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Sept. 17-19, 2018 Seoul, South Korea

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Founder, Wikipedia General

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Former director, CIA

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Founder and CEO of Wikitribune.com, and founder of Wikia, Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation. Currently serving as the Chair Emeritus and Board Member of the Wikimedia Foundation and Chair of Wikia, Inc.


Jimmy Wales

Founder of Wikipedia

Michael Vincent Hayden is a retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

General Michael Hayden

Former Director of CIA & NSA

President Obama's senior intelligence adviser, a cybersecurity expert, bestselling author of the "Facts and Fears" among other compelling works

Lt. General James Clapper

Former Director of U.S. National Intelligence

The first African American governor  of New York and a lifelong Democrat who has earned praise for his efforts to combat the 2008 New York fiscal crisis.

David Paterson

Former Governor of New York

Dr. Jhun is the Head of the Self-Regulatory Committee of the Korea Blockchain Association. He is a former congressman and has served as a member of the 19th National Assembly in South Korea.  
Dr. Jhun has previously served as the CEO of Hancom, Inc. and as the vice-president of Korea Venture Business Association.

Dr. Hajin Jhun

Former member of the 19th National Assembly in South Korea

Leon is in charge of investment and investment banking business of Node Capital, one of the most influential token funds all around the world and #5 in TOP30 VC firms by Crunchbase. Previously he has worked as a financial report in Founder and Strategic director of GEM listed company Dark Horse Venture; Leon is also a founding member of sanhao.com

Leon Shi

Partner of Node Capital

Stanley Ho is the co-Founder of UAP, Universal Auction Program. He was part of the pioneering team which conceived & created the UAP token, an integral component of the macro UAP Ecosystem. He holds a MBA and is known for his active involvement in the Ethereum community. With a strong business acumen, his ideologies are well sought after in the global blockchain development community.

STANLEY HO

Co-founder of UAP Technologies Limited

Bobby Lee was the CEO and co-founder of BTCC (formerly BTCChina), the first bitcoin exchange in China and the leading bitcoin financial platform worldwide. Mr. Lee currently serves on the board of Bitcoin Foundation, a non-profit organization that fosters the adoption of bitcoin globally.

Bobby Lee

CEO and Co-Founder, BTCC

Co-Founded Konolabs Inc. and serves as its Chief Inventor. He is the Chief Executive Officer at Olaworks, Inc. Dr. Ryu served as Chief Technology Officer at Iconlab, Inc. He graduated from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and is a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Jung-Hee Ryu Ph.D

Partner at FuturePlay and FoundationX

Cristina is an MIT Media Lab alumna and Internet pioneer with over two decades of experience building software, Internet, AI and FinTech related businesses. Formerly, Ms. Dolan held executive roles at Disney, Hearst, IBM and Oracle.  She is a member of Forbes Technology Council and the Vice Chair and former Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum in New York.

Cristina Dolan

Co-Founder and COO of iXLedger

Mr. Ornish is an investor, speaker, and founder and CEO of Luna Labs, a human connection engine leveraging the incentive-aligning power of blockchain.  He believes that stable adjustments to our behavioral equilibrium can be made only with technology.

Andre Ornish

Founder and CEO, Luna

Chris founded the investment consulting firm MAS in 2003. Prior to MAS, he worked over 8 years at Deutsche Bank, where he cofounded the stable value group, which had peak assets at $15 billion. He has served as an economist and bank regulator at the Federal Reserve Bank of NY. He is currently the Founding Partner of Citdex’s Parcels Network

Christopher Cutler

Former Federal Reserve Economist, Founding Partner of Citdex

Day One Ventures invests in startups and lead their communications. Masha is one of only four women who closed a fund last year and, according to Crunchbase, 153 VCs total launched last year. She has been recognized by VentureBeat as one of the most prominent emerging female VCs.

Masha Drokova

Founder and General Partner of Day One Ventures

Chloe is currently enrolled in a Masters Program at Harvard University, focusing on Psychology. She participates with several groups who are focused on new discoveries in science and technology that have implications for what it is to be human in the emergence of Civilization 2.0.

