Speakers

Chris Burniske
Chris Burniske Cofounder of Placeholder Ventures

Chris Burniske is a cofounder of Placeholder Ventures, a New York firm that specializes in cryptoassets.

Zeeshan Feroz
Zeeshan Feroz CEO (UK) of Coinbase,

CEO of an online platform that allows merchants, consumers, and traders to transact with digital currency.

Stephan Tual
Stephan Tual Founder of Atlas Neue

Founder of Atlas Neue. Formerly COO at Slock.it and CCO of Ethereum. Stephan is a key influencer within the blockchain industry and an expert in smart contracts, smart property and decentralized applications.

Atlas Neue is a family office that creates, funds, and supports exciting ventures in the blockchain space. As CCO and founding member of Ethereum, Stephan raised $18.9m for the Foundation, supporting its current valuation of $75B+. Previously, Stephan held CTO positions at BNP Paribas and 5one (subsidiaries of BNP Paribas and VISA respectively) from 2009 to 2015.

Following Ethereum, Stephan co-founded Slock.it, a privately funded decentralised sharing economy described as “a match to the giants of the sharing economy” (by Nesta) and having the potential to “change the world” (by Ethereum CTO, Gavin Wood).

Stephan is also founder of the world’s largest Ethereum meetup (Ethereum London) housing 7000+ members with talks from Vitalik Buterin and Victor Tron.

Edd Carlton
Edd Carlton Head of OTC Trading

Edd joins BlockEx having previously run and managed a crypto currency trading desk in the city.

Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor Blockchain Practice Lead

Simon Taylor is co-Founder and Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS. Simon lead Blockchain Research and Development at Barclays.

Ryan Radloff
Ryan Radloff CEO CoinShares UK

Mr. Radloff is a respected thought leader in bitcoin, specifically on the intersection of professional investors and bitcoin.

Ruth Wandhöfer
Ruth Wandhöfer Managing Director / Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy

Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory and FinTech expert in the financial services space and one of the foremost authorities on banking regulatory matters.

Danny Aranda
Danny Aranda Managing Director, Strategic Growth - Ripple

Daniel is Managing Director, Strategic Growth at Ripple. He drives the company's partnerships with payments companies, digital financial services providers and beyond. As one of Ripple's earliest employees, Daniel has helped shape the company's vision, strategy and growth. Prior to Ripple, Daniel worked in investment banking focusing on the technology industry and studied at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Rick Burnett CEO/Founder of Axis Token International, LTD • LaneAxis

A veteran freight logistics executive and seasoned software developer, Rick Burnett is now focused on driving the evolution of transportation logistics via the Blockchain. Rick has held numerous executive positions within the transportation & software industries focused on transportation solutions. After nearly a decade of development, Rick started filing patents focused on a shipper-carrier direct software model in 2015, and soon after founded LaneAxis Inc. That game-changing patent was approved in March, 2018. LaneAxis Virtual Freight Management is a SaaS platform that provides real-time visibility, analytics and direct connectivity for shippers and carriers, cutting out expensive intermediaries.

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Vitaliy Kedyk UK Executive Director of CEX.IO

Vitaliy Kedyk, UK Executive Director of CEX.IO, cryptocurrency exchange, part of CryptoUK.

Glen Goodman
Glen Goodman Investment Expert

Former ITV Business Correspondent Glen Goodman is a full-time investor. He has in excess of 250k followers on his facebook page, The Shares Guy.

Muayyad Shehadeh
Muayyad Shehadeh CEO of UHIVE Social Network

Over 25 years of experience, CEO of Genie9, Zoolz and UHIVE Social Network, broad experience in machine learning and A.I, Creating a new era of Social Network with Physical Dimension.

Sean Salloux
Sean Salloux COO and Board at Baanx.com, Director mFirst Security, Ltd.

Mobile/App Security Expert. Lead first commercially available e-wallet on a credit card (back in 1999!) for Gemalto, MasterCard, Korean and Japanese banks. MD/CEO/Board level positions- 25 years global security & tech experience in US, UK, Europe and Asia.

Brad Marsh
Brad Marsh CMO of PACcoin
Ramon Vailatti
Ramon Vailatt CEO of CriptoHub

A serious Brazilian entrepreneur who’s built 2 successful online companies and is now launching CriptoHub. The goal is to dominate 40% of Brazilian 5.000 BTC a day market share. Ramon’s marketing expertise and his team will give a solid proof that it’s possible.

Jonathan Swerdlow
Jonathan Swerdlow CEO of Game Protocol

With over 7 years dedicated to the online gaming industry, Jonathan Swerdlow has unparalleled knowledge and connections in the gaming market. From an early age, Jonathan realized his entrepreneurial drive when at the age of 16, he created his first business venture, an e-commerce bookstore. Now, CEO of Gamytech, Jonathan manages a team of 20 person and has successfully distributed over 8 games to over a million users. Jonathon is a dynamic, hands-on, executive with extensive experience in developing and launching innovative products that have shaped the online gaming industry. His expertise in innovation, marketing, and sales well equip him to lead Game Protocol through its path to success.

