Rashid Hoosenally is CEO of Lacero, which provides cryptocurrency custody solutions for large organizations. He served as Managing Director for Global Markets and Corporate and Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank for more than 20 years.
Paul Puey is CEO of Edge, producer of the Edge and Airbitz mobile cryptocurrency wallets. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s computer science and electrical engineering programs, he previously worked as a lead software engineer for chip manufacturers Nvidia Corporation and Chromatic Research. He will be giving away free alt-coins throughout the evening.
POA Network’s tech lead Igor Barinov is an authority on blockchain scalability and interoperability who has been working with Ethereum since 2016. He has helped build one of the world’s first stablecoin side chains. He is also involved in the launch of one of the world’s first stablecoin sidechains and is a Co-Founder of Block Notary, a notarial service built with blockchain technology.
Cryptocurrency pioneer Mohammed Nokhbeh is a core developer for Liquality, a secure, peer-to-peer protocol for exchanging digital assets between blockchains.
Professor Jintai Ding of the University of Cincinnati is an expert in the field of post-quantum cryptography. He helped to develop the Rainbow cryptographic algorithm, which is one of the 9 finalists currently considered by the NIST in its post-quantum cryptography standardization process. He is also Vice Chairman of ABCmint which has launched a new quantum-proof cryptocurrency that has implemented Rainbow.
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.