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Bitcoin in China

Virgilio Lizardo, Jr. is currently Vice President of International Affairs at Gate Technology, the parent company of top-20 cryptocurrency exchange Gate.io.  Established in 2013, the service has 2 million users and a daily trading volume of 300 to 700 million USD per day.

Bitcoin Prediction Markets

A leading thinker on the subjects of prediction markets, merge mining and drive chains, Paul Sztorc is currently Research Director at Tierion.

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.

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Bitcoin Wednesday’s Official Coinfest Amsterdam 2016

Coinfest is a global Bitcoin festival founded by Andew Wagner in Vancouver in 2013.  It is held in April of each year in cities around the world and celebrates the […]

Bitcoin’s Investment Thesis

Pierre Rochard is an outspoken advocate for Bitcoin’s decentralized governance and the founder of the Bitcoin Advisory in New York. He is also the co-founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute and has been a co-host of the Noded Bitcoin Podcast since 2017.

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.

Blockchain for the Public Sector

Marloes Pomp manages international strategy for the Dutch Blockchain Coalition, where she helps to coordinate a collection of 30 public sector pilot projects for central and local government.

Blockchain Forks

Paul Puey is CEO of Edge, producer of the Edge and Airbitz mobile cryptocurrency wallets. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s computer science and electrical engineering programs, he previously worked as a lead software engineer for chip manufacturers Nvidia Corporation and Chromatic Research.

Blockchain in Real Estate

Valentin Preobrazhenskiy is the CEO of LAToken a blockchain-based platform for managing illiquid assets such as real estate, bank loans and works of art. Valentin previously founded the home equity marketplace Zalogo which facilitated more than 12000 home equity offers and 1000 transactions in 2016.

Before that he was director of one of the world’s largest startup accelerator programs, the Founder Institute, and worked for the financial institutions Avega Capital, Marcuard Spectrum, IHS CERA, Sberbank and VTB.

Blockmason’s Michael Chin

Michael Chin is co-founder of Blockmason, a startup that registers debt and credit obligations on the Ethereum blockchain. Michael worked for J.P. Morgan’s principal mezzanine credit group in New York followed by JPM’s Debt Capital Markets and Syndicated Leveraged Finance group in Hong Kong, where he helped Asian issuers with Investment Grade, High Yield debt, and syndicated loan offerings. After four years at JPM, he worked for another five years at the Hong Kong office of Intermediate Capital Group (a FTSE 250 composite company), one of the pioneers of mezzanine debt in Europe. Blockmason has already successfully closed their private sale at 18,000 ETH, or 40% of the total hard cap of 45,000 ETH, and plans to launch a token generation event on 1 October, 2017.