Chloe Cashmore

Master in Psychology, Harvard University

Jin Ho Hur is an entrepreneur-turned VC with 20+ years startup experience in internet, mobile and gaming. Since a few years, his focus turned more and more to Blockchain. He’s also a key player in the Asia-Pacific regional Internet community, helping startups go global.

Jin Ho Hur PH.D

Managing Director at SEMA Translink Investment

Yuan Wang is a technologist, #1 best selling author, and cryptocurrency entrepreneur. For over two decades, Yuan designed, coded and operated some of the most popular 3D video games in history including Descent, Lucasarts’ Jedi Knight and World of Warcraft. He has served as an executive at Blizzard Entertainment, Disney, and Midway Games.

Yuan Wang

Co-founder of QuantumPoetic

Ivan is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and early crypto adopter. He is Founder and Managing Partner atHODL.vc, which is a token-first VC fund that incubates early-stage blockchain and crypto ventures.

ivan soto-wright

Managing Partner at HODL.vc

Henry Liu operates as Chief of Investments of Yeoman's Capital, the world’s first family office that invests exclusively in open-source, tokenized projects, and has managed over $450m+ in advertising sales. He works from Facebook and Instagram, advising executives at top e-commerce companies.

Henry Liu

Chief Investment Officer, Yeoman’s Capital

Jane is an active Asia-based VC, advisor, and consultant in the blockchain space. She is advisor for Origin-X Capital and a Partner at Lumen Partners. She is on the founding team of ZenCash, a privacy coin that powers an encrypted platform for messaging and transactions.

Jane Lippencott

Founding Member of ZenCash, Head of BD at CoinFi

Taewon is the CEO & CTO of GLOSFER, a first-generation blockchain company in Korea. In 2015, he established BITWHERE, the third bitcoin exchange in Korea. He is now a member of the Blockchain Committee at the Collective Intelligence Center of the Democratic Party of Korea, Korea Blockchain Industry Promotion Association (KBIPA).

Taewon Kim

CEO & CTO of GLOSFER

Samuel Yim is a senior foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. Mr. Yim is a member of the firm’s E-Finance & FinTech practice where he focuses primarily on blockchain and cryptocurrency matters. He regularly represents token sellers, cryptocurrency exchanges, ventures, private equity funds, major global investment banks, and others in the space.

Samuel YIM

Senior Foreign Attorney at Kim & Chang

Matt is co-founder and Chief Decentralization Officer at DecentraNet. He serves as an advisor to Network Society Labs, Humaniq, Securrency, and Loci and has been involved in several early-stage blockchain startups, including Ubiquity, Trive.news, and TheSunExchange.

Matt McKibbin

Co-Founder and Chief Decentralization Officer at Decentranet

Mr. Eppanapally managed the migration of investment portfolios from Bloomberg to BlackRock’s Aladdin trading platform. He is also planned and managed merger of two leading asset management companies, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) and Black Rock with a combined Assets Under Management (AUM) of over $1 trillion on to Aladdin.

Hari Eppanapally

Vice President at Bank of New York Mellon

Deepti was recently named as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper for her achievements and drive to make a contribution to young entrepreneurs communities.

Deepti Sharma

Entrepreneur, Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni

Vincent Conitzer is the Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies at Duke University. He graduated from Harvard University and is a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Most of his research is on artificial intelligence and economic theory.

Vincent Conitzer

Kimberly J. Jenkins University Professor of New Technologies

Dr. Jihoon Jeong is a senior teaching fellow at Kyung Hee Cyber University and managing partner of Big Bang Angels. He is one of the better-known angel investors in South Korea, with more than 40 start-ups in his portfolio. Recently he co-wrote a blockchain based science fiction novel, "The Five," on CoinDesk Korea.

