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Diego Gutiérrez ZaldívarCo-Founder & CEO RSK Labs
Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar (Buenos Aires) is the co-founder and CEO of RSK Labs, which builds smart contracts based on the Bitcoin blockchain. He is also the president of the Latin American Bitcoin Association. He will talk about how cryptocurrencies can help the poorest people in developing countries by giving them access to the global financial system.
Erik VoorheesCo-Founder & CEO ShapeShift
Erik Voorhees (Zug) is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Shapeshift, an instant exchange for cryptocurrenices. He has been an evangelist for Bitcoin and Blockchain technology since its early days. Coindesk called him the "Most Influential Person in Blockchain" of 2017. Erik will talk about his experiences in the crypto world in a fireside chat with Unchain's head of program Aaron Koenig.
Sterlin LuxanCommunications Ambassador Bitcoin.com
Sterlin Luxan (Austin) is the communication ambassador at Bitcoin.com, a platform that informs and educates about Bitcoin and Blockchain technology. He considers himself a crypto-anarchist who prefers to live in a world without government. In his talk he shows how cryptocurrencies can pave the way to a free society based on voluntary exchange rather than on coercion and force.
David SchwartzChief Cryptographer Ripple
David Schwartz is Chief Cryptographer at Ripple. David is one of the original architects of the Ripple consensus network. Prior to joining Ripple, David Schwartz 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. He will speak on "Enabling the Internet of Value".
Rosine KadamaniCo-Founder and CEO Blockchain Academy Brazil
Rosine Kadamani (São Paulo) is the co-founder and CEO of Blockchain Academy Brazil. Having worked as a lawyer in Brazil's biggest law firm Pinheiro Neto she is now working full time on educating companies and individuals about Blockchain technology. She will talk about how cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology are changing the Brazilian economy.
Rodolfo AndragnesCo-Founder Bitcoin Argentina
Rodolfo Andragnes (Buenos Aires) is the executive director of Bitcoin Argentina and the Espacio Bitcoin Buenos Aires. He is also the main organiser of the Latin American Bitcoin Conference. In his talk he will explain why cryptocurrencies are especially strong in Argentina with its history of inflation and frozen bank accounts.
Konstantin GladychCo-Founder & CEO Changelly
Konstantin Gladych is the CEO and Co-Founder at Changelly.com, instant cryptocurrency exchange that rapidly gained prominence in the crypto world among 2M users. Being deeply involved into the industry, Konstantin has profound insights of how to make business tools work for the community. He is also acting as an advisor for a range of projects including Cindicator, Genesis Vision, CoinPayments Coin, and MinerGate. Konstantin will give a speech about "Decentralized Exchanges vs. Centralized Services“.
Denitza TyufekchievaCo-Founder and VP of Business Development Propy
Denitza Tyufekchieva (Sofia) is the co-founder and VP of Business Development of Propy. She is an expert in token sales, ICO legislation and token economy for physical assets. She will talk about Real Life applications on the Blockchain, one of which is her real estate company Propy.
Rahim TaghizadeganEconomist and Director Scholarium
Rahim Taghizadegan (Vienna) is the last Austrian economist in Austria, an entrepreneur and director of the academic research institute Scholarium (scholarium.at) in Vienna, lecturer at several universities and faculty member at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. He is one of the earliest crypto-adopters among economists and is an expert on monetary theory and history.
Eric BenzCo-Founder & CEO Cryptopay
Eric Benz (London) ihas over 10 years of experience working in and around Financial Technology. He has delivered innovative SaaS systems for some of today’s biggest institutions around payments, identity, and banking infrastructure. Eric has been in the Blockchain space since 2012 and is involved in a number of blockchain and fintech businesses both as investor and board director.
Maria JonesHead of Marketing Cointelegraph
Maria Jones (Munich) is the head of marketing of Cointelegraph, one of the most important media outlets of the crypto world. She will speak about the human side of the crypto industry, about crypto meetups, activities and events all around the world.
Ben StewartCo-Founder & CTO blackbox.ai
Ben Stewart started at UBS Investment Bank and then transitionend to The Carlyle Group with a host of objectives ranging from quantitative risk assessments to algorithmic trading strategies. After The Carlyle Group, he transitioned to Betterment, the world's largest ”robo” advisor. Currently, Ben is exploring the intersection of AI and Blockchain (Web 3.0) to solve the hardest problems organizations face for the future of work.
Titus GebelFounder & CEO Free Private Cities
Titus Gebel (Monaco) is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Free Private Cities, a company that will offer privately managed cities as a business. He will talk about this new form of urban development and about the role that Blockchain technology can play in making it work.
Meinhard BennCo-Founder & CEO SatoshiPay
Meinhard Benn (Berlin) is a software developer the co-founder and CEO of SatoshiPay, a platform that enables Blockchain based micro- and nanopayments for media companies. He discusses the pros and cons of the models 'Proof of Work' and 'Proof of Stake' which are widely used in cryptocurrencies.
