DAS: London 2022 - Europe’s leading institutional crypto conference (2022)

Table of Contents
Stani Kulechov Lisa Cameron Thomas Uhm Dotun Rominiyi Andrew Peel Catherine Chen Ian Taylor Maja Vujinovic Dr. Adam Back Amit Chaudhary Peter Najarian Limaris Torres Melvin Deng Chuck Mounts Suzanne Morsfield Wayne Hughes Jonathan Cheesman Matteo Dante Perruccio Ambre Soubiran Lorien Gabel Ijeoma Okoli Ash Sharma Lucas Vogelsang Richard Muirhead Michael Hall Stephanie Ramezan Patrick Perret-Green Leeor Groen Noelle Acheson Michael Anderson Edd Carlton Alexey Demyanov Previn Singh Imran Lakha Sabrina Wilson Jason Guthrie Alfonso Peccatiello Jonathan Dakin Tara MacAulay Nikita Fadeev Ian Epstein Martha Reyes Chuck Mounts Julia Demidova James Delaney Darshan Vaidya Zaki Manian Konrad Laesser Samantha Bohbot Jean-Marie Mognetti Jenna Wright Mriganka Pattnaik Rita Martins Max Boonen Jonathan Chan Delphine Forma David Mercer Chris Tyrer Guillaume Chatain Katey Neate Jason Nabi Alex Zinder Omid Zadeh Tim McCourt Mike Castiglione Andrew Price Tyrone Lobban Yichen Wu Tim Grant Mark Richardson Sid Powell Doug Colkitt Laszlo Szabo Rachid Ajaja David Fauchier Hany Rashwan Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie Itay Tuchman Johann Bornman Alex Wenham Sebastian Widmann Paul Harwood Shimon Lazarov Seraphim Czecker Steve Goulden Mark Aruliah George Zarya Benoît Sureau Alain Kunz Alex Batlin Bilal Hafeez Sebastian Gawenda Jordan Lazaro Gustave Blair Halliday Tom Robinson Sam Abbassi Michael Nicoletos Jordan Sutcliffe Will Harvey Ivan De lastours Jason Yanowitz Michael Ippolito Michael Bodley Sam Martin Matt Fiebach David Canellis Videos

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Stani Kulechov
Aave
Founder & CEO

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Stani Kulechov

Aave

Founder & CEO

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Lisa Cameron
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
MP

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Lisa Cameron

East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

MP

Dr Lisa Cameron is the MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow and was first elected in 2015. Lisa is also the Chair of the newly created Crypto and Digital Assets All Party Parliamentary Group in Westminster.

Before entering politics, Lisa worked as a clinical psychologist and received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow.

Lisa has a keen interest in crypto and digital assets. She is particularly interested in the potential for this new technology to transform the landscape of emerging digital payments and financial services. Lisa has said that a top priority for her is consumer protection and she wants to see the sector and regulators making protecting consumers from the risks of harm a key focus. She is also interested in the opportunities that exist from the crypto and digital asset sector in terms of jobs, benefits to the economy and skills.

As a member of the Financial Education APPG in Parliament Lisa is also passionate about the importance of educating people and improving people’s understanding about crypto and digital assets.

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Thomas Uhm
Jane Street
Crypto Institutional Sales & Trading

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Thomas Uhm

Jane Street

Crypto Institutional Sales & Trading

Thomas Uhm is a part of Jane Street’s Global Crypto Institutional Sales & Trading team. In this role, Tom coordinates activity between the crypto asset trading desk and external parties. He focuses on issues related to strategy, infrastructure, education and execution for both crypto-focused and traditional financial firms

Tom joined Jane Street in 2003 trading ADRs before moving to the London office in 2006. During his tenure in the UK, he has continued to work with the equities team while also working with ETFs, commodities, and cryptocurrencies.

Tom holds a BS in Political Science from the University of Illinois. He grew up in Chicago and misses the food there terribly. He moved to New York to become an actor, before switching to his career in trading.

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Dotun Rominiyi
London Stock Exchange Group
Director of Emerging Technology

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Dotun Rominiyi

London Stock Exchange Group

Director of Emerging Technology

Dotun currently heads emerging technology globally for the capital markets division of LSEG. He's responsible for steering adoption of blockchain and DLT across the group’s capital markets businesses as well as being part of the wider cross-divisional leadership around digital asset strategy and engagements with the wider capital markets landscape through strategic partnerships and external initiatives. He has a combined 16+ year career history in video games and financial services (derivatives trading & quantitative market-making infrastructure & execution), with expertise that includes software engineering and architecture, product design and delivery, blockchain and DLT, high performance computing as well as real-time and scalable distributed systems.

Dotun has been deeply immersed in distributed ledger technology professionally at multiple levels (development, architecture, product & executive leadership) over the past ~6.5 years with executive roles in two commercial ventures over ~3.5 years prior to joining the LSEG.

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Andrew Peel
Morgan Stanley
Head of Digital Asset Markets

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Andrew Peel

Morgan Stanley

Head of Digital Asset Markets


Andrewis Head of Digital Asset Markets at Morgan Stanley; he works on digital asset strategy for the firm and speaks aboutthe topicto the banks largest institutional clients.Andrewhas been a practitioner in bitcoin and other digital asset markets for over 9 years,privatelyinvesting in several early token launches and companies.Andrewhas since introduced and vetted various investment opportunities for Morgan Stanley’s strategic investment group.Andrewhas privately run crypto arbitrage and systematic futures funding strategies and various on-chain DeFi strategies. Prior to joining MS in 2018,Andrewspent most of his career as a structured products trader and market maker, he is a CFA Charterholder.

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Catherine Chen
Binance
Head of VIP & Institutional

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Catherine Chen

Binance

Head of VIP & Institutional

Catherine is Head of VIP & Institutional at Binance, where she oversees global coverage of the exchange’s most sophisticated clients, ranging from individual traders and mid-sized proprietary teams to global financial institutions. Before joining Binance, she spent 15 years in investment banking with JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and others. gaining experience across multiple asset classes and a specialty in derivatives and structured solutions. At Binance, Catherine is leading the charge to accelerate institutional growth through the Binance Institutional platform and by building out an institutional-grade product stack. A pioneer by nature, she enjoys the challenge of bridging the worlds of traditional financial institutions and crypto, and has spearheaded many first-to-market products that aim to make Binance the trusted digital asset platform for institutions.

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Ian Taylor
CryptoUK; KPMG
Executive Director; Head of Crypto & Digital Assets

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Ian Taylor

CryptoUK; KPMG

Executive Director; Head of Crypto & Digital Assets

Ian is the Executive Director of CryptoUK (CUK), the United Kingdom’s trade body representing more than 100 companies from across the U.K. digital asset sector. CUK partners with other industry bodies such as Blockchain for Europe, Global Digital Asset Currency Association, Blockchain Association, Access, IDAXA, and AIMA to coordinate public policy positions impacting the industry globally.

Ian leads the organisation and its strategic policy initiatives to ensure the voice of the community is heard at the policymaker level. Ian is passionate about the UK fulfilling its global leadership potential in the blockchain and digital asset ecosystem. His work within regulatory and government affairs is focused on ensuring policymakers implement balanced policy making which fosters innovation, job creation and increases investment opportunities within the UK.

Ian oversees the secretariat for the Crypto & Digital Assets All Party Parliamentary Group, a cross-party group within Westminster that provides a forum for parliamentarians, regulators, government agencies and industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to the crypto and digital asset sector.

Ian possesses more than 20 years of experience in capital markets and fintech, with a depth of expertise within financial markets and disruptive technologies. Prior to joining CUK, Ian was the Advisory Board Secretariat for Global Digital Finance, a leading global members association focussed on best practice development to accelerate the adoption of global standards for digital assets. Previously, Ian led teams across investment banking functions, specialising in Rates, FX and Fixed Income markets, global treasury management, funding, capital allocation and liquidity management.

Ian is on the Advisory Board of IDAXA, and participates in numerous steering committees and industry working groups, such as the OCED’s Working Party 10 on Global Tax Compliance. He is a frequent editorial contributor and speaker at industry events.

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Maja Vujinovic
OGroup
Managing Director

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Maja Vujinovic

OGroup

Managing Director

In 2005 Ms. Vujinovic identified a global need for mobile payment networks. She went on to acquire and develop over $700M assets across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin American in mobile payments. This led her to Bitcoin and DLT in 2010 and since, has been an avid builder and an investor in some of the top projects. In 2013, Maja was involved in buying a first bank that held Tether. In 2014, as a CIO of Emerging Tech at General Electric, she was the catalyst for blockchain across all General Electric. Currently, Maja runs OGroup focused on investments and scale of digital assets/Web 3.0, particularly merging Web 3.0 technology and ideas with Web 2.0 users.

Her focus lies in helping Web 3 companies scale and exit through operational know-how and M&A. Second, she provides guidance to family offices and institutional investors directed towards DeFi. Maja is an investor in over 55 companies in digital assets and is an operational and growth partner to Kauffman Fellows DAO.

Maja is on the board of Nayms, Civic, Prism partners and Coindesk, a lead contributor to InfoMoney.br and a frequent speaker at Money2020, LA token summit, Abudance 360, Financial Times, BTC Miami, Davos etc. Maja is also passionate about longevity and is on the board of Longevity Science Foundation.

