Founding President, Bitcoin Association
Jimmy Nguyen is one of the world’s top Bitcoin and blockchain advocates. He is a renowned public speaker, media commentator and global ambassador for Bitcoin SV. Jimmy joined nChain and then helped launch the Bitcoin Association after a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. In 2008, Lawdragon named him (at only age 36) one of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” and described him as a “dynamo talent.” He has also been recognized by the Century City Bar Association as “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” (2011), and by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel with its Industry Leader Award (2017). For his diverse leadership, Jimmy has been named a “Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader” (2015) by Diversity MBA magazine and was inducted into California Minority Counsel Program’s Diversity Hall of Fame (2015).
Managing Partner & Head of Research, Fundstrat Global Advisors
Thomas Lee is a Managing Partner and the Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He is an accomplished Wall Street strategist with over 25 years of experience in equity research, and has been top ranked by Institutional Investor every year since 1998. Prior to co-founding Fundstrat, he served most recently as J.P. Morgan’s Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014, and previously as Managing Director at Salomon Smith Barney. His areas of expertise include Market Strategy, Small/Mid-Cap Strategy and Telecom Services.
Mr. Lee received his BSE from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. He is a CFA charterholder and is an active member of NYSSA and the NY Economic Club.
Economist, Writer, Investor and Technology Visionary
Author of 19 books: most recently introducing his Information Theory of Capitalism: Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data & Rise of the Blockchain Economy (Regnery 2018), The Scandal of Money (Regnery 2016), Knowledge&Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism (Regnery 2013) and The Israel Test (Encounter, 2012). . Worldwide best seller Wealth and Poverty made him President Reagan’s most quoted living author. His Microcosm and Telecosm listed among the era’s top 10 technology books by VentureBeat in 2012, and Microcosm honored by Wired. Knowledge&Power was voted Libertarian Book of the Year at FreedomFest 2012. Co-Founder and Fellow of Discovery Institute. Venture capitalist (angel) behind Otoy–3D graphics rendering and RNDR token on blockchain; Immusoft, programming of immune cells; and a co-founder on the board of Rivetz, hardware security for bitcoin; on the board of Jonetix, inventor of cryptochain and substrate generated random private keys. Focus on Israeli companies, EZchip/Mellanox, ASOCS, TowerJazz. A founding partner of the 1517 Fund. #27 Management Guru in Clayton Christensen’s Top 50. Gilder now writes a “Daily Prophecy” five days a week for Agora Financial.
Angus was part of the founding team, and later CEO of eBucks.com in 2000. As the world’s first bank-backed digital currency, this business made a real mark on the South African eCommerce, banking and loyalty landscape. After serving FirstRand for 11 years in various senior roles, he was the Head of Alliance Banking and CIO at Mercantile Bank Limited for 4 years. He introduced payment capabilities to Blue Label Telecoms and then MMI Holdings, serving as an executive with these JSE-listed companies. In the past few years he has helped create several ‘challenger’ FinTech ventures including BETTR Bank; Intergreatme and Centbee. He is currently co-CEO of Centbee, recognised as a leading BitcoinSV payments business. Angus was educated at Wits and the University of Oxford.
Barrister & Attorney-at-Law, Cort & Cort
Adam Cort is a barrister and attorney-at-law at Cort & Cort, a law firm in Antigua. Previously, he was legal counsel to a gaming technology business in London, UK. Adam is passionate about technology (including coding himself), and in particular blockchain. Recently, he assisted (along with Dr. Errol Cort) in the drafting of the Digital Assets Business Act 2020 of Antigua and Barbuda – designed to help attract responsible businesses for blockchain and digital asset innovation to the island nation. With significant education in England, Adam received an LLM in International Business Law from King’s College London and an LLB from Bristol Law School, University of the West of England.
