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Segregated Byzantine Agreement

Emanuele Francioni is Tech Lead and Chairman of Dusk, a privacy-centric blockchain with a new consensus mechanism, the Segregated Byzantine Agreement. He spent more than a decade leading various multi-disciplinary development teams and has delivered multi-million-dollar technology projects for top corporate organizations, such as Tomtom, Commerzbank and Vitrociset.

SelfKey

Edmund Lowell is the founder of SelfKey, a solution for secure, self-sovereign identity based on Blockchain technology. He is a serial entrepreneur who has built Fintech and Regtech products including Incorporations.io and KYC-Chain.com, and has provided KYC solutions for some of the biggest ICOs.

ShellPay

Jane Zhang is the Shanghai-based CEO of ShellPay, which produces SkyLedger-based tokens, a hardware wallet and a decentralized exchange. She was selected by the Dubai government to join the Spring 2017 Program of Dubai Future Accelerators, through which the team developed a blockchain-based Passport Control solution for the national Immigration Office.

Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali is a professor of computer science at MIT and one of the world’s authorities on cryptography, zero knowledge and distributed ledgers. He is the recipient of the Turing Award in computer science, the Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science, and the RSA prize in cryptography.

Smart Contracts

Ilya Smagin leads smart contract development for the Waves Platform. He previously worked for several global financial services firms such as the Spotware forex trading platform, Deutsche Bank and Yandex.

Smart Contracts for Social Good

Fraser Brown is Founder and Chairman of the ACT Foundation in Zug, Switzerland, which is responsible for the development of an Ethereum-based decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) for social causes. He is an engineer with an MBA from Trinity College Dublin, who has advised global institutions and governments on innovative financing solutions for climate change since 2010. In 2014 he represented Ireland in sailing at the Athens Olympic Games.

Smart Contracts with Bitcoin

Gabriel Kurman is a co-founder of RSK Labs, also known as Rootstock, one of the world’s first, Turing-complete blockchains that enables smart contracts secured by the Bitcoin network. Gabriel is an economist who studied with at the University of Buenos Aires and has a decade of experience with corporate and private equity and M&A.

Smart Ledgers

Michael Mainelli is Executive Chairman of the London-based consultancy and think-tank Z/Yen Group which has done research for the Cardano Foundation, Bloomberg, The London Stock Exchange and Barclays Capital. Z/Yen produces the Distributed Futures research program which is focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

Smart Valor

Olga Feldmeier is CEO of Smart Valor, a Swiss-based decentralized marketplace for alternative investments. She is a founding member of the Crypto Valley community and producer of Switzerland’s ICO Summit event series. She was previously Managing Partner at Xapo, a Silicon Valley-based wallet provider and has also worked for Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth Management and Boston Consulting Group. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum, Money2020 and Consensus.

Solar-Powered Money

Abraham Cambridge is the CEO of The Sun Exchange, the sharing economy for solar panels. The Sun Exchange is a platform that combines cryptocurrency and solar energy in order to create a solar-powered financial system that streams monetized sunshine across the world in Bitcoin. He will present a demo of The Sun Exchange’s proof of concept during the conference.