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January 2020

Slockit

Christoph Jentzsch is CEO of Slockit, a platform for the decentralized sharing economy. An Ethereum pioneer, he was part of the Core development team starting in 2014 when he was responsible for securing the protocol. He also wrote the code for TheDAO, one the earliest decentralized autonomous organizations, which became a watershed in the history of the industry.

Enterprise Blockchain

Evangelos Pappas is CEO of Ocyan. He has managed and deployed blockchain use cases in the FinTech, Logistics, Energy, O&G and Telecom industries. He has has worked for corporations like Disney, Warner, GS1 and Clearscore, and previously served as a blockchain engineer for Shell.

From VOIP to MOIP

Alex Mashinsky is one of the inventors of VOIP and currently CEO of Celsius Network, an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency lending platform that pays interest on cryptocurrency deposits and allows its users to take out low-interest loans. Celsius raised $50 million in an ICO in May 2018.  As of 1 January 2020 it has done $4.25 billion in loan origination with $400 million in assets and more than 53,000 active wallets.

Paxful

Artur Schaback is COO and Co-founder of Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace that offers more than 300 ways to buy and sell Bitcoin, ranging from the standard cash and bank transfer to more unusual methods like gift cards from Nike, Paypal, Amazon and the IHOP American pancake chain. The fast-growing startup has more than 100 employees and offices in New York, Hong Kong, Tallinn, Estonia and Manila, Philippines.

Augmint

Péter Petrovics is co-founder of Augmint, a stable coin that is targeted to the value of the euro. Augmint’s parity with the euro is maintained by a decentralized loan origination system built with Ethereum smart contracts.

Token Economies

CoreLedger CEO Johannes Schweifer earned a PhD in Distributed Computing and Quantum Chemistry from the University of Vienna. He is a serial blockchain entrepreneur. and has co-founded Bitcoin Suisse AG, BlockLogix, and CoreLedger AG.

December 2019

Smart Contracts in HTTP

Eitan Lavi is the CTO of 2Key Network, a solution that rewards users with cryptocurrency for sharing links. He was previously a data science and machine learning specialist and received a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

November 2019

The Bitcoin Mining Network

Christopher Bendiksen, Head of Research at CoinShares, will present the findings from his acclaimed series on the Bitcoin Mining network. He will cover mining trends such as hash rate, equipment efficiency and cost, mining breakeven costs both all-in ROI and cash flow as well as overall network power draw and the electricity production mix.

Oh, Token, Token

Jérôme de Tychey is Director of ConsenSys Solutions in France and is the current president of Ethereum-France, one of the largest blockchain-oriented non-profits in the country. Before joining ConsenSys, he opened the Blockchain Practice of Ernst & Young France. He is also the founder of Ethereum-France (also know as Asseth), one of the largest blockchain-oriented non-profits in that country.

Opera’s Charles Hamel

Charles Hamel is Product Lead and Head of Crypto at Opera Software. Opera is the first major browser to include a cryptocurrency wallet for payments.