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Dr. Adam Back
Blockstream
Co-Founder & CEO

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Dr. Adam Back

Blockstream

Co-Founder & CEO

Co-founder and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back, invented Hashcash, the proof-of-work algorithm cited by Satoshi Nakamoto in the Bitcoin whitepaper, as the future basis for its mining function. Throughout his two-decade-long vocation as an applied cryptographer and security architect, he has held senior roles with a number of technology companies, including Microsoft, EMC, PI, VMware, and Zero-Knowledge Systems, as well as advised many more companies on cryptography and peer-to-peer finance. Dr. Adam Back holds a computer science Ph.D. in distributed systems from the University of Exeter.

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Amit Chaudhary
Polygon
Head of DeFi Research

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Amit Chaudhary

Polygon

Head of DeFi Research

At Polygon, Amit leads the research and development of next-generation DeFi protocols to grow and support the DeFi ecosystem. He specializes in the field of crypto-economics, spearheading the development of blockchain economic models at Polygon. Previously he has researched in the intersection of cryptocurrency, finance, econometrics, and statistics. Amit had also worked in quantitative roles in TradFi firms like JPMorgan Chase and ICICI bank. Amit started his career in the field of computational fluid dynamics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Warwick, an MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Kanpur.

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Peter Najarian
RW3 Ventures
Managing Partner

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Peter Najarian

RW3 Ventures

Managing Partner

Pete Najarian is the Managing Partner of RW3 Ventures.

RW3 Ventures is the recently launched digital asset investment firm in partnership with The Raptor Group.

Pete has significant dedicated digital asset experience having previously served in senior leadership roles for two leading digital asset operating businesses, Xapo and BitGo.

Prior to that, Pete spent over 20 years building and leading Emerging Markets businesses for some of the world’s largest banks, UBS and RBS.

The Raptor Group is a trusted venture firm with significant investments across fintech, sports and gaming, healthcare and digital assets.

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Limaris Torres
Halborn
Principal Security Advisor

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Limaris Torres

Halborn

Principal Security Advisor

Limaris is an award-winning cybersecurity/blockchain engineer with a wide range of experience in different computing and networking systems. She has dedicated her career to making innovating safe again and assisting organizations to align with different security/technical frameworks as well as leading incident response for data breaches. She currently leads the Research & Development team at Blockdaemon, a blockchain infrastructure company, where she focuses on Maximal Extractable Value(MEV), interoperability, and blockchain security. She also teaches at the cybersecurity certificate programs for the University of Miami and New York University. As a Latina, she is passionate about fostering the next generation of workers and serves as a member and mentor to several women in cybersecurity, tech, and Web3 professional organizations.

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Melvin Deng
QCP Capital
CEO

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Melvin Deng

QCP Capital

CEO

Melvin Deng is the CEO of QCP Capital, a full suite crypto asset trading firm and one of the largest global market makers in options. Inspired by the potential of cryptocurrency to disrupt financial services, he left a more than 15 year banking career to join QCP Capital in 2021. As the CEO, Melvin’s vision is to bring the company’s institutional-grade experience, research and infrastructure to the crypto and traditional finance ecosystem. He was previously the Head of Treasury for Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore, responsible for business and balance sheet strategy

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Chuck Mounts
S&P Global Ratings
Chief DeFi Officer

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Chuck Mounts

S&P Global Ratings

Chief DeFi Officer

Chuck Mounts is the Chief DeFi Officer in S&P Global Ratings and leading the newly formed DeFi strategy team. In this role Chuck will help advance S&P Global Ratings' approach and capabilities in
the fast-moving decentralized market environment. The team will focus on bringing S&P Global's robust analytic and risk assessment capabilities forth to support both traditional institutional (TradFi) clients and the growing universe of crypto-native DeFi clients. With 30 years of experience in global financial markets, Chuck has led global businesses comprised of research teams, strategists, and product specialists that integrate market knowledge, product expertise and analytic capabilities across asset classes.

Chuck began his career as a bank regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and spent the majority of the following two decades as a global credit analyst and a manager of research teams, including stints at Goldman Sachs and UBS, where he was the Global Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Research for UBS investment bank.

He has served as the Chairman of the Bond Market Association’s Committee on Research Conflicts and has been recognized by global institutional investors for his understanding and insights in global financial markets. During his career Charles has presented at numerous conferences, has been cited in international publications and has appeared in the media.

Chuck holds B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.

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Suzanne Morsfield
Lukka
Global Head of Accounting Solutions

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Suzanne Morsfield

Lukka

Global Head of Accounting Solutions

Suzanne Morsfield is Lukka’s Global Head of Accounting Solutions. She brings more than 15 years of data-driven international corporate reporting and quantitative research experience to her role. She gained a wide-range of industry and practical experience while at JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, EY, Thomson Reuters and Capco that she subsequently used in her position as Director of Research at Columbia Business School’s Center for Excellence in Accounting and Security Analysis (CEASA).

After CEASA, Suzanne joined the IFRS Foundation, where she led projects on improving financial reporting standards and served with distinction on committees for both the FASB and the IFRS Foundation. Subsequent to that role, she provided independent consulting to public and private companies, as well as to standard-setters and regulators. Her academic lecturing and research experience includes contributions to London School of Economics, New York University, and other US universities. She holds a PhD from the University of Arizona and has won numerous teaching and research awards.

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Wayne Hughes
BNP Paribas
Head of Digital Assets, Securities Services

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Wayne Hughes

BNP Paribas

Head of Digital Assets, Securities Services

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Jonathan Cheesman
JCI Advisory

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Jonathan Cheesman

JCI Advisory

15 years experiencein FX sales at Barclays, Goldman and HSBC. 3 years experiencedin crypto at Distributed Global and FTX.

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Matteo Dante Perruccio
Wave Financial Group
President International

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Matteo Dante Perruccio

Wave Financial Group

President International

Matteo has over 35 years of Asset management experience in a myriad of senior positionsmost notably, NED Board Member of Jupiter Asset Management a 60B pound FTSE listed Asset manager, CEO & Founder Hermes BPK partners, a $3 billion Joint venture with the BT Pension Scheme, CEO of Pioneer Investment Management, Vice Chairman of Pioneer Alternative Investments (now Amundi) and Executive Director and Head of EMEA for American ExpressPersonal Financial Services.

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Ambre Soubiran
Kaiko
CEO

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Ambre Soubiran

Kaiko

CEO

Ambre is the CEO of Kaiko, an enterprise-grade market data provider in the blockchain-based digital assets industry. Prior to joining Kaiko, Ambre spent a decade at HSBC in London and Paris, structuring equity derivatives and equity-based financing solutions (Global Markets & Equity Capital Markets). Ambre has a passion for world-changing technology, and has been interested and invested in digital assets since 2012.

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Lorien Gabel
Figment
CEO

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Lorien Gabel

Figment

CEO

Lorien is a wannabe polymath who was born in Malaysia while his dad was curing tropical diseases with the Peace Corps. Off to a cool start, he spent the next few years of his life in Hawaii, San Diego, India…before settling into the much more exciting, colorful and exceedingly polite land of Canada.

In 1994, at the age of 24, when Lorien’s younger brother Matt asked him to run his burgeoning internet company, Lorien did what any self-respecting lawyer of 6 months would do--he quit. He moved the company from their parent’s basement and over the next four years managed the growth of Interlog, one of Canada’s first commercial ISP’s, to over 150 employees, 65,000 customers and profitability. The company was then acquired by a large multinational telecommunications provider.

Determined not to be one hit wonders. Lorien and Matt teamed up again and co-founded Bird on a Wire Networks - a managed web hosting and data-center provider which was one of the first of its kind in Canada. Within two years, the company was acquired by AT&T Canada. Their third start-up,pingg.com, based in New York City, was acquired by 1800-Flowers.

Lorien has also been known to run divisions of Fortune 500 companies (Micron), spearhead the exponential U.S. growth of a UK based tech company (MessageLabs) as Global VP Business Development, serve on the advisory board of a number of start-ups and whip up a mean breakfast of Spanish eggs.

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Ijeoma Okoli
Digital Economy Institute
Director

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Ijeoma Okoli

Digital Economy Institute

Director

Ijeoma is an experienced executive and senior finance, securities and regulatory lawyer with extensive
experience advising financial services firms and corporate clients globally.

Ijeoma is also an expert on existing cryptocurrency regulation and public policy in the US and UK and the
gaps that exist in the legal frameworks. She speaks regularly on digital assets at institutions and
conferences in the US and Europe. She was part of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s first ever Crypto
Sprint where the regulator brought together experts to advise it on what its approach to crypto assets
should look like in the future.

Ijeoma is a digital assets investments adviser; a co-Founder and co-Director of the Digital Economy
Institute, an independent digital assets think tank in London focused on US and UK crypto public policy;
a member of the Board of the Museum of London; and a founding member and limited partner of
Impact X Capital Partners, an ESG focused venture capital fund. She previously was an Executive
Director and Digital Currency Risk Management Lead at JPMorgan focused on designing the firm’s global digital currency risk management and governance framework and advising on crypto related business proposals. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Aldermanbury Investments Limited, a JPMorgan subsidiary. Since 2019, she has been a judge for the Power List of Britain’s Most Influential People of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage. She was listed on the 2020 FTSE Board Report’s 100 Women to Watch list, was named Investment Woman of the Year at the 2020 Woman in Investment Awards, won the Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award at the 2021 Women in Finance Awards, and was listed as one of Brummell Magazine’s 2022 Inspirational Women in the City and PitchBook’s 2022 Female Founders and Investors to Know.

