie Rapino is synonymous with continuous success with four decades of hits under his belt. As an A&R Expert, Talent Manager, and Producer, he has a true gift for transforming talent into award-winning artists. Co-creator of the Rapino Brothers, he helped create one of the most dominant UK production teams of the 90s that included global superstars such as Take ThatKylie MinogueCoronaHaddawayGeri Haliwell, and Kym Mazelle. Being a true musical dilettante, Rapino has also been an Advisor for Ennio Morricone, Musical Consultant at Polydor Records, and judge Italy’s biggest talent show Amici.

  • Emma Iovino

    DJ
  • Emma has always been passionate about music. In the Seventies and Eighties she had her own show on various independent radio stations in around Rome, including her own programme on the prestigious national state-owned network, Rai Radio 3. She played vinyls in clubs and discos around Italy, one of the very few Female djs at the time, specialising in Latin American dance tracks. She would go to South America regularly to source the music and pick up vinyls that were unavailable in Europe.

    She put her music career on hold as she went into the world of television and cinema working as a set designer for TV shows, advertisements and videoclips.

    She then spent twenty years as an activist for women’s rights, promoting legislation in Italy in defence of abused women.

    In 2018 she decided to start djing again with a sound ranging from afrohouse to melodic and organic house with some techno influences. She has her own “Curly House” party in Northern Italy.

  • Ivor "Voshy" Ivosevic

    CEO
    BlastCtrl
  • Started working on Solana while NFTs didn't yet exist on the chain. Worked closely with original metaplex team to make Solana NFTs right and helped define the NFT metadata standard on Solana. After holding top positions on few biggest projects in the Solana ecosystem, decided to start his own consultancy agency to be able to help as many cool projects as possible looking to push Solana forward.

  • Ori Levi

    CEO
    NFTrade
  • Ori Levi, CEO of NFTrade Bitcoiner and cryptocurrency enthusiast since 2012. Digital marketer with over 15 years of experience in PR, SEO, and content marketing. Designing and building projects from ideation to completion, and has been advising top blockchain projects for the better half of a decade.

  • Cyril Babalola

    Co-founder
    Meishu
  • A crypto enthusiast and co-founder of Meishu token, I am passionate about blockchain technology and what the future holds for the industry. Meishu is a NextGen Gaming, Music, and Utility Token that offers users a whole new experience in the world of cryptocurrencies. Having been in crypto since 2018, I like how quickly the average person can learn and interact with it and how we can be all connected regardless of where we are in the world.

  • Nadeem Daya

    Founder
    VYBEZ
  • Musician / Producer / DJ / Entrepreneur, Nadeem’s career to date includes work on Video Games - he was involved in soundtracks for Call Of Duty, Silent Hill, House of the Dead; Music Projects - He’s produced several, multi million streaming house and electronic records, and more recently Tech. As part of Lars Rasmussen’s (Google Maps) music startup, he was selected to participate in the inaugural Techstars Music program which introduced him to Tech and more specifically blockchain and Web 3. A lifelong creative, his latest venture - VYBEZ - aims to change the way consumers and producers interact with, create, remix and share Music.

  • Eric McIntire

    CCO
    Fancy Studios
  • Eric was gaming before he was walking. Beginning with ColecoVision right up to Elden Ring, his passion for gaming never waned. From playing to developing and everything in between he just loved games. Once Eric started mining for ETH with his gaming GPU, a new passion was born, blockchain. He immersed himself and shortly after, got intimately involved with large and successful crypto projects. Then came Fancy Birds, a retro styled Play And Earn blockchain project with 16-bit assets could not be a better fit. His love and devotion for all things gaming and blockchain is unmatched. If you see him, ask him to show you a picture of his retro collection.

  • Piers Ridyard

    CEO
    Radix DLT
  • Piers Ridyard is the CEO of Radix DLT (radixdlt.com). Radix is the only decentralized network where developers will be able to build quickly without the constant threat of exploits and hacks, where every improvement will get rewarded, and where scale will never be a bottleneck. Piers also founded and exited Surematics, a YCombinator company, and was mining on the genesis block of Ethereum in July of 2015. Piers graduated from the University of Manchester and the University of Law, and has a CFA level 1.

  • Jesus Rodriguez

    CEO and Co-Founder
    IntoTheBlock
  • Jesus Rodriguez is the CEO and co-founder of IntoTheBlock, a platform focused on enabling an intelligent infrastructure for the crypto markets. In addition to his operational work, Jesus is a guest lecturer at Columbia University and founded The Sequence, one of the most popular AI newsletters in the world. Jesus’s career includes several successful exits as an entrepreneur and tenures building cloud systems at Microsoft and quantitative trading platforms for several Wall Street hedge funds. He serves as is an active investor in over a 50 startups in areas such as web3, enterprise software and machine learning.

  • Brandon Smith

    Co-Founder & CPO
    Ethereum Worlds
  • With a successful 7 figure eCommerce brand under his belt, in 2021 Brandon successfully transitioned into the Web3.0 and NFT space with the industry disrupting, vertical Metaverse; Ethereum Towers. As CPO, he has his sights firmly fixed on generating a truly SocialFi Metaverse experience for the residents and visitors of the wider Ethereum Worlds ecosystem. Community-centricity is at the heart of every decision Brandon and the Ethereum Towers make, ensuring that their (virtual) reality lives up to expectations of their supporters and stakeholders. So far they have traded over $5M million in virtual Apartment assets, raised over $1M in private funding and amassed a community of 30k+. Ethereum Towers are proving to be a serious contender to the larger Metaverse monoliths.

  • Max Stanišić

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Artium
  • CEO & Co-founder of Artium, Digital Asset Agency, where we help you develop your ideas through Web3 services. Let's bring your favourite art from the digital world to a physical reality through Artium Frames.

  • Greg Zaitsev

    CTO
    Unique Network
  • From his early success in building the first large crypto index, Crypto 100, to winning Hacksauma, Kusama's hackathon, and his innovative work as the CTO of Unique Network, Greg Zaitsev has always had an eye toward the next generation of technology. Greg is currently one of the key builders in Polkadot, where he filed the first grant application (C++ API) and built the first NFTs in the ecosystem, Substrapunks, on the Unique Test et 1.0. Following Unique Network's recent Kusama and Polkadot parachain wins, which will bring limitless, advanced features to a global audience, Greg and his team are hard at work bringing blockchain into a more dynamic, sustainable, and accessible future.

  • Michael Smolenski

    Founder
    Lightstreams
  • Michael is the founder of Lightstreams a blockchain team that has developed a new "Pay-to-View NFT" that enables content creators to publish and earn income across multiple platforms. Using web3 technology the same digital content is distributed across platforms without any centralized dependency and all payments are managed by one token. Michael has been working for various startups in the crypto space since 2014 when he became hooked on the idea of decentralized technology. His career experience includes working at Goldman Sachs, Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Bank.

  • Bobby Makepeace

    Community Manager and Lead
    VRFuture
  • I am the Community Manager and Lead for VRFuture. I Host and Co-Host Twitter Spaces & Shows daily.

  • Danette

    Web3 Futurist
  • Danette’s journey into web3 began in 2018 when she worked at Infinity Blockchain labs, the largest blockchain development firm in S.E.Asia. She quickly became one of the top performers in the company and began writing and speaking internationally on blockchain technology. In 2020, Danette went all in on crypto during Defi Summer and later that year became an NFT collector. Danette dove deep into the NFT space and soon became one of the leaders in the NFT community. Danette runs two groups: The Crypto Rabbit Hole and the NFT Parteez channel. She also consults clients on what to do and, more importantly, what NOT to do within the degen culture and how to succeed in the NFT marketplace. Danette is passionate about the future that Web3 will enable and is dedicated to sharing the vision.

  • Tomás Domingos

    Vice-President
    Curate
  • Tomás Domingos is the Vice-President of Curate an NFT Marketplace with innovative solutions, being cross-chain and gasless. Advisor and consultant for multiple NFT-related projects, and NFT Lecturer at Nuclio Digital School.

  • Yingzi Yuan

    Founder and Builder of Metaverse Summit
  • Yingzi is the Founder and builder of Metaverse Summit, an international convention showcasing technology and creativity around Metaverse. As a culture and entertainment industry enthusiast, Yingzi previously worked in entertainment holding group Vivendi as an innovation strategist. Then she joined Ubisoft’s Strategic Innovation Lab as a Strategist and Innovation Manager, this background has led her to become one of the company's task force with the mission to explore how new technologies could reshape the landscape of entertainment, analyzing their potential impact in various areas. She’s been invited as guest speaker in multiple conferences in entertainment-tech : VR Days Europe, World XR Forum, Laval Virtual, Siggraph, EthDenver…

  • Soheil Zabihi

    Head of Partnerships
    XT.com
  • An avid Dubai-based Crypto enthusiast, Soheil is a keen contributor within the Dubai crypto community assisting companies from early stages of growth to DAO management and helping them engage in audiences on a global level.

