Yoichi Hirai is a formal verification engineer at the Ethereum Foundation. He is interested in turning mathematical proofs into working software. He once visited the University of Amsterdam for half a year because he was fascinated by the constructive logics that originated there. His interest in becoming a convenience logician led him to Dresden and then to Berlin.
Gilles Fedak is CEO of iEx.ec, an Ethereum-based solution for high performance cloud computing. iEx.ec raised more than $12 million in less than 3 hours during a crowd sale on 19 April 2017. An expert on high performance computing and a research scientist in Desktop Grid computing at the French National Institute for Computer Science (INRIA), Gilles has published more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Raphaël Mazet is a co-founder of Alice.si, an Ethereum app for social impact. Before Alice, he served for ten years in corporate relations and digital advocacy in Europe, Latin America and the U.S. He became fascinated with blockchain technology in 2015 when he discovered the potential for smart contracts to increase funding in the non-profit sector by improving transparency and accountability.
Michiel Berende is a specialist in blockchain applications for the insurance industry. He began his career as an underwriter and process manager for Dutch insurer Interpolis. Since 2007 he has served as a freelance consultant for the Microinsurance Network, PharmAccess Foundation, ILO, GIZ, IADB, Achmea, and others. He has conducted projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa and has written and published many articles on microinsurance and technology.
Eyal Hertzog is co-founder, Chief Architect and Head of Product Development of Bancor. An experienced consumer Internet entrepreneur, Eyal has raised over $100m from leading venture capital firms, including Accel, Benchmark, Polaris, DAG Ventures and Highland Capital. Eyal founded Contact Networks, one of the first social networks, in 1999, and Metacafe in 2003, a pioneer in online video with over 50 million active users at its peak.
Matej Michalko is CEO of the Blockchain-based content distribution platform known as Decent which raised more than $7 million during its crowd sale at the end of 2016. He is a blockchain pioneer who founded one of the sector’s first Bitcoin marketing agencies as well as one of its earliest cryptocurrency e-gaming consultancies.