Ijeoma holds a B.A. and M.P.A. from New York University and a J.D. from Cornell University.

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Ash Sharma
Checkout.com
Head of Crypto Partnerships

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Ash Sharma

Checkout.com

Head of Crypto Partnerships

Avishkar (Ash) Sharma is Head of Crypto Partnerships at Checkout.com,one of the world's largest fintechs that enables businesses and their communities to thrive in the digital economy. Ash joined Checkout.com in 2021 to lead the company’s network of global crypto partnerships. He has more than a decade of experience in the payments and financial services sectors across multiple geographies. Ash is passionate about enabling tangible innovation in the crypto space, and has a deep knowledge of product strategy, commercial partnerships, and business development. Before joining Checkout.com, he led global crypto and fintech issuing partnerships in Visa, and prior to that spent 7 years at Citibank in Australia and the UK. As one of the leaders driving the innovation in the field, Ash has great insights into the key payment and fintech trends in Europe and globally.

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Lucas Vogelsang
Centrifuge
CEO & Co-Founder

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Lucas Vogelsang

Centrifuge

CEO & Co-Founder

Lucas Vogelsang is the CEO and Co-founder at Centrifuge, focusing on bringing Real World Assets to DeFi since the early days of Ethereum. Before diving into crypto in 2017 Lucas has been working at the intersection of tech and business since dropping out of University. He co-founded the Swiss e-commerce startup DeinDeal as its CTO. After its successful sale, he helped the German startup KaufDA with their international expansion. Lucas spent 6 years in Silicon Valley where he was working at early stage startups including Taulia where he met his Centrifuge co-founders.

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Richard Muirhead
Fabric Ventures
Co-Founder & Managing Partner

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Richard Muirhead

Fabric Ventures

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Richard is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fabric Ventures. Fabric backs the founders of the Open Economy. investing in builders, businesses and digital assets from inception to scaling since 2012. Fabric invested in the likes of Polkadot, Ocean Protocol, Orchid, Sorare, 1inch, The Graph, and NEAR.

Richard combines a pedigree in open source, developer-oriented tools, and early stage venture investing with blockchain focus since 2012, and has invested in Pantera Venture Fund I, Bitstamp, Bitrise, Tray.io, TransferWise, and Citymapper. Richard has previously exited 3 software companies as an entrepreneur, building/ scaling Automic (CA), Tideway (BMC), and Orchestream (Oracle) – reaching a cumulative market cap of $2.2bn.

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Michael Hall
Nickel Digital Asset Management Ltd.
Chief Investment Officer & Founder

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Michael Hall

Nickel Digital Asset Management Ltd.

Chief Investment Officer & Founder

Michael Hall is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Nickel Digital Asset Management Ltd. From 2016 to 2019 Mr Hall worked with a Swiss-based wealth manager to advise on macro and digital asset arbitrage portfolios, including, from July 2018, managing a digital asset arbitrage strategy for the founder of one of London’s largest hedge funds. From 2011 to 2015 Mr Hall pursued entrepreneurial projects in the financial industry including macro and fixed income hedge fund and fund of funds advisory and automated market-making and trading strategies. From July 2005 to November 2010 Mr Hall set up and managed the Texel Macro fund, a liquid fund trading a relative value arbitrage strategy, which generated returns of over 20% in 2008. From December 2002 until February 2005, Mr Hall was a senior trader at a large Spanish Macro Fund, trading a US$200 million allocation of its Relative Value Fund. From November 1999 to December 2002 Mr Hall was co-founder and President of Metapack, a java software company whose clients include Boots plc, John Lewis and other large UK retailers. In 2018 MetaPack was sold for £175 million.

From 1992 to 1999 Mr Hall worked as a trader in the Fixed Income Arbitrage group of Bankers Trust New York (Bankers Trust was taken over by Deutsche Bank in 1999). He ran a proprietary trading book focusing on relative value opportunities in the G10 countries producing average annual returns of over 18 percent. He also managed risk for multi-billion dollar mortgage, asset-backed and municipal bond portfolios.

Mr Hall received a degree in Electronic Engineering (1st class) from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from Wharton Business School.

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Stephanie Ramezan
Gemini
Head of UK

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Stephanie Ramezan

Gemini

Head of UK

Stephanie joined Gemini in March 2021 as Director of Institutional Business Development and recently became Head of UK. Stephanie is a financial markets professional and entrepreneur with a strong track record in a variety of commercial and strategic roles. Cited as one of the “Most-Influential Women in Blockchain” and nominated for the “Top 100 Women in Tech - Champion of Women Category”, she is a globally recognised speaker on the subject of blockchain and the path to institutional acceptance of digital assets. Stephanie takes an active interest in blockchain projects supporting wildlife conservation and is also a Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation “Women in Business” programme.

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Patrick Perret-Green
PPG Macro
CEO

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Patrick Perret-Green

PPG Macro

CEO

Patrick Perret-Green has worked in financial markets for 35 years. He began his career in the fixed income and currency research department of Greenwell Montagu, worked as a fixed income flow trader for Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan, a research head for Mizuho, and a proprietary trader and Asia strategist for Citi. He was based in Asia between 2010 and 2016. Over the past six years he has focussed on providing a global macro research service that provides actionable trade ideas.

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Leeor Groen
Spartan Group
Director

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Leeor Groen

Spartan Group

Director

Leeor Groen is a Director at Spartan Group, the leading global digital asset management and investment banking group fully dedicated to dealmaking in the blockchain industry and managing over $500mn.Having spent his career at the intersection of finance and technology,Leeor is a recognized thought leader on the role of emerging tech on the global financial system and is a frequent speaker on topics related to the future of finance, private equity and capital markets. Based in Switzerland, he holds several board positions and draws on a wealth of international experience having lived and worked professionally across the UK, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Singapore and Australia.

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Noelle Acheson
Crypto is Macro Now
Author

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Noelle Acheson

Crypto is Macro Now

Author

After 10 years in capital markets and 13 years running an e-commerce company she founded, Noelle stumbled across bitcoin in 2014, and hasn’t looked back since. She joined crypto media platform CoinDesk in 2016, and until May 2021 ran its research department and wrote the weekly Crypto Long & Short newsletter. From June 2021-August 2022, she was Head of Market Insights at Genesis Trading, writing research and daily emails for institutional investors. Now she is focusing on Crypto is Macro Now, an independent research project focusing onthe deepening overlay between the crypto ecosystem, traditional markets and centralized structures.

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Michael Anderson
Framework Ventures
Co-Founder

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Michael Anderson

Framework Ventures

Co-Founder

Michael Anderson is the co-founder of Framework Ventures, one of earliest and largest VC firms to enter the “DeFi” or Decentralized Finance industry. With over $1B in AUM, the firm has since expanded into additional maturing verticals like blockchain gaming and social crypto. Prior to Framework, Michael and his co-founder Vance Spencer launched Hashletes, a digital collectible startup with official licensing from the NFL. Before entering crypto, Michael served as a product manager at both Snapchat and Dropbox, where he helped build out their monetization platforms.

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Edd Carlton
Flow Traders
Institutional Digital Asset Trader

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Edd Carlton

Flow Traders

Institutional Digital Asset Trader

Edd runs Institutional Trading for the Digital Asset Desk at Flow Traders, having previously set up and run cryptocurrency trading desks in the city of London. Edd brings 11+ years capital markets experience as well as specialist Crypto, and Blockchain knowledge. Edd is a member of a number of industry groups as well as a regular speaker at Crypto and Blockchain events.

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Alexey Demyanov
BofA Securities
Managing Director

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Alexey Demyanov

BofA Securities

Managing Director

Alexey Demyanov is a Managing Director within BofA Securities at Bank of America. Part of the EMEA Structuring team, he focuses on Digital Assets initiatives across Global Markets.

After starting his career as the Quantitative Analyst within the Structured Rates business, Alexey set up a business area of credit, liquidity and balance sheet optimization – focusing, among other things, on systematically identifying the opportunities to increase the efficiency of the macro business.

Alexey acquired an MSc in Mathematics at St-Petersburg State University (Russia) and holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from International School for Advanced Sciences (SISSA, in Trieste, Italy).

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Previn Singh
Credit Suisse
Head of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Centre of Competency

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Previn Singh

Credit Suisse

Head of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Centre of Competency

Previn Singh is Head of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Centre of Competency within the
Investment Bank (IB) at Credit Suisse. His areas of focus are the development of Digital Assets, DLT
usage Front-to-Back within the banking ecosystem and the development of Digital Assets & DLT
Strategy.

He has over 28 years change, transformation & innovation management experience. Prior to Credit
Suisse he was at Deutsche Bank where he was the global Business Architect across various functions
such as Risk, Finance, Liquidity Management, Operations and Trade Management. In his time there he
helped drive the transformation of these functions in line with their strategic objectives. Before that he was responsible for similar work at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. He came to business transformation and innovation via an early career as a Business Analyst, Project Manager and Programme Director.

