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July 2017

Domen Ursic

Domen Ursic is Chief Marketing Officer at Hive Project. Prior to joining Hive, he worked as the ICO adviser for ICONOMI and provided PR and marketing consultancy services to several domestic and international companies.  He also has a reputation in Slovenia as an adviser to successful political campaigns and elections in the region.

Tom Kysar

Tom Kysar is the Product Manager for Augur, the world’s first decentralized prediction market. He was previously head of marketing for blockchain startups Koinify and Tierion. As head of marketing for Koinify, Tom helped raise about $800,000 for GetGems and $580,000 for Factom during their respective crowd sales.

Steven Sprague

Steven Sprague is the CEO of Rivetz Corp, and one of the principle evangelists for trusted computing technology in the protection of private keys, encryption and secure instructions for blockchain transactions, identity, messaging, IOT and cryptocurrencies.

Henk van Arkel

Henk van Arkel is the CEO of Social Trade Organization, which is dedicated to creating alternatives for the monetary system. Under Mr. van Arkel’s leadership for the last 30 years, STRO launched the award-wnning Cyclos software used by millions of people and various fintech companies.

Henri Pihkala

Henri Pihkala is the CEO of Streamr, a low-latency, scalable, decentralized stack for real-time data. He is a software engineer, serial entrepreneur and an ex-algorithmic trader. He specializes in complex architectures, scalability, data, and blockchain technology.

June 2017

Matej Michalko

Matej Michalko is CEO of the Blockchain-based content distribution platform known as Decent which raised more than $4.2 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.

Jean-Philippe Vergne

Jean-Philippe Vergneis Associate Professor of Strategy at Ivey Business School, Western University in Canada. He is also Co-Director of the Scotiabank Digital Banking Lab, and Founding Coordinator of the Crypto Capitalism Center. He recently wrote a history of piracy and capitalism entitled “The Pirate Organization: Lessons from the fringes of Capitalism” (Harvard Business Review Press). He has focused his research on blockchain technology since 2014.

Jameson Lopp

Jameson Lopp leads a software engineering team at BitGo, an enterprise digital asset security service based in Palo Alto. He created Statoshi, a fork of Bitcoin Core that analyzes the statistics of Bitcoin nodes and aims to give a DevOps perspective of the Bitcoin network.  He counts paintball, motorcycles and wine making among his interests. and waxes philosophical on the nature of Bitcoin in his spare time.

Peter Rizun

Dr. Peter Rizun is Chief Scientist for Bitcoin Unlimited and a leading figure in the block size debate that currently engulfs Bitcoin. His organization develops software used by about 40 percent of the Bitcoin network’s mining power, and aims to solve the block size controversy by giving miners the ability to signal their support for a larger block size, an approach that has been repeatedly rejected by Bitcoin Core.

May 2017

Egbert-Jan Sol

Dr. Egbert-Jan Sol is CTO of TNO Industry, a leading applied research institute in The Netherlands. He is a participant in the National Blockchain Coalition and founder and chairman of the Digital City Eindhoven. He started his industrial career as a robotics system architect.