  • Dana Licata

    Co-Founder
    Metafrag
  • Dana has been involved in the crypto space since 2016 as an avid blockchain researcher and investor. She started her first blockchain venture in 2017 with an automated crypto trading bot, which utilized stochastic optimization implemented using Fast.ai. Passionate about decentralization, she has continued to help research and develop several experimental dApps across different ecosystems. Most recently, she has taken on the role of pioneering strategy and development for Metafrag, a curated marketplace and toolsuite which facilitates the creation of Real Estate Investment Groups for the metaverse.

  • Caroline Johnova

    COO
    WEYU
  • Caroline Johnova is a multi-disciplinary creative tech leader, working across metaverse production and crypto fashion, as well as blockchain and NFT to create the next-generation of interactive experiences for web3. As a power connector, Caroline is excited about the prospect of communities joining together and democratizing access to capital and strongly encourages women interested in entering the web3 sector to join several relevant communities and get involved in at least one NFT project they like. She views the web3 as a development to create new environments with a progressive culture beyond real-world divisions of race, gender, religion, politics, and geography.

  • Mahima Chaudhury

    Artist & NFT Art Manager
    Reality Gaming Group
  • Mahima – or “Immy” – is a 21 year old creative who has spent the past 3 years working as an artist inside and beyond the NFT space. A strong figure within the creative space, she has helped many beginner artists find their feet in the world of crypto art. Alongside creating artwork and building a community, she works as an NFT Art Manager - curating strong artistic teams by hand picking talent whom she believes would be best suited for the client - as an art manager she produces drop strategies that assist in releasing NFTs to newcomers of the crypto art community

  • Rafael Guerreiro

    Founder
    Young Rebels - Web3 Studios
  • Rafael is a serial entrepreneur since age 12. At age 16, he founded SlashWeb - being later recognized as one of the top 50 startups present at Web Summit 2018. Today SlashWeb - Web3 Studios works with multiple brands in the metaverse and NFT space, innovating the creation and marketing of disruptive projects in this rapidly growing industry.

  • Agyle

    Co-founder
    Talisman
  • Previously a game designer, and a web3 venture builder. Agyle now runs Talisman, the wallet for Polkadot.

  • Die Schwarze Katze

    Serial Web3 Cofounder, Mentor and Investor
  • Die Schwarze Katze is a pseudonymous little Black Kat with paws in DAOs, DEXs, generalist DeFi and decentralized investments alike. She advices some NFT projects across continents, cofounds some others in the Cosmos ecosystem, invests in Venture DAOs and has a penchant for crypto altruism, international crypto regulations and Tokenomics. A Gitcoin Kernel Defi mentor, when she's not working, she chases lil cats and posts pictures of them for the entertainment of Crypto Twitter on @DSchwarzeKatze

  • Brownrygg

    DAO Experience Designer
  • Community Architect for web3 startups. Strategic process development consultant for DAOs. Core team at pubDAO & mClub. Remote design-thinking workshop creator & facilitator. With over a decade of experience in community management on and off line in multi-cultural contexts like Africa, China, Europe and USA, Brownrygg spends most of his time developing decentralized organization models and coaching core teams to work more efficiently to build web3 communities that can change the world. When not diving into web3 projects he leads UN Blue Economy innovation capacity development programs in the Caribbean. Reach him @brownrygg on twitter.

  • David Chapman (KBL)

    Founder of Kusama Kingdom NFT
    Silvermine Capital
  • David is a Principal at Silvermine, where he works across all of investment activities and leads our NFT initiatives at Lucky Friday. He is also the creator of one of the highest grossing NFT projects on Kusama – the Kusama Kings and Queens. Developing ground-breaking community-driven investing utilities for holders, which creates durable value for the collection long after mint and simultaneously providing unique access for potential Silvermine investments.

  • Nikki Ainsworth

    Social Media & Community Manager
    Flower Girls NFT
  • Nikki is actively creating content - as well as managing & growing social media accounts for herself, clients & businesses -since 2014. She takes care of social media, marketing, copywriting & immersing herself in the latest trends/platforms online - You can find her on Flower Girls NFT Twitter or Discord; creating content and engaging with her community.

  • Holly Hammer

    Partnerships Manager
    Azerion (Habbo, Habbo X and Hotel Hideaway)
  • Holly has worked for Sulake Oy (owned by Azerion) since 2019. She began her career in the gaming industry as a customer experience expert before taking on the role of partnerships manager to help curate and coordinate a virtual concert series in Hotel Hideaway. At present, Holly works on partnerships for Habbo X, the blockchain version of the original Habbo Hotel. She is passionate about Web3 and the many use cases for NFTs and the blockchain.

  • Richard Rauser

    Head of Innovation
    Token Traxx
  • Richard Rauser has a 25 years of engineering and team-leading experience. Ex Just Eat, The Guardian, MTV, and Expedia. Creator of DynaStripes NFT art project, member of Finimize Crypto Leadership Team

  • Nir Hemo

    Business Solutions
    Algorand
  • Nir is the Business Solutions lead at Algorand, blockchain infrastructure that offers the interoperability and capacity to handle the volume of transactions needed for decentralized finance (DeFi), financial institutions, and governments to smoothly transition into FutureFi.Nir studied Economics, Data Science, and Finance at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzlia, and Bocconi di Milano and joined to Algorand in 2020. As a Business Solution Consultant who specializes in Gaming, NFTs and DeFi, Nir has helped dozens of companies raise funds, remove friction and achieve their business goals using blockchain technology.

  • Nick Beato

    Founder
    Blackchip DAO
  • Nicks' is a tech futurist that's consumed by the possibilities of web3 and focused on the intersection of technology and human potential. He's a dedicated backer of the blockchain industry, having invested in dozens of projects and advised several others with great potential. Crypto native since 2015, previously in the hedge fund space now founder of Blackchip. Blackchip is a VC backed collectible-focused DAO on Ethereum that aims to explore investment opportunities for 'blue-chip' assets both physical and digital. They encompass artwork, wine, whisky, memorabilia, classic cars and NFTs. https://twitter.com/BlackchipDAO

  • Jure Zih

    Founder
    Sway Social
  • Jure is an entrepreneur, visionary, and pioneer in the NFT space. In 2018, he co-founded 0xcert, the first protocol for certifying non-fungible tokens and the first dapp framework for ERC-721. One year later with Veebo, he built a digital merchandise e-commerce platform for monetizing fandom. Recently with Clout.art and now with Sway Social, he is exploring NFT-powered social capital in the web3 and open metaverse.

  • Paige Horinek

    Co-Founder of Metafrag
    Partner, Atomind Ventures
  • Paige Horinek is a serial entrepreneur for several Web3 oriented projects. With experience in early-stage business development, she has successfully helped launch one of Switzerland's leading boutique Venture Capital firms, Atomind inc. In her role as project lead at Atomind, Paige has focused on the innovation of private equity through decentralized financial tools. The projects she currently presides over– Accredited Wallet:a b2b enterprise solution for private equity companies looking to gain exposure to crypto warkets; Metafrag: a metaverse marketplace and governance suite for metaverse land; and SPE: a collaborative consumer marketplace for creative professionals to launch ventures

  • Tyler Swope

    aka Chico Crypto
    Influencer
  • Tyler Swope is the founder of the popular cryptocurrency based YouTube Channel Chico Crypto which has been producing daily content since 2017. He began his crypto journey in 2013 and ever since then has felt a compelling need to help people understand and decipher the world of blockchain. His channel is very well known for breaking down complex topics and making it easy to understand for his subscribers. The Chico Crypto channel covers crypto tokens, DeFi, NFTs, GameFi and the metaverse. Sometimes he even produces a funny skit poking fun at this crazy blockchain world.

  • Tin Šarić

    COO
    BitX.hr
  • Tin is a Product design and strategy consultant for blockchain technology. He's also a security systems programmer turned blockchain enthusiast (2016.). Co-creator of the first Croatian cryptostamp and the first croatian commercial music NFT. Founder of Bitx.hr, a blockchain development and consultancy company. Founder of Uptownrecords.eu , the first croatian NFT oriented record label.

