Founder & COO Slock.it. Helped raise $18.9m as former CCO Ethereum, now valued over $23B. Blockchain expert in smart contracts and their decentralized applications. Stephan is the Founder of Atlas Neue, a revolutionary take on a development and financial services company which creates, funds and supports exciting ventures in the blockchain space. Stephan is also the Founder and COO of http://slock.it, a project at the intersection of the IoT and blockchain that aims to address security, identity, coordination and privacy over billions of devices.
Fabian is long term open source developer, author and developer of many open source projects including Ethereum's Mist browser and the Ethereum Wallet. Together with Vitalik Buterin he proposed the ERC20 token standard, which spurred a new era of tokenised investment and crowd ownership.
Coinsilium's Hong-Kong based CEO Eddy is a well-known figure in the global Bitcoin and Crypto community since the launch of Seedcoin, the world’s first bitcoin-centric startup incubator which funded several pioneers now offering well-known products and services in this space. Eddy has been living and working in China/Hong Kong for the past ten years where he has managed private equity investment funds focusing on Greater China. He has extensive experience in private equity, deal structuring, due diligence supervision and advising foreign funds and angel investors investing in emerging markets.
Iqbal has almost 20 years of entrepreneurial and business strategy experience.
He joined eToro, one of the largest cryptocurrency platforms in the world, as UK Managing Director, where he is responsible for developing new products and driving growth in the UK.
Previously he was CMO for Nutmeg, the world’s first online investment manager, where he helped take the business from an unknown brand to having over a billion pounds in assets under management.
Sally combines a depth of experience as a Chief Technology Officer, Practising Professor of FinTech, Founder and Global Strategic Advisor, specialising in the application of disruptive technologies for both business and societal benefit. She is an award-winning thought leader in innovation, digital transformation and emergent technology, notably blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics.
Xiaochen leads the design and implementation of FinTech4Goods’s strategy which aims to introduce impactful fintech and blockchain solutions to frontier markets through incubation, acceleration and investment. He brings more than 17 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and scale up innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Ibrahim Alkurd is the CEO and founder of New Mine, the UK's biggest cryptocurrency mining company. New Mine has sold its mining hardware to customers across 3 continents and has extensive mining operations across the United States and Canada. The company also holds a diversified portfolio of coins and is in the process of creating a hedge fund for digital assets.
With over 20 years of industry experience in technology-based startups, Lance brings a vast and proven track record for growing and developing multi-million-dollar businesses from the ground-up. His background includes roles as Founder/CEO/Director in several publicly and privately traded companies.
Coindash CEO. A seasoned entrepreneur and a blockchain expert with +4 years of experience in contributing code to many open-source crypto projects, and developing his own P2P multi-sig bitcoin wallet.
VP of Finance : Daniel has over 10 years of experience in corporate development, operations and finance. Prior to joining CashBet, Daniel worked as an Investment Banker at Financial Technology Partners, D.A. Davidson, Well Fargo and Wachovia. He advised technology companies on mergers & acquisitions, capital raising and strategic corporate development. Daniel also is a board member and mentor to several technology companies spanning from London to Silicon Valley. He graduated with a B.S. in Finance & Chemistry from Oregon State University.
Sheree formerly practised as a Commercial Lawyer and Litigator, and leverages her four years of experience in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies to provide a strong commercial background in BitCar. Sheree leads the team in new product development on compliance from design architecture through to the implementation phase and leads the BitCar marketing campaign.
Alex is a Senior Engineering Leader and Executive with over 20 years of experience in the Software and Security Industry. Prior to founding BitClave, a blockchain startup, Alex led whiteCryption to millions of dollars of revenue, while at the same time amassing numerous Fortune 500 clients.
Linda is the CFO at Globcoin, bringing stablecoins to the next level. She has 20 years experience in Investment Banking, and is passionate on using technology to link the global community and form bridges between the traditional and digital currency worlds.
CRIP.TO provides a unique hardware based solution for safest communication and crypto currency transactions. Store your crypto currencies and make crypto transactions through the safest hardware wallet (cold storage). Send text and voice messages, sensitive files and docs, make unlimited VoIP calls. All fully end-to-end hardware encrypted, while maintaining user’s full anonymity and privacy. CRIP.TO is Estonian based company with fully European made product.
Galia is a serial technology entrepreneur and co-founder of the Bancor Protocol, a standard for the creation of Smart Tokens™, cryptocurrencies with built-in convertibility directly through their smart contracts. Smart Tokens™ interconnect to form automated token liquidity networks, allowing user-generated currencies to thrive. Galia has a BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Economics from SAIS Johns Hopkins.
