President of Mexico (2000-06)
The first president elected from an opposition party since 1910. Humanitarian & Founder of Centro Fox. One of the world's most important voices on the contemporary geopolitical landscape.
Associate Founder, Singularity University
Founder of Cambrian Genomics developed one of the most efficient way to edit genome. Advisor to Facebook.
Co Founder, Asia Fintech Angels
Co Founder of Sonikure Technology and Founding Partner of SuperCharger
Vice President of Blockchain Society of Hong Kong

Partner, Nikaia Ventures
$ 1 billion in deals last year. ex Regional Director Asia-Pacific at eBay, MD Singapore at Rocket internet, CEO at Foodpanda& Payleven, Director at TripAdvisor.
Co-Founder, Cointelegraph and CULTU.RE
Artrepreneur in the Digital Currency and Blockchain Industry. Advisor to: SingularityU, Polymath Network, Factom, The United Nations, Propy, HSBC, Cicso, P&G, Institute for the Future and St. Gallen Symposium.
Founder, LAToken
Asset tokenization and trading platform. Ex hedge fund managing partner. Director of Founder Institute. Chairman of BEF organizing committee
Founder of
Long-time Bitcoin enthusiast and entrepreneur.
Founder, Evercoin Exchange
LP at Pantera Capital and Focus Ventures, Startup Mentor & Investor at Alchemist Accelerator
Co founder&investor, Korbit
(top 20 crypto exchange)

Former Project Manager at Korea Exchange and Software Development Engineer at Microsoft. Founder of GivePeopleThePower, a non-profit organization..
CEO, CEX.IO Exchange
Leads CEX.IO, a UK-based cryptocurrency exchange. Established in 2013 as the first cloud mining provider, CEX.IO has become a multi-functional cryptocurrency exchange, trusted by over a million users.
Founder & CEO, Celsius Network
Israeli-American serial entrepreneur with original VoIP patents, $1B+ raised and $3B+
in exits to investors
Founder, DataDash YouTube (236k+ subscribers)
Passioned about business, sales, data, and finance.
Founding Partner, Firstchain Group
Partner at Swiss Founders Fund. Previously Co-Founder of Foodpanda, HotelQuickly, GuestReady
Chairman of CarbonBlue Innovations, Faculty at HKUST
High-Tech Entrepreneur and Investor, Financial engineering degree, MIT Sloan Business School, Ph.D. in EECS, MIT Media Lab.
Partner, Coffee Ventures
Invested in and supported more than 50 startups. At Stanford University, mentors at the StartX incubator and provides startups access to cross border opportunities. PhD
Founder, BitBlock Ventures
Investor in the Bitcoin ecosystem since 2011, Lifetime Member of The Bitcoin Foundation, Investor at CommerceBlock, Omise Go, Paycent, Civic, Storj, Kik and Game Credits. Co-founder Terra Virtua.
Representative Director, LA Token Korea
Representative Director of DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Service Korea as Global IT leader on the 4th Industrial Revolution. Asia-Pacific & Japan Regional Director.
Crypto blogger (77k subscribers on Twitter and 31k on YouTube), host of Crypto_Scam podacst
Blogger with over 1,5 mln views. Contributor to WorldCryptoNetand Cointelegraph. 10 years on Wall Street as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and VP at JP Morgan Chase
Founder, Life.SREDA VC
20+ investments in the US, EU and Asia - including Simple, Moven, SumUp, Fidor, etc.
Top-35 most influential FinTech professionals by Institutional Investor magazine.
Director for Digital Transformation at SAP
Managed Digital Transformation Projects for some of the Forbes Top 20 companies.. Government Blockchain Association Chapter President.
Director of Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University
Leading innovation economist. Director of world's first social science research institute on blockchain economics, based at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Samson Lee
Founder & CEO of CoinStreet
Executive Chairman of China Greater Bay Area TechFin Association, Co-founder of Hong Kong Blockchain Centre, Co-Founder of Ethereum south China community, Chief Crypto-economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange
Chief Strategy Officer, Acronis
Councillor at Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SGTech). Former Deputy Minister of ICT of Russia. Investor and blockchain VC LP
Markets reporter, Bloomberg News
Financial journalist with experience in three continents and across asset classes. Focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, covered bonds and FX in Argentina, and equities in Madrid.
Venture Capitalist, CEO & Managing Partner, Aphaea Capital, Wharton Alumni
Leading investments in real estate, blockchain and cryptocurrency ICO. 17 years of combined experience in investment, strategy, business development, M&A and corporate finance with firms such as McKinsey, Adobe, Deutsche Bank, and Google.
Chief Digital Officer Blockchain Technologies, IBM
Leads the data group for blockchain and is responsible for managing the business unit's Global business data, data governance, market insights, customer feedback, and business strategy using data. Phd.
Electronic Arts Founding team member, Co-Founder at HolodeckVR,
CEO at Woodside Creek
Angel investor. Strategic Advisor at BitDegree. Co-founder Cardsmith, License to mail. Stanford BA and MBA.
Korea Expert, journalist with 12+ years experience on TV, radio, and the web
Founder at CryptoCoree. Former BBC News Reporter, international broadcaster at VOA News, reporter for CNN.
Co-Founder, CoinGecko
CoinGecko is a cryptocurrency data analytics & research platform providing thousands of data points covering price, trading volume, market capitalization, developer strength.
BBC News Journalist (specializes in business reporting)
Multi-platform media professional who has spent nearly a decade working at the world's top international broadcasters including Bloomberg Television, CNBC and CNN.
Investment Banker, Startup Investor, Book Author (Global Strategies for Asian Businesses)
Adviser and early stage investor in FinTech, Headed regional teams at investment banks including Barclays Capital, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank. University of Warwick.
Managing editor at Bitcoin Magazine
Editor with over 10 years of experience in both print and digital media. 3+ years of experience in the bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency media industry
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