Galen Evans is Co-Founder of Konfidio, a Berlin-based blockchain venture studio which has recently deployed a solution for a Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical company.
Geoff Goodellis a researcher at the Department of Computer Science at University College London and an authority on the interface between computer science, finance and public policy. His talk for Bitcoin Wednesday will cover the range of available options on the subject of financial privacy, from total surveillance as represented by traditional financial institutions to the use of cryptocurrencies and related privacy enhancing technologies.
Michael Pinkus is the CFO of Bitbond, which will launch Germany’s first security token offering or STO on 11 March, 2019. The cryptocurrency, which is based on Stellar, represents the tokenized debt of small- and medium-sized enterprises, and will be tradeable on the StellarX decentralized exchange immediately upon conclusion of the token sale.
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.
Michael Gord is founder and CEO of enterprise blockchain and ICO consulting and development firm, MLG Blockchain. He is also the founder and CEO of Bitcoin Canada, sits on the board of directors of the Blockchain Association of Canada, is an advisor and investor in several prominent blockchain ventures and writes for Bitcoin Magazine in addition to several other fintech publications.
Jasper van der Maarel is a council member of Grin, the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol. He is also the developer of the first atomic swaps between Grin and the Bitcoin and Ethereum testnets. His research in subatomic physics with its heavy reliance on mathematics led him to his current work on Grin’s atomic swaps.
Grzegorz Borowik is a senior software engineer in the R&D team at Golem, the global, open sourced and decentralized supercomputer. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where he carried out advanced problems of neuroscience. His research interests include Computational Intelligence, Deep Learning Algorithms, Optimization Techniques, Numerical Algorithms, IoT, and Cybersecurity.
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.