Ken Kavanaugh is Director of Customer Acquisition at Everbloom, a venture-backed decentralized exchange that aggregates smart contracts and protocols to pool orders and liquidity. As an early employee of E*TRADE within its strategy and M&A department, Ken managed $1B+ in fintech deal volume. He’s co-founder of Moon Assist, an advanced order management platform, and advisor to Altcoin.io, a Plasma-based DEX. Previously, he led corporate and business development efforts for Lykke DEX, a pioneer in the use of the security token.
Kraken is currently one of the largest and most successful cryptocurrency exchanges globally. Previously, in 2013, Austin co-founded the New York Bitcoin Center, the world’s first physical bitcoin exchange space. After nearly 5 years in the bitcoin exchange space, Austin has consulted and advised hundreds of businesses and
investors on the practical utility of cryptocurrency.
FBG Capital is the largest crypto fund based in China. She is also Founder Crypto Girls and Cofounder of a stealth project. She is Advisor to the Korean Blockchain Association. She is also Advisor to ICON, Medibloc, Waves platform, Nucleus vision, Beetoken, PolicyPal Network and Metadium. She is Ex-Founding Partner Blockchain Partners Korea (currently HASHED) . Yiseul is the first blockchain engineer @HSBC.
Bryce Clemmer is a seasoned blockchain/crypto entrepreneur who has founded, advised and invested in several disruptive technology companies. Clemmer first became involved in the blockchain and digital currency space in 2010. In 2012, he founded Vadio which had more than 120 million monthly users and was the first video distribution platform that allowed music streaming services to incorporate music videos into their audio streams in real-time. Clemmer was also an integral part of launching the first-generation iPhone at Apple and was part of the MIT/Stanford Venture Lab. He currently serves on the advisory board at Oregon State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and is also a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Clemmer graduated with a degree in economics from Willamette University, where he also co-founded the Willamette University Investment Group
Pierre is a 20+ year veteran of Silicon Valley as a business strategist, startup advisor/mentor, and people-connector in the tech industry. At Tierion, a company that has developed a “proof engine” leveraging a decentralized network of nodes for time-stamping and anchoring digital content on the Bitcoin Blockchain, Pierre runs business development after having been an advisor there for two years. Pierre is also a Managing Director at ExecConnect, a consultancy where he focuses on helping financial and technology companies better understand the blockchain and cryptocurrency related ecosystems. In addition to advising several startups, he is an advisor to Science Blockchain, a Santa Monica-based blockchain-focused incubator that raised a venture fund using a registered security token offering in November 2017. When not in his day job, Pierre is a regular participant at various blockchain and cryptocurrency events as a moderator or panelist, discussing regulatory, business model, and technology suitability issues.
Corey is the Growth Manager for Dispatch (dispatchlabs.io) and leads their growth marketing strategy. Dispatch is a DLT platform for creating data-centric smart contracts for B2B enterprise businesses. Before joining Dispatch, he cofounded, Blackchain, a tech education platform, where he discusses tokenomics, distributed network history, blockchain infrastructural issues and consensus models’ impact on distributed network platforms’ adoption. He is an avid blogger (coreyaharris.com) who writes about tokenomics and how to create effective token incentive models. He views distributed network technologies like Blockchain, DAG, and IPFS as the next wave of new economic theory.
Jordan has spent the last 7 years of his career in financial services, specifically on the wealth planning for high net worth individuals. Most recently, he served as a VP at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for over $500M of client assets. In May of this year, he transitioned to TokenSoft to help develop and expand TokenSoft’s scope of business relationships and partnerships. TokenSoft is a technology platform that enables small businesses, enterprises, and institutions to meet compliance requirements for blockchain-based securities at issuance, distribution and exchange. TokenSoft enables it’s clients to meet banking, securities and tax requirements in over 50 countries. Current and past clients include Hedera Hashgraph, The Tezos Foundation, Andra Capital, and 19 other global fundraising projects.
Daisy Ozim is the Director of the Blockchain for Social Justice collective. A platform designed to promote education and access of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for marginalized communities. Daisy has worked to support the inclusion of women in the blockchain ecosystem through her tireless advocacy efforts. She is a founding member of the Black Womens Blockchain Council, and advisor for SHEQ wallet, a cryptocurrency wallet specifically designed for women and is now working on statewide efforts to establish blockchain policy and education for economic development non-profits. Daisy hosts events to bring women together and educate them in order to diversify the blockchain space.
John Cooper has a wide range of leadership and business development experience. With a masters, in economics he has developed a penchant for economic modeling and quantitative research. In his last role, helped a start up grow from a team of 4 and $200k annual revenue, to a team of 20+ and a projected revenue of $3M in under 2 years. John built his first bitcoin mining rig back in 2011 and has been researching and following the cryptocurrency space since that time.
Mark is a Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media and Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech and cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. He is also an experienced video and TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations over the course of four years.