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.
Lotte Houwingis a file coordinator for the Sleepwet at the Public Interest Litigation Project, a five-year project of The Jurists’ Commission for Human Rights in The Netherlands. She will talk about fighting mass surveillance through strategic litigation.
Ian Grigg is one of the pioneers of financial cryptography. He is the creator of the Ricardian Contract, a secure approach to registering the intent of a legal agreement in a system like a work a work of software. He also co-invented triple-entry accounting, an early form of shared ledger like that used in today’s blockchains.
Teun van Dongen is a lecturer at Leiden University and an expert on terrorism. He previously worked as a policy analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), a think tank in The Netherlands, and has served the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counter Terrorism.
Jordan Earls is the lead developer and co-founder of Qtum, a hybrid blockchain that integrates a modified version of the Bitcoin core network infrastructure with an enhanced version of Ethereum’s Virtual Machine. He will talk about this enhancement, known as the x86 VM, which provides an x86-compatible operating system for decentralized applications.