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Jeff GarzikSenior Software Engineer at BitPay. Bitcoin core developer, involved with Bitcoin since July 2010. Jeff has spent almost two decades engineering open source software, including GNOME, Linux kernel and now Bitcoin. He is the author of picocoin, pynode, cpuminer, and many other Bitcoin related software.
Ronaldo LemosProject Lead of Creative Commons Brazil. Lemos is the director of the Rio Institute for Technology & Society, and professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University´s Law School. He is also a partner with the law firm Pereira Neto Macedo advogados, and a board member of various organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, Accessnow.org, and Stellar. He was one of the creators of the Marco Civil da Internet, a draft legislation protecting civil rights, privacy and net neutrality.
Tony GallippiCo-founder and CEO of BitPay, an automated payment processing system for Bitcoin. It enables online merchants to accept bitcoins, as a form of payment, just as easily they accept payments from credit cards, debit cards, or Paypal. Tony is past District Sales Manager at Aerotech, Regional Sales Manager at Industrial Devices Corporation, and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Nicolas CaryCEO at Blockchain.info. Nicolas loves the free-market spirit behind Bitcoin and has been a believer in it since the beginning. Nicolas brings inspired insight and a unique skill set of creative passion and ethical, pragmatic, thought leadership to his role at Blockchain.info.
Anthony Di Iorio
Anthony Di IorioCo-founder of the Ethereum Project and KryptoKit, a founding member, Executive Director & Board member of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC), founder of Toronto Bitcoin Meetup, and founder of Decentral, a 5500 square foot co-working space and accelerator for decentralized / blockchain technologies located in the heart of down-town Toronto, Canada.
Trace MayerTrace is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist and monetary scientist who is a leading expert on Bitcoin and gold with regular media appearances. He has presented on Bitcoin to a wide variety of audiences including members of the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, major financial institutions, the IRS, FBI, FTC, HNWIs, conferences and many others on the topics of Bitcoin, cyber security, financial cryptography, digital currency and entrepreneurship.
Juan LlanosChief Transparecy Officer at Bitreserve. Certified anti-money laundering specialist since 2003, Juan has over a decade's experience of building and managing AML/CFT and regulatory compliance programs for multiple international jurisdictions.
Timo HankeCTO at CoinTerra. Timo has over fifteen years at the forefront of research into the crossroads of computer algebra and number theory. He has held post-doctorate positions at renowned international universities including the Technion in Israel, UC San Diego and UNAM Mexico City. Timo was a lecturer at RWTH Aachen University, Germany for six years. Timo’s background of expertise in cryptography led him to become an early enthusiast of Bitcoin.
Changpeng ZhaoChangpeng Zhao is currently Chief Technology Officer at OKCoin. He manages development of all products, including the trading exchange, and is responsible for all infrastructure, hosting and security. In addition to the technical side, he oversees all international operations. Prior to OKCoin, Changpeng Zhao was Head of Development at Blockchain.info, and was also previously Global Head of IT at Bloomberg Tradebook Futures in New York.
Eddy TraviaCo-founder & Chief Startup Officer at Seedcoin a Bitcoin startup incubator. Global cryptocurrency advocate. Founder of Bitcoin Institute, Eddy has lived in China for eight years where he has managed private equity funds and advised funds and corporations on international M&A deals in retail, FMCG and new media.
Matthew RoszakMr. Roszak is founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on the digital currency ecosystem. He has invested in over a dozen Bitcoin start-ups, including BitFury, BitGo, GoCoin, Kraken and Xapo. Mr. Roszak is also a founding partner with Crypto Currency Partners and is an advisor to several Bitcoin accelerators and incubators. In addition, he is also a producer of the first ever Bitcoin documentary, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin" and is the chairman of BitcoinCares.
Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph
Andrew IttlemanFounder and Partner of Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph. Andrew concentrates his practice in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Anti-Money Laundering compliance, and Food and Drug Law. Mr. Ittleman litigates extensively against the United States government in civil and criminal matters.
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Alexandre LinharesDirector-General of the Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome. In 2000 Alexandre joined the Brazilian School of Business & Public Administration. In 2002, he was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as the representative for Brazil at the Kyoto debates on international terrorism (meeting with representatives of 35 countries). In 2004, he joined the tt30, the young Think Tank of the Club of Rome.
Fernando UlrichAustrian economist, liberty practitioner, monetary theory scholar and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Fernando has written the first book in portuguese about Bitcoin called "Bitcoin, a moeda na era digital".
Celso PittaCEO/CTO at BTCJam, the first global peer-to-peer lending network powered by Bitcoin. Before developing BTCJam and landing in Silicon Valley to prove the disruptive potential of Bitcoin, Celso built cryptographic systems for Visa and Citibank EDI platforms.
Rodrigo BatistaCEO at MercadoBitcoin.net, Brazil's Bitcoin exchange. Rodrigo has long experience both in financial markets and technology. Was responsible for the electronic trading of shares of Santander and developer of trading robots in Morgan Stanley.