COBINHOOD CEO and Founder, Chen Tai Yuan is a 26-year-old serial entrepreneur who skipped one year of senior high school and entered NTU (National Taiwan University) as an Electrical Engineering major, and earned an Electrical Engineering master’s degree at the age of 22. At the age of 24, he founded 17 live streaming, a leading live streaming platform across Asia with more than 5M daily active users. In three months, 17 live streaming raised 10M USD. Angel investors got 20x return on investment within a year.
CMO & Co-Founder - ShipChain, Inc. 500 Entrepreneur. Brian is the founder of the 25th fastest growing advertising and marketing agency in America, and the founder of Influencive.com. Brian has spent over 15 years in online advertising and directly helped multiple top-10 apps acquire millions of users. He was ranked as one of the top influencers in the world on Forbes, and as the 4th most influential business journalist in the world.
David Cheetham is a Chief Market Analyst at XTB UK who began his career trading Brent Oil futures on a prop desk. David quickly expanded to cover WTI and some fixed income markets before covering a wider range of assets including indices and FX. Due to the accuracy and incisiveness of David's analysis, he has quickly become one of the more prominent Cryptocurrency analysts in the UK and is regularly invited to speak at Crypto conferences around the country.
Christopher is a serial entrepreneur based in Gibraltar, with extensive experience working with Startups and Venture. Having worked in senior roles for some of Europe’s most exciting technology Startups across the UK and Berlin, where he was first introduced to Blockchain, particularly within the Fintech space. He went on to work with WaveCrest in Gibraltar, driving forward cryptocurrency debit cards. Christopher advises businesses on Blockchain eco-systems, regulatory requirements, Whitepaper Structuring and Appraisals, Business Plans, Token Design and Architecture.
John is the founder and CEO of Direct Outbound, one of the fastest growing fulfillment/3PL companies in the country, and one of the largest in the Southeast United States. He is intimately familiar with the logistics industry in all aspects, from postal logistics and parcel private carriers to air, sea, and intermodal land freight.
Julian is an experienced corporate attorney, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is a Managing Partner at Velton Zegelman PC, a boutique corporate and securities law firm with offices in San Francisco (CA), Sunnyvale (CA), and Moscow (Russia). Julian's practice focuses on corporate law, securities, venture capital, and the emerging field of cryptocurrency law. He is currently acting as company's counsel in numerous high profile token sales ranging from Singapore to Delaware.
Tejinder Basi, CMA, CIPP/C, CMC, CISSP, CCSP
Tejinder is the Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at the Blockchain Intelligence Group
(“BIG”). He brings over 25 years of business and technical experience, working with medium and large
enterprises across Europe and North America.
Salena is the Cofounder of Zonafide, a mobile dApp using blockchain to ensure people's activities are secure. She built the first use of Zonafide with UK Local Governments and organisations including Atos. One of the first with a business use case of blockchain and a dApp for the public on Android and iOS.
Shane is a Co-Founder of SVK Crypto, London. Shane manages the SVK Crypto Master Fund which is a multi strategy portfolio that invests in the most liquid cryptocurrencies and the most promising ICO blockchain projects.
Shane is an experienced portfolio manager with more than 18 years investment and hedge fund management experience. Mr Kehoe was formerly a hedge fund manager and partner at BlueCrest Capital Management ($35bn AUM) and ran their global equity capital markets business for the European Equity Long/Short and Emerging Markets fund.
Steve Swain is Lendingblock's Co-founder & CEO.
Steve Swain is an experienced financial services technology professional, with outstanding record built during 15 years hands-on management roles with top-tier global banks, including Lehman, Credit Suisse, Macquarie and UBS, followed by 5 years as a big-4 technology consulting partner focused on financial services.
Steve has a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from University of Adelaide.
Ashley Turing, LiveTree CEO, is an entrepreneur and investor with a diverse background and over twenty years’ experience in technology innovation.
Ashley is a specialist on blockchain intellectual property rights management and featured speaker at various conferences around the globe.
Rob May is the CEO and Co-founder of Talla, the creators of BotChain. He is the author of Inside AI, the most popular AI newsletter online. Rob is an active angel investor with 40+ portfolio companies. Previously, he was the CEO and Co-founder of Backupify (acquired by Datto in 2014). Before that, he held engineering, business development and management positions at various startups. Rob has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.
