Speakers

We’re delighted to welcome our latest confirmed speakers – some of the true movers and shakers of the crypto world

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JOSEPH LUBIN

  • Founder & Co-Founder
  • ConsenSys, Ethereum

When it comes to crypto heavyweights, you don’t get bigger than Joseph Lubin, the man behind Ethereum and ConsenSys. A passionate advocate of the decentralized world, ConsenSys is a global formation of technologists and entrepreneurs working to build the future.

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JOEY KRUG

  • Co-Chief Investment Officer
  • Pantera Capital

Specialist in ICO & Digital Asset funds, Joey is a computer scientist, founder, advisor, investor, and expert in creating decentralizing prediction markets.

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MICHAEL CASEY

  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Network Effects Media

Best-selling author, Senior Lecturer at MIT and Chairman of the Board at CoinDesk, Casey spent 18 years at the Wall Street Journal before becoming a key crypto advisor.

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ANTHONY POMPLIANO

  • Founder & Partner
  • Morgan Creek Digital

Thought-leader, speaker, writer, and recognised blockchain expert, Anthony focuses on the tokenization of real-world assets, providing access to investors on the blockchain.

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TIM ENNEKING

  • Managing Director
  • Digital Capital Management

Leader, speaker, charismatic MD. At the helm of Crypto Asset Management and Digital Capital Management, Tim is also a Strategic Advisor to MedCredits and Saifu.

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DANIEL GUTENBERG

  • Early-Stage Angel Investor

Active Swiss early-stage angel investor. A seed investor in Facebook, Skrill, and Mobileye, Daniel is also Co-Founder of Crypto Finance Conference AG.

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JALAK JOBANPUTRA

  • Founder & Managing Partner
  • Outlier Ventures

Jalek’s early-stage VC fund in NYC focuses on emerging technology including blockchain and machine learning. FPV’s portfolio includes Everledger, Open Garden, and Blockchain.

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OLGA FELDMEIER

  • CEO
  • Smart Valor

A visionary entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of banking and blockchain technology.

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JAMIE BURKE

  • Founder & CEO
  • Outlier Ventures

Europe’s first blockchain venture builder and early-stage VC, Jamie pioneered the ‘Convergence Thesis,’ seeing blockchain as foundational to other emergent technologies.

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PAUL VERADITTAKIT

  • Partner
  • Pantera Capital

Investment specialist, relationship builder, speaker, advisor. Paul has successfully closed more than 20 token pre-sale investments and 30 venture investments at Pantera.

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KAHINA VAN DYKE

  • SVP Business & Corporate Development
  • Ripple

Executive in financial services, payments, and global commerce. Prior to Ripple, Kahina was Global Director of Financial Services at Facebook and Group Head at MasterCard.

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BOB CORNISH

  • Alternative Investments, EB-5 & Broker-Dealer Attorney
  • Wilson Elser

Securities attorney specializing in alternative investments and cryptocurrency. Bob is also a Chairperson-trained arbitrator for FINRA, NFA, and the London Court of International Arbitration.

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DANIEL KORNITZER

  • EVP, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Paysafe Group

Leader of global development of strategic partnerships with investor portfolio companies and major tech players, Daniel is also an Advisory Board Member at Shyft Network.

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DAVID JOHNSTON

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Factom, Inc.

David invested in Bitcoin in 2012, founding the first crypto Angel Group in 2013. He’s also a CEO, Polymath advisor, and board member of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society.

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STEPHAN OCHSNER

  • Owner
  • Ochsner Consulting Est. & Ochsner Law

Leading fintech and cryptocurrency lawyer in the Lichtenstein area. Prior to founding his own practice, Stephan was CEO at FMA Liechtenstein and MD at Kaiser Partner.

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JOHN HARGRAVE

  • CEO
  • Media Shower

Publisher of leading investor website Bitcoin Market Journal. Blockchain expert, speaker, investor, and author of upcoming Blockchain for Everyone.

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MARINA TITOVA, CFA

  • Head of ICO Advisory
  • NKB Group

At the intersection of traditional finance and crypto finance, before NKB Group, Marina was VP of Corporate Finance at The Argon Group and is an advisor at Civic Technologies.

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TOM LYONS

  • Executive Director
  • ConsenSys Research and Advisory

Communications strategist and marketer for professionals in emerging technologies. Tom is also Chairman of the Crypto Valley Association’s Enterprise Blockchain Working Group.

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RAY HINDI

  • CEO
  • L1 Digital

Seasoned investment professional with deep experience in alternative investments. Now CEO of L1 Digital, an active allocator in blockchain and digital assets by selecting and investing in the best crypto managers globally.

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THOMAS NÄGELE

  • Managing Partner
  • NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC

Co-drafted the Liechtenstein Blockchain Act, 10 years + experience as a software developer

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JESUS RODRIGUEZ

  • Chief Scientist
  • Invector Labs

Jesus Rodriguez is a technology expert, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and internationally recognized speaker and author.

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JAY LIANG

  • Founder and Co-chairman
  • Hong Kong Blockchain Association

Veteran PE, VC and hedge fund professional with over 25 years in experience from Wall Street to Asia Pacific

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MARKUS RINDERER

  • Founding Partner Current (VC) Founder
  • PAY.ON

Markus is a proven expert in global cross-border e-commerce payments. He is the ex-CEO and founder of PAY.ON, which had a successful exit to ACI Worldwide in 2015.

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NEHA MEHTA

  • Global Head of Strategy and Partnerships

Neha Mehta is currently working as the Global Head of Strategy and Partnerships for a Fintech company in Singapore. She’s working towards deploying Blockchain technology for financial inclusion in areas such as payments, remittance and micro-loans/insurance to help world’s 2 billion unbanked people.

