Jasper van der Maarel is a council member of Grin, the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol. He is also the developer of the first atomic swaps between Grin and the Bitcoin and Ethereum testnets. His research in subatomic physics with its heavy reliance on mathematics led him to his current work on Grin’s atomic swaps.
Samater Liban is CEO of Africa SunTec, which aims to drive economic growth and independence in rural African communities with blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that represent solar energy. Their off-grid solar power generator can already produce more than 50,000 kWh of electricity per year, which is enough energy for about 4.000 people.
Marcello Palazziis a leader in sustainability and impact investing. He is co-founder of the B Corp Movement, chairman of Solaris Sunpower, founder of the Progressio Foundation and chairman of SIX, an international social innovation exchange that applies technology to solving global challenges.
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.
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.
Martin Riedel is the Product Manager of Civic, an Ethereum-based identity management solution that reached a market cap of nearly $47 million in October 2018. His presentation will draw from his experience leading the development of Civic’s decentralized platform for secure identity verification that gives the individual control over their own information.