Founding President, Bitcoin Association | Chair of Strategic Advisory Board, nChain Group
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 19 books: Life After Google: Fall of Big Data and Rise of Blockchain Economy (Regnery 2018). Scandal of Money (Regnery 2016). A 21st Century Case for Gold (AmericanPrinciplesProject.org/gilder. 2015); Knowledge&Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism (Regnery 2013); Men&Marriage; Wealth&Poverty (new edition Regnery 2012);The Spirit of Enterprise (Micron Technology history); Life After Television, Microcosm, Telecosm, The Silicon Eye, Israel Test (reissued with foreword by Joe Lieberman, Encounter, 2012). Microcosm and Telecosm listed among the era’s top 10 technology books by VentureBeat and Microcosm ranked among the era’s top two technology books by Wired. Knowledge and Power was libertarian “”book of the year”” at FreedomFest 2013. Contributor Forbes, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. Co-author The Party That Lost Its Head (Knopf, 1965) , with Bruce Chapman. Work as venture capitalist (angel) with U.S. technology companies (such as Otoy–world’s leading 3D graphics in the cloud; Immusoft, pioneering the programming of immune cells; Gerson-Lehrman Group, world’s leader in knowledge networking; Rivetz, leader in digital wallet security and bitcoin interfaces; and Israeli tech companies–such as EZchip, leader in network processing chips, ASOCS, world leading software defined radio chip design); Contextors, breakthrough language recognition products.
Wrote Gilder Technology Report. Began technology writing in the Rosen Letter and Release2.0.; on boards of private companies such as Berkshire Corporation (10 years; cleanroom products), Seldon Technology (4 years; carbon nanotube filters), Rivetz (current; security products) and public companies such as Wave Systems (1993-2015), K-12 (several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s), Mosaix (5 years in the 1990s). Number 27 Management Guru in Clayton Christensen’s Top 50. Founder-fellow of Discovery Institute.
Specialties: Long distance running, chiefly trail and hill races, and Nordic skiing. “
Creator of Operate
Aaron is a UK-based software developer and founder of a company called Chronos Labs. A long-time follower of Bitcoin, but relative newcomer to Bitcoin app development, in 2019 Aaron set himself the challenge of learning as much about on-chain app development as possible. Along the way he has created popular apps such as Bitpaste, Audio B and Preserve, and released a number of open source developer tools such as ProxyPay, Tree Hugger and BSV-ex.
His latest project, Operate, lets developers put functions on-chain and enables new classes of functionality to be layered over Bitcoin. Aaron hopes the technology will be used to develop a new generation of interoperable apps and services, delivered over Bitcoin.
Founder & CEO, Kronoverse
Adam is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience 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.
Founder and General Partner of Two Hop Ventures
Founder of the first public venture capital fund focused solely on the version of BitCoin that follows Satoshis Vision, Alex is committed to ensuring that BitCoin fits seamlessly into our world. As a fund manager, Two Hop Ventures is seeking to capitalise and propel the growth of the Bitcoin SV ecosystem. With a traditional fund structure tailored to leverage knowledge and experience, Two Hop Ventures aims to unite the traditional tried and tested funding methods well understood by professional investors, with the entrepreneurs of tomorrows financial and communications infrastructure.
Founder & CEO, Gruppa Kompaniy Familia
Alexander is a leading world expert on such topics as Transformation of Global Economy, Decentralization of Everything, blockchain technology, and the MES (Media, Entertainment and Sport) sector. He has given visionary speeches at leading world forums and conferences such as MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIDEM (France), World Knowledge Forum (Korea), All That Matters (Singapore), Open Innovations (Moscow) MedianTage (Munich) and many others.
Managing Director (UK), Tokenized
Andrew is an engineer at heart and has spent the last 25 years building and managing technologically complex business in financial derivatives trading and investment management. Andrew is based in the UK where he leads Tokenized’s regulated business to deliver innovative and accessible products based on the Bitcoin SV network.
CEO, TAAL Distributed Information Technologies, Inc.