Martin Bartlam
Martin Bartlam International Group Head of Finance and Projects at DLA Piper

Martin Bartlam is the International Group Head of Finance and Projects at DLA Piper. He advises on international structured deals and in particular the application of FinTech and new financing techniques to businesses, including, ICO's, securitisation, capital markets products and derivatives.
Martin Bartlam is recognised as one of the world's leading FinTech lawyers applying technology solutions to traditional funding structures. Martin is at the forefront of alternative investment strategies and products including applying new financing techniques to suit the development of smart infrastructure and real estate development.
Martin has helped clients to build and fund many new platforms involving digital solutions for real estate infrastructure, in the UK and cross-border. Martin is advising a number of businesses on Initial Coin Offerings and related financial structures including addressing regulatory and practical issues in raising funding and issuing tokens and presents a masterclass on blockchain and ICO issues and has presented to industry bodies such as the LMA, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, Insurance industry groups, the Global ABS conference and at various other finance industry events.

Edward Fricker
Edward Fricker CIO, NKB

Edward Fricker has been mining and trading digital assets since 2011. He has an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Law degree from the University of Queensland, passing the New York Bar exam. Edward was a founding partner of Babbage Capital, a London-based FCA-approved crypto fund advisor and asset manager. He previously worked in the cybersecurity field, as a director and member of US security firm MedSec, and in digital assets at Zynga where he managed the economy and pricing of digital assets and currencies. Edward is a prominent member of multiple early adopter and trader networks in the cryptocurrency space.

Ryan Case
Ryan Case Head of Sales & Trading at Kinesis

Ryan has extensive experience as head of sales, having covered commodity, cryptocurrency, forex and derivative markets.

Ryan Case
Martin Melkowitsch Co-Founder & CTO, Bank52

Martin was COO/CTO at Raiffeisen Informatik, and COO with Raiffeisen Bank and Volksbank Hungary. He is a delivery focused C-level manager with extensive international experience.

Cassius Kiani
Cassius Kiani Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Atlas Neue

Award–winning designer bringing 10+ years of UI/UX experience to the Deodand project.

Takuya Obata
Takuya Obata Chief Blockchain Engineer/Tech Evangelist at ICOVO

He's implementing the novel idea DAICO on the platform, aimed at protecting ICO investors from scams & project stagnation. He believes healthy ICO market will greatly accelerate innovation. He has experience in the field of blockchain, natural language processing and game informatics.

Eugene Kovalyk
Eugene Kovalyk CMO of CEX.IO

Eugene Kovalyk is a CMO of CEX.IO, cryptocurrency exchange, part of CryptoUK.

Paulo Fiorio
Paulo Fiorio Marketing Manager of Genesis Mining

Marketing Manager of Genesis Mining since 2014. Has helped the company achieve global leadership in Cryptocurrency Mining.

Mark Lamb
Mark Lamb Coinfloor

Mark is a co-founder and the Head of Liquidity Relationships for Coinfloor, the longest established group of institutionally focused cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Vlad Cealicu Co-Founder and CTO at Crypto Compare

Teana Baker-Taylor
Teana Baker-Taylor Chief Marketing Officer
Coinfloor

Teana possesses more than 20 years experience in strategic branding, marketing and communications, with a depth of expertise in Fintech, Banking and Capital Markets.

Amir Ness
Amir Ness Founder at Elevate Group

Amir Ness is the founder of Elevate Group, a combined bitcoin mining and media company. Amir's ambition is to provide individuals with access to blockchain investments.

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Alexander Fedotov Director at Olshansky and Partners

Experienced Internet Marketer with a selected history of working in the marketing and advertising industry.

Norbert Redkie
Norbert Redkie CEO & founder of TRUST

Norbert Redkie, a serial entrepreneur since 2008. Blockchain specialist invited to a panel discussion organised by USPTC and Stanford University about future opportunities. CEO and Founder of TRUST -blockchain hospitality marketplace.

Giacomo Zucco
Giacomo Zucco

Giacomo Zucco graduated in 2009 in theoretical physics at the University of Milan. He started working as a technology consultant for Accenture in 2008 while at the same time he got involved in promoting Libertarianism and free-market ideals. As soon as he started getting interested in Bitcoin, he found a clear path to unify his personal political ideas with his career, achieving freedom through disruptive technology. In 2014 he started collaborating in many Bitcoin-related projects, and he became the head of sales of Greenaddress wallet. In mid-2015 he founded BlockchainLab, an internationally-recognised applied consultancy centre in Milan specifically created for the study of Blockchain technology and its applications. During the fall of 2016 BlockchainLab hosted the Scaling Bitcoin Conference in Milan, while making possible the so-called “Milan Protocol” BOLT in close collaboration with the main international Bitcoin & Lightning Network developers. BlockchainLab was just the beginning, at the start of 2017 Zucco decided to pursue a more global perspective with the BHB Network project and founding of the BHB Network Foundation.

