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Adrian Garelik

Adrián Garelik is a script writer and film producer (“To fool a thief”, “Unsuscribe”) who was always interested in technologies for video distribution on the Internet. In 2011 he worked with Diego Gutierrez-Zaldivar, one of Argentina´s internet pioneers, on CinePop, a democratic network for film distribution to cinemas. In 2014 they turned their attention to blockchain technology for video distribution, which became the foundation for RSK (aka Rootstock), a smart contract platform on top of Bitcoin. After two years at RSK Adrian left to team up with Federico Abad, the creator of Popcorn Time, on the blockchain-based video sharing app called Flixxo.

Advancing Smart Contracts

Jordan Earls is the lead developer and co-founder of Qtum, a hybrid blockchain that integrates a modified version of the Bitcoin core network infrastructure with an enhanced version of Ethereum’s Virtual Machine. He will talk about this enhancement, known as the x86 VM, which provides an x86-compatible operating system for decentralized applications.

Alan R. Milligan

Alan R. Milligan is a former software entrepreneur turned accomplished film producer. The work associated with his production studio Film-Farms, located in a farmhouse in Oslo, has received prizes at the Cannes, Venice and Tribeca film festivals in addition to more than 50 other awards and nominations. Now he has turned his attention to smart contracts with a system called White Rabbit that consists of a browser plugin to allow viewers to watch streaming films and to safely pay the rights holders.

Algorithmic Trading

Jean-Charles Dudek is CSO of NapoleonX, an algorithmic trading company specialized in cryptocurrencies. He is a former banker with more than 12 years experience working for tier 1 banks.  He previously worked as Head of Active Protected Fund Management at BNPP AM where he had a portfolio of more than € 3 billion assets under management (AUM).

Alon Muroch

Alon Muroch is the CEO of CoinDash, a social trading platform for cryptocurrencies. He has been a blockchain developer since 2012 and has contributed to many of the known open source projects. He continues to lead the development of a peer-to-peer multisignature wallet and is a strong believer in bringing blockchain technology to the masses.

Amnesty International

Nine de Vries is a project officer for Amnesty International’s Security and Human Rights Program in the Netherlands. In this role she concentrates on the subject of state-sponsored communications surveillance and what her organization considers the flaws in the Dutch Intelligence and Security Services Act of 2017.

Arnaud Dartois

Arnaud Dartois is the CTO of NapoleonX, one of the first cryptocurrency asset management companies specialized in programmable or algorithmic trading. He has a PhD in Computer science from the Ecole Polytechnique, the French MIT.

Bernard Lietaer

Professor Bernard Lietaer is one of the world’s authorities on the design and implementation of currency systems. He is the author of Money and Sustainability and a leading thinker in the field of community and complementary currencies. He helped design and implement the European Currency Unit which became the Euro, and served as the President of the Belgian Central Bank’s Electronic Payment System.

Bitcoin Uncensored

Chris DeRose is the irreverent host of the podcast Bitcoin Uncensored. He is an avid writer, podcaster and political commentator, he has been involved with cryptocurrency ever since reading Bitcoin’s earliest announcement on Slashdot back in 2010.

Bitnation

Susanne Tarkowski is the notorious CEO of Bitnation, one of the world’s first functioning virtual countries that provides blockchain-based IDs, public notarial services, education and p2p insurance. She is also the author of The Googlement: The DIY Guide To Starting Your Own Nation.