Dr. Jihoon Jeong

Senior Teaching Fellow of Kyung Hee Cyber University

KJ Erickson is the CEO & co-founder of Public Market, an open data protocol for marketplace eCommerce. A graduate of Stanford University and Oxford Business School, Erickson is trained in economics and game theory and is passionate about building consumer-facing web products and marketplaces backed by alternative currencies.

KJ Erickson

Enterpreneur and Economist

De Kai's cross-disciplinary work relating music, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and culture stems from a liberal arts perspective emphasizing creativity in both technical and humanistic dimensions. He is a Distinguished Research Scholar at Berkeley and was named one of the 100 most influential figures of Hong Kong.

De Kai

AI Professor (HKUST) and ICSI Distinguished Research Scholar (Berkeley)

Frank Yu is a Residence Director with SOSV accelerators. They have launched 600 companies, which include sourcing CPG, AI, Machine Learning and blockchain startups for their portfolio. Yu brings years of experience in helping companies to scale and build communities. Currently, he is researching the viability of Blockchain and distributed ledgers for the gaming industry and NGOs.

frank yu

Business Intelligence Research EIR at SOSV accelerators

Mir Haque is the globally recognized founder of Aphaea Capital, a Silicon Valley based Social Venture Fund dedicated to finding and financing next best Blockchain and AI social impact projects. Mir, a Wharton MBA, has worked for McKinsey, Adobe, Google and Deutsche Bank, and currently works on a blockchain and AI powered Financial Inclusion Platform for emerging markets.

mir haque

Founder of Aphaea Capital

Henry is the Consultant at Korea Blockchain Association. He has served as the director at the association. Before he joined the association, he was the journalist at Economy Chonsun and Hankyung Business.

Henry Kim

Consultant at Korea Blockchain Association

Mr. Ted Koo, as a legal & compliance attorney in Korea, is actively involved in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. Before he opened his own law firm, he had worked for Kim & Chang as a manager for forensics and investigation services for about 6 years. He had also served as a public prosecutor before joining Kim & Chang.

Ted Koo

Managing Partner at TEK & LAW

Sandra Wu is the CEO of Origin X Capital and is a securities, PE fund formation and M&A corporate lawyer with more than 12 years experience working for Wall Street, and U.S. law firms in Hong Kong and Sydney. She is the vice president of the Hong Kong Digital Asset Investment Association and a Legal Advisor to various family offices and crypto funds.

Sandra Wu

CEO of Origin X Capital

SangJin is Co-founder and CEO of Chain Cabinet, a blockchain start-up platform and investor based in Seoul, Korea and Singapore. Chain Cabinet builds their own blockchain project and invests in blockchain projects in early stage with thier crypto fund. SangJin is a business leader, investor, and consultant with an extensive background.

SangJin Hong

Investor and CEO of Chain Cabinet

Dr. Christian Wagner

CEO of Viral Artificial Intelligence

Serial technopreneur, track record in algorithms, machine learning and cryptography dating back to 2001. In parallel to his crypto life, Toufi built 15 startups, failed 11 succeeded in 4 with IP ended up at Google, HP and his last AI startup became an Intel company. Beyond being a Co-Author of the TODA Protocol.

Toufi Saliba

CEO Toda.Network

Bitcoin Center Korea is a community center and incubating space for all things Bitcoin and more. Founded in 2015, it is the oldest and only offline hub for connecting developers, startups and investors from the Bitcoin industry in Seoul and beyond.

John Saeyong Ra

Founder of Bitcoin Center Korea

Eliott Edge is an international speaker, multidisciplinary artist, journalist, humorist, futurist, and writer. He is the author of ‘3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Civilization, Overlords, and Escape.’ He is on the advisory board of The Lifeboat Foundation, a member of Das Unbehagen, the founder of EducatingEarth.

Eliott Edge

Author, Medium & IEET contributor

Victoria is the CEO of Gainfy, AI and blockchain healthcare company, Managing Partner at Ignite 500, an investments group with a diversified portfolio of tech companies, and Executive producer of SharkChain TV, pitching competition show for emerging tech projects. She has 20+ years of experience in business development and capital investments.