Andre HortaFounder and CEO at BitcoinToYou, Brazil's Bitcoin exchange. Degree in Information Systems (PUC) and MBA on Project Management, he left his position at Fiat to work in his Bitcoin startup.
Connie GallippiConnie has a background in strategic consulting, policy, funding assistance, and program management for non-profit organisations in California. Ms. Gallippi founded the BitGive Foundation after learning about Bitcoin in its early years, recognizing the potential for significant value increase and capital formation, and having a desire to direct some of the gains towards charitable causes worldwide.
Mohr World Consulting
Hugo Cuevas-MohrDirector at Mohr World Consulting. Hugo Cuevas-Mohr, a native of Guatemala, has over 20 years in the money transfer industry. He built one of the largest money transfer companies in Latin America which he sold in 2007. He also worked with several Money Transfer Companies in the US.
Justin BlincoeCOO/CFO at Coinapult. Having lived and worked on 3 continents, Justin is passionate about the potential of bitcoin to unite people of the world through commerce. Justin has substantial experience in finance, database consulting, telecom and real estate; ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 environments.
Johann GeversCo-founder and CEO of Monetas, decentralised system for financial and legal transactions. Johann is an entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience in business, finance, and technology. He is founder and chairman of several industry associations, including the Digital Finance Compliance Association, and the visionary and driving force behind the Crypto Valley project.
Sergio LernerCryptographer and computer security specialist from Argentina. In the last years Sergio also became a Bitcoin security researcher and reporter of several Bitcoin vulnerabilities. He is founder of Certimix, which provides gambling and online games technology.
Atlantic Financial Inc.
Bruce FentonPresident at Atlantic Financial Inc. and Bitcoin Association founder. Prior to founding Atlantic Financial, Bruce worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (formerly Dean Witter) starting in 1992. At Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he was a specialist in managed accounts and one of the youngest stockbrokers ever to work for the company.
Aaron KoenigAaron is a media entrepreneur from Hamburg, Germany. He is the founder and organiser of Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (BXB), Europe’s first in-person Bitcoin exchange. He is the managing director of Bitfilm Networks GmbH, a production company that creates promotional films for clients. From January to June 2014 he served as the General Secretary of the Global Bitcoin Alliance.
Marshal LongMarshall is the CTO of FinalHash, LLC and runs the Hashers United mining conference. He has and extensive background in programming, mining, internet marketing, integrated circuit design, large scale datacenter deployment, and international business. He has been in Bitcoin since late 2009 and has over 10 years experience developing applications for emerging technologies.
Peter KirbyPresident at Factom, a smaller, faster, cheaper way to extend the Bitcoin blockchain. Serial Entrepreneur and Marketing Executive, he was Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Operations at CoinTerra. Peter's passion is to build great corporate cultures full of humility, hard work, responsible cash management, and - of course - laughter.
CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium
Michael PerklinDirector of Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, President of Bitcoinsultants, and President of CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4). With a background in digital forensics and information security, Michael Perklin is a recognized expert in cryptocurrencies and cybersecurity whose firm conducts cybersecurity audits and consultations. Michael's expertise has been called upon by law firms, telecoms, and most recently the Canadian Senate’s Banking Committee on digital currencies.
Chris OdomCTO and Co-Founder at Monetas. Chris is the creator and lead developer of the Open-Transactions digital finance suite. His twenty-year software career has encompassed coding and managing enterprise software development projects for leading US and foreign multinationals.
The Bit Drop
Sarah BlincoeProject Manager at The Bit Drop, which will send Bitcoin via SMS texting to every resident on Dominica, a Caribbean commonwealth island with a population of over 70,000, thus creating the world’s largest and highest density Bitcoin community. Sarah has combined her love for bitcoin, photography & freedom and founded Bitcoin Beauties.
Sebastian SerranoCo-founder and CEO of BitPagos, Bitcoin merchant processor. Entrepreneur and developer. BitPagos emerged out of the Boost VC accelerator in 2013 and has funding from a list of investors that includes Pantera Capital, venture capitalist Tim Draper, SecondMarket CEO Barry Silbert and the Boost Bitcoin Fund, among others.
Adam StradlingFounder and CEO at Coin4ce.com, a Chile-based Bitcoin company whose goal is to make it easy for consumers across Latin America to buy, sell, and safely use Bitcoin. Coin4ce has been admitted into Start-Up Chile, a Chilean technology incubator. Adam is also Co-founder of work4ce.me and founder and Steering Committee member of the PRMIA Chile Chapter. Adam became involved with Bitcoin in early 2011 when he Co-founded and was COO of Tradehill, Inc.
Jorge AriasMundoBitcoin cofounder, providing education in technical analysis for individuals and companies looking to trade with Bitcoin. Jorge is a Forex trader with over 8 years of experience.
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