John Lombela (MC)

John is the Founder and CEO at Axalio, Founder of Cryptovecs Capital and Innovecs Consulting and a serial entrepreneur, investor, business coach and mentor. He has developed several businesses in the field of Information & Communication Technology, FinTech, Blockchain & Cryptoassets, as well as syndicated funds in the space of alternative investment. He holds a

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Mariana Gospodinova (KEYNOTE SPEAKER)

Mariana Gospodinova is the General Manager of European Operations for Crypto.com, where she leads the market strategy, operations, business development and partnerships, and product commercialisation for the company across the continent. Previously, Mariana was COO of Binance Europe, where she oversaw operations and looked after the successful launch of the crypto to fiat exchange and

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Jim Kyung-Soo Liew, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Kyung-Soo Liew is an Associate Professor of Finance at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and revels in pushing the boundaries of financial knowledge and product development both as an academic and FinTech entrepreneur. He has published pioneering research in the intersection of social media big data, blockchain, and financial markets. He currently teaches

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Charles Hoskinson (Keynote Speaker)

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure. His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of

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Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack is a Journalist at Defance and What Bitcoin Did.

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Henri Arslanian (Keynote Speaker)

Henri Arslanian is the PwC Global Crypto Leader, the former Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Henri advises many of the world’s leading crypto exchanges, investors, financial institutions and tech firms on their

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Denelle Dixon (Keynote Speaker)

Denelle Dixon is the CEO and Executive Director of the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization using blockchain to unlock the world’s economic potential by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. Before joining Stellar, Dixon served as COO of Mozilla, one of the most successful mission-driven open-source organizations. Throughout her

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Stani Kulechov (Keynote Speaker)

Stani Kulechov is the Founder and CEO of Aave, an open source and non-custodial money market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. Stani was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first got into Ethereum and he started exploring how it could impact the traditional financial system. In 2017, Stani

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Ben Zhou (Keynote Speaker)

Ben Zhou is Bybit’s Co-founder and CEO. He spearheaded the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange into a platform of more than one million users from its foundation in 2018. Bybit is now one of the world’s top five crypto derivative exchanges, and has the best liquidity for the BTCUSD perpetual contract. Established in March 2018, Bybit is

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Yele Bademosi (Keynote Speaker)

Yele Bademosi is CEO and Co-Founder of Bundle, the Africa-focused social payments app for cash and crypto, aiming to drive crypto adoption in Africa and bringing more economic freedom and prosperity to all Africans. Yele is focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Africa, accelerating Africa’s transition into a sustainable and developed economy by leveraging

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