William Knottenbelt is Professor of Applied Quantitative Analysis in the Department of Computing and Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering (IC3RE) at Imperial College London. He is a co-founder of the Imperial Blockchain Forum, serves on the editorial board of the cryptocurrency/blockchain journal Ledger, is an editor of Performance Evaluation Journal, and has served as general or program chair of numerous conferences and workshops related to quantitative modelling and analysis.
``Glen Goodman is the world's most followed investing expert`` - John Stapleton, LBC radio
Former ITV Business Correspondent Glen Goodman is a full-time investor in forex, stocks, commodities and cryptocurrencies. His Facebook page, The Shares Guy, has hundreds of thousands of followers who look to him for advice about how he profitably trades Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
CEO at Quantave Former derivatives trader based in London Director, Coinscrum London - World's largest digital currency related networking group http://www.meetup.com/coinscrum/
As UpChannel’s first outside investor, advisor and board member, Ron helped the founders grow its impact into a force that can change the world. Now focusing on bringing all the benefits of blockchain to emerging markets via the Spire Protocol.
Fiona Cooper is coach and public speaker. She runs Brighton Crypto Women and is passionate about making crypto investment accessible to all.
She has an MBA from Cranfied, a philosophy degree and is an NLP master practitioner. She's been lucky to live and work in some of the most awesome places in the world - Auckland, Vancouver, Bangkok and Val d'Isere to name a few and knows that crypto investment can help others find their freedom too.
Rob Viglione is co-founder of ZenCash, a decentralized blockchain-based platform for private transactions, communication, and document publishing. He's also a Board advisor for ETHLend and HeroEngine World. As a PhD candidate in finance, Viglione is an expert in crypto-finance, asset pricing, and crypto-related innovations, and teaches university courses about Bitcoin and blockchain applications.
Jason invested into Bitcoin back in 2015 after finding out about it from a bunch of super smart developer friends. Ever since then he became increasingly more interested and invested in the Blockchain space. As a Computer Scientist, Jason took to Blockchain and understanding its proposition naturally. In 2016 Jason started presenting actively about the future of fintech and predicting where the world will head with regards to FinTech. In early 2017 Jason conceived the idea of starting his own blockchain startup incubator.
CEO and Co-founder : Mike has over 20 years of software development and IT experience, focused on gaming, search, and advertising. He led the product development team at US Digital Gaming, and Products and Services at CyberArts, where he expanded the online eGaming company's product line from poker to casino games, bingo, and back-of-house systems. Mike holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut.
Nathan Nichols is the Chief Executive Officer of TaxToken. After considering his long-term ambitions and passion for leading others, Nathan respectfully declined an offer from the “big four” and seized the opportunity to co-found TaxToken. TaxToken leverages blockchain technology and artificial intelligence to modernize the tax and accounting industry. TaxToken's innovative products and growing interest from investors have been recognized by several news outlets, including The Washington Post. Prior to launching TaxToken, Nathan devised the concept for Vote-for-Humanity, an online voting and ticket sale platform.
Maria is the co-founder of Big Couch, a fintech startup, energising the entertainment industry with a new financial model: Crewfunding. Since 2017, Big Couch has been developing a new product, FilmChain on the blockchain, in partnership with Imperial College London. In 2018, they have been awarded an innovation grant from Innovate UK.
Maria has been a prominent figure at film industry events and festivals worldwide, including Cannes, Berlin, Glasgow etc. She produced and associate produced two feature docs and one drama.
Fabio Zoffi is a serial entrepreneur and international investor. He is President of ORS GROUP, a leading A.I. software company for business optimization solutions and Chairman of the Board of ORS -- a pioneer in connecting Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies (www.orsgroup.io). ORS' innovative concept, Hypersmart Contracts, combining A.I. and Blockchain to create innovative and highly competitive business models will maximise efficiency across value chains in any industry.
CEO, Serial Entrepreneur and Technologist Mathematician by training, in cyber security for 10+ years, built up and run five companies, three exits. Passion for building innovative products and evangelizing new technologies. New love is decentralization. Specialties: Product strategies, Blockchain, Malware analysis, Cybersecurity, Internet Privacy, SIEMs, Mobile Security, Big Data, Cloud Computing. Zsolt shares the vision to build an even more ambitious solution to one of the most ailing issues of cybersecurity resilience in today’s evermore connected world.
Gavin Brown is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a Co-founder and Director of Blockchain Capital Limited – a London based cryptocurrency & blockchain hedge fund.
He is a regular contributor on cryptocurrencies to the media including BBC 1’s The One Show, The Financial Times and The Telegraph newspapers. He has spoken on the policy impacts of these new technologies at UK Government level to H.M.R.C. and H.M. Treasury.
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