Joshua Riddett
Joshua Riddett Founder & Managing Director of Easy Crypto Hunter

Josh founded Easy Crypto Hunter last year. He has quickly made a name for himself in the cryptocurrency industry as the founder of a company which operates on tangibility and transparency. As a leading cryptocurrency mining expert, Josh spends his time speaking about mining to educate people about this part of the crypto space. Josh has uniquely brought together a team of experts who aim to bust myths about crypto mining and help people understand the profit making opportunities that this sector has to offer.

Kai Peeters
Kai Peeters Founder of HiP

Kai is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur, leading various start-ups and established companies within Internet, mobile, banking and IT. He has a passion for finding new and innovative ways to challenge the status quo and enhance our daily lives.
Prior to HiP, Kai has lead successful startups and established companies across Internet, mobile, banking and IT. They included an IT consultancy trading within top-tier investment banks, a social/retail marketing platform, luxury watch brand, luxury car club and a number of innovative betting companies through social, affiliate, sports and bitcoin betting concepts, including a bitcoin casino.

Amanda Green
Amanda Green Crypto-asset research specialist

Amanda is an accountant and auditor working in financial services, specialising in crypto-assets. She recently co-authored the paper "IFRS (#) Crypto-Assets". Amanda is a member of the Government Blockchain Association and is interested in developing best practice standards for ICOs and companies dealing with crypto-assets. She is passionate about education and bringing new people into the blockchain/crypto space and writes a blog at What the FinTech?

Jiří (George) Daniel
Jiří (George) Daniel Crypto-asset research specialist

George currently works as an investment valuation specialist, his experience in this area covering PE- and VC-backed businesses as well as financial institutions. In addition, George researches the business, accounting and regulatory implications of distributed ledger technology. He has pioneered accounting for cryptocurrencies and other crypto-assets within his firm, recently co-authored the paper "IFRS (#) Accounting for crypto-assets", and previously also contributed to his firm’s Audit of the Future project.

Ken Otalor
Ken Otalor Founder of Calero.io

As a founder of Calero.io, Ken has become a well respected blockhain advocate, ICO advisor and investor. He possess over 15 years experience in social impact and global macro investments. Ken affirms to an integrated world and global adoption of the blockchain technology.

Seralyn Campbell
Seralyn Campbell CPO of VReS

VReS was created in 2017 by CEO Taichi Shibuki to bring eSports into the realm of VR. VReS enables players to have a platform for safe and secure, smart contract-backed betting, tipping, and user-created tournaments with large prize pots all backed up by the validity of the blockchain.

Nik Kalyani
Nik Kalyani Co-founder/CTO WhenHub

Nik Kalyani is an entrepreneur and co-founder/CTO of WhenHub, a Silicon Valley startup that uses the blockchain to improve efficiency and payments for gig economy workers. Previously, Kalyani co-founded DNN Software, the venture-backed software company behind the popular DotNetNuke Open Source software project that runs on hundreds of thousands of websites worldwide (acquired in August 2017). He has been recognized with Microsoft’s “Most Valuable Professional” award for the past 11 years.

David Pope
David Pope Marketing Director

At HooYu, we're creating a new approach to identity verification that goes beyond basic identity document or identity database checks to connect you with the living person your company is about to do business with.
We believe that one form of identification is simply not enough when verifying someone’s identity. A multi-layered defence is what is needed to help pass all of your customers during the on-boarding process.
Organisations today need an identity verification solution that can easily verify customers from all over the world but that also uses multiple identity technologies to defend against well-equipped fraudsters.
HooYu's approach is to blend identity technologies and multiple sources of identity information such as digital footprint analysis, identity document verification, facial biometrics, and database checks to confirm customer identity.

Alejandro Gramont
Alejandro Gramont Co-Founder, President, COO & Board Member

Alejandro Gramont (Alec) brings over 20 years of professional experience in wideranging business environments, from start-ups to global conglomerates, and a consistent track record of outperforming objectives. Alec received his International Baccalaureate from the International School of Geneva, where he lived for 8 years before moving to Washington, DC, to complete his BA in international studies at The American University in 1991. After accumulating several years of business experience, he earned his MBA in international business and finance from The George Washington University in 2000. Rounding out his considerable educational and professional experience Alec is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian, speaks and conducts business in Portuguese, and is conversant in German and Greek. He has lived and worked in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, where he lives in Lima, Peru.

