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Michael Oved / Founder Michael is a veteran algo trader, spending a quarter of his life at leading firm Virtu, having helped to found and grow its Asia operation to a multimillion dollar business. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, originally from Los Angeles, and a fan of all things music. LinkedIn • Twitter

Michael Oved / Founder

Michael is a veteran algo trader, spending a quarter of his life at leading firm Virtu, having helped to found and grow its Asia operation to a multimillion dollar business. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, originally from Los Angeles, and a fan of all things music.

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Don Mosites / Founder Don is a serial entrepreneur, product designer and full-stack engineer with more than a decade of experience building products for companies small and large including Google and Zynga. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon and originally from Pittsburgh. LinkedIn • Twitter

Don Mosites / Founder

Don is a serial entrepreneur, product designer and full-stack engineer with more than a decade of experience building products for companies small and large including Google and Zynga. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon and originally from Pittsburgh.

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Deepa Sathaye / Engineer Deepa specializes in financial trading systems and infrastructure development. Deepa has several years of experience building usable products and analyzing data. She holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the University of Illinois. LinkedIn • Twitter

Deepa Sathaye / Engineer

Deepa specializes in financial trading systems and infrastructure development. Deepa has several years of experience building usable products and analyzing data. She holds a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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Joseph Lubin / Advisor Joseph is the co-founder of Ethereum and is the founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Prior to Ethereum he had a career in computer vision and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science from Princeton University. LinkedIn • Twitter

Joseph Lubin / Advisor

Joseph is the co-founder of Ethereum and is the founder and CEO of ConsenSys. Prior to Ethereum he had a career in computer vision and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science from Princeton University.

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Sam Tabar / Strategy Sam has 17 years of experience in the finance industry. He was a partner to FullCycle, a private equity social impact fund. Before that, he was Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in Hong Kong. He helped build Sparx, the largest asset manager in Japan. He started his career in New York as a lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Oxford University. LinkedIn • Twitter

Sam Tabar / Strategy

Sam has 17 years of experience in the finance industry. He was a partner to FullCycle, a private equity social impact fund. Before that, he was Head of Capital Strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in Hong Kong. He helped build Sparx, the largest asset manager in Japan. He started his career in New York as a lawyer for Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Oxford University.

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Nissa Szabo / PR & Marketing    Nissa is a public affairs professional with over 7 years of experience working with tech startups and giants including Google, Lyft, Visa and others. She led the Colorado Technology Association’s efforts to pass legislation to allow TNC’s (Uber, Lyft, etc) to legally operate. Colorado was the first state to pass this type of legislation and the policy became known as “The Colorado Solution”. LinkedIn • Twitter

Nissa Szabo / PR & Marketing   

Nissa is a public affairs professional with over 7 years of experience working with tech startups and giants including Google, Lyft, Visa and others. She led the Colorado Technology Association’s efforts to pass legislation to allow TNC’s (Uber, Lyft, etc) to legally operate. Colorado was the first state to pass this type of legislation and the policy became known as “The Colorado Solution”.

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Adam Link / Engineer Adam has experience in both technology and finance. He has built solutions for mobile apps at scale and has two mobile app company exits. He was a licensed financial advisor and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Finance.    

Adam Link / Engineer

Adam has experience in both technology and finance. He has built solutions for mobile apps at scale and has two mobile app company exits. He was a licensed financial advisor and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Finance.

 

 

Julius Faber / Engineer Julius has a Bachelor’s in Computational Neuroscience and a Master’s in CS with a focus on Intelligent Systems from the Technical University of Berlin.  He has 4 years of experience working for the mobile learning startup Blinkist.com, distilling insights from non-fiction books into summaries. He also has experience working with the Eth-Dev Office in Berlin, contributing to the solidity compiler.

Julius Faber / Engineer

Julius has a Bachelor’s in Computational Neuroscience and a Master’s in CS with a focus on Intelligent Systems from the Technical University of Berlin.  He has 4 years of experience working for the mobile learning startup Blinkist.com, distilling insights from non-fiction books into summaries. He also has experience working with the Eth-Dev Office in Berlin, contributing to the solidity compiler.