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MAURO CASELLINI

  • Head of Blockchain and Payment Service Providers

Mauro Casellini is responsible for the blockchain business lines at Bank Frick in Balzers, Liechtenstein. He heads up a team of 15 employees who are responsible for advising business clients and payment server providers as well as for ICOs and all requests related to cryptocurrencies.

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MARTA PIEKARSKA

  • Director of Ecosystem
  • Hyperledger

Marta serves as the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger. Marta obtained her BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology and a double Master from Computer Science and Informatics at Technical University of Berlin and Warsaw University of Technology.

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JUWAN LEE

  • Founder and CEO
  • NexChange

Juwan Lee is an entrepreneur, VC, blockchain and fintech influencer, and investment professional with three decades of investment industry experience where he managed portfolios and organizations on behalf of multi-billion dollar hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management and venture capital firms.

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FILIPE CASTRO

  • CIO & Co-Founder
  • UTRUST

Founder of UTRUST, a Fintech venture working in a crypto-to-fiat payment platform. He has a deep passion for cutting-edge technologies and innovation, managing a small independent c-fund, advising key seed-level startups and family offices.

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DAVID WACHSMAN

  • Founder & CEO
  • Wachsman

David is CEO at Wachsman, a leading professional services firm for the blockchain industry. Founded in 2015 as a public relations agency, Wachsman has grown to a team of more than 100 working from offices in New York, Dublin, and Singapore.

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DAVID DRAKE

  • Founder and Chairman
  • LDJ Capital

David Drake is Founder and Chairman at LDJ Capital, a multi-family office which deals in worldwide funds accessing over trillions in assets and maintains over 50+ global directors and family office partners.

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MARIA JONES

  • Vice President
  • Cointelegraph Media Group

Social media influencer with over 350K followers, one of the most connected digital entrepreneur in the crypto industry, interviewer, digital marketing advisor.

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ARIE LEVY-COHEN

  • Founder & CEO
  • Blockhaus Investment AG

Arie Levy-Cohen is a serial entrepreneur with an international banking and wealth management background. A recognized early expert in blockchain, founder of Blockhaus, co-founder of SingularDTV, president of IEBC, chairman of CoEngineers and board member of ACTUS.

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MICHAEL GASTAUER

  • Founder & Group CEO
  • WB21 Group

Michael Gastauer is a German entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist with global business experience specializing in financial technology. He is an advocate of the FinTech revolution and is globally ranked among the 100 most Influential People in Blockchain.

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AUSTIN ALEXANDER

  • Senior Vice President
  • Kraken

Austin Alexander is a Senior Vice President at Kraken, one of the biggest digital asset exchanges in market volume worldwide. Austin first discovered Bitcoin in 2011 while working at the Mercatus Center, a free-market economic policy think tank.

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PINDAR WONG

  • Chairman
  • VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd

Pindar Wong is the Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd, a discrete Internet Financial Infrastructure consultancy. Pindar co-founded the first licensed Internet Service Provider in HK in 1993 and leads the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium’.

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MAKOTO TAKEMIYA

  • Co-founder and Co-CEO
  • Soramitsu

He has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific papers and actively engages in research. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Tokyo.

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JEPPE R. STOKHOLM Ph.D.

  • General Partner & Venture Capitalist
  • Black Swan Venture Capital

Dr. Jeppe R. Stokholm is a lawyer and venture capitalist with a Ph.D. in international corporate affairs. He is partner in Black Swan Venture Capital and responsible for the Blockchain investments. Dr. Jeppe R. Stokholm has conducted his Ph.D. research at Duke University (USA), Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and SDU (Denmark).

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Sebastian Buergel

  • CTO & Co-Founder
  • Validity Labs

Sebastian is the CTO and Co-Founder of Validity Labs. He received his PhD from ETH Zurich, before turning his insatiable curiosity and energy to the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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Philipp Toth

  • CEO & Founder
  • heymate

Philipp founded Swiss-based Blockchain Applications AG and commits himself to develop, launch and scale highly value-adding digital products, such as the heymate mobile app.

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Moritz Feuchter

  • Senior Manager, Financial Services
  • BearingPoint GmbH

With +14 years PQE, Moritz is a subject matter expert in legal, compliance and regulatory affairs affecting the financial industry. He currently supports and consults top tier financial institutions in mastering various regulatory challenges and compliance related topics.

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Mihaela Ulieru

  • Chief Alchemist
  • Endor.com

Dr. Mihaela Ulieru is a scholar of distributed intelligent systems, having pioneered a series of technologies that are bundled under the collective name of “Blockchain”, which consists of over 200 peer reviewed publications, hundreds of invited keynotes and talks, adviser to governments on the adoption of emerging technologies to improve the lives of citizens, as well as mentor to many successful entrepreneurs.

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Mattias Hjelmstedt

  • CEO and Founder
  • Utopia Music

Mattias´s media career shows, above all, that he understands not only how to disrupt, innovate, and drive efficiency within established industries, but also how to create a user experience which propels growth and provides value for consumers.

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Jonathan Mohan

  • Head of Strategy
  • Layer 2 Labs

Jonathan is a crypto native, recognized for leading the creation of the Bitcoin community in New York. Jonathan ran community for Ethereum and went on to advise EOS and co-host Lets Talk Bitcoin. Foundational to Jonathan’s libertarian views is the need for governance, not government.

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David Ellington

  • Founder & Executive Chairman
  • Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS)

Lawyer, Entrepreneur, Advisor, E. David Ellington is Founder & Executive Chairman of the Silicon Valley Blockchain Society (SVBS). SVBS is a global, invite-only, private, member-driven ecosystem supporting blockchain and cryptocurrency related projects across industries and for social impact. The SVBS mission is three words: “Fund the Revolution.”

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