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Wayne Vaughan CEO Tierion, a proof engine that turns the blockchain into a universal platform for proving the integrity of any data, file or business process. Prior to Tierion, Wayne pioneered the development of marketing automation software. He is the co-author of Chainpoint, the first standard protocol for anchoring data in the blockchain. In 2004, Wayne was a member of the first team of amateurs to launch a rocket into space.
Locke Brown CoFounder/CEO NuID a San Francisco-based startup that is building a decentralized authentication and digital identity platform. Locke founded NuID to address the structural deficiencies in digital identity today by leveraging advances in blockchain technology and zero knowledge cryptography. NuID eliminates the need for businesses to store passwords and other authentication credentials thereby reducing customer risk and streamlining the user experience. Prior to NuID, Locke worked on the Investments team at Bill Gates’ private investment office and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in economics and mathematics and an MA in finance.
Rosario Ingargiola Founder/CEO OTCXN which is a capital markets trading infrastructure company using proprietary blockchain technology to eliminate counterparty and settlement risk, starting in Crypto and FX trading. Trades on OTCXN are real-time Payment-vs-Payment transactions that clear and settle instantly over a multi-custodian blockchain network. By leveraging patent pending asset tokenization, proprietary blockchain, and real-time collateral management, provable assets at any participating custodian are incorporated into real-time, pre-trade risk. Trades are executed as an atomic swap between one custodial asset ledger and any other custodial asset ledger with instant clearing and settlement, and finality, on the custodial ledgers. OTCXN facilitates frictionless institutional crowdsourcing of balance sheet for short lending and margin financing without holding client assets or becoming a counterparty to transactions. Prior to OTCXN, he was the Founder and CEO of FXone Seabury, a leading institutional FX trading technology platform and ECN operator that was acquired by a NYC- based global investment bank. The company provides a full front-to-back vertically integrated stack of high-performance trading system modules for institutional FX trading used by Tier-1 global investment banks, brokerages and hedge funds to service internal and external trading. Prior to this he was Founder and CTO of Alphacet, an institutional, multi-asset algorithmic trading strategy platform provider used by Tier-1 global hedge funds, banks and energy companies to build, test and deploy in real-time, arbitrarily complex algorithmic trading strategies by drawing from a library of thousands of mathematical, statistical, machine learning and other functions and algorithms using a patented drag-and-drop interface. Rosario has received numerous awards and accolades for his institutional electronic trading platform product design and has authored numerous articles related to Crypto and FX trading, and technology for major industry publications.
Christian Ferri President/CEO BlockStar Mr. Ferri is a former PwC technology lead, serial entrepreneur and renowned world-expert in Blockchain, Tokenization and Digital Currencies, who keynotes across the world including at the World Economic Forum, the S&P 500 Global Platts and the Blockchain Economic Forum. Mr. Ferri is also routinely being asked to provide clarity about the performance of the crypto market and the technological advancement of DLT by Gov. and prominent media outlets including CNBC, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, Forbes, Bloomberg, Millionaire and Coin Telegraph. Since 2014, Mr. Ferri has been on the Board of 35+ Companies, including Atari, Lottery.com, Swarm Fund, Blockchain Terminal, Sapien Network and Credits, providing guidance on strategic planning, business growth, funding strategy, tokenization and blockchain adoption. Mr. Ferri holds an MBA from Cornell University and lives with his wife and baby in San Francisco.
Miko Matsumura Founder Evercoin,a crypto exchange Miko is a Limited Partner with the Pantera Capital ICO Fund (a $100M ICO-only fund). He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy and Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in capital for Open Source startups. He currently advises cryptocurrency startups like WiFiCoin, Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services) and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a speaker at the upcoming Token Fest, Keynoting at ICOnference NYC, Blockchain Life in St. Petersburg Russia, Global Blockchain Summit, The Future of Money Summit, and Coin Agenda in Las Vegas.
Moderator: Phil Jeudy Journalist Phil started his career in finance and IT positions in subsidiaries of companies like Vinci or Electrolux, mainly in construction and retail (BtoB and BtoC), mostly in charge of organizational projects, then join SEGA to be responsible of Southern Europe territories for the mobile gaming business unit based in London. Since 2007, Phil has been developing lobbying activities for European companies interested to develop their activities with tech leaders in San Francisco Bay Area. Phil writes chronicles about the startup ecosystem onLe Journal de la Silicon Valley at L’Express.fr Phil co-organized non-conferences (Barcamps) in Paris focusing on Mobile, Video and Open Source. Phil introduced the first (and only so far) Ignite events in Paris. Phil is Advisor of several startups, including Fairwai.com, Nextuser.com, Bluefox.io.