Founder & CEO, Kronoverse
Adam is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building various successful projects from the performance marketing industries. Being amazed when bitcoin dominated the headlines in 2013, he has been following blockchain technologies ever since and trying to find that perfect fit of technology and market fit. Combining competitive gaming & bitcoin opens up new worlds that he intends to take on with a passion. Adam leads the team building the Kronoverse game technology company and platform. The Kronoverse platform was born when they realized Ethereum/Enjin was a dead-end technology with scaling issues and could finally start imagining how esports and competitive gaming could be in the future using Bitcoin SV. CryptoFights, the first game to be released on the platform, is a turn-based fighting game based on D&D mechanics that will demonstrate that gaming and esports can be transformed with BSV by offering players game integrity, ownable items, cash tournaments, and eventually the metaverse.
CEO & Co-founder, TDXP
Armen is CEO & Co-Founder of TDXP (Truly Distributed Exchange Protocol – available at TDXP.app), formerly known as TrueDex.org. The venture operates a leveraged derivatives trading app that allows use of Bitcoin SV to trade world asset markets – from equities to foreign currencies – directly from private BSV wallets such as MoneyButton or RelayX. The company is also developing a Bitcoin Trading Protocol, a second layer protocol on top of Bitcoin SV. To build their application, Armen’s team originally tried Ethereum, Bitshares, EOS, and closely considered Cardano, Waves and Tron. However, they realized those platforms are not stable and fees are very high on both Ethereum and EOS. The company switched to building TDXP on Bitcoin SV because of its stable development environment, enterprise scaling and low fees, helpful community, and established infrastructure. Armen has 7 years’ experience in IT entrepreneurship, including as founder of IFAB.ru and Trendever.com. Armen brings to his ventures years of business experience; previously, he worked for 7 years in investment banking and 3 years in financial trading and asset management – including roles at Deutsche Bank and VTB Capital. He is based in Moscow, Russia.
Chairman & General Manager, Centi LTD
Bernhard holds an M.Sc. in Biology from University of Zürich, Switzerland. After 10 years of career in healthcare engineering and project leadership, he transitioned to a global blockchain company to work in business development and compliance. Bitcoin caught Bernhard’s interest in 2011 and he sees it’s great potential ever since then. Today Bernhard is the Chairman and General Manager of Centi Ltd (https://centi.ch) which plans to revolutionize payments in stores and online through leveraging Bitcoin’s full potential.
Chief Clinical Officer, EHR Data
Cheryl brings over thirty years of experience in the pharmacy and healthcare industry. Some of her experience includes Director of Prior Authorization and Account Management at Medco, VP of Pharmacy Operations at Patient Care, VP of Pharmacy Operations at ValueRx, and she was a joint owner of a specialty pharmacy. Cheryl earned a master’s in Healthcare Informatics from the University of South Florida, a bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Central Florida and her doctorate of pharmacy from Mercer University. Cheryl was recognized by The Healthcare Technology Report's Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare Software in 2019 and 2020.
Director & Lead Digital Asset Strategist, Fundstrat Global Advisors
David Grider is a Director and Senior Research Analyst at Fundstrat Global Advisors. He oversees the firms emerging technology research within the blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech and internet space. Most recently, he was a Founding General Partner at Aenigma, a digital asset focused venture capital fund and investment banking advisory firm. Previously, he worked at PwC in the Financial Instruments, Structured Products & Real Estate group performing investment valuation consulting. David began his career on Wall Street in 2012 at Noble Financial as a Vice President of Equity Capital Markets.
David Washburn is an established leader in the world’s financial industry, and brings decades of knowledge to his CEO role in nChain. He holds a Ph.D in physiology and biophysics and has over 15 years of experience in capital markets, most recently heading the Canadian division of a leading global investment bank.