Edan YagoCo-Founder & CEO Reserve
Edan Yago (London) is a seven-year veteran of the digital currency space and an experienced entrepreneur. As the Founder and CEO of Epiphyte, he helps financial institutions integrate with distributed ledgers to deliver instant settlement. Yago is also the founder and CEO of Reserve, helping banks issue stablecoins through decentralised, transparent and auditable smart contracts on the blockchain.
Mark SmargonCo-Founder & CEO Colu
Mark Smargon (Tel Aviv) is the co-founder and CEO of Colu, a company that is offering technological solutions for local cryptocurrencies. In his talk we will present his experiences with local cryptocoins in Tel Aviv, Liverpool and London and give an outlook into the future.
Theo GoodmanChief of Memetics Proofofwork.media
Theo Goodman (Frankfurt) is co founder of the Rarepepe Foundation and MEME Consultant at proofofwork.media.
Ira MillerCo-Founder & CEO Guld
Ira Miller (Panamá) is a software developer and the co-founder and CEO of Guld, a company that offers decentralised encrypted storage space and other features that enhance privacy. Together with Erik Voorhees he co-founded the Bitcoin service provider Coinapult. Ira will talk about his plans to decentralise the Internet.
Michael MerzCo-Founder & CEO Ponton GmbH
Michael Merz (Hamburg) is a software developer and the co-founder and CEO of Ponton Labs, which has been developing software for the energy industry for many years. Michael has been active in cryptospace since 2012 and will present their project EnerChain, a peer-to-peer energy trading platform based on Blockchain technology.
Jeff GallasConsultant, investor and entrepreneur
Jeff Gallas (Berlin) is a Blockchain consultant, investor and entrepreneur. He is the founding director of the German Bitcoin Foundation (Bundesverband Bitcoin) and also a consultant for the award-winning FinTech startup Bitwala. Currently, Jeff is running Fulmo, an enterprise which is dedicated to Research and Development of the Lightning Network. This will be the topic of his talk also.
Stefan KrautwaldCo-Founder Fluz Fluz
Stefan Krautwald (Medellín) is Co-Founder of Fluz Fluz, the global cash back network. He is currently working on Fluzcoin, a next generation virtual retail currency. Among others formerly Stefan was CEO for Latin America at Cdiscount, part of Cnova Group and sixth largest e-commerce company in the world. Stefan will talk about how the use of crypto currencies will affect retail.
Daria AriefevaCo-Founder & CEO Cryptofriends
Daria Ariefeva (Moscow) is the co-founder and CEO of cryptofriends, a community platform and series of events for the crypto industry. She will give an overview of the blossoming world of media and events dedicated to all things crypto.
Tim RehderPrincipal Earlybird Venture Capital
Tim Rehder (Berlin) joined Earlybird in 2018 and is currently a Principal at the Berlin office. Tim is an early Bitcoin adopter and strong Blockchain advocate. He founded Cubits, a European based Bitcoin marketplace, and lead the company (50+ employees) as a CEO for around 3 years. Tim holds an MSc in Finance from the University of St Andrews, where he specialized his studies in Financial Econometrics.
Dominik WeilCo-Founder & COO BitcoinVN
Born and raised in Europe's Financial Capital Frankfurt/Main, Dominik Weil (Saigon) has been an early adopter and pioneer in the space of digital currencies. He is currently active as the Co-Founder & COO of Vietnam's first & leading Digital Asset Exchange & has been leading the efforts of the organization to implement Blockchain-based Remittance payments with the goal to provide faster processing times and lower transaction fees.
Moritz SchildtCo-Founder coinIX
Moritz Schildt is co-founder of coinIX, an investment firm focussing on blockchain related projects and crypto assets. Having a background in traditional asset management and serving as managing director of nordIX AG, Moritz will share an institutional investors perspective on crypto assets with us and will talk on valuation of crypto and strategies for composing a crypto portfolio.
Stefan SohstCo-Founder and CEO Emotional Leadership
Stefan Sohst (Hamburg) is the founder and CEO of Emotional Leadership, a consulting and coaching company. He is coaching companies and managers about discovering emotions as a business factor. He has been working in the IT and software business for 20 years. Stefan will speak about emotional and also ethical aspects of blockchain technology.
Jed GrantFounder and CEO KYC3
Jed Grant, MBA, is the founder and CEO of KYC3, one of the original regtech companies in Luxembourg, and the founder of Peer Mountain, a decentralized P2P ecosystem of trust. Prior to these activities Jed held senior positions in technology, finance and security related organizations including Artemis, the International Civil Servants Credit Union (AMFIE), Computacenter, and NATO.
Sebastián Valdecantosco-CEO WABA.network
Sebastián Valdecantos is co-CEO at WABA.network, a groundbreaking argentinian platform that enables communities to create their own currencies on EOS blockchain. WABA.network has provided the technology to implement 3 use cases in Latin America. Sebastián is a Ph.D. Economics (Paris Sorbonne-Cité) and an economic modelling expert. He designs and executes WABA.network’s core programmes.
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