John McAfee

John McAfee is a world-famous technologist, CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus industry, and recent Libertarian candidate for President of the United States. In May 2016, McAfee announced preparation to assume the roles of Chairman and CEO of MGT Capital Investments, as well as complete the acquisitions of security technology companies D-Vasive and Demonsaw.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

Pelle Braendgaard

Pelle Braendgaard is the technical lead at uPort a blockchain based self sovereign identity platform. He has more than 20 years experience in working with internet technologies in Europe, the US and Latin America. Has worked with a diverse group of companies from being Alta Vista’s first web master to investment banking in Deutsche Bank, consumer banking in BRF Kredit to developing secure communication platforms for doctors at Doximity. As an entrepreneur he has worked in early crypto currency startups CorpFlow in the Caribbean and Verax Pay in Latin America as well as more recently bringing Bitcoin to consumers and merchants in Africa with Kipochi.

George Hallam

George joined Ethereum as Business & Partnership Director in Mid 2014. He quickly established himself as a key communicator, moving to the role of Head of External Relations where he successfully advocated the Ethereum platform to the world and coordinated the Ethereum Foundation’s yearly developer conferences in London and Shanghai. During his 2 years at the Ethereum Foundation, George grew a strong appreciation and understanding of the Ethereum community and the ecosystem it inhabits.

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Arthur Falls

Arthur is a journalist and content marketing specialist with a background in media production. He has produced several popular blockchain centric podcasts, most notably Beyond Bitcoin and The Ether Review. He leads ConsenSys Media, and produces the ConsenSys State Change podcast.

The Ether Reviw

Ryan Singer

Ryan is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader in Bitcoin, the broader open source ecosystem, academia and the non-profit sector. Ryan was Co-Founder and COO of the largest American Bitcoin exchange, Tradehill, Inc. Before Tradehill, Ryan co-founded Peace Markets, a marketplace for cross-conflict peace building, a project of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab. Other ventures included The OpenDocument Foundation, The OpenDocument Fellowship, OpenOffice.org and stints working for Sun Microsystems, Starbucks and the State of Georgia. Ryan enjoys reading science fiction, studying economics and building the future.

Blockchain Health

Hadi Kabalan

Hadi Kabalan is a managing director at Otonomos, a fintech and legaltech company which puts private companies on blockchain. Otonomos enables entrepreneurs to easily form their companies online and fund and govern them digitally, with all actions legally valid in the jurisdictions in which Otonomos is present. Currently Otonomos is in Singapore, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Cayman Islands, BVI, and soon Delaware in the USA.

Prior to joining Otonomos Hadi spent 18 years in finance, investing in and advising technology companies, including 12 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he managed the Global Technology Fund.

Hadi has a Bsc Hons in Banking and International Finance from CASS Business School, a Certificate in Fintech Future Commerce from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a CFA Charterholder.

Otonomos

Neil Pennington

A proven leader in the Energy and IoT sectors, I am experienced in creating technology enabled business with innovators, start-ups, corporates and changing the way things are done from idea generation, rapid prototyping, negotiation, commercialisation to launch. I was responsible for establishing a partnership with Innovation Birmingham, a digital incubator for start ups in the area of IoT, and for the first deal with Nest in Europe as the energy channel partner. Previously Director of Innovation for RWE – Npower

Jo-Jo Hubbard

Jo-Jo Hubbard is the COO & Co-founder of Electron, a London based start-up building blockchain platforms for the energy industry. Her energy background comes from four years of renewable & cleantech merchant banking, over which period she watched renewable assets climb out of the speculative market and land on the balance sheets of insurance & pension funds. She then spent a couple of years in digital & tech consultancy, most recently at McKinsey. In her free time she is a sustainability enthusiast and an advocate for women in business.

Electron

Phillip Saunders

Software Architect, Solidity developer and former Exosphere fellow from Ireland. Co-founder of Matchpool and founder of Pax, a crypto legal system on Ethereum.

Phillip Saunders

Makoto Inoue

Makoto is a software engineer at Simply Business, UK’s largest online business insurance provider. He organises London Ethereum CodeUp which welcomes anyone who wants to code in Ethereum. He created BlockParty, a meeting management Dapp with a twist, and has hosted parties at DevCon2 in Shanghai and Edcon in Paris (planning to host one in Birmingham, too). He is currently planning to organise a hackathon to connect Ethereum developers with insurance companies.

Makoto Inoue

Kumar Gaurav

Kumar Gaurav has been in the blockchain space for the past few years and has been responsible for helping build some of the today’s most exciting blockchain businesses. Kumar is the Founding Director of Auxesis, India first Blockchain development company that partners with financial firms to build blockchain solutions. Before he moves into the world of financial technology, he worked and delivered innovative systems for top luxury automobile brands. Kumar is currently CEO of Cashaa, a P2P blockchain marketplace which allows its users to transfer their cash without any fee and at the same time works as a global exchange for cryptocurrency traders.

Paul Worrall

Paul Worrall is the founder of Zonafide ® – a mobile DApp on the
Ethereum blockchain that enables people to work together to prevent
fraud. He has thirty years experience in distributed computing applied
to investment and private banking. Career milestones include capping 650
burning Kuwaiti oil wells following the 1991 Gulf War, building trading
solutions for Nomura, Merrill Lynch and JPMorgan Chase and tech startups
in Wealth Management, Islamic Finance, Mobile Messaging and Enterprise
Software Management. Passions are racing motorcycles and improvised
blues guitar – he composed the sound of Ethereum.

Erik Vollstädt

Bitnation Global Lead Ambassador. Born 1993, aspiring entrepreneur and champion of voluntary societies & private property ethics. Proponent of counter-economics and competing market currencies, such as cryptocurrencies. Represented Bitnation as Lead Ambassador since 2015 at the Riga Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Meetup, the iBGEk basic income stage discussion in Klagenfurt (Austria), the Cointelegraph Blockchain Conference in Helsinki and the Zündfunk Netzkongress in Munich. Author of the Bitnation blog. Media appearances include Shift (Deutsche Welle), Der Fehlende Part (RT Germany) and Zündfunk (BR2). Organizes a monthly Blockchain meetup in Barcelona. Master student in Business Innovation & Technology Management in Girona (Spain). Wants to live an international lifestyle.

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