  • Jacobo Toll-Messia

    Founder & CEO
    Nahmii AS
  • Jacobo Toll-Messia, Founder and CEO at Nahmii AS, was a managing consultant for IBM Global Business services before launching Nahmi AS. At IBM, he specialized in product and business development, strategic planning, distributed systems, and data management. Before that, he was a program manager and country manager at Epsis. Jacobo is a thought leader and expert in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and the Web3 industry

  • Michael MKX

    Founder and Lead Magician
    Tollan Worlds
  • Michael is a Co-Founder and CEO of Tollan Worlds, a Pixel art 2D virtual world where players can play, learn, socialize, create & earn, that its lightweight graphics open doors to Metaverse to a wider audience. In addition to his leading position, Michael is a long-term crypto & NFT Enthusiast, one of his biggest regrets is deciding not to mint BAYC. Being Ukrainian himself, Michael currently resides in Europe where he participates in multiple DAOs and organizations that support and give education and opportunities to Ukrainian refugees all around the EU.

  • Pertti Reponen

    Business Developer for NFTs
    Sulake Oy
  • Pertti has worked at Sulake since early 2022. Pertti’s roots reside in game-based learning and community-good blockchain entities for the past 8 years. From these experiences stem his immense passion for value creation and, above all, value discovery and utility development in the Web3 world. At Sulake, Pertti works as a business developer for NFTs. In this role, he is at the crossroads of various internal and external functions, such as legal affairs, marketing, partnerships and token design.

  • Guil. Sperb Machado

    Founder
    AxLabs
  • Guil. is a researcher, entrepreneur, and software engineer. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zürich, contributing to his first blockchain project in 2013. Together with AxLabs, he joined the Neo ecosystem in late 2018 to focus on building top-notch Developer Experience tools. In 2021, AxLabs was appointed as a Council Member on Neo N3, actively taking part in its governance. Moreover, he's one of the key idealists behind GrantShares DAO, where project grants are provided through a decentralized and on-chain decision process

  • V Ray

    CEO
    Golden Ratio
  • In the early days of her career, V Ray focused on robotics and then AI solution design in the beauty industry. Years of consulting across a spectrum of projects lead to an opportunity to build a new social media with top influencer, Michelle Phan. While working full-time for the new company, she started mentoring 1:1 with Brendan Kane and learning the full scope of digital strategy from a true expert. When Web 3 started taking off, she saw the potential to step in and apply her skillsets of strategy, business development, and experience design to this new industry. Now, she has fully transitioned into Web 3/Crypto/NFTs and is focused on consulting, designing a co-ed social club to empower Women in Web 3, and creating content through social media to educate the mainstream.

  • Rupert Barksfield

    Project Lead
    Amulet
  • With over 15 years of experience in the tech industry spanning DeFI, Fintech, Medtech, and adtech he has a broad understanding of multiple verticals. A founding member of the Coin Telegraph innovation circle he is currently the project lead of Amulet the first DeFi insurance protocol for the Solana and rust ecosystems.

  • Joseph Liu

    Founder
    nftperp
  • Joseph is the founder and CEO of nftperp — a perpetual futures dex for NFTs. He is a member of SweeperDAO, an NFT focused investment DAO. Joseph has background in crypto native VC firm Varys Capita, web2 product management and consulting. He loves everything DeFi and is a certified degen NFT collector.

  • Zoé Meckbach

    COO MH-IT, EU Growth Lead
    Phala Network & Polkadot
  • Zoé is COO of MH-IT and leads European growth activities for Phala Network. She joined the Polkadot ecosystem in 2019. Since then she took over the role as global head ambassador of events for Polkadot and is also an on-chain council member for Phala Network.With her background in Cybersecurity and international business, Zoé’s passion it to break down complex concepts into simple to understand content to educate the mass

  • Paul Price

    Co-Founder
    Top Dog Studios
  • Builder, creator, and breaker of things. Paul is currently founder at Top Dog Studios, a Web 3 agency that was born out of a highly successful NFT collectibles project. Paul helps brands, artists, and creators successfully navigate the wonderful world of Web 3. Paul was previously the Head of Cyber at a Saudi conglomerate and security lead at a world-renowned law firm where Paul protected the reputations and privacy of the world's most successful people. His work has won industry awards and has been featured on the front page of Forbes and across media outlets such as Financial Times, The Guardian, and the BBC.

  • Jesse Eisses

    Co-Founder
    Nosana
  • Jesse has designed and built many decentralized architectures over the years. He co-founded Effect Network in 2016 and now leads the project as the largest platform for the future of work. He's also the co-founder of Nosana, the crowd computing platform to power the Metaverse. Nosana improves web3 security by allowing communities to run the infrastructure of their favorite projects on their personal devices. As a strong beleiver in decentralization, Jesse puts in everything to make web3 a more secure and inclusive space for new users to take part in.

  • Julien Bouteloup

    Founder of Stake DAO
    & BlackPool Finance
  • Julien is the Founder of Stake DAO, BlackPool Finance, rekt.news, Stake Capital and Curve Core Team Member, Blockchain OG. DeFi Builder. HW Eng. First Flash Loan of the history. Massive tech investor "The more your share, the more you get.

  • Federico Kunze Küllmer

    Co-Founder
    Evmos
  • Federico Kunze Küllmer is Co-Founder of Evmos, a protocol designed to enable seamless interoperability between Ethereum and the IBC-enabled blockchains of the Cosmos ecosystem. This latest effort is part of his multi-year work building the foundations of the Internet of Blockchains, a new and hyper-scalable paradigm that sees blockchains as independent projects to be connected in a web. Fede has been a core contributor to a number of Cosmos projects including Tendermint, the Cosmos SDK, IBC, Gravity Bridge and Sommelier and has been building in the blockchain space since 2017 when he was an exchange student at UC Berkeley, where he joined Blockchain at Berkeley.

  • Bojan Andrejek

    CTO & Co-Founder
    The Archipelago
  • Bojan Andrejek is a CTO and Co-founder of The Archipelago, a Solana-based GameFi open-world sandbox-like metaverse built on top of the Unreal Engine 5. Prior to moving into the Web3 space, Bojan had a fruitful 10-year-long career in digital production, filmmaking, and Web2. Bojan shifted his priorities to Web3 with the goal of transforming blockchain industries and markets while integrating IRL components into the metaverse, VR, and AR ecosystems.

  • Andrija Radica

    Dapp Developer
    Virtual Art, Systems & Integration (VASI)
  • Computer Science has been a passion of his since he could remember being self-conscious. Coding his first game at 12 and a physically accurate solar system simulation at 17, it was obvious that creating and observing complex systems was very fulfilling to his soul. Transitioned to Web3 fairly recently in September of 2021 because of memes & dreams, and later became a successful Dapp freelancer. In 2022, shifted to building even cooler DeFi integrated NFTs for startups. Deployed at least a dozen successful smart-contract on EVM-compatible blockchains to date and is a proud and active member of the Cyberkongz community.

  • Leah Lamarr

    Comedian and Web3 Advisor, Chief of Good Vibes
    Party Degenerates
  • Leah Lamarr is one of the fastest rising American comedians. She’s an actress, stand-up comedian, podcast host, and Web3 advisor who has been featured in Rolling Stone, Forbes, Business Insider, The Verge, HBO, E!, CBS, and more. You may know her as the Icon of Clubhouse, the host of iHeartMedia’s Real-Time Crime Podcast, and Time x Robotos (NFT) Entertainer of the Year 2021.

  • Abby Mansfield

    Co-founder & Creative Lead
    Top Dog Studios
  • Abby is founder and creative lead at Web 3 agency Top Dog Studios and artist and founder of Top Dog Beach Club, a multi-million dollar generative NFT collection. She specialises in generative art and one-of-one portraits. Abby has vast international teaching experience as well as knowledge in digital transformation and UX.

  • Hunter "Wiser" Williams

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Unchained Partners
  • Short Bio: Hunter has been involved in blockchain since 2013, with a recent heavy focus on marketing and business development. During Hunter's time as a core team member of several major projects including Hoge Finance, he had hired or worked with nearly every major consulting or marketing firm in the space, but he kept running into the same problem... None of them had a deep understanding of the crypto audience, nor did they have the relationships and experience to ensure execution and controlled outcome. So he and his now partners founded Unchained Partners, a boutique firm aimed to provide all services for a more successful Go-To-Market approach in the Web 3 space.

  • Ryan Meyers

    Chief Anthrobotanical Engineer
    Flower Girls NFT & #ForkHunger
  • Ryan Meyers is an educator at heart and enjoys explaining and demystifying blockchain technology for newcomers to the space. While evacuated for Hurricane Ida, he and his daughter launched #ForkHunger, raising over $140k for their local food banks. Ryan has worked as “Chief Anthrobotanical Engineer” for Flower Girls since 2021 and believes two things to be true and important: the world will be saved by beauty and generosity attracts generosity.

