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.
Leontien Hasselman-Plugge is the CEO of SIM Supply Chain which has mapped more than 200,000 supply chains and uses blockchain technology to enhance the traceability and provenance of products for brands and retailers in the FMCG sector. She will show how her solution is used to improve environmental and social conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iddo Bentov is Chief Scientist of Spacemesh, which raised $15 million in a series A financing round led by Polychain Capital in September, 2018. He is a postdoc in cryptocurrency and cryptography at Cornell University who has been involved in cryptocurrencies since mid-2011 and is responsible for a substantial part of the design work upon which Spacemesh is based.
POA Network’s tech lead Igor Barinov is an authority on blockchain scalability and interoperability who has been working with Ethereum since 2016. He has helped build one of the world’s first stablecoin side chains. He is also involved in the launch of one of the world’s first stablecoin sidechains and is a Co-Founder of Block Notary, a notarial service built with blockchain technology.