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John Linden CEO Mythical Games, a game platform company focused on building player-owned economies with top game developers and publishers. Prior to Mythical Games, John was the President of Seismic Games (acquired by Niantic Labs), developer of Marvel Strike Force. Prior to Seismic Games, he was a Studio Head at Activision Blizzard on the Call of Duty and Skylanders franchises.
Rui Zhang Vice President gumi Inc Rui Zhang, CFA, CPA is also Managing Director of gumi Cryptos. With both investment and computer science background, Rui has 2 years banking and 3 years consulting firm experience in his early career. At the beginning of 2018, he took in charge of and succeeded in setting up crypto delegated investment fund – gumi Cryptos. Since then, serving as the Managing Director, he is leading the investment of gumi Cryptos.
Mickey Maher Head Revenue & Gaming Partnerships Dapper Labs, makers of CryptoKitties. His primary goal is to expand CryptoKitties and upcoming blockchain projects into the greater gaming market with our goal of bringing the first billion to the blockchain. Dapper Labs is the fifth venture-backed startup Mickey has worked for in the gaming industry. Two have been acquired, and one is likely to IPO in the near future—with all of them, he has significantly and consistently grown revenue.
Mike Jones, Helmsman, 8 Circuit Studios. Mike is a twenty three year veteran of the video game industry, starting his career in professional flight simulators before moving to traditional gaming companies, including Microsoft, Playdom (Disney Interactive) and Kabam. Having worked titles as varied as Mass Effect, Voodoo Vince, Mechwarrior 4, Mobsters and Kingdoms of Camelot, Mike brings a broad knowledge of video game development, systems, platforms and industry experience that ranges from publishing to indies.
Sam Englebardt Co-Founder/Partner Galaxy Digital Sam is a media and technology investor and content producer who has created, acquired and/or financed a broad range of traditional and digital businesses and dozens of films and television shows over the past decade. Galaxy Digital is a leading blockchain and digital assets merchant bank.
Jim Gatto, Partner Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP He is in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is also Co-Team Leader of the firm’s Digital Media Industry and Social Media and Games Industry Teams, and Team Leader of the firm’s Open Source Team.
Yiseul Cho, Venture Partner FBG Capital. FBG Capital is the largest crypto fund based in China. She is also Founder Crypto Girls and Cofounder of a stealth project. She is Advisor to the Korean Blockchain Association. She is also Advisor to ICON, Medibloc, Waves platform, Nucleus vision, Beetoken, PolicyPal Network and Metadium. She is Ex-Founding Partner Blockchain Partners Korea (currently HASHED) . Yiseul is the first blockchain engineer @HSBC.
MODERATOR: Mark Albertson, Silicon Valley journalist whose stories are regularly published for SiliconANGLE Media and Blasting News. He was previously a senior writer for the San Francisco Examiner and CBS-Bay Area. He specializes in coverage of Fintech and cybsersecurity topics, in addition to writing regularly about enterprise computing. He is also an experienced video and TV producer, having created Tech Closeup, a nationally syndicated program on technology that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX affiliate stations
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