  • Jovan Tisma

    Co-Founder
    All.Art Protocol & SolSea
  • His experience stems from a rich background which includes finance, with him being an advisor for the StreamFlow Finance, Unique Ventures Club, and Metakings studio, all of which are Web3 projects. In the early days of his career, his main focus was the entertainment industry in which he worked as a brand partnership director for the Universal Music Group. He made a transition to enterprise blockchain at the Hyperladger Fiber and later to DeFi at WaykiChain which is a Hong Kong based company with a focus on bringing the blockchain to the masses. In his time there, he served as a business director. Currently, he is making an effort in the NFT space for the purpose of educating the general public on the benefits of migrating to the Web3 business model.

  •  Jonathan Pullinger

    Token Marketing Manager
    Outlier Ventures
  • Former crypto miner, Lightning developer, NFT collector and Token Marketing Manager for Outlier Ventures LLP

  • Boaz ‘Nautilus’ Shoshan

    Comms and Strategy Lead
    Orca
  • Boaz hails from the world of TradFi, with a background as a financial adviser and investment writer. After discovering Bitcoin as an unruly teenager in 2011, he became steadily more interested in the crypto space as he grew older, and focused increasingly on crypto assets in his investment reports and market commentary. Finally in 2021, he discovered Orca and decided the time was right to dive in and go “full-crypto”. You can find him in his free time giving credit ratings to obscure beer brands.

  • Marina Petrichenko

    Crypto Marina
  • Crypto Marina is a growth hacker with 8 years experience of marketing, business development, and project management within the fintech space. During her career she was focusing on crypto/blockchain/Defi/NFT/metaverse projects. Currently Marina is a marketing consultant and Head of Growth at Nym Technologies – a privacy infrastructure that prevents data leakage by protecting metadata at the network and application layers.

  • Shashwat Eternal

    Lead Narrator
    NFT3
  • Shashwat has been a novelist, a founder in normie world, and a marketeer in crypto for 2+ years. He has led the marketing efforts for multiple projects, NFT3 being his third, and brings a cultural lens to everything crypto. His central conviction is that among the 3 big tech frontiers of AI, Bioengineering and Blockchain, blockchain will bring the most benign cultural progress. It is this thesis and the ideal of individual sovereignty he explores as head of Marketing for NFT3.com. Advising many other projects such as Lovelace.world and midanft.com at the same time, his journey has been one of seeking cultural correction and growth for the entire world via the emerging architecture of web3.

  • Vladimir Krstic

    Founder & CEO
    K-Club NFT
  • More than 10 years of experience in the football business. Last year Vladimir discovered the possibilities of blockchain technology and decided to found K-Club NFT. The 1st project of its kind which is completely decentralized and tokenized with the football club FC Rabotnicki based in North Macedonia as the first club in the world to be owned by a blockchain technology based company.

  • Rachel Hebert

    Fine Artist
  • Rachel Hebert is a fine and commercial artist. Her work spans drawings and paintings to murals and dimensional work. She has been a dancer, performance and circus artist. Raised in an extremist religious household of American missionaries, she is interested in the intersection of the seen and unseen worlds, often combining realism with dream and symbolic elements. She lives in the Bay Area, California. She is new to the world of digital art and NFTs.

  • Thomas Macaulay

    Reporter
    The Next Web
  • Thomas has been a tech journalist for five years. He initially covered business technology, before moving to his current role at The Next Web, where he primarily focuses on AI, web3, and big tech. Prior to pursuing a career in journalism, Thomas worked in medical research for the National Health Service in the UK and as an English teacher in Spain.

  • Ashton Barger

    Head of Partnerships & Events
    Zebu Digital
  • Ashton Barger is the Head of Partnerships & Events for Zebu Digital, a web3 marketing agency providing firepower for web3 brands that matter. Ashton focuses on planning events for clients and the company, and is leading planning for Zebu Live, their second annual web3 conference coming to London this September 22-23. He also enjoys traveling, photography, skiing, and recently, scuba diving!

  • 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.

  • Sergey Nazarov

    Co-founder
    Chainlink
  • Sergey Nazarov is the Co-founder of Chainlink, the leading decentralized oracle network used by global enterprises and projects at the forefront of the blockchain space. Chainlink enables smart contracts on any blockchain to reliably connect to real-world data and currently secures billions in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance, and gaming industries, among others. Working with leading banks, insurance companies, and large technology firms on the creation of universally connected smart contracts gives Nazarov a unique perspective on what is required to drive mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

  • Jimmy Song

    Bitcoin Educator
    Programming Blockchain
  • Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin educator, developer and entrepreneur. For the majority of his 20-year programming career, Song has worked as a software developer for a wide array of companies in different fields. He began exploring Bitcoin in 2011 and was contributing to open-source Bitcoin projects by 2013. In 2014, he joined Monetas, where he led the development of Bitcoin integration with open transactions. ​After developing a bitcoin wallet for Armory Technologies, Song became the principal architect for Paxos. In 2018, Song joined Blockchain Capital ​as a venture partner. In addition, he runs Programming Blockchain, a company that trains students around the world in blockchain programming and development techniques.

  • Francis X. Suarez

    Mayor of Miami
  • Francis X. Suarez is the 33rd Mayor of Miami. As the first Miami-born mayor, he is committed to building a Miami that lasts forever and that welcomes everyone. Elected with an electoral mandate of 86 percent, Mayor Suarez has championed the integration of climate adaptive technologies, building practices, and economic policies across all facets of government as part of his Miami Forever Plan. Under his leadership, Miami has cut crime and cut taxes to one of their lowest points in over fifty years, spurring an economic resurgence and expansion across Miami. Mayor Suarez has also pursued a package of affordable housing reforms that leverages federal opportunity zones with the activation of underutilized land to increase access to affordable housing and homeownership for working people and communities of color. As the son of former Miami Mayor, Xavier L. Suarez, Mayor Suarez learned the values of public service and servant-leadership along with the need for economic opportunity, fairness, equal rights, and reconciliation for all. Mayor Suarez earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida International University, graduating in the top ten percent of his class, and then received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Mayor Suarez was recently selected to serve as an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellow and was also named as a Time Future 100 Leader. In July 2020, he was nominated and elected by American mayors to serve as the Second Vice President and President of the US Conference of Mayors for the 2022-2023 term. He currently practices law with Greenspoon Marder LLP, a nationally-recognized law firm specializing in corporate and real-estate transactions. Mayor Suarez is married to Gloria Fonts Suarez. They have a son, Andrew Xavier, and a daughter, Gloriana Pilar. They love Miami and consider themselves blessed to raise their family in the Magic City.

  • Erik Voorhees

    CEO & Founder
    ShapeShift.com
  • Erik Voorhees is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and entrepreneurs. He founded ShapeShift in August 2014 as an elegant, secure, and fast solution to digital asset exchanges. Erik has been a featured guest on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC, BBC Radio, The Peter Schiff Show, and numerous blockchain industry conferences. His past affiliations include: BitInstant, Coinapult, and SatoshiDICE, which was responsible for most of the world’s Bitcoin transactions in 2012 and 2013.

  • Emin Gün Sirer

    Founder and CEO
    Ava Labs
  • Emin Gün Sirer 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.

  • 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.

  • Twobadour

    Steward of
    Metapurse
  • Bio Content strategist, communications professional, and steward of Metapurse, the largest NFT fund in the world.

  • 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.

  • Artur Sychov

    Founder and CEO
    Somnium Space
  • Artur Sychov is the Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has been navigating virtual worlds for more than two decades starting with Ultima Online in 1999, then Second Life, and many more. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Reality worlds with an open and decentralized economy.

  • 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.

  • Tri Pham

    CEO and Co-founder
    KardiaChain
  • Tri is a Tech Startup founder and advisor in London with over 10 years of entrepreneurship experience in multiple sectors such as mobile app, finance, and services. He focuses his business on bringing cutting-edge technologies to the mass.
    Besides being tech-savvy, Tri also has experience in raising and managing to fund for both of his businesses and other award-winning enterprises. He received  Entrepreneurship Grant Award from Santander. 
    Tri is a blockchain enthusiast since 2013 and been researching the technology ever since. From 2017, he actively invested in many successful blockchain projects.
    Tri received his BSc. Applied Physic from Vietnam National University and his MSc. Management from UEA London.

  • Koroush Khaneghah

    Founder
    Market Meditations
  • Koroush Khaneghah is a trader, investor, and entrepreneur. He is also the founder of Market Meditations; one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency newsletters. Koroush is well known for publishing free, comprehensive and easy to interpret cryptocurrency and finance based education across various social media platforms.

