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American Blockchain Council

Jack Shaw
Jack Shaw

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Jack Shaw is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the American Blockchain Council. As such, he is a leading expert on the strategic business implications of Blockchain technology.Jack Shaw has been a Technology Futurist for over 30 years – helping others to understand the impact of emerging technologies. He is a world renowned Keynote Speaker. He was recently voted one of the World’s Top 25 Professional Speakers by over 27,000 meetings planners, executives and conference attendees – the only Technology speaker to be accorded this recognition.
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BitAngels

Michael Terpin
Michael Terpin

Chairman of Board

Michael Terpin co-founded BitAngels (www.bitangels.co), the world’s first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and now serves as its chairman. The distributed angel network currently has more than 600 members, and it has made more than 25 investments in bitcoin and cryptocurrency companies with two exits and several follow-on rounds. Terpin is also co-founder and managing partner of bCommerce Labs (www.bcommercelabs.com), the first technology incubator fund focused on e-commerce companies for bitcoin and the blockchain. Terpin is also a partner at Flight VC, where he helps run the AngelList Bitcoin Syndicate with legendary super-angel Gil Penchina.Terpin has spoken widely on bitcoin at leading conferences globally, including Bitcoin 2014, BitFin, CoinAgenda, Coin Congress, CoinSummit, Inside Bitcoins (Berlin, Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, NY), La BitConf (Brazil), North American Bitcoin Show, Satoshi Roundtable, South by Southwest, and TEDx Hollywood.
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BitNatura

Todd Lemons
Todd Lemons

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Bridge21

Elizabeth McCauley
Elizabeth McCauley

Global Business Development Head

Elizabeth works on business development for bridge21, a company that uses blockchain technology to move money across borders faster and more efficiently. She also serves on the boards of the Bitcoin Foundation and Code to Inspire, the first Girls’ Coding School on Afghanistan. As an early Bitcoin advocate she’s headed up global business development for Coinsecure, handled non profit and political outreach for BitPay and ran Bitcoin Magazine, the first print publication on cryptocurrency. Prior to getting involved in Bitcoin, she worked for a US Member of Congress. She has spoken internationally on the role of digital currency as a catalyst to financial inclusion and freedom. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @etmccauley
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Chain of Points

Irene Katzela
Irene Katzela

CEO

Dr. Irene Katzela has extensive experience in the research and development of large scale, high speed networks with emphasis on emerging technologies and applications. She has consulted at telecommunication and financial organizations helping them to shape their network management and operations strategy. Dr. Katzela holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University, NYC.
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Coinsource

Sheffield Clark
Sheffield Clark

CEO & Co-Founder

Sheffield Clark is the CEO and Co-founder of Coinsource, the world’s largest bitcoin ATM network. Founded in 2015, Coinsource is the fastest growing bitcoin ATM operator, with 73 machines in eight states, including Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Nevada, Louisiana, and California. Before founding Coinsource, Clark founded Fuel Stop Media, a digital advertising company promoting goods and services at gas stations via high definition video, text and imagery.
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Coinsource

Bobby Sharp
Bobby Sharp

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Coinsource

Josiah Hernandez
Josiah Hernandez

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Coinsource

Arnold Spencer
Arnold Spencer

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Crypto Media Hub

Tatiana Moroz
Tatiana Moroz

Founder & CEO

As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tatiana has had an extensive music career managing and promoting top NY recording studios. She has become the premier female singer-songwriter in the bitcoin community and activist community. She has toured the globe singing and speaking alongside Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Judge Napolitano at events including Inside Bitcoins, SXSW, Bitcoin South, NASDAQ, and the Libertarian National Convention. Tatiana is the founder and CEO of Crypto Media Hub, a marketing and advertising agency for the Bitcoin industry. She has independently produced and released two LP’s, 2 EPs, and several singles. Her 3rd LP was funded completely with cryptocurrency and will be released in later this Winter. Her latest project is the creation of Tatiana Coin, the first ever artist cryptocurrency.
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Gulf Pearl, Ltd.

