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April 2017

Yoichi Hirai

Yoichi Hirai is a formal verification engineer at the Ethereum Foundation. He is interested in turning mathematical proofs into working software. He once visited the University of Amsterdam for half a year because he was fascinated by the constructive logics that originated there. His interest in becoming a convenience logician led him to Dresden and then to Berlin.

Gilles Fedak

Gilles Fedak is CEO of iEx.ec, an Ethereum-based solution for high performance cloud computing. iEx.ec raised more than $12 million in less than 3 hours during a crowd sale on 19 April 2017. An expert on high performance computing and a research scientist in Desktop Grid computing at the French National Institute for Computer Science (INRIA), Gilles has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Raphaël Mazet

Raphaël Mazet is a co-founder of Alice.si, an Ethereum app for social impact. Before Alice, he served for ten years in corporate relations and digital advocacy in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. He became fascinated with blockchain technology in 2015 when he discovered the potential for smart contracts to increase funding in the non-profit sector by improving transparency and accountability.

Justin Tran

Justin Tran is a financial controller who holds a Master’s degree in economics. He is the founder of World Coin Index, a website that provides historical financial information for more than 400 cryptocurrencies.

Michiel Berende

Michiel Berende is a specialist in blockchain applications for the insurance industry. He began his career as an underwriter and process manager for Dutch insurer Interpolis. Since 2007 he has served as a freelance consultant for the Microinsurance Network, PharmAccess Foundation, ILO, GIZ, IADB, Achmea, and others. He has conducted projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa and has written and published many articles on microinsurance and technology.

Boudewijn Rooseboom

Boudewijn Rooseboom is co-founder of Cyber Capital, a cryptocurrency investment fund in The Netherlands. He has a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Amsterdam, and previously managed social housing projects in Brazil.

Eyal Hertzog

Eyal Hertzog is co-founder, Chief Architect and Head of Product Development of Bancor. An experienced consumer Internet entrepreneur, Eyal has raised over $100m from leading venture capital firms, including Accel, Benchmark, Polaris, DAG Ventures and Highland Capital. Eyal founded Contact Networks, one of the first social networks, in 1999, and Metacafe in 2003, a pioneer in online video with over 50 million active users at its peak.

Justin Bons

Justin Bons is co-founder and investment strategist of Cyber Capital, a cryptocurrency investment fund in The Netherlands. He is also a miner and trader, and specializes in researching blockchain governance models.

Sebastiaan ‘t Lam

Sebastiaan ‘t Lam is the General Manager of Makerversity, Amsterdam’s headquarters for the maker scene. Before coming to Makerversity Sebastiaan was an event manager for the EYE Film Museum and country manager for the American event technology company PSAV.

March 2017

Dominic Williams

Dominic Williams is CTO of venture-backed crypto-technology incubator, String Labs, Inc. He has a similar role at the DFINITY Foundation, which raised $3.75 million in about 24 hours in mid-February 2017. The DFINITY blockchain aims to offer a decentralized cloud computing platform with infinite scalability that will be completely interoperable with Ethereum apps.