Previn has a First Class degree in Civil Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London and
an MSc in Engineering gained with Distinction from Imperial College. He also holds an MBA from Imperial
College Business School. He is married and has 2 children.

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Imran Lakha
Options Insight
Founder

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Imran Lakha

Options Insight

Founder

Imran Lakha is Founder of Options Insight

He has been a professional options trader for over 20 years and worked for some of the top tier investment banks on Wall St like BoA and Citibank.

At Options insight he now provides clients with research on macro options trading opportunities for both portfolio hedging and yield enhancement, as well as relative value within the volatility space to optimize returns and risk profiles.

Imran has also created multiple options trading courses from platforms such as Real Vision and Spotgamma helping traders to understand the intuition behind options and how to use them practically in the real world across all asset classes including crypto.

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Sabrina Wilson
Copper.co
Chief Operating Officer

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Sabrina Wilson

Copper.co

Chief Operating Officer

Sabrina Wilson is the Chief Operating Officer ofCopper.co.

Prior to joiningCopperin March 2022, Sabrina was the Global co-Head of the Listed Derivatives, OTC Clearing and Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage business at Citi. Sabrina has over 20 years’experience in Financial Services and Global Markets having held a variety of senior roles in New York, London and Singapore for JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.

Sabrina received a Masters and Post-Graduate in Economics and Finance at the University of Paris - Assas Sorbonne. In 2017, she was voted amongst the top 100 most influential women in Finance (Europe) by Financial News

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Jason Guthrie
WisdomTree
Head of Digital Assets, Europe

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Jason Guthrie

WisdomTree

Head of Digital Assets, Europe

Jason Guthrie is Head of Digital Assets for WisdomTree in Europe. Guthrie oversees WisdomTree’s digital assets efforts which include bringing new products to market, identifying opportunities to enhance existing products, driving distributions strategies, and leading on client education and engagement on cryptocurrencies. He is responsible for efforts beyond the traditional product set and is actively pushing the digital asset agenda by pursuing alternative and strategic projects.

Previously Guthrie was head of Capital Markets for WisdomTree in Europe for 4 years, where his team was responsible for ensuring clients had a smooth trade execution experience. Prior to joining WisdomTree, Guthrie worked at Deutsche Bank’s ETF Capital Markets group as well as Macquarie Bank as an Investment Executive based in Sydney, Australia. Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Macquarie University in Sydney.

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Alfonso Peccatiello
The Macro Compass
Author

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Alfonso Peccatiello

The Macro Compass

Author

AlfonsoPeccatiello is the author of The Macro Compass, the world's fastest growing financial newsletter.
The Macro Compass leverages on Alf's experience running a large pool of institutional money and offers actionable investment ideas and unique macroeconomic insights.

Before launching The Macro Compass,Alfonsowas the Head of Investments for a $20 billion portfolio for ING Germany.

Widely recognized as an investment portfolio and global macroeconomic expert,Alfonsohas a solid track record in enhancing portfolio's risk/return profiles and anticipating important changes in macroeconomic trends - with a special focus on monetary mechanics and fixed income

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Jonathan Dakin
Fireblocks
VP of Sales EMEA

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Jonathan Dakin

Fireblocks

VP of Sales EMEA

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Tara MacAulay
Lantern Ventures
CEO

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Tara MacAulay

Lantern Ventures

CEO

Tara is the CEO of Lantern Ventures, a digital currency trading firm with over $250 million under management. Lantern was founded on philanthropic principles, and 50% of founder profits are donated to high-impact charitable causes. Prior to founding Lantern, Tara was also a co-founder of Alameda Research. Before becoming a full-time trader, she was the CEO of the Center for Effective Altruism. Tara first started trading crypto while working in Indonesia in 2013, where she built models to settle invoice payments faster and cheaper than alternatives using BTC.

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Nikita Fadeev
Fasanara Digital
Partner & Head of Fasanara Digital

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Nikita Fadeev

Fasanara Digital

Partner & Head of Fasanara Digital

Nikita is a Partner and Head of Fasanara Digital, the crypto arm of Fasanara Capital. Nikita is responsible for investment and strategic direction of Fasanara Digital. Nikita is the founder of The Quant Group, a research team which he started out of his dorm room with the aim of building quant strategies for crypto markets. In 2018, it got absorbed into Fasanara Capital to form Fasanara Digital. Nikita is also the founder of The Quant Conference, the world’s largest quant conference of its kind and the host of the Speaking to Legends podcast. He is also Forbes 30 Under 30 lister. Nikita holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of St Andrews.

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Ian Epstein
Makor Group; Enigma Securities
Head of Digital Assets; CEO

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Ian Epstein

Makor Group; Enigma Securities

Head of Digital Assets; CEO

Ian Epstein has over 20 years of investment management experience and has held roles including Portfolio Manager at Autonomy Capital, trader, and private equity associate. Ian graduated summa cum laude from University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy.

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Martha Reyes
Bequant
Head of Research

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Martha Reyes

Bequant

Head of Research

Martha is a veteran emerging markets specialist, with two decades of experience in capital markets, including sales and distribution and portfolio management, with a strong emphasis on equities research and macro analysis. Martha studied International Finance at Columbia University and has an undergraduate degree in International Relations, with a focus on trade and economics, She sees digital assets as the new frontier in investing, and is particularly interested in the potential for blockchaintechnology in developing nations.

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Chuck Mounts
S&P Global Ratings
Chief DeFi Officer

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Chuck Mounts

S&P Global Ratings

Chief DeFi Officer

Chuck Mounts is the Chief DeFi Officer in S&P Global Ratings and leading the newly formed DeFi strategy team. In this role Chuck will help advance S&P Global Ratings' approach and capabilities in
the fast-moving decentralized market environment. The team will focus on bringing S&P Global's robust analytic and risk assessment capabilities forth to support both traditional institutional (TradFi) clients and the growing universe of crypto-native DeFi clients. With 30 years of experience in global financial markets, Chuck has led global businesses comprised of research teams, strategists, and product specialists that integrate market knowledge, product expertise and analytic capabilities across asset classes.

Chuck began his career as a bank regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and spent the majority of the following two decades as a global credit analyst and a manager of research teams, including stints at Goldman Sachs and UBS, where he was the Global Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Research for UBS investment bank.

He has served as the Chairman of the Bond Market Association’s Committee on Research Conflicts and has been recognized by global institutional investors for his understanding and insights in global financial markets. During his career Charles has presented at numerous conferences, has been cited in international publications and has appeared in the media.

Chuck holds B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.

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Julia Demidova
FIS
Head of CBDC Strategy and Product

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Julia Demidova

FIS

Head of CBDC Strategy and Product

Julia is passionate about advancing the future of money. She heads up FIS’s CBDC and digital currencies product strategy and design. She is responsible for developing FIS’s capabilities and technologies. She is developing a CBDC and Digital Currencies Connected Ecosystem and Virtual Lab for FIS to support the full payments value chain and expand FIS coverage of mission critical central infrastructure and technology applications. Julia is also responsible for developing, maintaining, and strengthening of relationship with central banks, regulators, and policy makers and private sector institutions on the topic of CBDC and digital currencies.

In 2018, Julia joined OMFIF a central bank think-tank based in London as a Director of Fintech & Private Markets. In 2020 Julia launched OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute (DMI) an independent platform for convening central banks on CBDCs, digital payments, the DLT and blockchain.The group focused on payment instruments in wholesale, retail and cross-border markets, with central bank digital currency being of particular interest. In addition to convening public and private sector institutions, Julia has also launched a monthly Journal of Digital Finance which summarized the key developments and challenges in the world of digital currencies, and how central banking, policy-making and regulatory communities are engaging in the debate.

Julia’s background is in payments and financial services. Before moving into CBDC Julia was leading fintech and payment investment activities at the private equity firm. Julia was responsible for maximizing the value of payments ecosystem for all portfolio companies, investors and key stakeholders. She was responsible for investing and identifying start-ups and the next generation of entrepreneurs from seed to IPO.

Julia holds a BA (Hons) from EBS London in International Business and Finance.

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James Delaney
Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

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James Delaney

Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)

Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

James joined AIMA in May 2019 as Director of Asset Management Regulation. Prior to joining AIMA, he worked at a leading Brussels-based consultancy, offering strategic communications support to predominantly financial services clients before returning to the UK at the end of 2013, to join the Government Relations team at U.S. insurer MetLife. During his time at MetLife, he led on public policy and advocacy programmes across the EMEA region. He retains deep knowledge of EU and UK political and regulatory systems as well as a detailed understanding of financial regulation. He previously worked at the Industry & Parliament Trust, an organisation that works to promote the mutual understanding of Parliament and business and he holds a degree in Law (LLB Hons) from the College of Law. At AIMA, he co-leads their work on digital assets which is overseen by AIMA’s Digital Assets Working Group (AIMA DAWG).

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Darshan Vaidya
Credora
CEO & Co-Founder

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Darshan Vaidya

Credora

CEO & Co-Founder

Darshan Vaidya is the Co-Founder and CEO of Credora, the private credit oracle. Credora is an end-to-end lending solution facilitating credit by validating real-time risk metrics in a zero-knowledge environment. Darshan started his career as an options trader at UBS & Mako Global and ran one of the early crypto options market makers before founding Credora in 2019.