Shidan Gouran
Shidan Gouran

CEO

Shidan Gouran is a the CEO of Gulf Pearl Ltd., a technology and business consultancy, and Home Jinni Inc., developers of cloud, mobile and embedded solutions. He is a serial entrepreneur whose accomplishments include founding of a Canadian CLEC, development of an award winning PBX system, a popular DRM solution and the first Android Smart TV platform. Shidan has lead developer teams for several Internet scale projects based on Amazons cloud infrastructure and lead teams that have contributed significantly to open source projects including the Linux Kernel, Android OS, Hadoop and OpenStack projects. Prior to leading his own ventures, Shidan worked as a senior developer at IBM Canada, where his responsibilities included architecting enterprise solutions for the banking and securities industry. He holds degrees in Pure Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Western Ontario.
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Iconomi

Daniel Zakrisson
Daniel Zakrisson

Head of Investment Evaluation

Daniel is an entrepreneur and technologist and over the last 10 years he held positions bridging advanced software development and business development in startups and growing companies, positioned as both CTO and CEO, before joining ICONOMI. He has an academic background with degrees in both engineering (biotech and bioinformatics) and business economics.
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Iconomi

Jani Valjavec
Jani Valjavec

Co-Founder

Jani Valjavec is a co-founder of the Ethereum based ICONOMI, the first global decentralised digital assets management platform that has raised more than US$10.5 million through an Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Jani is a crypto and apptoken expert and a well-known member of the blockchain community. He was already a blockchain enthusiast back in 2013 when he co-founded Cashila, the first registered bitcoin company in Europe that acquired a license for the execution of banking transactions via bitcoin. Exploring new ways to innovate and add value to blockchain technology, he and his colleague Tim Mitja Zagar founded the ICONOMI,a digital assets management platform that enables access to a variety of digital assets with the possibility of combining them and trading with them.
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Iconomi

Tim Zagar
Tim Zagar

Co-Founder & CEO

Tim Mitja Zagar is a co-founder and the CEO of the ICONOMI, the first global decentralised platform to manage digital assets, based on Ethereum technology. He started working on blockchain projects in 2013 with the goal of connecting the crypto field to the existing banking world. Prior to the ICONOMI, Tim was a co-founder of Cashila, the first bitcoin company with EU regulator approval to be registered as a financial institution. Soon he realized that more and more users want to invest in digital assets and not just paying with crypto currencies. For this reason he and his colleague Jani Valjavec founded the ICONOMI, a digital assets management platform that enables access to a variety of digital assets with the possibility of combining them and trading with them.
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Novak Rutar Law Firm

Nejc Novak
Nejc Novak

Founding & Managing Partner

Nejc Novak is the founding and managing partner at Novak Rutar Law Firm based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Nejc Novak graduated cum laude from the Law Faculty at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has also studied Commercial law at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Nejc holds a master’s degree in International Commercial law from University College London.Nejc Novak is a regular guest and lecturer at professional development conferences and events. Since 2010 he has been acting as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.He devotes most of his work to issues related to business and commercial law, banking, finance and M&A transactions. He has been active in the field of legal and regulatory issues related to blockchain, including ICOs.
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PulverHWC

Jeff Pulver
Jeff Pulver

Founder

Jeff Pulver is a Futurist and American Internet entrepreneur known for his work as founder of pulver.com, Free World Dialup and Vonage. Jeff is an Internet Pioneer whose work helped popularize the use and adoption of VoIP worldwide. He helped change the way the world communicates. The communication law issued by the Federal Communications Commission named after him known as The Pulver Order is the reason Internet based services like: FaceTime, Skype and Messenger are offered for free. Since 1997 he has invested in over 400 startups and has served as founder, co-founder and chairman of numerous startups. His most recent set of conferences started in 2016 is called MoNage, where he explores the future of communications.
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TaaS

