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.
Hervé Francois is ING Bank’s Blockchain Initiative Lead. His program has delivered more than 44 proof of concepts in collaboration with the following business areas at the bank: payments, trade finance and working capital solutions, financial markets, post-trade, bank treasury, lending, compliance and identity.
Peter Laaper is Assistant Professor at Utrecht University’s European Centre for Alternative Finance and supervises student research on crowdfunding and Initial Currency Offerings. He is also one of country’s legal experts on outsourcing in the financial sector, and serves as an advisor on this subject at Keijser Van der Velden.
Joey Krug is Co-Founder of Augur and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Pantera Capital. He will give an overview of Augur v2 and cover some of the positive externalities and potential social impacts of prediction markets. Through his work at Pantera Capital, he also has substantial experience with impact investing in the blockchain ecosystem.
Leontien Hasselman-Plugge is the CEO of SIM Supply Chain which has mapped more than 200,000 supply chains and uses blockchain technology to enhance the traceability and provenance of products for brands and retailers in the FMCG sector. She will show how her solution is used to improve environmental and social conditions.
Blockchain engineer Mario Pavlovic is product owner at the Energy Web Foundation, where he is responsible for finding a fit between technological capabilities and the needs of the energy market. His work is centered on increasing adoption of renewable energy sources.
Blockchain engineer Roelof Reineman has worked for 5 years at Eneco, a producer and supplier of gas, electricity and heat for more than 2 million business and residential customers in The Netherlands. He will talk about applying blockchain use cases in the energy market from a corporate perspective.
Cryptocurrency pioneer Alexander Vasylchenko is one of the industry’s most accomplished innovators. He will demonstrate the Sugi card, the first product from his joint venture with LHV Bank in Estonia, which he is currently integrating into the Bank of Lithuania’s LBchain project.
Andrew Hill is the CEO of San Francisco-based Textile, which aims to build a decentralized competitor to Apple’s iCloud. He has been a biologist, a mapper, a professor at NYU and a software developer. Now he creates solutions for IPFS.