Andrew Hill is the CEO of San Francisco-based Textile, which aims to build a decentralized competitor to Apple’s iCloud. He has been a biologist, a mapper, a professor at NYU and a software developer. Now he creates solutions for IPFS.
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.
Rashid Hoosenally is CEO of Lacero, which provides cryptocurrency custody solutions for large organizations. He served as Managing Director for Global Markets and Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank for more than 20 years.
Paul Puey is CEO of Edge, producer of the Edge and Airbitz mobile cryptocurrency wallets. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s computer science and electrical engineering programs, he previously worked as a lead software engineer for chip manufacturers Nvidia Corporation and Chromatic Research. He will be giving away free bitcoins throughout the evening.
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.
Cryptocurrency pioneer Mohammed Nokhbeh is a core developer for Liquality, a secure, peer-to-peer protocol for exchanging digital assets between blockchains.