  • Jonathan Kol

    Director
    Galaxy Digital
  • Jon is a Director for Galaxy Digital’s Principal Investment Group, where he and his partner oversee the firm’s investments. Jon has been a Venture Capital investor in the Crypto space for a number of years and has backed companies and networks including; Terra, Solana, Radicle, 1inch, FalconX and others. Prior to joining Galaxy, Jon had been a Venture investor for John Burbank’s Passport Capital. Jon previously served in the IDF and earned his bachelor’s in Economics from UC Berkeley.

  • Timothea Horwell

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Orion Protocol
  • Timothea Horwell is Orion Protocol’s Chief Marketing Officer. Over the last decade, she’s worked with tech companies in the data, mobile, and fintech space: from building business strategies at a start-up incubator through to Head of Marketing and Research within Telefonica.

    Focused on driving revenue and growth through commercially-driven marketing strategy, Timothea saw few businesses in the space bridging the gap between crypto and traditional marketing. With the sheer scale of Orion Protocol’s mission to build the future of trading, she’s committed to bringing Orion to the masses.

  • Dylan Dewdney

    Lead of NFT3 and Kylin Network and Co-Founder of OneBit Digital
  • Dylan Dewdney is a longtime crypto and blockchain enthusiast (2011), currently CSO of Kylin Network and CEO of NFT3. He believes in the fundamental transformative power of blockchain technology to change our lives for the better. Specifically, he is interested in decentralized data systems and platforms of all kinds. He also popularized the notion of 'dedata' or decentralized data.

  • Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

    Editor-in-chief
    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.

  • Jon Karas

    President, Co-Founder
    Akoin
  • 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.

  • Mark Emanuel Cachia

    Founder
    Scytale Ventures
  • Mark Emanuel Cachia founded Scytale Ventures in 2017, to combine his financial industry experience with the technological know-how and blockchain industry access of Ed Hesse, Gavin Wood, and Aeron Buchanan. Scytale Ventures advises the blockchain venture investment vehicle Scytale Horizon, which is now in wind-down mode, having realized over 2,000% in gross profits. Scytale Horizon II, which closed in early 2022, invests in teams driving the adoption of blockchain. He advises a number of foundations and companies in the blockchain space, including the Web 3 Foundation and Ocean Protocol.
    Originally from New York, he spent over 20 years in various roles in financial markets and asset management in the US and Europe prior to 2017.

  • 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.

  • Sébastien Borget

    Co-founder and COO
    The Sandbox
  • Sébastien Borget is the Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, a unique virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences using NFTs & SAND, the main utility token of the platform.  Sebastien also became the President of the Blockchain Game Alliance in 2020, a non-profit organization of 170 key members of the industry. He was recently named in the Top #100 most influential people in crypto by CoinTelegraph

  • Jamie Burke

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Outlier Ventures
  • Jamie Burke, Founder, and CEO of Outlier Ventures provides an overview of bitcoin and blockchain and the ways that companies can aggressively push their businesses forward with emerging technologies.
    Burke is a pioneer in the blockchain industry. As Europe's 1st Web 3.0 blockchain venture builder, he and his team have pushed forward on utilizing blockchain as a significant key to emerging trends (AI, Mixed Reality, IoT, and Autonomous Robotics) that will play key roles in multiple industries such as Industry 4.0, eGovt, Health, Mobility, and Smart Cities.

  • 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.

  • Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week
  • Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week, 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.

  • Kyn Chaturvedi

    Chief Operating Officer
    Minterest
  • Kyn Chaturvedi is the Chief Operating Officer at Minterest Finance, a cross-chain lending protocol on Polkadot. Formerly he was the CBDO at TomoChain, South East Asia's largest public blockchain. His 15 year professional career spans 7 countries as a technology entrepreneur and management consultant for startups. Kyn also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and Bachelor Degrees in both Industrial Engineering & Economics from Georgia Tech

  • Bette Chen

    Co-founder
    Acala
  • Bette is the co-founder of Acala, Karura & Laminar, building decentralized financial hub, stablecoin and a suite of DeFi products on Polkadot and Kusama. Acala & Karura is backed Polychain, Pantera, Coinbase Venture, Digital Currency Group and many other supporters, with 200k+ community members worldwide. She also help founded the Substrate Developer Academy endorsed by Dr Gavin Wood and Parity to bring more professional developer into the ecosystem. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Zia Word

    Co founder & General Partner
    Matterblock
  • Zia is an experienced entrepreneur with two exits. Involved in blockchain since 2013, she was co-founder & CSO of crypto & blockchain ecosystem 途赞 in China, exiting late 2018. She has consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. She has since consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. Zia started Matterblock, with partner Erhan Korhaliller to invest in and support Web3 projects pushing the culture forward. She regularly appears on Sky News & Sky Business sharing insights on the industry.

  • 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).

  • Antoni 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.

  • Andy Pickering

    Senior Editor
    Brave New Coin
  • Andy Pickering is a senior editor at Brave New Coin and the host of BNC's popular Crypto Conversation podcast. He was first introduced to Bitcoin by Kim Dotcom in 2014 when he worked with The Internet Party.

  • Lisa N Edwards

    Founding Partner & Influencer
    GettingStartedinCrypto.com & Visual Media Group
  • Lisa N Edwards is a trusted name in cryptocurrency circles. Originating from a strong media background, having owned, and run Melbourne, Australia’s most highly successful Acting Modelling and Casting Agency. Since Bitcoin was created, Lisa has been at the forefront of cryptocurrency, an Elliot Wave specialist trader, with 25 plus years of experience in Traditional Stocks and Commodities and now exclusively in Cryptocurrency. Her businesses include GettingStartedInCrypto.com, ThousandsToMillions.com, LisaBot.com, and TheMoonMag.com. Combining her passions to show the world how crypto & NFTs will revolutionize the film industry, Lisa’s excited to showcase this new funding structure with her crypto film script - COINRUNNERS.

  • Frances Coppola

    Independent Financial Commentator
  • Frances writes on finance and economics for a wide range of media and industry publications. She is a commentator for the BBC and is in demand as a speaker at economics and finance conferences. Her blog Coppola Comment is widely read in the finance & economics community. Frances’s book “The Case for People’s QE” was published by Polity Books in June 2019. It was Bloomberg’s Book of the Month in September 2019 and was listed on Martin Wolf’s summer reading list at the Financial Times.

  • Alex De Vries

    Founder
    Digiconomist
  • In 2014 Alex founded the blog digiconomist.net. This blog is a platform for research, dedicated to exposing the unintended consequences of digital trends. The blog is best known for featuring the Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index since late 2016, which has played a major role in the global discussion regarding the sustainability of proof-of-work-based blockchains.

  • Eric Ma

    CMO
    Deeper Network
  • Previously a core member of CoinMarketCap, he took charge of building the groundwork of their community to what it has become today. Being front-facing, Eric met with members of the community online and offline. He also played a key role in seeking strategic partnerships for CoinMarketCap helping the company to become a multimillion-dollar company.

    Eric is an award winning public speaker and often takes to the stage to educate and share his experience with new blockchain products and ideas with the blockchain community.

    As the VP of Marketing at Deeper Network, Eric sees new products and innovation as key drivers to the blockchain industry. With the demand for technology growing non-stop, together with the talent at Deeper Network, Eric will help lead the company to new heights and achieve new milestones in the years ahead.

  • Yuriy Kovalev

    Founder & CEO
    Zenfuse
  • Entrepreneur with years of experience in team leadership, product development, and marketing. Yuriy's passion for code, design, and trading has brought to fruition his vision of Zenfuse, the revolutionary cryptocurrency trading platform

  • Cyrus Taghehchian & Lindsey Mallon

    CEO of Splyt &
    CMO of Splyt
  • Cyrus Taghehchian, CEO, pioneered the NFT concept back in 2017 before the erc-20 was adopted, looking to resolve the double sale problem and fractional ownership. He leads with kindness and enjoys enabling people to realize their goals. Prior to Splyt, he was a Deloitte Consultant for e-commerce and digital marketing tech implementations, and serial entrepreneur - 6x founder with 2 portfolio companies at Silicon Valley VCs.
    Lindsey Mallon, CMO, brings over a decade of experience in branding and retail. She is a RISD graduate with experience from brand conception through product development and production and sales, so she brings a thorough understanding of the solutions Splyt resolves and how to carry the vision forward. Her career is focused on sustainable commerce with an emphasis on labor standards and humanizing partnerships.

  • Julia Cordova

    Chief Executive Officer
    CordovaTrades
  • Julia Cordova is a unique chartist and technical analysis expert known for both colorful language and stunning prescient accuracy in predicting market movement. She first gained widespread recognition for calling the gold and miners breakout at 1285 and her popular free weekly YouTube videos reviewing ES, Gold, Silver, Crude Oil, and Natural Gas have become a part of many traders' preparation planning routine.