Sam Walker / Engineer Sam is a Software Engineer with 8 years of experience in the industry, specializing in frontend development. At Spotify, he led a team of engineers in building platforms on the bleeding edge of interactive big data analytics. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.

Sam Walker / Engineer

Sam is a Software Engineer with 8 years of experience in the industry, specializing in frontend development. At Spotify, he led a team of engineers in building platforms on the bleeding edge of interactive big data analytics. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa.

 
Brock Pierce / Advisor Brock is a pioneer the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $500 million for companies he has founded. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, co-founder of Blockchain Capital, co-founder and Head of Strategy at Block.one, founding board member of Mastercoin (inventor of the ICO). Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale LinkedIn • Twitter

Brock Pierce / Advisor

Brock is a pioneer the market for digital currency in games and has raised more than $500 million for companies he has founded. He is the Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, co-founder of Blockchain Capital, co-founder and Head of Strategy at Block.one, founding board member of Mastercoin (inventor of the ICO). Pierce is an early investor in Bitcoin and one of the largest investors in the Ethereum crowdsale

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George Mueller / Advisor George is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Color Kinetics, EcoSense Lighting, Mueller Ventures, Co-Founder of Internet Securities Incorporated, and Cerebellum Capital. He was named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. Mueller also founded tech-heavy communities Robot Heart and Further Future. Mr. Mueller graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and minor in Fine Art.

George Mueller / Advisor

George is a serial entrepreneur and Founder of Color Kinetics, EcoSense Lighting, Mueller Ventures, Co-Founder of Internet Securities Incorporated, and Cerebellum Capital. He was named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. Mueller also founded tech-heavy communities Robot Heart and Further Future. Mr. Mueller graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and minor in Fine Art.

Bill Tai / Advisor Bill is a veteran venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He has invested in over 100 start-ups and was a board member of 7 publicly listed companies he funded. He is the Head of the Strategy Committee and is a lead investor & board director of BitFury, the world's largest Bitcoin Blockchain company. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School. LinkedIn • Twitter

Bill Tai / Advisor

Bill is a veteran venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He has invested in over 100 start-ups and was a board member of 7 publicly listed companies he funded. He is the Head of the Strategy Committee and is a lead investor & board director of BitFury, the world's largest Bitcoin Blockchain company. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

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Michael Novogratz / Advisor Mike is a former macro hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group and an early investor in cryptocurrencies. He recently launched Galaxy Digital Assets Fund, the largest cryptocurrency fund of its kind. He has extensive experience on Wall Street and is a graduate of Princeton University. Novogratz serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets. LinkedIn • Twitter

Michael Novogratz / Advisor

Mike is a former macro hedge fund manager at Fortress Investment Group and an early investor in cryptocurrencies. He recently launched Galaxy Digital Assets Fund, the largest cryptocurrency fund of its kind. He has extensive experience on Wall Street and is a graduate of Princeton University. Novogratz serves as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Investment Advisory Committee on Financial Markets.

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Prof. Mina Teicher / Advisor Mina is the former Chief Scientist of Israel government. She earned her bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Tel Aviv University, specializing in Algebraic Geometry.  Her fields of research includes cryptography and cyber security, neuro-computation and artificial vision, complex systems,  and financial mathematics. LinkedIn • Twitter

Prof. Mina Teicher / Advisor

Mina is the former Chief Scientist of Israel government. She earned her bachelor's, masters, and doctoral degrees in mathematics from Tel Aviv University, specializing in Algebraic Geometry.  Her fields of research includes cryptography and cyber security, neuro-computation and artificial vision, complex systems,  and financial mathematics.

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Consul General Clifford Hart / Advisor Ford is a former senior diplomat who was one of the U.S. Government's top China hands until his recent retirement, and who has served throughout Washington. He was the China/Taiwan director for the White House National Security Council. At the Pentagon, he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations. At the State Department, he was Director of the Operations Center Deputy Director for Crisis Management. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

Consul General Clifford Hart / Advisor

Ford is a former senior diplomat who was one of the U.S. Government's top China hands until his recent retirement, and who has served throughout Washington. He was the China/Taiwan director for the White House National Security Council. At the Pentagon, he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations. At the State Department, he was Director of the Operations Center Deputy Director for Crisis Management. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Virginia.

