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Aura: Decentralized Talent

Anastasia Green is CEO of Aura, a blockchain-based startup for the world of decentralized employment. She is a serial entrpreneur and blockchain community builder in San Francisco and Ukraine.

Authority for Financial Markets

Leonard Franken is a Policy Advisor for The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) and a member of the Distributed Systems Group at Delft Technical University.

Ayse Zoodsma

Ayse Zoodsma is a Policy Advisor for The Central Bank of The Netherlands responsible for financial inclusion, fintech and international relations.  She also serves as a Visiting Member for The Bank of International Settlements based in Basel.

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.

Big Business Accepts The Token Economy

Michael Terpin is the founder and CEO of the Transform Group. He is a general partner and chairs the ICO investment committee of the Alphabit Fund, a digital currency fund registered on the Cayman Islands with $300 million in assets under management.

Bitcoin Gold

Martin Kuvandzhiev is a Lead Developer Co-Founder of the notorious Bitcoin Gold cryptocurrency, the second major cryptocurrency to hard fork away from the Bitcoin blockchain. He is one of the project’s main contributors on Github and one of the 5 board members. In addition, he is the CEO of two companies, GoStartups and Assetify, and leads more than 50 professionals on 6 different continents.

Profile

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 SV

Jimmy Nguyen is Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board for nChain which holds hundreds of blockchain-related patents and patent applications. He is formerly an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer who was previously a partner at three U.S. law firms, Foley and Lardner, Wildman Harrold and Davis, Wright, Tremaine. He currently serves as Founding President of the Bitcoin Association, a new organization that pursues “massive on-chain scaling” with Bitcoin SV, which it calls “the original Bitcoin protocol”.

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.