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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Charles Hoskinson

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Input Output HK

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.

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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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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
  • FuturePerfect 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mick Tsai

  • Co-Founder
  • Contentos(COS)

Mick has over 15 years software industry working experience, currently leading the Contentos
foundation. With over 600 million potential global users and over 100,000 global creators, Contentos
project aims to leverage blockchain technology to re-define the value of content for global creators.

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Jörg Schäfer

  • Entrepreneur and Managing Director

Expert in sustainable wealth management.
For more than 30 years entrepreneur and managing director of several companies in the area of ecological capital investments. For about 10 years he has been committed to environmental protection and sustainable asset accumulation.

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Daniel Haudenschild

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Swisscom Blockchain

Daniel Haudenschild is the CEO of Swisscom Blockchain. Previously, he was the Financial Services
Advisory Partner of Ernst&Young and the Global Director of SAP Financial Services/Banking at HCL-
Axon.

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Marcello Genovese

  • CMO & Founder
  • Heroes Group AG

CMO & founder of Heroes Group AG. Technically giftet expert. Helped develop and bring Vidpresso to success. Vidpresso was sold to Facebook in 2018.

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Dr. Michael Manz

  • State Secretariat for International Finance
  • Swiss Federal Department of Finance FDF

Michael Manz is deputy head of the Financial System & Financial Markets division and head
of the section Capital Markets and Infrastructure in the State Secretariat of International
Finance (SIF).

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Dr. Robert Bosch

  • Partner, Digital & Strategy, Banking & Capital Markets
  • BearingPoint GmbH

Dr. Robert Bosch joined BearingPoint in 2012. In the last years he supported several international banks of the private and public sector in strategic questions and in optimization of organization and processes.

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Axel Kalinowski

  • Head of Central Europe
  • London Stock Exchange Group

As part of his responsibilities he regularly meets with ambitious European Fintech businesses to discuss their business development and fund raising options and is himself an active investor in the blockchain and crypto space.

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Robert Levin

  • Emerging Star Capital, LLC
  • SFO Executive as Founder

Worked as a trader for family’s firm on Wall Street when it was #56 on the Forbes List of privately held companies. ICO strategist and advisor, investor in cryptocurrencies, up more than 300% in 2017, from reccs in July 2017, investment manager in long-short equities; NAV up 46% in 2017.

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Rick N. Tumlinson

  • Founding Partner, Founder
  • SpaceFund Inc., EarthLight Foundation

Named one of the world’s top “Space Visionaries” and one the top one hundred most influential people in the space field by Space News, Rick is credited with helping start what is called the “NewSpace” revolution

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Dinis Guarda

  • Author, CEO Founder
  • Ztudium

I am a doer, CEO, board member and digital and crypto economics driver and evangelist. I create and help companies, organisations gain greater value and maximise Return on Investment and Return on Attention in a digital disruptive world.

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Ilya Bere

  • CEO
  • Changelly

10 years of experience in Business Development and Delivery Management in ICT. 1 amazing year in crypto (feels like 10 more years).

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Epperly Li

  • Investment Director
  • Bitmain
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Greg Gilman

  • Founder
  • Science Blockchain
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Thomas Felber

  • CIO
  • Smart Valor
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Peter Ruchatz

  • Chief Growth Officer
  • Smart Valor

Responsible for launching and driving growth for the first global marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. SMART VALOR is a Blockchain Fintech company based in the SWISS Cryptovalley in Zug

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Julien Bringer

  • Chief Security & Cryptography Expert
  • Smart Valor

After several years in a large corporation, leading a security expertise team, and then handling product & business innovation on digital ID and IoT, I moved to the startup world with a focus on blockchain ecosystem to build stronger security practices.

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Dr. Hubert Ritzdorf

  • CTO
  • ChainSecurity

Dr. Hubert Ritzdorf’s passion is to secure the blockchain, he leads an expert team for smart contract security and designs new analysis tools making audits faster and more reliable. He has audited projects that raised several hundred million dollars, and in the process has found countless critical vulnerabilities. Dr. Ritzdorf has provided design consultation for many blockchain-based systems, exchanges and reviewed several high-level protocols built around smart contracts.

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Andreas Glarner

  • PartnerPartner
  • MME Legal

Dr. Andreas Glarner works with international companies in the technology sector. He is co-heading the MME DLT/FinTech Team, focusing an advising clients in the DLT / Blockchain / FinTech space.

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Andri Silberschmidt

  • Politician selling poké bowls and managing an equity fund

Today I am responsible for all Emerging Market equity quant products at Swisscanto Invest by ZKB (Main product: Swisscanto Sammelstiftung Emerging Market Equity Fund (SWCEEME SW Equity / CH0221964148, 500m $ AuM).

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Ajit Tripathi

  • Partner
  • Fintech at ConsenSys

Global Financial Services Business Development, Corporate Venturing and Strategy.

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Ivo Sauter

  • Management
  • SIX Digital Exchange
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Stephan Rind

  • CEO and Founder
  • BRICKMARK AG
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Pascal Allot

  • Innovation Ecosystem Director
  • IBM

Using my 20+ years in the technology business and my current role at IBM, I am passionately promoting digital transformation using big data, cognitive computing and blockchain, working with startup ecosystems as well as established companies and organisations that are seeking to rethink business models.

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Jean-Michel Pailhon

  • VP Corporate Development
  • Ledger

Vice-president at Ledger, the leading company in security solutions for crypto-assets and blockchain applications – Leading the strategy and corporate development efforts: Build, Borrow, Buy strategies.

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Thomas Feldkircher

  • Head of IT and Securities Law Dep.
  • NÄGELE Attorneys
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Fernando Gutierrez

  • CMO
  • Dash
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Stephane Gantchev

  • Partner and Co-organizer
  • Launchub Ventures, DigitalK Conference
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Vincent Zhou

  • Founder
  • FBG Capital
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Silvan Mifsud

  • Senior Manager - Business Advisory Services
  • EMCS Tax and Advisory
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José Luis Senent

  • CEO
  • Orbi Network
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Joon Ian Wong

  • Managing director for Europe and Asia
  • CoinDesk
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Harry Buesser

  • Author and Editor
  • Ringier AG
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Alexandra Sowa

  • Head of Legal and Compliance
  • Smart Valor
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Deng Chao

  • Managing Director
  • Hashkey Capital
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Daniel Münch

  • Consultant
  • BearingPoint

FinTech / RegTech / DLT / Blockchain

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Ralph Bärligea

  • Senior Business Consultant
  • BearingPoint

Blockchain, data security, DSGVO, GDPR, DIN 66398, Abacus320, AnaCredit, banking, crypto currencies, digitalization, portfolio management, private banking.

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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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Ibrahim Alkurd

  • CEO
  • New Mine
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Will Harborne

  • Director of Operations
  • Ethfinex

I have an Engineering degree from Cambridge University, and enjoy working on visionary technology projects which can revolutionise business models as well as impact wider society.

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Bianca Lins

  • Universität Liechtenstein
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Robby Schwertner

  • CEO and Founder
  • CryptoRobby
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Antoine Verdon

  • Co-founder
  • Proxeus

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