  • Cynthia Gentry

    PR Executive
    EAK Digital
  • Cynthia has a background in Computer Engineering at UT Austin, Computer Science at UTSA.
    Former Consultant at USAA Bank. A Code2040, a Silicon Valley minority tech initiative, scholarship fellow. 

  • Santiago R. Santos

    Partner
    ParaFi Capital
  • Santiago is Partner at ParaFi Capital, an alternative investment firm focused on blockchain and decentralized finance markets. He’s been investing in crypto since 2012. Ex-JPMorgan Investment Banking and Sageview Capital.

  • Hyungsuk Kang

    Founder & CTO
    Standard.Tech
  • Hyungsuk is a software engineer who creates new opportunities with disruptive technologies. With his versatility from years of research and development in software industries in cutting edge field, he enjoys challenges in technical problems, and thrives to solve it with the most effective and efficient way. His research interests are now financial mechanisms in blockchain, deployable artificial intelligence, smart devices.

  • Charlie Hu

    Head Advisor for Standard.tech & Managing Partner of CarbonBlue Ventures
  • Charlie is a specialist in Blockchain and related applications. He is the co-founder of PolkaBase with active engagement in the Chinese Polkadot community. Charlie has more than 7 years of experience in the blockchain industry with an emphasis on community building, ecosystem development, and growth marketing. He has successfully incubated and supported multiple Polkadot projects to into global level.

  • Matthew Niemerg

    President
    Aleph Zero Foundation
  • Earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Colorado State University. Has held numerous visiting scientist and postdoc positions worldwide, is a Simons-Berkeley Fellow, and while at IBM was at the Center of Excellence Fellow in High Performance Computing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Has been actively involved in the blockchain space since 2014. In 2018, co-founded Aleph Zero and Cardinal Cryptography to focus on providing solutions related to security and consensus protocols, cryptographic schemes, as well as applying sound business and technological models for projects in the DLT space.

  • Ivan Soto-Wright

    Co Founder & CEO
    Moonpay
  • Ivan Soto-Wright is a financial technology entrepreneur, investor, and early adopter of digital assets. He is Co-Founder & CEO of MoonPay, which builds payments infrastructure for crypto. He is also Founder & General Partner at HODL, a venture capital fund and company builder.

  • Daryl Hok

    COO
    CertiK
  • Daryl Hok is the chief operating officer of CertiK. Previously, he spearheaded corporate development at FiscalNote, a global machine-learning GovTech unicorn. He obtained a dual B.A. in economics and psychology from Yale University, concentrating in behavioral economics.

  • Majed Mohsen

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer
    Aurix Exchange
  • A computer engineer with great experience in trading and coding. He has a strong relevant background and several successful tech startups behind – Majed developed various solutions for different industries from e-commerce to consumer electronics.

  • Dr Edmund Schuster

    Associate Professor of Law
    The London School of Economics
  • Edmund Schuster is an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on corporate law and, more generally, the intersection between law, finance, and economics. In his recent article “Cloud Crypto Land” , Edmund explores how the law limits the usefulness and feasibility of asset tokenizations using blockchains. He is currently writing a paper on the legal aspects of NFTs.

  • Igneus Terrenus

    Head of Communications
    Bybit
  • Igneus is the head of communications and a media spokesperson at Bybit, one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency derivatives exchanges. He is a relentless advocate for transformative innovation and a staunch supporter of progressive regulation, helping to shed light on Bybit’s pursuit of bringing quality products and a fair, transparent, and efficient trading environment to retail and professional clients around the globe.

  • Craig Cobb

    Co-Founder
    Tradercobb
  • Craig Cobb is the Co-Founder of Tradercobb and a globally recognized educator and speaker in business, trading, and cryptocurrency. He is the podcast host of the top-ranking podcast The TraderCobb Crypto Podcast, which has achieved number 1 ranking in Apple iTunes in Australia, UK, USA, NZ, Japan, Belgium, France & Singapore.
    Craig is considered a positive leader in the world of Crypto trading, putting his integrity and audience first always. He has been in financial markets since he was 16 years old and has been doing so professionally for the better part of his adult life, having worked with and been mentored by some of the top traders around the world.
    He has now been trading crypto exclusively for the past few years, without ever risking more than 3% of his account. He has boiled down his success factors into three easy-to-follow, checklist-based strategies to be used in any type of market, be it bullish or bearish.

  • Pplpleasr

    Digital Artist
  • Pplpleasr is a digital artist known for her collaborations with DeFi protocols such as Aave, Sushiswap, Yearn Finance, and more.
    Most recently she is known for her work on the Uniswap v3 animation, in which she raised funds by selling it as an NFT for a charitable cause.

  • George Connolly

    President
    OneLedger
  • With a 25 year career leading businesses in a variety of industries, inclusive of  16 with a 21 market,  Systems Solutions Integrator, George is a highly experienced management executive with a record of success reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and stimulating bottom-line growth for start-ups, midsize, and multimillion-dollar organizations.George’s expertise spans multiple industries and sectors, across domestic, regional and international markets. It offers a rare blend of fiscal leadership underpinned by operational management, HR, marketing, business development and technological expertise. George has successfully led technology teams in AUSTRALIA, Central America and the CaribbeanGeorge holds an  MBA - International Business- Finance/Economics from the University of Liverpool, and a BSc – Marketing & Finance -Market Research/Statistics: Humber College. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a Rotarian and a  regular speaker with Commonwealth Business Forum on National ICT strategies, E-government, Smart City development and Electronic Health Records.

  • Whit Gibbs

    CEO
    Compass Mining
  • Whit became fascinated with bitcoin mining in 2018 and started HASHR8 Podcast to learn from industry leaders. He grew the show to become the #1 bitcoin mining podcast on Spotify and iTunes and in 2020, HASHR8 Podcast was recognized as one of the Top 20 Crypto Podcasts.
    In 2020, he founded Compass Mining with Paul Gosker and Thomas Heller, to democratize hashrate by giving everyone the ability to profitably mine bitcoin. Compass is the first bitcoin mining marketplace and has helped hundreds of first-time miners start operations of their own.
    Prior to founding Compass Mining, Whit held leadership and project management positions with Hilton Hotels, Aliant Payment Systems, and PuppySpot.com.

  • Layah Heilpern

    Journalist, Video Content Creator & Motivator
  • Layah is a journalist, presenter content creator and motivator. Her goal is to empower others to take responsibility over their finances, health and general life success.

  • Alex Fazel

    Chief Partnership Officer
    Swissborg
  • Chief Partnership Officer at SwissBorg, a crypto wealth management app based out of Switzerland ($1.5 BN Assets Under Management/ serving over 350 K active users, Alex is also the Creator/ Host of CryptonitesTV, a 4K crypto educational show built with and for the community featuring some of the world's greatest crypto educators.

  • Pradeep Goel

    CEO
    Solve.Care
  • Pradeep Goel, CEO of Solve.Care, has extensive expertise in blockchain, finance, technology, and healthcare. He has been in the CEO, COO, CIO, and CTO roles at various innovative technology and healthcare companies over the last 26 years.
    Pradeep was deeply involved in designing and building solutions for public programs such as Medicaid eligibility and enrollment, Children health insurance program administration, Medicare claims, SNAP/TANF administration and payments, Child Welfare program administration, and many others.
    He has worked for and with commercial insurance companies as the top technology executive, and implemented benefit administration, consumer engagement, claimed medication and payment systems.
    During the last 26+ years, Pradeep has built 4 healthcare IT companies and has been at the top of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, INC500/5000 fastest growing companies lists multiple times. From 2012 to 2017 Pradeep has been working with healthcare initiatives of the Obama Administration to design and build several public program solutions including Medicaid, Medicare, social services, children’s health, mental health and many other programs. Pradeep was included in the 100 most promising entrepreneurs globally, compiled by Goldman Sachs.

  • Lisa JY Tan

    Founder / Economist
    Economics Design
  • Lisa is the founder and lead economist at Economics Design, a research-focused consultancy for digital ecosystems. In the academic world, she contributes to research work in various fields like math and economics, while having practitioner exposure with startups and global businesses. She’s also one of the leaders in a United Nations x Stanford University project on regulating digital currencies.
    She was one of the first few to research and educate on token economics, starting in 2018 London. Since then, she has a weekly podcast on the economics of token ecosystems, an online academy, a published book, and has educated regulators, government, and organizations in London, Singapore, Seoul, Geneva.