Over the last 15 years, Mrs. Holowaychuk has found herself at the forefront of emerging technologies, holding senior management positions leading day to day operations, technical development teams and global expansion projects within the fintech, regtech and most recently, blockchain and Bitcoin exchange sectors. Her expertise is building global operations and service channels from the ground up and working closely with legal and regulatory advisers, executives and technology specialists. Mrs. Holowaychuk attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology for Operations and Supply Chain Management.
Operations Manager, Bitcoin SV Scaling Test Network
Brad Kristenen discovered Bitcoin in 2012, he was immediatly drawn to the vision of Bitcoin after reading the whitepaper. In 2013 he began mining Bitcoin and began to further understand the global impact Bitcoin would have. Previously having worked as a web developer and later on CTO he always maintained a keen interest in Bitcoin, particually mining, Brad began working with nChain in 2017 and is now Scaling Operations Manager, assisting the SV node team on scaling Bitcoin as it was always meant to be.
Founder and CEO, Run
Brenton Gunning is the creator of Run, a platform to build apps and tokens on Bitcoin, which powers several leading apps today. Brenton brings a range of experience from top tech companies, including Snap and Microsoft, shipping product at scale to hundreds of millions of people, creating great user experiences, building platforms, and leading teams. He believes the next wave in tech will be unlocked with data on the blockchain.
Chief Clinical Officer, PDX Inc.
Previously, Cheryl was the Vice President of Clinical Services and Director of Prior Authorization Programs. She brings over 25 years in the Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) services industry, providing clients with professional expertise in analysis of clinical outcomes for disease state management programs, claims adjudication, clinical programs, cost containment, formulary development and medication use. Prior to joining PDX, Cheryl was a joint owner of a specialty pharmacy that served patients with bleeding disorders. Previous employment includes Director of Prior Authorization and Account Management at Medco, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at Patient Care, Vice President of Pharmacy Operations at ValueRx (Value Health) and a Nuclear Pharmacist at Syncor. Cheryl earned a Masters in Healthcare Informatics from the University of South Florida and a Biology Degree from the University of Central Florida. She then obtained her doctorate of Pharmacy from Mercer University. Certifications include, Certified Specialty Pharmacist, Radio Active Materials license, Certificate in MTM, Certificate in POC testing, and Certified in Immunizations & Certified in IV Infusions.
CEO & Co-Founder, TrueReviews.io
Connor is the co-founder of True Reviews, an incentivized review verification platform that uses the Bitcoin blockchain to fix the incentive problem with traditional review platforms. True Reviews seeks to create the first open verified review system that can be used by any merchant and distributor and allows for reviewers to be rewarded for their time in effort in creating higher quality reviews. He is a longtime Bitcoin advocate and have produced content about Bitcoin SV through his podcast Bitcoin and Beyond as well as contributed articles for CoinGeek.com.
Lead Developer, Bitcoin SV Node Project
Daniel Connolly is a professional senior IT engineer. He started programming as a child and pursued this passion through university. In the late 90s, he switched from developing real-time GPS tracking software using AI techniques to a career in the United Nations, to lend his expertise to a cause he believed in. He spent 20 years in United Nations organizations, building secure, efficient, and reliable enterprise solutions to support the global mission of the United Nations. He grew into leadership roles at the United Nations, but his passion remained with technology, which led to his interest in Bitcoin. He is now focused on scaling Bitcoin SV and restoring the full capabilities of Bitcoin.
Partner & Head Blockchain, EMEA – PwC Strategy&
Daniel studied economics at the University of St. Gallen HSG and has a Ph.D. in “Virtual Communities”. In 1997 he won the European Honeywell Futurist Award and his book “Virtual Triad: Cyberspace, Cyborgs and Artificial Intelligence” was published in 2002.
As an entrepreneur and founder, he worked in the field of internet-based early warning systems. Since 2005, he has been advising banks, corporates and regulators across Europe and the Middle East on strategy and digitisation. He also acts as the PwC Head of Blockchain EMEA and works closely on topics such as blockchain, crypto and tokenization.