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Zaki Manian
Sommelier
Co-Founder

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Zaki Manian

Sommelier

Co-Founder

Zaki Manian is a Co-Founder of Sommelier, the most powerful coprocessor yet for DeFi traders and Liquidity Providers. He’s also a Co-Founder of iqlusion, which provides infrastructure like a data center and a Cosmos validator for next-gen crypto technologies.

Previously, Zaki helped build the Cosmos ecosystem, including launching the first public Cosmos testnet, and served as a director of Tendermint. Zaki has been a leading developer in the blockchain space since 2014, when he taught himself cryptography and began contributing to projects including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Zcash, and Tendermint. Having studied history of science at the University of Pennsylvania, Zaki’s skill sets in software engineering, programming, and computer science are largely self-taught.

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Konrad Laesser
Genesis
Head of Institutional Sales EMEA

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Konrad Laesser

Genesis

Head of Institutional Sales EMEA

Konrad Laesser isHead of Institutional Sales EMEA at Genesis. Konrad is responsible for accelerating Genesis’ client acquisition and revenue expansion strategy within the region.

Konrad began his careerat Goldman Sachs, where he was an Executive Director within Global Markets. He was an integral member of the Multi-Asset Platform Sales team, where he drove growth strategy by scoping new markets, evaluating customer cohorts, and converting engagement into commercial results. After leaving Goldman Sachs and prior to joining Genesis, Konrad was Head of Cash & Trading at BW Gestao, a leading single-family office. At BW Gestao, he was mandated to build out and scale its global fulfillment capabilities. In this capacity he was responsible for workflow and system design as well asinvestment/instrument selection.

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Samantha Bohbot
Digital Currency Group
Director

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Samantha Bohbot

Digital Currency Group

Director

Samantha oversees DCG's post-investment engine. Her team is responsible for tracking the performance of DCG’s more than 200 startup and token project investments, offering strategic and operational advisory to those companies and their executives, and forging partnerships on the DCG network’s behalf. Samantha started her career at Orbis Investments, the global asset manager, where she conducted fund analysis, with a focus on emerging market equities, and, eventually, led global growth initiatives around the launch of a first-of-its kind retail investment platform. Prior to joining DCG, Samantha ran business development efforts at Elder, the London-based health tech company, overseeing public sector procurement and private sector partnerships. Samantha graduated from Georgetown University (BA) and London School of Economics (Masters).

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Jean-Marie Mognetti
CoinShares
Chief Executive Officer

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Jean-Marie Mognetti

CoinShares

Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Marie Mognetti is Chief Executive Officer of CoinShares, a publicly listed investment firm that manages over five billion in digital assets on behalf of a global investor base, and an experienced commodities trader with a background in quantitative strategies. A veteran of the Global Advisors group of companies since 2011, Jean-Marie has served in various leadership roles throughout his tenure, most recently as CEO of Global Advisors (Jersey) Limited and director of GABI, the world’s first regulated Bitcoin fund. In addition to his management responsibilities as CEO, Jean-Marie oversees the firm’s proprietary trading arm, capital markets portfolio, and risk management practices – areas in which he has developed unique expertise over his career. Prior to joining Global Advisors, Jean-Marie was a quantitative strategist with Hermes Commodities Fund Managers, and an Energy Trader Assistant at Lehman Brothers. He holds Master of Science degrees in Mathematical Trading and Finance from Sir John Cass Business School in London, and Bank-Finance-Insurance from Université Paris Dauphine in Paris, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from Université Paris Dauphine.

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Jenna Wright
LMAX Digital
Managing Director

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Jenna Wright

LMAX Digital

Managing Director

Jenna Wright is the Managing Director of LMAX Digital, part of LMAX Group, and has recently been named as one of the top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology of Europe by The Financial Technology Report. Jenna has been instrumental in driving growth of LMAX Digital and building it into the leading institutional spot crypto currency exchange globally. Jenna joined LMAX Group in January 2009 and has held multiple senior managerial roles at LMAX Group, including Head of Broker Operations and Head of Client Services. Prior to LMAX Group, Jenna worked at Cantor and UBS. Jenna holds BA in Economics & Politics from the University of Manchester.

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Mriganka Pattnaik
Merkle Science
CEO & Co-Founder

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Mriganka Pattnaik

Merkle Science

CEO & Co-Founder

Mriganka Pattnaik is the CEO and co-founder of Merkle Science, leading the overall vision and strategic direction, fundraising, and sales of the company. Mriganka previously led growth and business expansion in Southeast Asia and India for London-based retail cryptocurrency exchange Luno prior to its acquisition by blockchain investment firm Digital Currency Group. During his tenure at Luno, Mriganka supported strategy and country-specific execution across three continents, giving him first-hand knowledge of the compliance challenges faced by digital asset businesses in diverse jurisdictions and the critical role regulations play in the industry’s health and sustainable growth.

Before Luno, Mriganka was part of the global investment banking team at Bank of America for the Technology, Media, and Telecom sectors. Mriganka holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

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Rita Martins
HSBC
Head of FinTech Partnerships

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Rita Martins

HSBC

Head of FinTech Partnerships

Rita Martins is the Head of FinTech Partnerships, for Global Functions, at HSBC.
Building and managing relationships with high-potential startups and driving collaboration between FinTechs, Web3 Startups and traditional financial services.

Rita worked previously at Ernst and Young and Accenture, advising C-Suite on the applicability of new technologies in finance and driving large-scale transformation projects.

A recognised expert, Rita is a regular keynote speaker on the subjects of FinTechs, Web3, Defi and partnerships and a judge at FinTech innovation awards.

Rita is currently mentoring at Web3 Techstars, Outlier Ventures and sits at the Advisory Board of Tech London Advocates (TLA)

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Max Boonen
B2C2
Founder

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Max Boonen

B2C2

Founder

Maxis the co-founder of B2C2, a digital asset pioneer building the ecosystem of the future. B2C2 was established in 2015 by two coders, armed with a vision to unite Wall Street professionalism with bleeding edge blockchain automation.

Today, B2C2 offers leading-edge technology, products and services to meet the evolving needs of diverse institutions. Continuously innovative, the firm is trusted by clients to find solutions to industry challenges, from creating the first crypto ISDA Master Agreement in 2018 to a pioneering crypto non deliverable forward transaction that opened up access for banks in 2021.

Acquired by Japanese financial group SBI in 2020, B2C2 remains a standalone company, headquartered in the UK, with offices in the US and Japan. B2C2 OTC Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 810834).

Prior to establishing B2C2,Maxwas a trader at Goldman Sachs in the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities department in London.

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Jonathan Chan
Wintermute
Global Head of Business Development

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Jonathan Chan

Wintermute

Global Head of Business Development

Jonathan is Global Head of BD at Wintermute, a leading algorithmic trading firm in digital assets. Jonathan has +10 years of experience in tradfi as Derivatives and Options Trader in companies such as Citadel Securities and BlackEdge Capital, as well as Investor in Columbia Threadneedle Investments.Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Delphine Forma
OpenVasp
Board Member

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Delphine Forma

OpenVasp

Board Member

Delphine Forma is an experienced Chief Compliance Officer who worked across different countries and industries including large banks in the U.K. such as Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ and HSBC Bank plc., and global blockchain/crypto businesses (exchanges and miners) in Switzerland. She holds a diploma from Sciences Po Lyon, and two master’s degrees specialized in European Criminal Business Law and Frauds and Money Laundering Prevention. Delphine is a Senior Compliance Manager at BitMEX and a Board member of the OpenVASP Association (a non-profit association formed to develop a protocol and standards to allow virtual assets providers and others to comply with the Financial Action Task Force's "travel rule" requiring identifying information for parties involved in transfer of Digital Assets) and has served has a Board Member of the Crypto Valley Association. Delphine sees compliance as a way to help and support the business to grow and expand. She is passionate about crypto and all blockchain things.

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David Mercer
LMAX Group
CEO

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David Mercer

LMAX Group

CEO

David Mercer is the Chief Executive Officer of LMAX Group, a global, high-growth financial technology company based in London. A former City banking executive and currency specialist, he joined LMAX Group in 2011 and after a successful management buyout, rapidly built LMAX Group into the leading operator of institutional FX and cryptocurrency exchanges with offices in 11 countries and global client base. An outspoken industry commentator, David is a long term champion of the UK’s fintech sector and passionate about supporting entrepreneurship in the UK.

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Chris Tyrer
Fidelity Digital Assets
Head of Fidelity Digital Asset Management; Head of Europe, Fidelity Digital Assets

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Chris Tyrer

Fidelity Digital Assets

Head of Fidelity Digital Asset Management; Head of Europe, Fidelity Digital Assets

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Guillaume Chatain
Coinbase
Head of Institutional Sales EMEA

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Guillaume Chatain

Coinbase

Head of Institutional Sales EMEA

Guillaume Chatain is the Head of Institutional Sales EMEA at Coinbase. Prior to joining Coinbase he was the Founder and CEO at ResonanceX, a VC backed digital broker-dealer having launched the first Structured Product to clear, settle and receive custody on a public blockchain. Guillaume also spent a decade in traditional finance, as a Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he advised UHNW clients on large derivatives and financing transactions, and oversaw client solutions and product development for all types of equity and derivatives investments distributed in the Asia-Pacific region.

