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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.

Guy Benartzi

Guy Benartziis CEO of Bancor, which aims to make it easy for anyone to launch their own Ethereum-based cryptocurrency. He was previously CEO of the multiplayer game company Mytopia. He has been active in the sector since 2012 and has helped introduce numerous local currencies.

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik’s company Bloq is specialized in open-source blockchain solutions for the enterprise.  He has been an important contributor to Bitcoin software since he learned about the project in 2010, and is one of the best-known developers in the entire industry.

Matej Michalko

Matej Michalko is CEO of the Blockchain-based content distribution platform known as Decent which raised more than $7 million during its crowd sale at the end of 2016. He is a blockchain pioneer who founded one of the sector’s first Bitcoin marketing agencies as well as one of its earliest cryptocurrency e-gaming consultancies.

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.

Rik Esselink

Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday 2017. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years. He is the former Marketing Director at Philips, and is currently helping foreign companies establish their presence in Europe.

Rikiya Masuda

Rikiya Masuda is European Branch Director of bitFlyer, currently Japan’s biggest Bitcoin exchange. Before coming to bitFlyer he worked for seven years for Japan’s second largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.