SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe

Chair for Strategy and Organization,

Technical University of Munich

Germany

Christian has over 20 years’ experience working across emerging markets. Beginning in commodity trading and later in the capital markets he has built and led multiple businesses that rolled out new technologies in trading, transaction settlement and telecommunications.

Christian Kranicke

Founding Partner,

Blufolio

Geneva, Switzerland

Alexia Hefti

Chairman,

Abed Group

UAE

Ralf Glabischnig is an Austrian entrepreneur and investor. As a serial entrepreneur is he actively building a worldwide Blockchain ecosystem with a focus on Switzerland

Ralf Glabischnig

Founder,

CV VC

Zurich, Switzerland

Gustavo is Swiss, trained Engineer, MBA, MSc. Over 30 year’s senior Banking/Finance management experience at Chairman, Board of Directors, and CEO level.

Gustavo A. Montero

Owner/Principal,

GAM Advisory Group of Companies - FZE

UAE

Matthias Mende

Founder,

Bonuz

UAE

Aly Madhavji

Managing Partner,

Blockchain Founders Fund

Tobias is an accomplished and experienced professional with over 20 years’ experience in financial markets and trading. His financial markets experience spans asset classes including; Equities, Metals, Energy and FX, dealing with all categories of market participants including Banks, Hedge Funds, Trading Houses, Producers, Hedgers and Arbitragers.

Toby Young

Chief Investment Officer,

NeoFlow Asset Management

With a background of 6+ years as a software engineer, Constantin also embarked on the serial entrepreneurship journey in 2018. As the co-founder and project coordinator of SeedOn, Constantin has put all his effort, passion, and dreams into building software solutions.

Constantin-Claudiu Minea

Co-Founder & CEO,

SeedOn

Romania

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A serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record of successful startups. He launched Binance in July 2017 and grew Binance into the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world.

CHANGPENG ZHAO

CEO,

Binance

Singapore

One of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world. He is also an author of 16 books which have been translated into over 25 languages.

DON TAPSCOTT

CEO - The Tapscott Group Inc,

Co-Founder of The Blockchain Research Institute

Canada

Tim is one of the leading VCs in America and the founder of Draper Associates and Draper University. He’s clinched awards like ‘Entrepreneur for the World’, ‘Distinguished Citizen’, ‘Midas List’ etc. from entities like World Entrepreneur Foundation, Commonwealth Club and Forbes respectively.

TIM DRAPER

Founder,

DFJ Venture Capital

United States

ALEX MASHINSKY

Founder and CEO,

Celsius Network

United Kingdom

Cryptographer and technology expert who is widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash. He is currently leading Elixxir and Praxxis to provide scalable digital sovereignty.

DAVID CHAUM

Founder,

xx network

United States

A technology entrepreneur, mathematician and a cryptocurrency enthusiast who was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee.

CHARLES HOSKINSON

CEO – IOHK,

Founder – Cardano

United States

Named as Bitcoin Jesus, Roger was one of the first to make a serious investment into bitcoin in early 2017. As the CEO of Bitcoin.com, he is an early investor in bitcoin-related startups and a well-known figure in the Crypto space.

ROGER VER

CEO,

Bitcoin.com

Japan

Spanos is a pioneer in the bitcoin and blockchain technology space. In 2013, Spanos founded Bitcoin Center NYC - the world's first-ever cryptocurrency trading floor, which initially opened directly across from the NYSE in 2013. Recently, Spanos was featured in the recent Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin.

Nick Spanos

Bitcoin Pioneer,

United States

In 2017, Sandeep Co-founded Polygon (Previously Matic Network) which went to becoming India's first billion dollar Blockchain Startup. Currently, he onboards decentralised applications to achieve scalability and faster transactions while fueling user adoption for Polygon and its based dApps.

Sandeep Nailwal

Co-Founder,

Polygon

India

Marwan, a Crypto Pioneer is also the CEO of Foresee Payment Services LLC which is the UAE’s first crypto commodity payment processing company. In February 2018, Marwan founded the region's first crypto over the counter crypto trading desk with the establishment of his company OTC Supply DMCC.

DR MARWAN ALZAROUNI

CEO,

Dubai Blockchain Center

United Arab Emirates

Founder and CEO of SingularityNET, a blockchain-based AI marketplace. He is also the chief scientist of robotics firm Hanson Robotics, chairman of the Artificial General Intelligence Society and vice chairman of the futurist nonprofit Humanity.

DR BEN GOERTZEL

CEO,

SingularityNET

Hong Kong

Navin has extensive experience in global transaction banking, payments and cash management, and strategy planning following nearly two decades working for HSBC and Citigroup across the U.S., Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and India.

Navin Gupta

Managing Director for South Asia and MENA region,

Ripple

United Arab Emirates

Serguei is a research mathematician working in the field of Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes. Together with the founder of the Nxt and other people from the Nxt community, he co-founded IOTA in 2015. Currently, Serguei is a BoD member and the director of research at the IOTA Foundation.

Serguei Popov

Founder,

IOTA Foundation

Portugal

Samson is Blockstream's CSO and Pixelmatic's CEO. Blockstream is the leading provider of blockchain technologies, on the forefront of work in cryptography and distributed systems. Samson founded Pixelmatic in 2011 to create engaging games that are truly social and encourage new connections to be made.

Samson Mow

Chief Strategy Officer,

Blockstream

Canada

Omar leads the corporate strategy and development for Binance in the MENA region. He brings in 15 years of knowledge in working with multiple funds as a commodities trader.

Omar Rahim

MENA Director,

Binance

United Kingdom

Peteris is the Head of Unit for Startups and Innovation in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT and the Co-Chair of FinTech Task Force at the European Commission.

PETERIS ZILGALVIS

Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain,

European Commission

Belgium

The primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation.

BRIAN BEHELENDORF

Executive Director,

Hyperledger

United States

As the co-founder of the Evercoin Exchange, Miko has helped to build multiple companies, raising a collective $50m in venture capital. He is also a General Partner of Gumi Cryptos, a $30m Crypto Asset Fund.

MIKO MATSUMURA

Co-Founder,

Evercoin

United States

Jimmy Song is a Bitcoin educator, developer, entrepreneur and a venture partner at Blockchain Capital.

JIMMY SONG

Bitcoin Educator,

Developer and Entrepreneur

United States

A former Wall street trader and vice president of JP Morgan Chase and is currently an expert in economic trends, trading, risk analysis and cryptocurrency.

TONE VAYS

Crypto Influencer, Derivatives Trader,

Consultant

United States