Speakers

Stephan Tual - Main Stage Host
Stephan Tual - Main Stage Host Founder of Atlas Neue and former CCO of Ethereum

Founder of Atlas Neue and 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.

As CCO and founding member of Ethereum, Stephan raised $18.9m for the Foundation, supporting its current valuation of $30B+. 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 currently founder of Atlas Neue, a digital product studio, building projects both on and off the blockchain, and is also founder of the world’s largest Ethereum meetup (#ETHLDN) housing 7000+ members with talks from Vitalik Buterin and Victor Tron.

As of January 7th, 2017, Stephan was listed as the second most influential person in the blockchain space (second only to Vitalik Buterin, founder of Ethereum).

Claire Wells
Claire Wells Legal & Business Affairs Director for Europe, Circle

Claire Wells is the Legal & Business Affairs Director - Europe, for Circle, a crypto blockchain company breaking boundaries in the FinTech sector.

Circle is a social payments platform offering free, instant, global digital money transfers and is focused on transforming the world economy with secure, simple, and less costly technology for storing and using money. Circle is backed by $250 million from investors including Goldman Sachs, IDG China, Breyer Capital, Accel, Baidu, CICC and Bitmain, and has offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Beijing, Dublin and London.

Marieke Flament
Marieke Flament Global CMO and EMEA Managing Director at Circle

Marieke Flament is Global CMO and EMEA Managing Director at Circle, a world leading crypto finance company that has raised $246m in funding and has 7m customers globally. At Circle, Marieke’s mission is to make crypto mainstream and help leverage the power it will bring to society; by bringing Circle’s products to market and working closely with regulators, governments and industry peers to help shape the future of finance.

Marieke joined Circle in April 2016; and had since established Circle in Europe, building up Circle’s European operations to four offices, over 60 employees and millions of customers across Circle’s product lines.

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.

Teana Baker-Taylor
Teana Baker-Taylor Chief Marketing Officer at 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.

Obi Nwosu
Obi Nwosu CEO and Co-founder Coinfloor Ltd

Obi is the co-founder of Coinfloor, the longest established group of institutionally focused cryptocurrency exchanges, founded in 2013.

In December 2014, Obi assumed the role of CEO, and is responsible for overseeing the organisations commercial and product strategy and leads the senior leadership team of financial institution and cryptocurrency experts. Under Obi’s leadership, Coinfloor's market share has grown over 5 times and the firm now handles the majority of GBP exchange volume.

Lucas Friss
Lucas Friss Head of Business Development, Europe Cumberland

Lucas Friss is the Head of Business Development in Europe at Cumberland – a DRW Company, a global leader in cryptoassets. Lucas joined DRW in 2016 as a trader within a specialized fixed income group and was primarily focused on U.S. Treasury Bonds and derivatives products.

Lucas transitioned to the Cumberland team in 2017 to help support 24-hour trading operations, including trading, onboarding, and relationship management. Lucas recently relocated to London to take on an expanded role, continuing to support on the trading side while working with the business development team to identify and attract new counterparties in Europe.

Lucas earned a BA in political science from the University of Chicago.

Marina Titova
Marina Titova Head of ICO Advisory at NKB Group

Before joining NKB Group as Head of ICO Advisory, Marina led some of the high profile ICOs in the US, such as Blockchain Capital, Storj, Civic and doc.ai. Prior to moving to digital finance and token-based capital markets, she was an investment banker for over 7 years with Morgan Stanley and Nomura in London, where she has raised billions of dollars for clients in traditional capital markets across IPOs, follow-on offerings and M&A transactions.

Edd Carlton
Edd Carlton Head of OTC Trading at BlockEX

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

Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS

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

Joseph-Daniel Millwood
Joseph-Daniel Millwood EU Marketing Lead at Coinbase

Joseph-Daniel Millwood leads Coinbase's marketing operations in Europe with over 9 years experience solving the biggest problems that limit the growth of companies. Having worked at Uber, Dolby, and Ipsos MORI, across marketplace, product, and growth marketing, he's has helped build hyper-growth companies in disruptive industries. He's now focused on bringing 'crypto to the masses'.

Cassius Kiani
Cassius Kiani Founder of Atlas Neue

Over the past decade, Cassius has built a number of exciting companies to disrupt industries, challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of perception, working with a number of corporates and scale-ups including Bumble, Facebook, King, Polydor and Riot Games to create billions of dollars in revenue, through design and design-thinking.

Cassius is currently founder of Atlas Neue, a digital product studio, building projects both on and off the blockchain.

Dan Morgan
Dan Morgan Head of Regulatory Relations, Europe at Ripple

Dan leads Ripple's Regulatory Relations for Europe, managing relationships with central banks, financial Regulators and Governments, and educating policy makers on Ripple’s solutions and role as a fintech service provider. Prior to Ripple, Dan was the Fintech Sector Specialist for the UK’s Department for International Trade, and served as Director of Policy and Regulation at Innovate Finance, the member-led industry body for the UK's global FinTech community. There he launched the first All-Party Parliamentary Group for FinTech, which provides a forum for UK Parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to FinTech.

Dan also launched the Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG) in Washington DC, which brings together leading U.S. FinTech companies, academics and regulators to help foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive dialogue with respect to FinTech policy approaches. Dan sits on the UK Department for Trade Fintech Board and has been named one of Thomson Reuters ‘Top (UK) Influencers in the Risk, Compliance and RegTech.