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Blockchain in Real Estate

Valentin Preobrazhenskiy is the CEO of LAToken a blockchain-based platform for managing illiquid assets such as real estate, bank loans and works of art. Valentin previously founded the home equity marketplace Zalogo which facilitated more than 12000 home equity offers and 1000 transactions in 2016.

Before that he was director of one of the world’s largest startup accelerator programs, the Founder Institute, and worked for the financial institutions Avega Capital, Marcuard Spectrum, IHS CERA, Sberbank and VTB.

Blockchain on the Bus

Jochem Verheul is CEO of VMC, which aims to transform the public transportation industry with blockchain applications. He previously spent 9 years at the helm of the software and interaction design company Itsavirus, which played a role in the early development of Effect.AI until January 2018

Blockchains For People

Aidan Hyman is CEO of Toronto-based ChainSafe Systems, a substantial contributor to blockchain interoperability. His team leads development of Ethermint, a deployment of Ethereum on Tendermint using the Cosmos-SDK; Lodestar, a version of Ethereum 2.0 written in TypeScript, which Vitalik Buterin personally supported with a large donation; and Gossamer, a Golang implementation of the Polkadot Runtime Environment, for which they received a grant from the Web3 Foundation.

Blockmason’s Michael Chin

Michael Chin is co-founder of Blockmason, a startup that registers debt and credit obligations on the Ethereum blockchain. Michael worked for J.P. Morgan’s principal mezzanine credit group in New York followed by JPM’s Debt Capital Markets and Syndicated Leveraged Finance group in Hong Kong, where he helped Asian issuers with Investment Grade, High Yield debt, and syndicated loan offerings. After four years at JPM, he worked for another five years at the Hong Kong office of Intermediate Capital Group (a FTSE 250 composite company), one of the pioneers of mezzanine debt in Europe. Blockmason has already successfully closed their private sale at 18,000 ETH, or 40% of the total hard cap of 45,000 ETH, and plans to launch a token generation event on 1 October, 2017.

BloqLabs

Jenna Pilgrim is Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Bloq, which delivers blockchain tech for the enterprise market and launched the cryptocurrency, Metronome. She is also Co-Founder of Streambed Media, which is building a blockchain-based solution for Internet content. Jenna helped found Don and Alex Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto and designed the marketing and P.R. campaign behind the Tapscott’s best-selling book, Blockchain Revolution.

Boudewijn Rooseboom

Boudewijn Rooseboom is co-founder of Cyber Capital, a cryptocurrency investment fund in The Netherlands. He has a Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Amsterdam, and previously managed social housing projects in Brazil.

Breaking Smart Contracts

Daniel Fischmann is lead auditor of ChainSecurity, based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he has investigated security guarantees for Augur, Kyber Network and DAOStack, among others.

Bruno Peroni

Bruno Peroni is Head of Investor Relations at Atlas Quantum, one of Brazil’s fastest growing cryptocurrency startups with currently more than 100 employees. The company was founded in 2015 by former stock exchange consultant Rodrigo Marques from his mother’s spare room.

Building a Distributed VC Platform

Jan Isakovic is CEO of Cofound.it, a distributed VC platform that connects startups, experts and investors worldwide. Before he stepped into the world of decentralized blockchains he worked for IBM and Microsoft.

Byteball

Tony Churyumoff is the creator of Byteball, a blockchainless cryptocurrency that was launched in December 2016 and distributed for free without an ICO. By December 2017 it had a market cap of more than $170 million.