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Tim Swanson Founder Post Oak Labs and is a thought-leader in the blockchain community and author of three books. Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tim has worked in East Asia for more than six years and was previously a fellow at Singapore University of Social Sciences and the Sim Kee Boon Institute at Singapore Management University. He was the first advisor at Hyperledger (prior to its acquisition by Digital Asset), an advisor at Clearmatics, a consultant with Elm Labs and was most recently the director of market research at R3.
Matthew Le Merle, CoFounder Fifth Era & Managing Partner Keiretsu Capital, the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew has degrees from Christ Church, Oxford (MA/BA) and Stanford (MBA). He was born in London, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.
Steve Beauregard, Chief Revenue Officer Bloq Steve was the Founder and former CEO of leading blockchain payment processor GoCoin. Bloq brings distributed blockchain financial products to large enterprise customers and gov’t agencies worldwide. Prior to GoCoin, Steve ran an innovative enterprise software firm introducing new efficiencies through mobile and eCommerce applications. In recent years Steve has delivered keynote speeches at blockchain events worldwide and has spoken at top universities and corporations on cryptocurrencies and mobile solutions.
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: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He’s an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.Moderator: John Boitnott, Journalist/Digital Consultant. John has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies for 20 years. He’s an advisor at StartupGrind.com and has written for Fast Company, NBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, BusinessInsider, USAToday and Venturebeat among others.