Victoria Saucier

Managing Partner at Ignite 500

Trevor is a prominent speaker and investor. After launching his career at the convergence of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Trevor became a very early leader in the blockchain community - financing foundational projects like Ethereum, EOS and Shapeshift. Trevor is the Co-Founder of Polymath, the worlds largest security token platform.

Trevor Koverko

CEO of Polymath

Lauren is the founder of Immutable Industries and vice president of production at Live Alliance. She is a global-minded media executive and producer with strong experience in international environments. Her work includes developing new business and strategic partnerships, relationship management, and event/product roll-out strategy.

Lauren Bissell

Founder of Immutable Industries

Tim is the cofounder and CEO of CoinFi, a fast growing cryptocurrency media and software startup that is bringing Wall Street caliber trading intelligence to the blockchain. CoinFi offers cutting edge crypto financial intelligence through 2 primary channels: financial media and trading technology.  

Timothy tam

CEO of CoinFi

Simon’s own personal experience with financial hardship and the ‘gig economy’ during college, combined with his passion for blockchain, helped spark Storm’s vision -- “to empower the lives of billions worldwide by allowing anyone to earn anywhere, anytime, from any device. Simon has been featured in Forbes, Reader’s Digest, Nasdaq, Business Insider, and more.

Simon Yu

Co-Founder of Storm

Matan is an interdisciplinary artist & entrepreneur, TED Speaker & Forbes Under 30 honoree. As "the Rock Star of Music Technology", his award winning inventions have been featured in museums, events & stages worldwide. As the founder of Shift, he has worked on projects ranging from solutions for people with disabilities to Blockchain innovation.

Matan Berkowitz

Interdisciplinary artist & entrepreneur, Forbes U30

Sung Kim, Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board responsible for the company’s overall business, strategy and its technical direction. Through his leadership, NeoFrame has gained the number 1 provider of trading solution and channel middleware in Korea.  He brings over 25 years of design and development of high-performance mission critical financial system software for banks and brokerage firms around the globe.

Sung Kim

CEO of Neoframe, Inc. and Coredax, Inc.

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Blockchain leader, Founder of FinTech Association. ex-Credit Suisse/Accenture Head of Technology Consulting. Strong advocate of people development, strategy and executing for results. 20+ years experience having successfully started and managed several award-winning businesses in software.

Joseph Toh

Founder and CEO of SignKeys

More than 20 years in media & PR. Developed media projects for Portugal, Japan, Russia, GB, France. Produced broadcasting London Olympics 2012, WTCC, 2014 FIFA World Cap; provided informational support for Japanese government delegations in Russia. Exploring the blockchain related media since 2016

Alina Belkovskaya

Senior Managing Director at Bitnewstoday.com

David Drake is Founder and Chairman at LDJ Capital, a multi-family office which deals in worldwide funds accessing over trillions in assets and maintains over 50+ global directors and family office partners. He runs a $200M LDJ Cayman Fund focused on cryptocurrency, mining, and ICO acquisitions.

David Drake

Founder and Chairman at LDJ Capital

Frederick Leung is the Founder and CEO at AnApp Blockchain Technologies Limited. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of California, San Diego and MSEE in computer engineering.

Frederick Leung

Founder and CEO at AnApp Blockchain Technologies Limited

Marc is an entrepreneur, producer, and director specializing in live participatory media. He is an executive board member and the founding New York Chair of the Producers Guild of America New Media Council. Scarpa has received numerous awards for his work in media.

Marc Scarpa

Media Architect and Co-Founder of Decentric Media

Mike is a World Record holder, philanthropist, and activist. He established the “Mike Scala Foundation for Youth,” an organization that provides educational opportunities for at-risk youth in 15 countries. His current project is The Solar Water, a technology that provides 5,000 people with clean water for $5,000 USD for 25 years.