Guillaume is a CFA charterholder, an Aerospace engineer and he holds a MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Katey Neate
BNY Mellon
Chief Risk Officer, Securities Services & Digital

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Katey Neate

BNY Mellon

Chief Risk Officer, Securities Services & Digital

Katey Neate is the Chief Risk Officer for Securities Services & Digital at BNY Mellon. Based in London, Katey is responsible for second-line oversight of all risk management across the business. Katey has been directly responsible for the risk management oversight of all digital asset products at the firm since the formation of the Digital Assets Unit in February 2021, drawing on her extensive and diverse experience in the financial services industry.

Katey joined BNY Mellon in 2003 and has served in a variety of senior management roles within the Operations and Risk organizations. Prior to her current role, Katey served as the Chief Risk Officer of Asset Servicing & Digital and the Risk Officer of BNY Mellon UK Legal Entities.

As a leader in Risk Management and Digital Assets, Katey is engaged in driving diversity, equity and inclusion in the Digital Assets space. She is actively involved in advising leadership of digital asset startups on business and risk management strategy, which includes representing BNY Mellon on the board of Coin Metrics.

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Jason Nabi
Bosonic
Chief Revenue Officer

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Jason Nabi

Bosonic

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Jason Nabi is charged with spearheading growth and global expansion of the Bosonic Network™. Jason brings a wealth of diverse capital markets experience in leading go-to-market and revenue growth, having worked across both traditional finance and FinTech.

He has held senior leadership roles focused on the digital asset market with the likes of Euroclear, HSBC, Paxos and has led business growth and expansion at Bloomberg and BNP Paribas, as two examples. He helped launch the Post-Trade Distribution Ledger (PTDL) working group and the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) and has been a Board Member of the International Securities Services Association (ISSA).

Jason has advised FinTech start-up and scale-up businesses and is a regular speaker on the topic of digitalization of capital markets.

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Alex Zinder
Ledger Enterprise
Global Head

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Alex Zinder

Ledger Enterprise

Global Head

Alex is the Head of Ledger Enterprise bringing more than 15 years of experience in driving the adoption of emerging technologies in major financial services organizations. Alex joined Ledger Enterprise in March 2021 after almost two decades in capital markets technology. He previously worked at Nasdaq as director of global software development and associate vice president of enterprise architecture roles. More recently, Alex was working on the next generation of digital capital markets infrastructure as a senior advisor and head of architecture at SIX Digital Exchange.

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Omid Zadeh
Matrixport
Head of Business Development EMEA

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Omid Zadeh

Matrixport

Head of Business Development EMEA

Omid leads Business Developmentfor Matrixport across Europe. He was previouslySales Director at the London Stock Exchange Group within the capital markets trading division covering hedge funds and proprietary trading houses.

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Prior to that he was Vice President within ICAP's electronic broking division covering banks and the buy-side.

Omid holds a BScin Economics and Finance from the University of London and an MBA from Cass Business School.

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Tim McCourt
CME Group
Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Equity & FX Products

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Tim McCourt

CME Group

Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Equity & FX Products

Tim McCourt serves as CME Group’s Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Equity and Foreign Exchange Products. He is a member of the company’s management team and is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s global equity index, foreign exchange, cryptocurrency and alternative investment product strategies. He serves on the CME Ventures Investment Committee and the S&P Dow Jones Indices U.S. Advisory Panel.

Before joining CME Group in 2013 as Global Head of Equity Products, McCourt worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was responsible for building and managing the Americas Index and Delta One trading book. Prior to RBS, he held a senior trading role with JPMorgan in New York, spending 10 years with the Equity Derivatives Group.

McCourt holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College and an MBA from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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Mike Castiglione
Eventus
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Digital Assets

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Mike Castiglione

Eventus

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Digital Assets

Mike Castiglione joined Eventus as Director of Regulatory Affairs, Digital Assets in February
2022 where he focuses on preparing clients for the range of global rules that could affect crypto
and their compliance systems. He joined Eventus after 15 years in the US government focused
on national security and emerging technology policy, including with the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA). During that time, he advised the White House, Defense Department, others in
government about global risks, the implications of technological advancements, and policy
options. He has led teams specializing in data analytics and over-the-horizon forecasts during
foreign crises.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and a Master of Public Affairs
(MPA) from Princeton.

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Andrew Price
Zodia Markets
Chief Compliance Officer

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Andrew Price

Zodia Markets

Chief Compliance Officer

Andrew is Chief Compliance Officer at Zodia Markets, where he leads the compliance function including surveillance, financial crime and regulatory affairs across the organisation.

Zodia Markets is a digital asset exchange and brokerage by Standard Chartered and OSL. It combines institutional-grade levels of regulatory compliance, risk management, transparency and integrity with cutting-edge digital asset trading technology.

Previously, as Head of Global Authorisations at Revolut, Andrew built the Global Authorisations Department responsible for all regulatory applications from initial licence scoping through to becoming authorised and operational entities. Andrew started his career in financial services consulting at Accenture and PA Consulting before moving to the FCA to specialise in regulation, financial crime and supervision. At the FCA he was a Lead Supervisor for one of the UK’s largest wholesale banks as well as working closely with Markets Supervision. Moving into FinTech regulation, he worked with the FCA’s Innovation Hub to encourage and support ground-breaking financial products and services within the UK and abroad.

He holds a Master of Arts degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

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Tyrone Lobban
Onyx by J.P. Morgan
Head of Onyx Digital Assets & Blockchain Launch

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Tyrone Lobban

Onyx by J.P. Morgan

Head of Onyx Digital Assets & Blockchain Launch

Tyrone leads J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain & Crypto team and is responsible for creating innovative Web3-focused products & solutions for J.P. Morgan’s businesses and clients, and for engaging with the industry at large in order to provide a holistic blockchain strategy for the firm. Tyrone is also the Head of Onyx Digital Assets, a multi-asset tokenization platform that enables the exchange of value for various types of digital assets. Tyrone was previously a Senior Blockchain Product Manager in J.P. Morgan’s Blockchain Center of Excellence and was also the Head of Product for Quorum, an open-sourced Ethereum-based blockchain platform built for Enterprise use. Tyrone sits on the Board of Directors of The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and The Hyperledger Foundation, and prior to joining the blockchain team in 2015, Tyrone was a software engineer within the Credit Markets business and spent several years managing and delivering large strategic programs across various businesses within J.P. Morgan, covering Front, Middle and Back Office risk and trading systems.

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Yichen Wu
Tessseract
Co-Founder & CEO

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Yichen Wu

Tessseract

Co-Founder & CEO

Born in an entrepreneurial family, since childhood Yichen was inspired to hold the reigns of his own future. Moving with his family from China to Finland in his teenage years boosted his can-do attitude, career ambitions, and multicultural charisma.

Educated on finance in Finland’s most prestigious university, and with the experience of working at top-notch corporations even before graduation, in 2016, Yichen’s mind was at work identifying the next big opportunity.

While Finland’s love for technology served as an inspiration, it was the birth of Bitcoin that truly enlightened his path. Insights from years diving into crypto markets materialized when he founded WhaleLend in 2017, a very early entrant in the crypto lending space. Whalelend eventually morphed into Tesseract, where he is the CEO and the team’s thought leader.

Yichen is one of the top ten crypto lending experts in the world. He loves a stage and the opportunity to share insights and inspiration with others.

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Tim Grant
Galaxy Digital
Head of EMEA

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Tim Grant

Galaxy Digital

Head of EMEA

Tim Grant is Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Galaxy, a diversified financial services and
investment management company in the digital asset, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology
sectors. In this role, Tim oversees the expansion of the firm’s presence in EMEA across all business lines
including Trading Sales & Research, Asset Management, Principal Investments, Investment Banking, and
Mining.

Prior to joining Galaxy Digital, Tim was the Chief Executive Officer of SIX Digital Exchange (SDX), the
Swiss regulated digital asset exchange of SIX Group, where helped drive SDX’s efforts to launch the first
fully regulated institutional digital asset exchange and CSD. Overseeing a team of 175 professionals, Tim
helped SDX create partnerships with leading financial institutions around the world to bring the next
generation of equity, debt, derivative and fund based digital assets into global capital markets.

Before heading SDX, Tim served as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DrumG Technologies, a
builder and operator of enterprise distributed ledger- and blockchain-based applications and networks for the global financial services industry. While at DrumG Technologies, Tim helped build the Titanium
Network, a decentralized, anonymous, and cryptographically secured OTC consensus data solution for
investment bank trading and valuation operations, which includes Credit Suisse as a network founding
institution.

Tim has also served as Chief Executive Officer of the R3 Lab and Research Center, which is focused on
bringing global financial institutions, established and startup technology companies, regulators and
central banks together to research, develop, and produce new distributed ledger technologies and
methodologies. In this role, Tim managed sales and investor and client relationships for all R3 products
and services. Before that, Tim was a Managing Director at UBS O’Connor, a $6.5bn multi-strategy hedge
fund, where he was Head of Quantitative Research and Head of Technology.

Tim began his career at UBS AG, where he eventually served as Managing Director, reporting directly to
the Group Executive Board during the global financial crisis and ran the UBS Delta Americas portfolio
solutions business within UBS Investment Bank.

Tim has a MA in Materials Science and Metallurgy from the Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge
and a MSc in Financial Engineering from the Birkbeck College at the University of London.

