With an engineering, data science and quantitative finance background, Jeff consults for a number of startups, businesses and universities as an SME in quant modelling and product development. His personal research interests include stochastic processes, Bayesian and causal inferencing, quantum mechanics, and cosmology.
Jeff was propelled into the world of crypto when he stumbled across Ethereum while googling for ‘properties of ether’. Rather than the material safety data sheet, he started down the track of decentralized, open-source blockchains instead. An exceedingly profitable trade-off in hindsight.
Leah Wald is the CEO of cyrptocurrency investment firm Valkyrie. Leah also recently served as the VP of Portfolio Management at Exponential. Previously she served as a Partner at Lucid Investments, an asset management firm where she launched their bitcoin investment arm. Leah began her career working at the World Bank in the Africa Region.
Rubsun Ho is a corporate lawyer and adviser to a number of early stage technology companies. He co-founded Cognition LLP, acquired by Axiom Legal, to create Caravel Law PC. Caravel was created to continue serving startups and small/medium sized businesses without in-house counsel. With over 45 lawyers in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia, Caravel Law continues to drive innovation in the Canadian legal sector.
Peter is an innovative and accomplished client and agency side team leader with experience in providing marketing and communication insights that deliver sustained competitive brand advantage.
He also has on-the-ground marketing experience across two continents and eight countries. Sector experience included financial, retail, B2B, corporate services and client-facing digital software services.
Has as a diverse financial background including investor relations in private and public companies, corporate development and asset management. She is a partner in fintech and venture capital investing, expanding innovative funds and finance platforms.
A chartered accountant and a chartered business valuator with over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector, including accounting, corporate finance, private equity and mergers and acquisitions, participating in over $2 billion of transactions.
Doug holds an MBA (Accg) from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a
BSc. from the University of Guelph.
A monetary economist with a particular focus on non-political digital currencies and privacy tech. His career has included senior influential posts at VISA, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank and Hushmail. He was a founding director of the Bitcoin Foundation.
His early work on digital cash systems and financial cryptography has been published by Dow Jones and the London School of Economics. He serves as an independent board director to companies in the bitcoin, blockchain, mobile payments & gaming sectors. He advocates on bitcoin to a wide variety of audiences, including the Federal Reserve Bank, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, SWIFT, the Depertment of Justice, retail payment networks, major financial institutions, regulatory bodies, mobile money issuers, iGaming operators, security firms, hedge funds & family offices.
An engineer and businessman with a passion for privacy and number theory, and a self-professed cypherpunk, Moe first learnt about bitcoin in 2010. In 2012 he began mining in his free time, while completing a Masters in Nanotechnology at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL).
He founded Bitaccess in 2013, now one of Canada’s most prominent blockchain technology companies, pioneering products such as Bitcoin ATMs, blockchain publishing, and financial smart contracts.
Moe has been invited to the Senate of Canada, the European Parliament, & many other conferences internationally to speak on the future of blockchain technology
Tony G is a well-known investor, businessperson, high stakes poker player, and former member of the European Parliament. His diverse accomplishments include being named as one of Politico Magazine’s 28 people who are shaping, shaking and stirring Europe in 2016.
Guoga also founded the Blockchain Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2018. On the other side of the coin, Guoga is a cable TV star in the USA by winning millions of dollars locking horns at poker with the best players in the world. He resides in Vilnius, Lithuania.