Mike Scala

Musician, Philanthropist, and Activist

Brittany Kaiser is co-founder of Bueno Capital and an international law, diplomacy and data-driven campaign professional with significant global experience. Her work involves developing successful strategies for politicians, governments, and corporations to achieve their goals using cutting edge technology. Kaiser is currently focused on legislative reform for digital assets such as personal data and tokens on blockchain.

Brittany Kaiser

Former executive at Cambridge Analytica, co-founder of Bueno Capital

Sungku Kim is the CEO of Nexus One, an investment firm focused on blockchain projects. Also, Nexus One is accelerating blockchain projects which strives to make their own decentralized world.

Sungku Kim

CEO of Nexus One

Sungku Kim is the CEO of Nexus One, an investment firm focused on blockchain projects. Also, Nexus One is accelerating blockchain projects which strives to make their own decentralized world.

Igor Khmel

Managing Partner, MovieCoin, CEO and Founder, BANKEX

Jason is Co-Founder and CEO of BET ENCORE. He majored in electrical engineering at Seoul National University and is a manager and game PD with over 18 years of experience. He has developed variety of games, including screen golf system that yielded accumulative sales of US $50 million, online casual game with 2 million players, a RTS game.

Jason Chee

Co-Founder and CEO of BET ENCORE

He leads EduHash, the global innovation education company who provides customized service with the blockchain technology & AI. Former CEO of KG Eduone which is one of Top education company in Korea and Managing Director of KB Securities. Bachelor of Math Education in Korea Univ, Master & Ph.D. program of Computer Science in Western Michigan Univ, USA

KiTae Kang, Ph.D.

CEO of Eduhash

James JungHweon Jeon is the Asia Blockchain Leader of DXC Technology TA (previously Hewlett-Packard ES). James has been leading the blockchain community in Korea as well as Global based on CEO of Top fortune 500 company and OECD  International Organization' Digital Economy & Technology Innovation Committee.

James Jung Hweon Jeon

Asia Blockchain Leader of DXC Technology TA

Shehryar has been a serial entrepreneur since the last 9 years and launched his first venture MyCityDeal in Belgium (backed by Rocket Internet). He has been involved in a number of startup ventures in fintech, e-commerce, IoT, Blockchain, and equity crowdfunding. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters from HANKEN & Aalto University.

Shehryar Piracha

Co-founder & CMO of CentrumCoin

Experienced startup executive, who got his start in business doing due diligence for M&A, with a key research role in over $15B in deals for top 10 LBO firms. His latest project is a music based security token called Royalty aiming to replace the flawed legacy infrastructure of ASCAP and BMI by a transparent and efficient Blockchain back end.

Mihai Dinulescu

CEO of Royalty

Jungho in the Director of Korea Investment Partners. He has extensive experience in the investments field (VC&PE) on the Asian market; SEA and Japan.

Jungho Yoo

Director of Korea Investment Partners

Sungku Kim is the CEO of Nexus One, an investment firm focused on blockchain projects. Also, Nexus One is accelerating blockchain projects which strives to make their own decentralized world.

ERIC TIPPETTS

Co-Founder of NASGO

Sungku Kim is the CEO of Nexus One, an investment firm focused on blockchain projects. Also, Nexus One is accelerating blockchain projects which strives to make their own decentralized world.

Elmar Bob

VP, Technology Alliances APJ

Jason is Co-Founder and CEO of BET ENCORE. He majored in electrical engineering at Seoul National University and is a manager and game PD with over 18 years of experience. He has developed variety of games, including screen golf system that yielded accumulative sales of US $50 million, online casual game with 2 million players, a RTS game.

Christen Lien

Co-Chair of the NEXUS Music Lab, Performer and Musician

He leads EduHash, the global innovation education company who provides customized service with the blockchain technology & AI. Former CEO of KG Eduone which is one of Top education company in Korea and Managing Director of KB Securities. Bachelor of Math Education in Korea Univ, Master & Ph.D. program of Computer Science in Western Michigan Univ, USA

JAGDISH PANDYA

Founder & Chairman of BlockOn Capital Pte LTD

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