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Ram Avissar

Ram Avissar is the Marketing Director of CoinDash, a social trading platform for cryptocurrencies. He has degrees in law and accounting, and previously worked for Ernst and Young Assurance, in their high tech division. Before coming to CoinDash he was a member of the Matchpool team, which recently had its own successful ICO.

Ran Reichman

Ran Reichman is CEO of Snip, a decentralized content publishing and distribution platform. It aims to disrupt traditional media through decentralization and in doing so to change the way we consume information.

Raphael Mazet

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.

Reducing Risk

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.

Profile

Regrexit, The Voter’s Remorse: How Brexit Helps Bitcoin

“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 […]

Regulatory Overview

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.

Renewable Energy

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.

Richard Kohl

Richard Kohl is the founder of Bitcoin Wednesday, and a full-time Bitcoin Activist since 2011. In that first year he co-founded the Bitcoin startup PikaPay, one of the first in The Netherlands. He has been a board member of The Bitcoin Foundation of The Netherlands since 2013.

Rik Esselink

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.

Rikiya Masuda

Rikiya Masuda is European Branch Director of bitFlyer, currently Japan’s biggest Bitcoin exchange. Before coming to bitFlyer he worked for seven years for Japan’s second largest bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.