Raphaël Mazet is a co-founder of Alice.si, an Ethereum app for social impact. Before Alice, he served for ten years in corporate relations and digital advocacy in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. He became fascinated with blockchain technology in 2015 when he discovered the potential for smart contracts to increase funding in the non-profit sector by improving transparency and accountability.
Krzysztof Kolaczynski and Maciek Kolodziejczyk are co-founders of STABLE, one of the first projects dedicated to reducing pricing inefficiencies in digital token markets through arbitrage. They are both experienced veterans in the financial industry, and have many years of experience as portfolio, product and fund managers, working for both large and small banks.
“In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia, even the guillotine.” – Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being In the aftermath of the UK’s […]
Sameer Ismail is Chief Compliance Officer for Luno, a cryptocurrency exchange with its headquarters in London. His presentation will detail current cryptocurrency regulations around the world and the proposed implementations of the EU’s 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. It will also include notable comparisons with jurisdictions both inside and outside of the EU.
Blockchain engineer Mario Pavlovic is product owner at the Energy Web Foundation, where he is responsible for finding a fit between technological capabilities and the needs of the energy market. His work is centered on increasing adoption of renewable energy sources.
Rik Esselink will serve as Session Chair for Bitcoin Wednesday on 7 November 2018. He has already been moderator for Bitcoin Wednesday several times, including during the CoinFest edition this past April as well as in 2017. He has been an active member of the Amsterdam blockchain community for many years, and is currently MD Europe for one of the world’s fastest growing connected home startups, Ring.com.
Risto Karjalainen is the COO of Streamr, a decentralized, peer-to-peer infrastructure for real-time data that has been integrated with the Ethereum blockchain. An engineer by background, Risto received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in behavioural finance, machine learning and evolutionary computation. Before he became fascinated with real-time data and blockchain technology, he worked for a number of years in London as a quant and portfolio manager with institutional asset managers at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch as well as with a few hedge funds.
Sébastien Jehan is CEO of Rockchain, a privacy-centric distributed network for processing sensitive data on the public Ethereum blockchain. He is a veteran software architect with more than 20 years experience with bank and trading systems as well as a Telecommunication engineer with a master’s degree in econometrics and financial regulation.