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December 2018

Adam Ficsor

Adam Ficsor, widely known as nopara73, is co-founder and CTO of zkSNACKS, which is responsible for the Wasabi, privacy-oriented Bitcoin wallet that has integrated Tor, CoinJoin and coin control features. He is an accomplished developer — among the most active Github contributors in the sector and the author of more than 100 articles on privacy. He has appeared at many conferences and has worked tirelessly to improve the privacy of Bitcoin.

How To Prove You Forgot Something

Karyl Fowler is CEO of Austin, Texas-based Transmute Industries, a decentralized app engine for teams, which integrates enterprise cloud infrastructure and blockchain technologies. She previously served as Business Development Manager and Marketing Director of chipmaker Novati Technologies and Economic Development Manager for the Austin, Texas Chamber of Commerce.

Airwave

Olivier de Jong is the CEO and founder of Airwave, a decentralized communications network which aims to apply distributed ledger technology to peer-to-peer audio and video chat without compromising usability or privacy. He has focussed on software development, peer-to-peer technologies and decentralized systems, and previously worked for another online video startup and Youmine, a Dutch company that collected and aggregated special offers and daily deals like those offered by Groupon.

How is Arbitrage Done?

Adrian Biłgorajski is the founder and CEO of Ganesa Technologies, which develops software for the cryptocurrency sector, including the Arbitool scanner for identifying arbitrage opportunities. He is also an expert trader with a certificate from the Warsaw Stock Exchange and a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics Stock Market Trading School.

Mimble Wimble

Jasper van der Maarel is a council member of Grin, the first implementation of the MimbleWimble protocol. He is also the developer of the first atomic swaps between Grin and the Bitcoin and Ethereum testnets. His research in subatomic physics with its heavy reliance on mathematics led him to his current work on Grin’s atomic swaps.

November 2018

Calypso

Lefteris Kokoris-Kogias is the lead researcher and developer behind Calypso, a solution for auditable sharing of private data over distributed ledger technology. He is a PhD researcher at EPFL where he is advised by Professor Bryan Ford.

The Sun Protocol

Samater Liban is CEO of Africa SunTec, which aims to drive economic growth and independence in rural African communities with blockchain-based cryptocurrencies that represent solar energy. Their off-grid solar power generator can already produce more than 50,000 kWh of electricity per year, which is enough energy for about 4.000 people.

Impact Capitalist Revolution

Marcello Palazziis a leader in sustainability and impact investing. He is co-founder of the B Corp Movement, chairman of Solaris Sunpower, founder of the Progressio Foundation and chairman of SIX, an international social innovation exchange that applies technology to solving global challenges.

News

Is Cash Really King?

Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, stated in a report on 19 November, 2018 that “Cash will represent a competitive asset class to stocks for the first […]

ABN Amro’s Blockchain Lab

Michael van den Berg of ABN Amro’s Blockchain Lab will give us a look at some of the bank’s work on decentralized ecosystems. He is involved in helping the bank identify opportunities to use blockchain technology and then decide how and where to deploy it.