Daniel is co-founder of Swiss Finance + Technology Association (SFTA), Crypto Valley Association (CVA), and fintechrockers.com, he is early stage angel investor and closely associated with the international fintech and blockchain community.
BitCoin Application Researcher & Developer
Using and defining new protocols such as Metanet, Bitcom, and Baemail to create new business models which crush corruption and promote an efficient, secure, cooperative, and competitive global economy. Focused on improving user experience in this age of information overload.
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.
Co-Founder & Lead Developer, UptimeSV
With over 15 years of professional experience, Dean is a seasoned developer with many innovative ideas and the broad skillset required to make them happen. Previously working in a variety of software and hardware development roles spanning industries such as aerospace, medicine, banking and blockchain, he is now directing his efforts towards building on Bitcoin SV and developing the tools required by other developers to create more robust, interoperable apps with a more seamless user experience.
CTO, Layer2 Technologies
Eli has been a long time advocate of Bitcoin technology and its potential for revolutionary positive change. A postgraduate programmer, analyst, and writer, with a keen interest in cryptography and economics, Eli believes in the vision of an uncapped, unrestricted Bitcoin (now fulfilled in Bitcoin SV). He now works with LAYER2 Technologies – a holding company for 4 businesses facilitating the usage and growth of BSV; one of those businesses (Amleh) has announced plans for the first tokenization of gold on the BSV blockchain.
Business Development Director (Europe), OKCoin
Gabor is an economics graduate from Oxford Brookes University. He started a career as a Futures Trader in The City, and then became a FCA regulated Equity Derivatives Trader for 15 years. Gabor held positions as Head of Trading in London and established the Derivatives desk of a Swiss Fund in Zurich (Sovereign Wealth Zurich AG) and oversaw the successful sale of the business prior to moving back to London in 2015.
Gabor entered the digital asset space in 2016 whilst working for Bequant Exchange and Prime Brokerage where he headed up the company’s OTC Desk servicing institutional and HNW clients. He moved to OKCoin in June 2019 to develop their European business and presence, expanding partnerships with the world’s largest trading firms and building on OKCoin’ s Premier Client offering.
Financial Engineer & Avaloq Dev, Basler Kantonalbank / Bank Cler
Dr. Vogel is a Financial Engineer with over a decade of experience in development and engineering in the financial sector, including requirement and vendor gap analysis, prototyping, non-linear optimizations and data analytics. He also previously worked as an eFX Market Making Trader. Dr. Vogel was also a Bioinformatics Developer for Genedata AG in Basel for 6 years before entering the world of finance and joining Basler Kantonalbank.
Dr. Vogel is a graduate of the University of Freiburg in Germany, where he studied Math and Physics. He has a Ph.D in Macromolecular Chemistry from the same university.
Ian Grigg has some 24 years in the field, having built the first digital cash and digital assets exchange back in 1995-1996. He invented the Ricardian Contract to describe any form of digital asset where claims were made about the instrument, and triple entry accounting which is the conceptual notion of cryptographically sealed transaction records shared between sender, recipient and an independent third party (e.g., blockchain). He has spent the last decade working with identity, and has worked with R3 and block.one.
Creator, RelayX and FloatSV
Jack Liu is a prolific entrepreneur in the Bitcoin industry. He previously served as Managing Director at Circle, where he led Asia OTC institutional trading, and created Bitcoin SV prefork exchange at Poloniex. Before that, Jack served as Chief Strategy Officer of OK Group since 2014, co-founded OKLink global Bitcoin remittance network in 2016, and launched Bitcoin Cash prefork trading in 2017.