Konstanin Pysarenko
Konstanin Pysarenko

Co-Founder, International Relations

Konstanin Pysarenko is a serial entrepreneur with more than four years of experience in the cryptocurrency space. Born in Ukraine, Pysarenko is a co-founder of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a last generation closed end fund that allows its investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets. Prior to starting TaaS, Pysarenko founded several startups around the world in food manufacturing, geological oil and gas surveying, and international aviation sales. Pysarenko holds Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurship from the University of Buckingham.
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TaaS

Dimitri Chupryna
Dimitri Chupryna

Co-Founder, Technology & Analytics

Dimitri Chupryna is a co-founder of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a last generation closed end fund that allows its investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets. Chupryna brings experience in project management, data analytics and risk management to the board of TaaS. Prior to founding TaaS, Chupryna was a lead trader at #bitup, a crytptocurrency investment platform, and was involved in the development of numerous startups in Silicon Valley. Chupryna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of San Francisco.
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TaaS

Russ Gavrilyuk
Russ Gavrilyuk

Co-Founder, Global Strategy

Ruslan Gavrilyuk is a co-founder of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a last generation closed end fund that allows its investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets. Gavrilyuk has more than 14 years’ experience in founding and managing projects in geoscience, mobile money solutions, oil and gas operations, precious minerals mining, sports and fashion. Realizing the urgent need for accessibility, security, transparency and mutually-beneficial decentralized cryptoactivity in finance, Gavrilyuk turned his focus to crypto- and blockchain financial projects. Gavrilyuk’s global experience spans East and West Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and America.
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TaaS

Maksym Muratov
Maksym Muratov

Co-Founder, Technoloy & Trading

Maksym Muratov has over three years’ experience in cryptocurrencies, specializing in trading. Muratov is a co-founder of Token-as-a-Service (TaaS), a last generation closed end fund that allows its investors to capitalize on the rise of blockchain markets. Prior to launching TaaS, Muratov managed private assets in Argentina, and was a lead trader at #bitup, a crytptocurrency investment platform. Muratov holds a Film Studies degree from Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts.
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Tally Capital

Flip Filipowski
Flip Filipowski

Executive Chairman and CEO

Executive Chairman and CEO, Andrew Flip Filipowski, is a legendary successful high-tech entrepreneur, philanthropist, and industry visionary. He devotes his expertise, vision, leadership and entrepreneurial talent to the strategic direction of Tally Capital. The former COO of Cullinet, the largest software company of the 1980s, was also the founder and CEO of PLATINUM technology, inc. Flip grew PLATINUM in twelve years into the 8th largest software company in the world at the time of its sale to Computer Associates for $4 billion in 1999, the largest such transaction for a software company at the time. Upside Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Information Technology. A recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Awards from both Ernst & Young and Merrill Lynch, Flip has also been awarded the Young Presidents Organization Legacy Award and the Anti-Defamation Leagues Torch of Liberty award for his work fighting hate on the Internet.Flip is a futurist and renowned speaker on such topics as Bitcoin, Blockchain, Money, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Digital Autonomous Organizations and Organizational Structures.
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Wachsman PR

David Wachsman
David Wachsman

Founder

David is the Founder of Wachsman PR, the Wall Street-based financial technology PR agency. After starting his PR career at Linden, Alschuler and Kaplan, David joined a biotech startup as Chief Information Officer. After working with tech consultancy AGMcLeod & Co, David became Communications Director at a mobile app development firm. He later managed political campaigns in Virginia. In 2012, David joined advertising giant Ogilvy & Mather in New York, and a year later, Ericho Communications, rising to Executive Director. In 2015, David founded Wachsman PR to provide professional communications expertise to businesses within the spectrum between finance to technology. Today, Wachsman PR has signed over 30 clients across the blockchain, cryptocurrency, equity crowdfunding, and peer to peer fintech verticals.
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