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Mark Richardson
Zodia Markets
Head of Trading

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Mark Richardson

Zodia Markets

Head of Trading

Mark is the Head of Trading at Zodia Markets, where he leads the OTC execution desk. Zodia Markets is an FCA Registered digital asset exchange and brokerage, which combines Standard Chartered’s institutional banking background and OSL’s expertise in Digital Asset markets

Previously, Mark was Head of Prime Brokerage Equity Finance at Credit Suisse EMEA where he was responsiblefor migrating the Prime trading business from London to Dublin.He began his financial markets career in Goldman Sachs Equity Finance before moving to UBS as a sales trader focusing on US institutional clients.

Mark holds BSc in Chemistry from University College Dublin and a Postgraduate in Business Studies from the Smurfit School of Business.

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Sid Powell
Maple
CEO & Co-Founder

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Sid Powell

Maple

CEO & Co-Founder

Sid Powell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Maple, and with his Co-Founder Joe Flanagan launched Maple in 2021. Maple is transforming capital markets through technology and counts traditional finance and crypto-native firms as customers. Sid comes from a background in debt capital markets and institutional banking. During his career in traditional finance, he participated in $3BN+ of corporate bond issuance, established and ran a $200M+ bond funding program, and managed Treasury at a commercial lending FinTech company.

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Doug Colkitt
Crocodile Labs
Founder & CEO

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Doug Colkitt

Crocodile Labs

Founder & CEO

Doug is the founder and CEO of Crocodile Labs, the company behind CrocSwap. Prior to founding CrocSwap, Doug was an MEV searcher and arbitrage trader in the DeFi space. Doug has 12 years of experience as a quant trader in HFT, stat arb, and market making. Doug started his career as a quant at Citadel Securities in the original HFT group.

CrocSwap is an emerging decentralized exchange in the Ethereum ecosystem. The project focuses on improving market efficiency, execution quality, and liquidity by adapting best practices from modern electronic market structure into an AMM protocol.

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Laszlo Szabo
Kiln
Co-Founder & CEO

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Laszlo Szabo

Kiln

Co-Founder & CEO

Laszlo is co-founder and CEO at Kiln. He previously co-founded a tech recruitment company before he started to build Kiln in 2018."

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Rachid Ajaja
Nuant
Founder & CEO

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Rachid Ajaja

Nuant

Founder & CEO

With over 15 years experience in both the traditional finance and crypto markets with an emphasis in quantitative analytics and data science, Rachid is an entrepreneur heavily involved in the development of Web3 technologies. As CEO, he co-founded AllianceBlock, which is a foundational layer that delivers the building blocks for DeFi before more recently co-founding Nuant - the first unified platform for digital asset management, analytics, researchand intelligence.He has produced anacademic article about the AllianceBlock DEX which showcases a new generation of Automated Market Makers that mitigates the risk of Impermanent Loss. Rachid holds an engineering degree in Computer Science & Signal Processing and a masters in Probability Theory, Stochastic Process and Quantitative Finance.

Rachid's vision behind Nuant is to create an integrated solution for institutional professionals to support their digital asset portfolio management, research and data intelligence needs. This institutional-grade portfolio analytics platform is powered by Nuant's integrated market data and proprietary on-chain data services, specifically catered to and curated for the needs of portfolio managers, analysts and data scientists in order to reduce risk and maximize returns.

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David Fauchier
Nickel Digital
Portfolio Manager

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David Fauchier

Nickel Digital

Portfolio Manager

Davidis a Portfolio Manager at Nickel Digital, where he runs the Diversified Alpha Fund, amulti-strategy fund designed to generate non-correlated returns in the digital asset markets. He was previously CIO at Cambrial, where he ran one of the first Fund of Funds specialised in market neutral crypto strategies.Davidhas been researching and investing in the space since 2013 and previouslysaton the Advisory Board of Global Digital Finance, a SRO engaging policy makers and regulators to advocate industry best practice in cryptoassets.Davidholds an MA in History from the University of Edinburgh.

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Hany Rashwan
21.co
Co-Founder & CEO

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Hany Rashwan

21.co

Co-Founder & CEO

Hany Rashwan is the co-founder and CEO of 21.co, parent company of 21Shares and Amun. He is a serial entrepreneur and Forbes 30 Under 30 alum. Hany previously founded social commerce company, Ribbon, and enterprise fintech company, Payout. Hany was born and raised in Egypt and the United States and attended Columbia University.

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Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie
BCB Group
Founder & CEO

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Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie

BCB Group

Founder & CEO

Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie has led a highly technical career in finance technology, forming a robust platform for solutions architecture and fintech innovation. He has helped Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Investment Bank (2004-15) and Lloyds Commercial Bank bring a number of strategic and tactical projects to fruition as a hands-on SME in derivative instruments, regulations and technology.

After nearly 20 years in investment banking Oliver founded BCB Group where his mission is to accelerate global adoption of digital assets as money, as ownership and as a commodity of value.

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Itay Tuchman
Citi
Ex-Head of Global Foreign Exchange,

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Itay Tuchman

Citi

Ex-Head of Global Foreign Exchange,

Itay began his career with Citi in 1998 and has 20+ years of senior global financial markets experience, spanning Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe and the Americas. He has built and grown trading desks, sales forces and technology teams in multiple geographies and across every major asset class.

Most recently, he spent the past 5 years leading Citi’s Global Foreign Exchange business, spanning 70+ countries and delivering best-in-class FX services, liquidity and technology products to the world’s largest investors, corporates and a diverse array of active Forex market participants. Itay also chairs the industry-wide Global Foreign Exchange Division (GXFD), working closely with regulators and others to continue to build a well-functioning, safer, and more efficient Foreign Exchange industry.

Over the past number of years, he has led the ongoing engagement between bank trading desks, global regulators and Digital Asset/Crypto-focused institutions both within Citi and for the wider FX marketplace. He is actively involved within the Crypto sector and in working with and advising companies straddling the intersection of traditional and blockchain-based finance.

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Johann Bornman
MetaMask Institutional
Product Lead

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Johann Bornman

MetaMask Institutional

Product Lead

Johann is the Product Lead for MetaMask Institutional. Since launching the product in February 2021, Johann has managed the product strategy and roadmap, design and operations, and also crypto custodian integrations. Prior to joining ConsenSys, Johann spent time as a Fintech founder, Director of Product for a Pan-European Robo-advisor, and Global Macro Portfolio Manager, where he helped to start and build the business.

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Alex Wenham
Bloomberg L.P.
Digital Asset Product and Strategy Lead

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Alex Wenham

Bloomberg L.P.

Digital Asset Product and Strategy Lead

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Sebastian Widmann
Komainu
Head of Strategy

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Sebastian Widmann

Komainu

Head of Strategy

Widmann serves as head of strategy at Komainu, an institutional digital asset custody business aiming to enable secure and compliant access to the growing ecosystem. He was part of the founding team that launched the Komainu joint venture with Nomura, Ledger and CoinShares in 2018 and since then has helped the business raise $25 million and reach more than $8 billion in assets under custody. Prior to Komainu, Widmann helped launch Nomura's digital asset team and led several strategic initiatives and investments for the Japanese investment bank.

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Paul Harwood
Nansen.ai
Senior Product Manager

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Paul Harwood

Nansen.ai

Senior Product Manager

Paul Harwood is a senior product manager atNansen.ai, focusing on NFTs, Defi and the crypto-native chat tool ‘Connect’. Paul takes an active research approach to product development and is currently in the later stages of a business based PhD exploring crypto networks and social capital. Previously, Paul has been a teacher and lecturer alongside supporting tech incubators and outreach projects where he resides in South-West England.

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Shimon Lazarov
OKX
Global Head of Growth

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Shimon Lazarov

OKX

Global Head of Growth

As Global Head of Growth at OKX, Shimon Lazarov oversees the company’s international user acquisition and retention. He oversees a range of marketing channels, including paid, organic, out of home, TV and affiliates, among others. Prior to OKX, Shimon was Head of Growth at Kraken, CEO of LiveCoach, and a consultant at Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a BS in biology and business administration from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Seraphim Czecker
Euler Labs
Head of Risk

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Seraphim Czecker

Euler Labs

Head of Risk

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Seraphim is the Head of Risk at Euler Labs, the company behind Euler Finance. He also leads business development efforts, institutional relations and strategic partnerships. He previously worked at Goldman Sachs as an Emerging Markets FX trader.

Euler is a leading DeFi lending protocol with innovative features like permissionless listing, market-based liquidations, and many more.

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Steve Goulden
Cumberland DRW
Senior Research Analyst

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Steve Goulden

Cumberland DRW

Senior Research Analyst

Steve Goulden is Senior Research Analyst at Cumberland DRW. He began investing in crypto in 2019. He previously worked in equity research for 12 years at Deutsche Bank and BlackRock, primarily covering the tech space and moved into crypto full time early last year.

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Mark Aruliah
Elliptic
Senior Policy Advisor, EMEA

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Mark Aruliah

Elliptic

Senior Policy Advisor, EMEA

Mark joined Elliptic’s Global Policy and Research Group, as Senior Policy Advisor, EMEA, early this year. Before that, he worked at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as a Technical Specialist in the Capital Markets Policy Dept.