Barrister & Attorney-at-Law and Head of Chambers, Cort & Cort / Former Minister, Government of Antigua and Barbuda
Dr. Errol Cort is an accomplished international lawyer and former government official. He has practiced law in London, UK and in Antigua, and is an International Bar Association Scholar. Recently, Dr. Cort assisted with the drafting of the Digital Assets Business Act 2020 of Antigua and Barbuda – designed to help attract responsible businesses for blockchain and digital asset innovation to the island nation. For the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, Dr. Cort has had a distinguished career with numerous high-ranking positions – including Minister of National Security & Labour (2009-2014); Minister of Finance & the Economy (2004-2009); Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs (1999-2001); and Economic Adviser, Ministry of Economic Development, Industry & Tourism (1987- 1991). At a regional level, Dr. Cort is past Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council. Internationally educated, Dr. Cort received law degrees from Corpus Christi College at Oxford University in England, and a PhD in Economics from Dalhousie University in Canada.
CEO, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, LLC
Upon his departure from the Treasury, Secretary Geithner awarded Howard the Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award for his role in creating TARP and responding to the financial crisis. He also received the Export-Import Bank Chairman’s Award in 2003 for his service to the U.S. exporting community. Howard often contributes political and policy commentary to various leading TV, print, and radio media. His appearances include op-eds in Fortune, Forbes and The Daily Caller; guest slots on CNN and POTUS Politics; and commentary in The Washington Post and CNN. He also co-leads Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies’ political series and podcast, which provides analysis and insight on political and policy developments in Washington. He earned his law degree from George Washington University Law School and his Bachelor of Arts in history, with distinction, from the University of Michigan.
CEO & Founder, BitRabbit Singapore and Maxthon LTD
Jeff is a series entrepreneur who created Maxthon browser, which attracted millions of users worldwide. Maxthon has been the most innovative product in browser industry. Jeff has been with Bitcoin from early days and convinced that BSV is on the right path. Jeff identifies himself as a product manager with a developer heart inside. His strength is to innovate and make product with good user experience.
CEO & President, TAAL
Jerry is CEO of TAAL, a company that focuses on providing enterprise blockchain solutions and networkinfrastructure to support the upcoming global public transaction based economy. Jerry is a veteran of Wall Street technology, having spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs and 3 years in JPMorgan before jumping fully into the Blockchain industry. He is a prominent speaker and visionary and believes in the ability for Blockchain technology to revolutionize existing industries and society at large by virtue of it being a transparent ledger able to record data, events, and transactions, all while respecting personal privacy. Before taking the reins of TAAL, Jerry headed up the Digital Asset Solutions department at SBI, a financial conglomerate in Japan, and had a stint as the Regional Manager for Japan & Korea for the Bitcoin Association.
President & Co-founder, Blockchain Intelligence Group
Mr. Lance Morginn serves as President for Blockchain Intelligence Group. With over 25 years of industry experience in technology-based startups, Mr. Morginn brings a vast and proven track record for growing and developing multi-million-dollar businesses from the ground-up. His background includes roles as Founder/CEO/Director in several publicly and privately traded companies. In 2015, Mr. Morginn leveraged his breadth of experience in business building and technology to co-found Blockchain Intelligence Group (BIG) while setting the company’s strategy and vision. He is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator and a Certified Bitcoin Professional.
Luke Rohenaz is a software engineer and entrepreneur originally from upstate NY. He has been a Bitcoin advocate since 2011, following the original protocol through it’s journey as BTC, BCH and finally BSV. Luke has been involved in Bitcoin development since the BCH fork, and has co-authored some of the early OP_RETURN data protocols such as “Magic Attribute Protocol” and “Author Identity Protocol”. He is the creator of MetaLens, an open BSV-based commenting system which aims to allow for open discussions across an increasingly controlled and censored internet. Luke was among the finalists in the first Bitcoin Association hackathon which led to the founding of TonicPow; an advertising system that leverages the unique qualities of Bitcoin. His primary area of interest is the honest curation of information using open data protocols, voluntary agreements, and micro-transactions on Bitcoin. This includes reimagining how we advertise our products and services to the world, which is the primary focus of TonicPow where he serves as CEO.