Principal, Unbounded Capital
Jackson is a principal at Unbounded Capital, a venture/hedge fund among the very first to be investing exclusively in the BSV ecosystem. As a former professional poker player/educator, a software developer, and a professional jazz pianist, Jackson is the beneficiary of a rather non-traditional background for a professional investor. Had Jackson, and by extension Unbounded Capital, come from a background similar to his investing peers, he likely would have stuck with the Crypto consensus and missed the potential of BSV as so many others have. As a poker player and as a jazz musician, Jackson was forced to learn how to think beyond the readily available resources to establish a unique point of view to stay a step ahead of his peers. With this skill set, the risk management abilities requisite of any professional poker player, and strong computer science fundamentals, Jackson emerged well prepared to take on the challenge of investing in the rapidly changing world of Bitcoin investing with its unbounded opportunity and misinformation pitfalls. Jackson looks forward to continuing to learn about Bitcoin and helping to steer Unbounded Capital into a premier position in the future built on Bitcoin.
Co-founder & CEO, Tokenized
James is an engineer, entrepreneur, and ardent supporter of Satoshi Nakamoto’s original vision for Bitcoin. He is the creator of the Tokenized Protocol, an open-source token and smart contract system for the Bitcoin SV network. He is working hard, with the rest of the Tokenized team, to build a fully on-chain financial system.
CEO & Founder, Maxthon LTD. | CEO & Founder, BitRabbit Singapore
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur who created the Maxthon web browser, which attracted millions of users worldwide. Maxthon has been the most innovative products in browser industry. Jeff has been with Bitcoin from early days and is 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.
Japan & South Korea Manager, Bitcoin Association
Jerry is Bitcoin Association’s Regional Manager for Japan and South Korea – working to grow Bitcoin SV throughout those key markets for the Bitcoin industries. Before joining Bitcoin Association, Jerry spearheaded blockchain strategic initiatives at SBI Group, the financial technology conglomerate in Japan, and served as General Manager and Chief of Digital Asset Solutions. Jerry is also a 14-year veteran of Wall Street technology; before his tenure at SBI Group, he worked in New York and Tokyo at the technology departments of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan FICC. Jerry’s experience bridges technology, economics, and how Bitcoin and blockchain innovations can be applied to real-world business applications. He is a well-known Bitcoin thought leader, being a frequent and well-respected speaker and writer on Bitcoin and blockchain topics. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Canada, with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Co-Founder & CEO, Twetch.com
Josh is an American serial entrepreneur focused on building a new breed of internet applications on Bitcoin (BSV). He is Co-Founder and CEO of Twetch.com, an ad-free social media application where you can profit from content creation and own your data. You may know him as Elon Moist or @Coinyeezy on Twitter, where he has approximately 24,000 followers.
Chief Commercial Officer, Kingdom Trust
Karen is Chief Commercial Officer of Kingdom Trust, an alternative asset qualified custodian with a strong and growing presence in the crypto asset space. Karen is responsible for strategy, sales, marketing, and overall brand positioning, with a strong emphasis on innovation, including fintech and blockchain. Karen was previously the President, CEO, and Board Member of IdenTrust (HID Global Corp.), a global regulated identity solutions company. She led IdenTrust through a major transformation, including achieving 15% annual revenue growth in a complex, fragmented market. In her corporate and board roles during her 13 years at IdenTrust, Karen was instrumental in the corporate strategy for growth through mergers, capital restructuring, and technical due diligence associated with integrated acquired companies, successfully completing six funding rounds totaling $105M and delivering a profitable exit for the company’s investors. Prior to IdenTrust, Karen was CEO and Board Member for eFinance Corporation in San Francisco. In her role at eFinance, Karen raised $43M in venture capital funding; and acquired two additional outside board directors with significant market experience and expertise. Karen led the strategic planning, market positioning platform, and execution tactics to significantly increase company revenue and deliver a successful exit for her investors. Her additional previous roles included nine years at global management consulting firm Gemini Consulting, during which she was seconded for three years to become the Acting CEO of a division of a major global bank.
Founder & Chairman of the Board, PDX Inc. and EHRData Inc.
