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Christoph Jentzsch is CEO of Slockit, a platform for the decentralized sharing economy. An Ethereum pioneer, he was part of the Core development team starting in 2014 when he was responsible for securing the protocol. He also wrote the code for TheDAO, one the earliest decentralized autonomous organizations, which became a watershed in the history of the industry.
Alex Mashinsky is one of the inventors of VOIP and currently CEO of Celsius Network, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency lending platform that pays interest on cryptocurrency deposits and allows its users to take out low-interest loans. Celsius raised $50 million in an ICO in May 2018. As of 1 January 2020 it has done $4.25 billion in loan origination with $400 million in assets and more than 53,000 active wallets.
Artur Schaback is COO and Co-founder of Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace that offers more than 300 ways to buy and sell Bitcoin, ranging from the standard cash and bank transfer to more unusual methods like gift cards from Nike, Paypal, Amazon and the IHOP American pancake chain. The fast-growing startup has more than 100 employees and offices in New York, Hong Kong, Tallinn, Estonia and Manila, Philippines.