Mark has primarily worked in regulatory policy areas, both retail and capital markets but also worked in the FCA’s Financial Crime Advisory Team, where he was responsible for delivering the UK’s cryptoasset amendments to the anti-money laundering regulations (MLRs), and then working with FCA Authorisation and Supervision to act as policy support and to provide internal training. Before leaving the FCA, he was engaged with HM Treasury and the Bank of England on the financial markets infrastructure (FMI) cryptoassets sandbox.

He has also been seconded to the FCO and HM Treasury, spending time in Brussels as financial attaché in the UK’s Representation to the EU, negotiating a variety of dossiers, including payment services, e-money and UCITs legislation, and at HM Treasury negotiating AIFMD and developing EU-exit financial services policy.

Mark is keen to work with Elliptic clients to help them better understand their regulatory obligations and expectations, particularly at this time of significant regulatory development.

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George Zarya
BEQUANT
Founder, CEO, Head of Sales

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George Zarya

BEQUANT

Founder, CEO, Head of Sales

George is the Founder and CEO of BEQUANT, the one stop solution for institutional digital assets traders. He is a trading and financial services expert, specialising in electronic trading and prime brokerage with nearly 15 years experience in the space. George has led teams at major international investment banks servicing institutional clients.

He has been at the forefront of the digital asset and electronic trading sectors, leading companies in these spaces around the world for the last decade. BEQUANT prime brokerage platform sees monthly trading volumes of up to $55bn and are launching a retail product in early 2022.

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Benoît Sureau
PWC France & Maghreb
Partner

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Benoît Sureau

PWC France & Maghreb

Partner

Benoît is Partner in PwC France & Maghreb, leadingRisk &Innovation activitiesfor financial services. Heis alsohead of “Blockchain for Finance” in PwC Paris office since 2018 and member of ParisEuroplacedigital finance association.

Benoit has 24years of professional experience in the financial services where he held several managing positions infront-officeandriskmanagement departmentsin large banking institutions.Hehas worked for 10 years in the Structured Finance business asa securitization and exotic products structurer after a position ofsenior analyst at FitchRatings. Before joining PwC hewasdeputy head of risk and capital modeling for Société Générale and thenExComember of the Credit Risk department of the investment bank.

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Alain Kunz
GSR
European Sales Head

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Alain Kunz

GSR

European Sales Head

AlainKunz is the European Sales Head at GSR focusing on market-making and liquidity provision for digital assets as well as risk management and trading.

Before GSR, he founded various ventures in the financial service and digital asset space, and advised public and private institutions as well as political exponents and private individuals on the intersection of innovation, business & finance, technology and society.

He started his career at the UBS Investment Bank after studying at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

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Alex Batlin
Bitpanda Custody
Founder & Managing Director

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Alex Batlin

Bitpanda Custody

Founder & Managing Director

Alex Batlin founded Bitpanda Custody (formerly Trustology)in 2017 with the purpose of making crypto custody safer, faster, and easier. He has an extensive career leading blockchain research for BNY Mellon, UBS’ FinTech Innovation Lab and co-founding the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance. His experience working within traditional finance and FinTech means he built TrustVault to meet the needs of institutions.

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Bilal Hafeez
Macro Hive
Founder & CEO

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Bilal Hafeez

Macro Hive

Founder & CEO

Bilal Hafeez is the Founder and CEO of Macro Hive – a leading independent research firm. Prior to Macro Hive, Bilal was Global Head of International Fixed Income Strategy at Nomura between 2016 and 2019. Before that Bilal held various senior roles at Deutsche Bank between 2002 and 2015 including Head of Multi-Asset Research, Advisor to the CEO, Head of Asia Research in Singapore and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Research. Bilal started his career at J.P. Morgan in 1998. During his sell-side career, Bilal was rated #1 market strategist by Euromoney and Institutional Investor for most years between 2004 and 2013. He also pioneered FX investment and smart beta benchmarks. Academically, Bilal was an Honorary Visiting Professor of Finance at Cass Business School. He studied Economics at St Johns College, Cambridge. Bilal lives with wife, two children, seven cats, four chickens, a beehive and one dog.

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Sebastian Gawenda
Crypto.com
Global Head of Institutional Sales

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Sebastian Gawenda

Crypto.com

Global Head of Institutional Sales

Sebastian leads Institutional Sales forCrypto.com's spot and derivatives exchanges. He joinedCrypto.comfrom Kraken, where he led Institutional Relationships and Solutions for the EMEA region. Having spent the prior decade in traditional finance, including experience as an algorithmic equity-options trader, Sebastian leverages his technical background and understanding of both traditional and crypto-native industries to help bridgethese two worlds.

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Jordan Lazaro Gustave
Aglaé Ventures
Partner

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Jordan Lazaro Gustave

Aglaé Ventures

Partner

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Blair Halliday
Kraken
UK Managing Director

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Blair Halliday

Kraken

UK Managing Director

Blair Halliday was recently appointed as Kraken’s UK Managing Director.

Prior to Kraken, Blair was the Head of UK for Gemini, responsible for its first expansion outside of the US.

Blair is an industry expert in regulatory compliance and anti-financial crime, and has held several senior compliance and executive positions including roles at Gemini, Circle, CashFlows, ICE and Paysafe Group. Before moving into the fintech and digital assets industries, Blair spent over a decade in various positions at the NatWest Group focused on tackling financial crime.

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Tom Robinson
Elliptic
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

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Tom Robinson

Elliptic

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder

Tom is a global expert and commentator on cryptocurrency, blockchain analytics, and forensic investigations. Tom advises Elliptic's customers, regulators, and governments on cryptocurrency market developments and blockchain forensics to detect and prevent financial crime in the cryptoassets. He holds a doctorate in Physics from the University of Oxford.

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Sam Abbassi
Hoseki
Founder & CEO

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Sam Abbassi

Hoseki

Founder & CEO

Sam is Founder and CEO of Hoseki, the proof of reserves bitcoin platform. Prior to Hoseki, Sam worked on bitcoin products at Fidelity Investments focusing on open source self custody solutions and proof of reserves.

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Michael Nicoletos
DEFI Advisors
Macro Investor, Founder

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Michael Nicoletos

DEFI Advisors

Macro Investor, Founder

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Jordan Sutcliffe
Stakewise
Head of Business Development

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Jordan Sutcliffe

Stakewise

Head of Business Development

Leveragingskills from previous roles at Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo, Jordan is spearheading platform growth as Head of Business Development at leading liquid staking provider StakeWise, specialising in both institutionaland retail Ethereum staking.

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Will Harvey
Bullish
Director, Institutional Sales and Relationship Management

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Will Harvey

Bullish

Director, Institutional Sales and Relationship Management

Will Harvey is responsible for global institutional sales coverage, which includes establishing new markets and relationships to increase adoption of the Bullish exchange. Will joined the institutional sales team at Bullish in Hong Kong in April 2021 prior to the launch of the exchange.

Before joining Bullish, Will spent six years at CME Group in London and Hong Kong as a member of the client development and sales team. He was responsible for covering buyside and sellside institutions and growing the CME Group's presence in Europe and Asia.

Originally from Sussex, England Will holds a MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Nottingham. Traveling and exploring new restaurants is a passion, and while in Hong Kong, he set up the HK Supper Club.

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Ivan De lastours
Bpifrance
Blockchain Lead

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Ivan De lastours

Bpifrance

Blockchain Lead

With more than 120 blockchain startups financed, 12 investments including 3 direct ones, 8 indirect ones and 1 in a crypto VC fund for a global amount of nearly 40 million euros, Bpifrance is a key supporting player in the French blockchain ecosystem. Ivan coordinates this support and internal projects as we as a key financial services provider are directly impacted. He holds a computer science engineer degree and previously held several positions as innovation advisor.

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Jason Yanowitz
Blockworks
Co-Founder

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Jason Yanowitz

Blockworks

Co-Founder

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Michael Ippolito
Blockworks
Co-Founder

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Michael Ippolito

Blockworks

Co-Founder

Michael Ippolito is a co-founder at Blockworks in charge of content and finance. Previously to co-founding Blockworks, Michael was a consultant where he advised mid-market manufacturing-focused companies on operational and capital efficiency as well as M&A strategy.

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Michael Bodley
Blockworks
Managing Editor

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Michael Bodley

Blockworks

Managing Editor

Michael Bodley is a New York-based managing editor for Blockworks, where he focuses on the intersection of Wall Street and digital assets. He previously worked for the institutional investor newsletter Hedge Fund Alert. His work has been published in The Boston Globe, NBC News, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post.

Contact Michael via email at [emailprotected]

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Sam Martin
Blockworks
Research Analyst

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Sam Martin

Blockworks

Research Analyst

Sam Martin, based in Ohio, is a research analyst at Blockworks. Prior to Blockworks, Sam spent 2 years working at various firms in the agricultural commodity business.

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Matt Fiebach
Blockworks
Research Analyst

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Matt Fiebach

Blockworks

Research Analyst

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David Canellis
Blockworks
Editor

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David Canellis

Blockworks

Editor

David Canellis is an editor and journalist based in Amsterdam who has covered the crypto industry full time since 2018. He's heavily focused on data-driven reporting to identify and map trends within the ecosystem, from bitcoin to DeFi, crypto stocks to NFTs and beyond. Contact David via email at [emailprotected]

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