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Karl Kreder Introduced Grid+

Karl Kreder is Director of Energy at ConsenSys and a co-founder of Grid+, which delivers Ethereum-enabled hardware and software for the energy market. Before this he graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he received his PhD in Materials Science for research in advanced battery technologies. Karl also worked at Southwest Research Institute where he helped to build the Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety (EssEs) consortium into a global alliance of 12 industry members from 3 continents with a budget of more than $3 million.

Ken Shishido Investor in Breadwallet

Ken Shishidois an organizer of the Tokyo Bitcoin Meetup group, established in 2011, one of the world’s oldest. He is also an early-stage investor in Breadwallet, Yours, Stashcrypto and other cryptocurrency-related projects. He previously handled sales and business development of enterprise telecommunications services for a large telco operator in Japan. He was a candidate in the lower house of parliament election of 2012 representing Tokyo (District 5) and Hiroshima (District 3).

Kenichi Kurimoto Explained IoT & Cryptocurrency

Kenichi Kurimoto is CEO of the IoTxBlockchain company Nayuta, one of the pioneers in combining IoT with cryptocurrency, and an authority on integrating Internet connected devices with Bitcoin’s layer 2 technology, the Lightning Network.

Key Management

Moritz Neto is the founder of Tenzorum, a key management protocol for the decentralized web.  It provides the infrastructure that enables users to interact with decentralized applications across multiple chains, a potential cornerstone for solutions that require user authentication and identity.

Kilian Rausch Explained Atomic Swaps

Kilian Rausch is Product Director of Exchange Union, a decentralized network that links digital asset exchanges. He hold a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Technical University of Munich and was previously Product Manager of Mobi, a global and mobile wallet designed for everyday people, at the Hong Kong-based exchange BTC China.

Kiril Ivanov

Kiril Ivanov is the CTO of LoyalGarden, a loyalty network based on the blockchain. He is a senior software architect with more than 15 years experience, the last 8 with leading banking and insurance institutions, including ING. Kiril has a degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Belarusian State University of Informatics. He has been a contributor to various blockchain initiatives since 2016.

Kirsten van Driel Explained Regulatory Landscape

Kirsten van Driel is a Policy Advisor and Coordinator for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency at De Nederlandsche Bank, the Central Bank of The Netherlands.

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