Ken Hill was born in Texas to a third generation ranching family in 1941. While attending The University of Texas at Austin in the late 1960s, Ken was introduced to the concept that all pharmacies would soon be controlled by computer systems. By 1978, Ken was one of only 3% of U.S. pharmacists who had adopted the new technology for his pharmacy in Granbury, Texas, where he was also mayor and the consultant for the local hospital and local nursing homes.
Scientific Advisor, Bolooba | Former Researcher & International Lecturer, University of Thessaly
Konstantinos Sgantzos is a multi-lateral thinker who takes interest in philosophy and science. He holds an M. Sc. in theoretical physics, biochemistry and bioinformatics respectively. His further fields of interest are research in genetic disease diagnosis & cure. Konstantinos works as an environmental scientist in the power, oil and energy sector with focus on air pollution. He is also a Scientific Advisor to Bolooba, which provides services for High Performance Computing infrastructure related to artificial intelligence. Formerly, Konstantinos was Researcher & International Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics, at the University of Thessaly in Greece. During his leisure time, Konstantinos further publishes on the topics of AI, Cellular Automata, Genetic Algorithms and Turing machines. One of his recently-published articles, co-authored with Ian Grigg, is entitled “Artificial Intelligence Implementations on the Blockchain. Use Cases and Future Applications.” The article spiked significant interest from colleagues in the AI sector.
Co-Founder & CEO, Mempool | Co-Founder & CEO, DotWallet
Lin, Zheming is the co-founder and CEO of Mempool, a BSV/BTC mining pool and blockchain service provider for applications on top of Bitcoin SV. He is also the co-founder and CEO of DotWallet, a non-custodial BSV only wallet in WeChat which also supports sending and receiving BTC Token. Developing Bitcoin SV applications made ease by DotWallet OpenPlatform SDK for developers to get more exposure among users. Mr. Lin, Zheming born in Fuzhou, China, is a former employee of Apple and Baidu, being a veteran of 13 years in internet product designing and marketing in the booming Chinese market.
Co-founder & CEO, Centbee
Lorien Gamaroff is the founder/CEO of Bankymoon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy and co-founder/CEO of Centbee, a cryptocurrency payments and remittance company. As South Africa’s foremost blockchain expert, Lorien has been invited around the world to speak on digital/cryptocurrencies and decentralised/distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed and advised the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, TEDx and a host of professionals in multiple industries and attorney generals throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to business executives and advises government on blockchain technologies and their implications. He pioneered blockchain payments for utility smart metering and was the co-founder of the Blockchain Academy which educates professionals on all aspects of blockchains from regulations to software development.
CEO & Founder, BitBoss
Matthew founded BitBoss Corporation and assembled a highly talented team of blockchain developers to pursue opportunities in the gaming sector. BitBoss solutions now include a gaming platform, lottery solution and an ecosystem running on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. BitBoss will soon release their first hardware device that aims to change how casino gamblers use and store casino credits.
Matthew’s legal background has allowed him to understand the regulatory environment and he was asked to be on the Gaming Standards Association blockchain workgroup. He has also worked with testing labs to help write testing standards that allow for the inclusion of blockchain technologies.
Executive Advisor for Islamic Banking Window – MUFG Bank (Malaysia) | Honorary Treasurer, Grand Council – Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF)
Masumi Hamahira has more than 21 years working experience in the banking and finance industry at MUFG Bank and was appointed for Islamic Finance Department of MUFG Bank (Malaysia) in 2011. Before coming to Malaysia, Masumi was attached to several key divisions in Tokyo Head office of MUFG Bank. He was responsible for corporate finance, derivatives marketing and structuring as well as global business planning. Leveraging Masumi’s experience, MUFG Bank (Malaysia) won Islamic Finance News Awards such as The Most Innovative Deal of the Year 2016, Cross-Border Deal of the Year 2014, Wakalah Deal of the Year 2013, and Structured Finance Deal of the Year 2012. Subsequently, he initiated the world’s first Japanese Yen Sukuk issuance by MUFG Bank (Malaysia) in 2014. Masumi graduated from the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP, Master equivalent) course at INCEIF. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Keio University, Japan. Masumi is a Chartered Professional in Islamic Finance (CPIF) and has been appointed as a Grand Council for Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (CIIF) in 2017. Subsequently Masumi was elected and appointed as Honorary Treasurer Grand Council of the CIIF in 2019.