Davide Rovelli
Davide Rovelli CEO of ParkinGO

Davide Rovelli attended the bachelor in Business Economics at the Università Cattolica del sacro Cuore in Milan and he has also had the opportunity to deepen the themes of decision-making and management at Stanford University. His passion for innovation and the world of mobility, is deeply embedded in his current role as Head of Business Development @ GetMyCar and CEO @ ParkinGO where he is currently studying the application of new blockchain technologies in the field of travel and mobility.

Francesco Porcu
Francesco Porcu Chief Executive Officer of BP Prime

Our founder and CEO, Francesco understands what it takes to succeed in the competitive FX broking sector. Passionate about Bitcoin and blockchain since early 2012. Before founding BP PRIME as major shareholder and CEO, he co-founded Hantec Markets Ltd, and played a key role in growing the company as Global Head of Sales, leading on the business plan and sales strategy. He has a deep understanding of liquidity aggregation having managed FX flow on margin and institutional business for Market Securities, part of the Kyte group. He also managed risk for the firm, handling all of its real-time trade reconciliation. As CEO of BP PRIME, Francesco is dedicated to delivering the company’s long-term strategy and creating lasting shareholder value.

Gary Sinclair-House
Gary Sinclair-House COO of BP Prime

Gary has an exceptional understanding and experience within the finance industry gained over 20 years, including extensive experience in investments for HNWI offshore clients and as a multi-asset class trader for a range of London-based firms. He has developed and managed financial operations in numerous global jurisdictions in the capacity of COO where he managed the compliance function as well as the company’s global risk, HR and trading teams.

Marc C. Riebe
Marc C. Riebe Executive Chairman, CEO ad interim

Founder of The Location Partners, Editor of the Retail Market Study, 350+ Brokerage Deals in Prime Locations.

Yoshikazu Nishimura
Yoshikazu Nishimura Chief Technical Officer/System Architect at ICOVO

Eager to make the ICO world healthier & more trustable. B.S. in Mathematics & M.S. in Computational Molecular Biology, started career as database consultant at Oracle. Won the Best Innovation Award at Global Blockchain Summit 2016 in Shanghai. Published "Blockchain Application for Beginners - Smart Contract Development on Ethereum".

Maria McKavanagh
Maria McKavanagh COO of Verv

Maria McKavanagh is the COO of Verv, creators of the VLUX token. Using their smart energy hub, Verv have combined AI, IoT and blockchain technology to form a renewable energy trading platform that improves access to affordable, low carbon energy and incentivises the uptake of renewable tech. The pre-sale for their initial token offering is now live at www.vlux.io.

Michael Morrison
Michael Morrison C.E.O of DealCoin

Maria Michael has held Senior Director roles in Blue Chip UK companies, such as BT PLC. He also ran his own successful SME business for over 15 years responsible for over £75 million in ongoing annual revenues. He is the one of the Co-Founders of We Fund Any Deal, focused on developing its strategy and is very excited about the future blockchain is presenting to the global finance marketplace.

Owen Hall
Owen Hall CEO at Heliocor

Heliocor is a Regtech Company supporting clients meet the ever-changing demands of regulators in compliance, AML, KYC and fraud detection.

About The Event

Join the pioneers, innovators and thought leaders of the blockchain industry at our one day conference. We will examine all aspects of the blockchain industry, including:

  • What is blockchain and how it is changing the world we live in
  • Blockchain and banking
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges
  • How to list a new digital currency
  • Investment funds and Bitcoin
  • Blockchain and its applications in the gaming eco-system
  • How to mine, buy and trade digital currencies
  • Wallets and how to store your cryptocurrencies safely
  • Bitcoin Futures – How to trade them
  • Governance in blockchain
  • The latest blockchain innovations and ICOs
  • The future of blockchain and its applications

And exhibition with 50+ companies that are making waves in the blockchain industry.

Attend to learn more about

Blockchain

What is a blockchain and why is everyone talking about this technology

Impact

How will cryptocurrencies and the blockchain impact different industries

Trading

How do cryptocurrency exchanges work and what their advantages are

Wallets

What is a cryptocurrency wallet and how does it work

Regulation

How is the regulation landscape looking, how is it going to change

Mining

What does mining mean in the cryptocurrency context and how to do it

ICOs

What is an ICO, how does it work and what to look out for

Innovation

Which companies are innovating the blockchain space and what they are doing

Gold Sponsor

Featured On The Main Stage

Coinbase
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11FS
BlockX
CoinFloor
Genesis Mining
CEXIO
Shares Guy
Coin Shares
Placeholder Ventures
Laneaxis
Citi
eToro

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VenEck
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HiP
Circle
Circle
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CriptoHub
VRes
MVIS
GameProtocol
HooYu
DLA Piper
Bank52
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BitFinex
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Verv
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NKB Group
Kinesis
ParkinGo
eLocations
Inmediate
The Deal Coin
Heliocor

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