  • Henri Pihkala

    CEO
    Streamr
  • Founded Streamr to make data more available, fair, and valuable for all. Built scalable infrastructure & tools for real-time data for 10 years. Passionate about the decentralization of applications and data infrastructure. Previously CTO at two algorithmic trading companies, one of which he co-founded, and CEO at a startup building cloud-based data infrastructure for IoT.

  • Alex Blagirev

    Deputy CEO
    Sensorium
  • Alex Blagirev is a former director of innovations at Otkritie Financial Corporation, which was priorly been largest private-owned bank in Russia.
    Received award as the most innovative bank in Central and Eastern Europe according to the Global Finance Magazine, 2017. He managed the development of R3 in the CIS region, including the initial launch of R3 presence and later launch on several projects on Corda.
    He collaborated and formed with partners the FinTech Association (over 20major bank participants, including Central Bank as a co-founder) and designed the Masterchain - the first financial infrastructure for banking operations on blockchain in Russia, including the first banking transaction for digital identity on the blockchain between 5 Russian banks. Alex had several roles on the edge of Innovations, Data, and finance functions for other large financial institutions such as Alfa-Bank, Rosbank Societe Generale Group, VneshEconomBank (VEB) promoting the new age of accounting and user journey for investment transactions, corporate deals, and retail products. He became one of the earliest Chief Data Officers in Russia and wrote the first Russian business book about BigData (hits Top#1 in analytics bookstore, bestseller for 12 weeks). Ambassador of GBBC (Global Blockchain Business Council).

  • Leonardo I. R. de Carvalho

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Nftfy
  • Leonardo is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nftfy, a permissionless and decentralized application for NFTs fractionalization. He is an Electronic Engineer who has been connected to the Brazilian startups ecosystem for almost a decade. Since 2018 he has become fully integrated in the crypto ecosystem, when he also founded his first startup of crypto trading. Leonardo was Head of Innovation at BlockchainBH, a brazilian community focused on crypto research and he has been recently nominated as ConsenSys Ambassador.

  • Marty Bent

    Director of Business Development
    Great American Mining
  • Marty is the Director of Business Development at Great American Mining. Founder of TFTC.io, a Bitcoin-focused media company. He thinks Bitcoin is imperative.

  • Lee Parsons

    CEO
    Opulous
  • Lee Parsons is the Founder of Ditto Music, a music company that supports over 500,000 independent artists worldwide including Chance The Rapper, Ed Sheeran and more.

  • Hyung Lee

    CEO
    B-Harvest
  • Hyung majored in Mathematics in undergraduate, Finance in master’s degree. He worked at an investment bank as an algorithm trader and risk manager for about 10 years, specialized in quant driven algorithmic trading and financial derivatives. Experience on low latency trading development, big data analysis and machine learning applications. He started B-Harvest March 2018, focusing on validator operation and R&D on Tendermint and Cosmos-SDK. Based on his expertise, he is working on designing innovative DeFi applications for interchain environment in Cosmos ecosystem.

  • Kavon Soltani

    Cofounder & CEO
    Taqo Inc.
  • Kavon Soltani is a pioneer in the digital asset field, having worked to establish some of the earliest implementations of revenue recapture (royalty) mechanisms on the blockchain with his cofounding of the Aventus Protocol. A veteran in the blockchain & entertainment spaces, Kavon has recently cofounded Taqo.io, an emerging NFT minting solution focused around an artist first ethos & sustainable mining practices.

  • Eric Chen

    CEO and Co-founder
    Injective Protocol
  • Shane Benjamin

    CEO
    Kianite
  • Mike Tankel

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Akoin and AkoinNFT
  • Mike believes in making stories more sellable with people he likes and projects that matter. As Chief Marketing Officer for Akoin and AkoinNFT, he is responsible for establishing, sharing, and nourishing the Akoin brand creating engagement, enthusiasm and energized results. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience from the likes of AT&T, top advertising agencies and some of the world’s most recognized global film franchises. Long recognized for his work simplifying the complex across marketing, branding and entertainment, he credits his approach of extreme listening as the key to his track record of success in communicating, differentiating and empowering brands as they stimulate fandoms to the power of good. Currently residing in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, Mike hails from the NY/NJ area and attended Rutgers University.

  • Cathy Hackl

    Futurist
  • Cathy Hackl is a leading tech futurist and globally recognized business leader specializing in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), & spatial computing. She is one of LinkedIn's top technology voices (the highest honor on the platform) and a champion for diversity.
    Hackl has worked with some of the biggest names in tech including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Magic Leap, and HTC VIVE. She leads the Futures Intelligence Group, a futures research & consulting firm that works with clients in tech, fashion, media, government, and defense implementing innovation strategies, strategic foresight, and emerging technologies.
    BigThink named Cathy one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and she's been called the CEO's business guide to the metaverse. Cathy was included in the 2021 prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.
    She is a sought-after keynote speaker and author. She has spoken at CES, SXSW, Comic-Con, Adobe Summit, Harvard Business School. Facebook, Twitter, Aspen Institute, In-Q-Tel, US Navy, SDA Bocconi, IE, Singularity University, and many other places
    Hackl has been featured in media outlets like CNBC, CNN, NBC News, Forbes, Barron’s, Salon, VentureBeat, Digiday, Digital Trends, CMO.com, and Mashable. She is a global advisor for VR AR Association and was recognized in 2016 by NBC News as one of the top Latina women working in VR.
    Cathy is a professionally trained futurist and uses strategic foresight and futures intelligence to harness
    weak signals and today’s emerging trends and help companies and brands future-proof their long term
    strategic planning

  • Robert Michálek

    CTO
    Busy Technology
  • Ing. Robert Michálek is a CTO at Busy Technology, graduated engineer at the University of Business and Economics in the field of Systems Engineering and Informatics with a focus on the development of information systems, system integration and IT project management, with many years of experience in this field.

  • Jalak Jobanputra

    Founder\Managing Partner
    Future\Perfect Ventures
  • Jalak Jobanputra is Founding Partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage
    venture capital fund investing in decentralized technology. She launched the fund in 2014 after
    previously investing for Intel Capital in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s and starting her career on
    Wall Street in the mid-1990s. Jalak was awarded Institutional Investor’s Most Powerful Fintech
    Dealmakers from 2016-2018 and in 2017 was cited as a “Top 5 Investor Powering the
    Blockchain Boom”. Since founding the firm, she has spoken on blockchain technology and
    cryptoassets at many global conferences, including the Milken Global Institute, Dutch
    Development Bank/FMO annual meeting, and The Economist Buttonwood Gathering. She is a
    graduate of the Kellogg School of Management and the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Dan Reecer

    VP of Growth
    Acala
  • Dan is VP of Growth for Acala where he's leading growth, marketing, and community building efforts for Acala and Karura. Prior to joining Acala, Dan worked on Growth & Community at Web3 Foundation where he helped launch Polkadot and Kusama.

  • Chris Dawe

    Co-Founder
    WEYU
  • 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.

  • 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 global enterprises and projects at the forefront of the blockchain space. Chainlink enables smart contracts on any blockchain to reliably connect to real-world data and currently secures billions in value for smart contracts across the decentralized finance (DeFi), insurance, and gaming industries, among others. Working with leading banks, insurance companies, and large technology firms on the creation of universally connected smart contracts gives Nazarov a unique perspective on what is required to drive mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emin Gün Sirer

    Founder and CEO
    Ava Labs
  • Emin Gün Sirer 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

    Editor-in-chief
    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.

  • Jon Karas

    President, Co-Founder
    Akoin
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week
  • Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Co founder & General Partner
    Matterblock
  • Zia is an experienced entrepreneur with two exits. Involved in blockchain since 2013, she was co-founder & CSO of crypto & blockchain ecosystem 途赞 in China, exiting late 2018. She has consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. She has since consulted with many of the top Web3 projects and VCs in the space. Zia started Matterblock, with partner Erhan Korhaliller to invest in and support Web3 projects pushing the culture forward. She regularly appears on Sky News & Sky Business sharing insights on the industry.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Co-Founder
    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 13 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.

  • 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.

  • Antoni 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.

  • 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.

  • Chris Dawe

    Co-Founder
    WEYU
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Changpeng Zhao

    Founder & CEO
    Binance
  • Changpeng Zhao, known as CZ, is a serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record of successful startups. He launched Binance in 2017 and within 180 days, grew it into the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. An expert in blockchain and trading systems, CZ has built Binance into the leading blockchain ecosystem, comprised of Binance Exchange, Labs, Launchpad, Info, Academy, Research, Trust Wallet and Charity Foundation. In 2005, CZ quit his role as head of the Bloomberg Tradebook Futures Research & Development team and moved to Shanghai to start Fusion Systems. Soon thereafter, he learned about Bitcoin and joined Blockchain.info as Head of Technology.