Founder and CEO, Bitstocks
Michael Hudson, Founder and CEO, has enjoyed a successful career spanning both the technological and financial fields. This – combined with his deep passion for Bitcoin, politics, modern money mechanics and an inherent entrepreneurial spirit – culminated in the formation of Bitstocks; a company pioneering a new dimension in traditional finance. Michael has used his life-long self-studies in an array of ‘unconventional’ subjects, including vortex mathematics, sacred geometry, unified field theory, and human origins to develop an understanding of Bitcoin beyond the typical industry view, formulating a business vision aiming to deliver on a far-reaching, humanitarian-based solution. His unique perspective in this space makes him a popular host and sought-after guest across a wide range of channels and platforms, both off- and online.
Managing Director, Private Equity at Ayre Group
Paul is the Managing Director of Private Equity at Ayre Group and works with enterprises that are building their businesses with Bitcoin (BSV) at the core. Prior to joining Ayre Group, Paul spent over 20 years in investment banking focused on technology companies, helping them raise capital and advising them on mergers and acquisition
Rafa is a software engineer. He’s an expert in building innovative products quickly, combining edge technologies with an agile and lean mindset. After previously working on Artificial Intelligence solving problems like DNA sequencing or Autonomous Driving and developing every kind of apps (Android, Web, Desktop), he began working in Bitcoin in 2017. His goal is to build products that allow to use money as never seen before: The New Money.”
President, Deadalos Inc.
Ron has been involved in the pharmacy industry for over 38 years and was the founder of several retail pharmacy software companies including Zadall Systems Group Inc., G/H Plus Pharmacy Systems, American Data Systems, PDX Inc., RxStudio and Drugstore.com. Ron has built a reputation of successfully bringing new technologies into the pharmacy industry and has been the lead architect for several innovative pharmacy products. These include, but are not limited to, the PDX Development Language, Byque/Bycom communication system, EPS Workflow, NDC Pre/Post Editing System, Drugstore.com fulfillment, eRxNetwork USA Pre/Post Editing System, and eRxNetwork Canadian Pre/Post Editing System. Ron has also been involved in the retail marketplace and worked for Walmart, Inc. as both a consultant and as the Senior Director of Technology. While at Walmart he was instrumental in the design, development and implementation of the Satellite Communication System, the advanced in-store UNIX computer systems, POS systems, the Warehouse Automated Receiving System (WARS), and bringing the Teradata Database system online, which at the time was the largest private database in the world. Ron’s current interests involve high volume distributed transaction processing systems, blockchain, crypto currencies, delivery drones and 3D printing. Ron has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Chief Visionary, Bayesian Group
Executive Director, Hummingbird Lawyers LLP
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.
Founder & CEO, Money Button
Ryan X. Charles is the Founder & CEO of Money Button, which is a simple payments solution for websites and apps. It includes support for micropayments, smart contracts, and blockchain data storage. Money Button also operates Yours.org, a social network powered by Bitcoin SV micropayments. Ryan has been developing applications for Bitcoin since 2011.
Software Engineer, Planaria Corp
Sean is a Software Engineer who has been working on blockchain based technologies since 2015. A previous Ethereum developer and employee at ConsenSys, he has now switched his full attention to building on BitcoinSV.
Sean’s first venture into Bitcoin was GearSV — a fully programmable smart contract platform. He is now as a Software Engineer at Planaria Corp, where he is working on the infrastructure for the Bitcoin based internet. Sean believes strongly in brining more competition to the web and facilitating data as commodity valued in a free market.
CEO & Co-Founder, Codugh
Shashank Singhal is the CEO & Co-Founder of Codugh, a BSV-powered API marketplace. Codugh helps developers monetize their code and build more cohesive applications globally. Shashank and Codugh won the second BA Hackathon at Coingeek Seoul in October. An experienced product manager, Shashank got involved with BSV after observing the successful and unique products that were only possible on BSV. He aims to utilize the power of new technology to make the world a better place.
