Ivan Sorokin is a contributor to Grin and a creator of IronBelly, the first multi-platform mobile wallet for the anonymous cryptocurrency. He belongs to the Berlin-based cypherpunk cooperative, Cycle42 and is the first recipient of a Binance Fellowship.
Ren Zhang is a cryptography researcher at Nervos and the COSIC Research Group at KU Leuven in Belgium, where he focuses on blockchain consensus protocols and privacy- and security-related problems in peer-to-peer networks. He has worked at Blockstream with Pieter Wullie and Gregory Maxwell and currently assists Bart Preneel at KU Leuven.
Bharath Rao is CEO of Leverj, a decentralized exchange for ether and ERC20 tokens that is built with a Plasma side chain. He has more than a decade of experience as a software engineer for JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers on Wall Street and contributed to research and product development in Silicon Valley at General Electric and Motorola Labs.
Kalle Alm is a Swedish Bitcoin Core contributor who lives in Tokyo. He is a lead developer at the Tokyo-based Digital Garage, which builds blockchain solutions.
Eric Voskuil leads the Libbitcoin project, an open source high-performance Bitcoin developer toolkit. He is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, martial artist, motorcyclist, world traveler, and former fighter pilot for the U.S. Navy. He has been a Bitcoin developer since 2014.
Kilian Rausch is Product Director of Exchange Union, a decentralized network that links digital asset exchanges. He hold a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the Technical University of Munich and was previously Product Manager of Mobi, a global and mobile wallet designed for everyday people, at the Hong Kong-based exchange BTC China.
Munich-based CryptoAdvance co-founder Stepan Snigirev is a quantum physicist who turned his attention to the cutting edge of Bitcoin protocol developments. He will talk about the standard key management policies used in hardware wallets and how he aims to improve them.
Cryptocurrency pioneer Alexander Chepurnoy, aka kushti, is a Core Developer for a new cryptocurrency, Ergo. He has been involved with Bitcoin since 2011 and has been developing cryptocurrency-related software since early 2013. He was previously a NXT core developer, a smartcontract.com co-founder, and then a research fellow at IOHK.
Arthur Breitman is a Co-Founder of Tezos, a blockchain platform that offers on-chain governance. It raised $232 million in its crowd sale in 2017 making it one of the largest in the industry. He previously worked at Google X and Waymo on self-driving cars, and before that, as a quantitative analyst at both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.