 
Erika Karp / Advisor Erika is the CEO of Cornerstone Capital. Karp is a veteran advocate for creating a more sustainable form of capitalism. Prior to Cornerstone, Karp was MD and head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank, she is a member of the World Economic Forum and was an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School. LinkedIn • Twitter

Erika Karp / Advisor

Erika is the CEO of Cornerstone Capital. Karp is a veteran advocate for creating a more sustainable form of capitalism. Prior to Cornerstone, Karp was MD and head of Global Sector Research at UBS Investment Bank, she is a member of the World Economic Forum and was an advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative. She holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.

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Mark D'Agostino / Advisor Mark has spent the past decade in management consulting, specifically focused on the financial services industry. Prior to joining ConsenSys as a managing partner in the Enterprise group, Mark built out Deloitte's blockchain market offering. He has successfully delivered Ethereum-based applications to Fortune 500 banks, global energy companies and governments. He is a co-founder and the strategy lead of Grid+.  LinkedIn • Twitter

Mark D'Agostino / Advisor

Mark has spent the past decade in management consulting, specifically focused on the financial services industry. Prior to joining ConsenSys as a managing partner in the Enterprise group, Mark built out Deloitte's blockchain market offering. He has successfully delivered Ethereum-based applications to Fortune 500 banks, global energy companies and governments. He is a co-founder and the strategy lead of Grid+. 

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Satoshi Kobayashi / Advisor Satoshi is one of the largest individual and corporate traders of cryptocurrencies in Asia. After a successful career as a hedge fund director and investment advisor, he worked as an angel investor and trader. Today, Satoshi controls hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin, Ether and ERC20 tokens for himself and the digital asset related conglomerate - Smart Contract Limited. With his team, Satoshi has executed many thousands of crypto currency trades and billions of dollars in volume.

Satoshi Kobayashi / Advisor

Satoshi is one of the largest individual and corporate traders of cryptocurrencies in Asia. After a successful career as a hedge fund director and investment advisor, he worked as an angel investor and trader. Today, Satoshi controls hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin, Ether and ERC20 tokens for himself and the digital asset related conglomerate - Smart Contract Limited. With his team, Satoshi has executed many thousands of crypto currency trades and billions of dollars in volume.

 
John Lilic / Advisor John is dedicated to delivering solutions that enable companies across industries and geographies to benefit from simplified technology landscapes, integrated processes, streamlined operations and improved agility and performance the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem delivers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Development Economics and International Economics from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and is a candidate for a Masters of Science (MSc) at Hariot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. LinkedIn • Twitter

John Lilic / Advisor

John is dedicated to delivering solutions that enable companies across industries and geographies to benefit from simplified technology landscapes, integrated processes, streamlined operations and improved agility and performance the Ethereum blockchain ecosystem delivers. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics, Development Economics and International Economics from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and is a candidate for a Masters of Science (MSc) at Hariot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Phil Daian / Technical Advisor Phil is a researcher focusing on smart contract security at IC3 (The Initiative for Crypto Currencies & Contracts), a collaborative initiative that is advancing blockchain technology and smart contracts in order to develop the financial systems of tomorrow. In addition, Phil is Head of Smart Contract Strategy at Runtime Verification, a leading developer of source code analyzers and software quality tools.

Phil Daian / Technical Advisor

Phil is a researcher focusing on smart contract security at IC3 (The Initiative for Crypto Currencies & Contracts), a collaborative initiative that is advancing blockchain technology and smart contracts in order to develop the financial systems of tomorrow. In addition, Phil is Head of Smart Contract Strategy at Runtime Verification, a leading developer of source code analyzers and software quality tools.

Vincent Zhou / Advisor Vincent is founding partner of FBG Capital, with extensive experience in digital assets trading and investment. Vincent is also an early investor of a broad spectrum of blockchain companies and projects. He is considered as one of the most well-connected and visionary crypto hedge fund managers in Asia.

Vincent Zhou / Advisor

Vincent is founding partner of FBG Capital, with extensive experience in digital assets trading and investment. Vincent is also an early investor of a broad spectrum of blockchain companies and projects. He is considered as one of the most well-connected and visionary crypto hedge fund managers in Asia.