Founder & President, Clear Markets
Early electronic swaps & crypto currency derivatives trading pioneer. Co-founded the World’s first electronic trading system for interest rate swaps (Blackbird 1996). One of the longest-tenured (experienced) e-Swaps trading professionals, with over 20 years of continuous experience since 1996. Experience with all aspects of the business, including startup, fund raising, corporate governance, protection of intellectual property, sales & marketing, client deployment and training, gaining regulatory approvals, mergers and acquisitions, and global operations (Singapore, Tokyo, London, New York & Charlotte). Significant experience with government relations (Congressional testimony) and international regulators.
Co-Founder & CEO, UNISOT
Stephan Nilsson is the founder and CEO of UNISOT; an “Enterprise Blockchain Service Provider” providing Enterprise Turnkey Solutions that solves the Top-10 problems in Global Supply Chains. He has over 20 years experience working with ERP systems integrations. He is also engaged with Ernst & Young Skye, building an Industry Solution in SAP for the seafood industry that provides Global Traceability, Provenance and BDI through the use of Bitcoin SV Blockchain. Stephan is the founder and president of Norway Bitcoin and Blockchain Association, co founder of BITaccel, a Nordic Blockchain Start-up Accelerator and MOB in Oslo Blockchain Cluster. He has been involved in the crypto/blockchain space since 2012 and started integrating SAP with blockchain in 2014.
CTO, nChain | Technical Director, Bitcoin SV Node Project
Steve Shadders has been involved in Bitcoin infrastructure since early 2011. As one of the first authors of open-source mining pool software “PoolServerJ,” he was at the forefront of implementing new features like merged mining and local coinbase generation that are in common use today. Steve was actively involved in Mike Hearn’s Bitcoin project as one of the earliest contributors and still uses it today as his staple Bitcoin library. Today, Steve heads up nChain’s engineering team and is the Technical Director of the Bitcoin SV Node project. He is passionate about the future role of Bitcoin in reshaping the world. In his own words, it is disruptive technology with “more potential to change the world than the printing press.” In his role, he contributes his ecosystem-wide perspective to support building the mining and UX infrastructure needed to enable Satoshi’s Vision to be realized.
Founder and Head of Global Alpha Trading (HK) | Director, SBI Virtual Currency Trade Exchange (Japan)
Teong is the founder and head of Global Alpha Trading, a proprietary cryptocurrency trading arm of SBI Holdings, and sits on the board of directors for a Japanese crypto exchange. Formerly a Portfolio Manager at JP Morgan’s Chief Investment Office and a Macro Trader at Goldman Sachs, he spent decades managing global multi-asset books from Hong Kong, Tokyo, and London. He brings his financial markets experience to crypto-asset trading, and has been working closely to bring financial products to crypto equivalents. Teong graduated with an engineering degree from the University of Tokyo. Fascinated with the ancient wisdom of India, he spent his sophomore year taking Sanskrit classes between fluid mechanics and thermodynamics lectures. He currently maintains his mental equilibrium by meditating on the I Ching and physical fitness by practising White Crane Wing Chun.
Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
Thomas Moser is Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance at the University of St. Gallen and a member of the Board of Directors of Orell Füssli Holding Ltd. From 2006 to 2009 he was Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C., USA. Thomas Moser holds a MA and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Zurich.
Founder & CEO, sCrypt Inc.
Xiaohui Liu is the founder and CEO of sCrypt Inc., a company dedicated to providing integrated on-chain smart contracting solutions on BSV. Previously, he was a co-founder and the Chief Scientist at blockchain startup ContentBox. Before that, he was a Research Scientist at Facebook in the Connectivity Lab, conducting fundamental research to make internet access available throughout the world. He got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University USA, specialized in peer-to-peer distributed networking. He has published several papers in premier conferences and journals. He also has one international patent.