  • Ciara Sun

    Head of Global Markets/Business
    Huobi Group
  • Worked across Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst & Young in financial analysis, strategy consulting and corporate management. Advised Banking and Capital Markets groups for 15 major banks and performed investment analytics to support clients with billion of dollars of AUM.

  • Brock Pierce

    Founder & Chairman
    Integro Foundation
  • Entrepreneur and philanthropist Brock Pierce has been involved in the virtual currency business since 2001 when he founded Internet Gaming Entertainment. As a venture capitalist his eye for disruptive new tech has led to an impressive track record. Pierce is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation and co-founder of EOS Alliance, Block.one, Blockchain Capital, Tether, and Mastercoin. Blockchain Capital founded in 2013 was the first sector-focused venture fund that invests solely in Blockchain technology companies.

  • Jed McCaleb

    Co-Founder and Chief Architect
    Stellar
  • Jed McCaleb is co-founder and Chief Architect of the Stellar Development Foundation, an open network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. In 2014, Jed created Stellar, an open-source blockchain network built to democratize economic participation by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered.  An early pioneer in decentralized systems and blockchain technology, he created eDonkey2000 which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners. He is also a co-founder of Ripple.Jed’s devoted his career to developing and leveraging technology that promotes inclusion and transparency

  • David Schwartz

    Chief Technology Officer
    Ripple
  • David Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz was Chief Technical Officer for WebMaster Incorporated, a Santa Clara software developer. He developed encrypted cloud storage and enterprise messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the National Security Agency (NSA). Known as “JoelKatz,” he is a respected voice in the digital currency community.

  • Rune Christensen

    Co-Founder
    MakerDAO
  • Rune Christensen is Chief Executive Officer of the Maker Foundation and Co-founder of MakerDAO. MakerDAO issues Dai, the world’s first decentralized, collateral-backed stablecoin on the Ethereum blockchain. Dai eliminates volatility through an autonomous system of smart contracts called the Maker Protocol, and through decentralized community governance.Since 2015, Christensen has focused on establishing the vision and structure of MakerDAO and the economic foundations of the Dai stablecoin. Previously, he served as co-founder of Try China, a company providing international recruiting. He studied Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen and International Business at the Copenhagen Business School.

  • Alex Mashinsky

    CEO
    Celsius Network
  • Alex is a serial entrepreneur and founder of seven New York City-based startups. Alex founded two of New York City’s top 10 venture-backed exits since 2000: Arbinet, with a 2004 IPO that had a market capitalization of over $750 million; and Transit Wireless, valued at $1.2 billion. 
    Alex has received numerous awards for innovation, including being nominated twice by E&Y as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’; Crain’s 2010 Top Entrepreneur and the prestigious 2000 Albert Einstein Technology medal.
    As one of the pioneers of web-based exchanges, Alex authored patents that cover aspects of the Smart Grid, ad exchanges, Twitter, Skype, Netflix streaming concept and many other web companies.

  • Michael Casey

    Chief Content Officer
    CoinDesk
  • Michael is an author/journalist, public speaker, entrepreneur, blockchain technology advisor/consultant and the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board. As an advisor to the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, he counsels students and faculty on research projects that harness blockchain technology to achieve resource efficiency and social impact. He is the author of five books including, with his co-author Paul Vigna, “The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything”.

  • Antoni Trenchev

    Nexo
    Co-founder
  • Antoni has been a crypto enthusiast since 2011. As a Member of Parliament and a firm believer
    in the decentralized approach, he ferociously advocated for and passed legislation for
    blockchain solutions on a variety of e-government services, most notably e-voting. He has been
    involved in the development of e-commerce platforms and served as Chief Innovations Officer
    at Credissimo.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bruno Macchialli

    Executive Head of Operations
    Delchain Limited
  • Bruno is Executive Head of Operations at Delchain Limited, a licensed Financial Digital Asset institution that provides Capital Markets, Custody and Advisory services. He is an experienced and knowledgeable Financial and Blockchain advisor. Over the last years, he has worked with numerous clients to help them grow their business from early stage. Bruno has been involved with a number of successful IEO’s and has quarterbacked projects from beginning to end.

  • Kristina Lucrezia Cornèr

    Editor-in-chief
    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.

  • Jon Karas

    President, Co-Founder
    Akoin
  • 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.

  • Paolo Ardoino

    CTO
    Bitfinex
  • Paolo joined Bitfinex in early 2015 and now serves as CTO, developing and managing core parts of the Bitfinex backend architecture. Paolo has been building valuable tools and infrastructure for financial innovation for the past 15 years.

  • Jack Lu

    Founder & CEO
    WanChain
  • Jack majored in Enterprise Management at Peking University in China. He stayed in the financial industry for several years in China before moving to the U.S. to study Economics and Computer Science at The Ohio State University. Then, he transitioned into the internet world where he became a software engineer for about 20 years in the eCommerce industry. An early investor in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Jack co-founded Factom with David Johnston, and Paul Snow. After that, Jack went back to China to start a company called Wanglu to sell blockchain solutions to local enterprises and the government in 2016. It was at this time that he started incubating the idea of Wanchain. They did a proof-of-concept and built a platform with Ethereum as the base with privacy protections added in. Wanchain added cross-chain technology as well and launched it in 2017 with the main net launching in January 2018, with integrations to Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS and a private-public interoperability framework.

  • Kevin Feng

    COO
    Vechain
  • Kevin Feng has 15 years experiences of consulting and assurance services in cybersecurity, privacy and emerging technology. After he joined PwC Shanghai in 2005, Kevin has been building an extensive network with clients in various industries in regions including Mainland China, US, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and has been driving the development of blockchain services of PwC CN/HK region. He was one of the few blockchain evangelists in the profession service space, and played an important role in some of the early iconic blockchain projects. In January 2018, Kevin joined VeChain as COO.With a strong background in cybersecurity, business and emerging technology, Kevin advises his clients on their emerging technology strategy and associated cyber threats and risks, and he also helps enterprise form their strategic plan for adopting blockchain technology and enhancing digitalization process while complying to the regulations. 

  • 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.

  • Crystal Rose Pierce

    CEO and Founder
    Make Sense Labs
  • Crystal Rose Pierce is a prominent technologist, entrepreneur and investor and Forbes Top 10 Women in Blockchain. She is the CEO and Founder of Make Sense Labs, building communications tools and decentralized applications since 2014. Her company released the first provably secure and cryptocurrency enabled messenger leveraging blockchain technology, achieving innovation in encryption. Their flagship product Sense Chat is one of the first dApp partners in the Akoin network. She is a founder of shEOS, a female-run blockchain node operator and mining network. Her work in philanthropy has led to the discovery of the benefit of open data initiatives and the positive influence of digital currency on the evolution of distressed nations and states.

  • Vinny Lingham

    CEO & Co-Founder
    Civic
  • Vinny Lingham is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Civic, a visionary company enabling consumers to securely send and receive money, including cryptocurrencies, around the world. Previously, he was the co-founder and CEO of Gyft, a mobile gift card company, which was acquired by First Data Corporation for more than $50M. He is an active investor and as co-founder of Newton Partners in South Africa, he has led early stage investments into successful startups, including Sweep South and Augmentors. Vinny was a Shark on Shark Tank South Africa, a Dragon on Dragon’s Den South Africa, and an Angel in National Geographic's Undercover Angel. He is a co-author of “I’m In: Essential Advice for Entrepreneurs.”

  • Bobby Ong

    Co-Founder
    CoinGecko
  • Bobby Ong is the co-founder of CoinGecko, an analytics platform for tracking cryptocurrencies and blockchain assets. CoinGecko was established in April 2014 and is the largest independent cryptoasset data aggregator in the world. Bobby is a contributing author in two digital currencies books - Handbook of Digital Currency, 1st Edition and Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Volume 1. He was included in the Forbes 2019 30 Under 30 Asia list and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College London.

  • 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.

  • Erhan Korhaliller

    Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week
  • Erhan Korhaliller is the Founder of BlockDown Festival, EAK Digital, Istanbul Blockchain Week, 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.

  • Loi Luu

    CEO
    Kyber Network
  • Loi has spent many years as an industry researcher working on cryptocurrencies, smart contract security and distributed consensus algorithms focusing on several problems of digital assets from improving the security to enhancing the scalability and usability of public cryptocurrencies. To date, his work benefits many blockchain companies and projects worldwide and collectively these companies are worth more than tens of billions of US dollars.

  • Robert “Crypto” Beadles

    Co-Founder
    Monarch Wallet