Nick is a serial media and technology entrepreneur and investor. He has worked cutting edge of the digital industry since 2000 when joined the UK launch team at Goto.com. He subsequently held senior positions at Yahoo! including launching Europe’s first mobile advertising solution. In 2006 left to join fledgling agency I Spy Marketing and led the business to 60+ employees before it was sold to Dentsu/Aegis in 2012. Between 2012 and 2018 Nick was a full time Angel Investor and held multiple Chairman, Non-Executive and Advisory roles in the Tech space investing primarily in companies in the machine learning, big data and AI space In December 2017 the itch to get back into entrepreneurial life in a hands-on capacity grew too strong and he co-founded Zumo with long-time collaborator Paul Roach. Zumo is the non-custodial wallet and payments platform that makes money and cryptocurrency work seamlessly and safely together.
Founder & CEO, Transmira, Inc. (Omniscape)
Robert Rice is the Founder and CEO of Transmira, Inc. the developer of Omniscape, an XR platform seamlessly blending Augmented and Virtual Reality together, focusing on location and monetization. He is an experienced technology and startup executive and advisor with over 25+ years of experience. Noted as an Internet Gaming Pioneer by Advertising Age magazine in 1996, Robert was also called a “Founding Father of the Digital Nation” in 1998 by The Raleigh News & Observer. He is an authority on mobile augmented reality, persistent immersive environments, virtual reality and worlds, massively multi-user online games, and simulations. Robert coined the term “XR” in 2014 as an umbrella term for AR, MR, and VR together or in seamless combination of each together. It is now an industry standard term.
President, Daedalos, Inc.
Ron Austring is president of Daedalos, Inc., a technology consulting company. He's founded several pharmacy software companies including Zadall Systems Group Inc., G/H Plus Pharmacy Systems, American Data Systems, PDX Inc., RxStudio and Drugstore.com. Ron also worked for Walmart, Inc. as a consultant and as the Senior Director of Technology.
CEO & Chief Visionary, The Bayesian Group
Roy Bernhard is the Chief Visionary of the Bayesian Group, a multi-disciplinary, global group of organizations that include a Crypto-Focused AI / Quantitative Hedge Fund that will use the BSV blockchain in precedent-setting ways which he will unveil at CoinGeek London. Mr. Bernhard attended the University of Western Ontario for Computer Science, and Harvard University for Business. He is currently the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. He has held executive positions at Workopolis, Spin Master Toys, and other large public companies. His experience brings stability and concrete direction in growing multi-million and billion-dollar organizations. Mr. Bernhard also served as a consultant at Deloitte, TD/Canada Trust, and Bell. He is an accomplished speaker and was featured on the cover of CIO Magazine.
CEO & Chief Trust Officer, Prime Trust
Scott Purcell is the CEO and Chief Trust Officer of Prime Trust, the technology-driven trust company. Prime Trust provides financial infrastructure to fintech innovators with API-driven services including financial accounts, trust, custody, escrow, AML, KYC, payment processing, accounting, counterparty settlement systems, and compliance for mobile apps, payment gateways, exchanges, OTC desks, issuance platforms, broker-dealers, investment advisers, portals and others who are building businesses that are changing the world. Prior to forming Prime Trust, Mr. Purcell founded FundAmerica, a financial technology firm providing software and back office services to banks, trust companies, broker- dealers, investment advisers, securities exchanges, SEC registered transfer agents, and large issuers (primarily real estate companies). He is a founding Board member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Association (CFIRA) the “Industry Best Practices for Funding Portals” and “BD and Registered Portal Regulatory Mechanics”. He also started a fixed income trading firm, a clearing broker for institutional investors and published a book "The Guide to Fixed Income Investing". In 1994 he founded Epoch Networks, one of the world's first internet service providers and, as a Board member of the Commercial Internet eXchange often represented the nascent industry before Congress and the FCC. In 1999 he founded OnAir Networks and built the first music storage and streaming services for Sony and Universal. During this time, the Recording Industry Association of America retained him to advise them on internet technology issues and copyright matters and to represent the recording industry before Congress as their technical advocate for intellectual property rights.