Speakers

The Ethfinex Governance Summit will host some of the most interesting speakers and innovators within the space to explore & challenge the boundaries of decentralised governance.

 
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Griff Green

Founder, Giveth

A well connected and respected person in the Ethereum community. Community manager for TheDAO, led the cleanup effort for TheDAO Hack from every angle, co-founder of the White Hat Group, which secured the at-risk funds (10% of all ETH) from the DAO hack and also helped secure $210 million dollars worth of crypto assets in the Parity Multisig Hack one year later. In 2016, Griff founded Giveth to use smart contracts to radically empower individuals and communities to affect real change.

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Sarah Compani

Legal Advisor, Bitfinex

Sarah advises companies within the blockchain industry on legal matters, including Bitfinex, one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges. She is called to the bar in Paris, and has a background working with companies at the leading edge of finance and technology.

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Adrián Calvo María

Co-founder and CTO, Coin Governance System

Adrián is a Software Engineer specialized in Blockchain, who has been working on Ethereum since 2014. He is the co-founder and CTO of Coin Governance System, an on-chain governance mechanism to protect ICO investors from scams and bad execution. He is also one of the co-founders of Ethereum Madrid, the main community around Ethereum in Spain. In the past, he has worked as lead developer at Grant Thornton Blockchain Lab and as an editor at CryptoCoinsNew.

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Alex Gladstein

CSO, Human Rights Foundation

Alex Gladstein is CSO at the Human Rights Foundation and was Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom since 2009. He has connected hundreds of dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders to promote free and open societies. He has spoken at various blockchain events about why bitcoin and decentralized technology matter for freedom.

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Clément Lesaege

CTO, Kleros

Clément Lesaege is the current CTO at Kleros. Kleros is providing a blockchain dispute resolution layer which will connects users to jurors who have the knowledge and the skills to fairly settle dispute with a fast secure and affordable process.

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Paolo Ardoino

CTO, Bitfinex & Ethfinex

Paolo Ardoino has served as CTO at Bitfinex since 2015, and is also CTO of Ethfinex. Paolo’s coordinates the development teams, evaluates new technologies, and designs and develops the Ethfinex backend platform in terms of scalability, high-availability, fault-tolerance and performance increase.

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Jenna Zenk

CTo, Melonport

Jenna Zenk leads the technical development of Melon, the decentralized infrastructure for tomorrow’s asset management. Melon is a blockchain protocol for digital asset management built on Ethereum. It enables anyone to set up, manage and invest in technology regulated and operated  investment funds in an open, competitive and decentralised manner.

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Adithya Pradeep Kumar

Business development manager, Procivis

Adithya completed his Master's in Sustainability and Social Innovation from HEC Paris with his thesis focusing on the applications of Blockchain and e-Identity to facilitate citizen participation in governance. Prior to this, he co-founded Project Pragati, a social enterprise which worked on empowering the transgender community in India through secure employment and financial independence. Furthermore, he worked in the financial sector as a Summer Analyst at Goldman Sachs and as Socially Responsible Investing Analyst at Exane BNP Paribas. Finally, Adithya is a published researcher on the topic of sustainability and climate change. At Procivis, he leads business development for emerging markets.

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Luis Cuende

Co-founder, Aragon

Luis has been awarded as the best underage European programmer in 2011, is a Forbes 30 Under 30, MIT TR35 and was an Advisor to the VP of the European Commission. He cofounded the blockchain startup Stampery. Prior to founding startups, he created the world's first Linux distribution with facelogin. He's now CEO of Aragon One, one of the teams working on the Aragon project.

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Antanas Guoga

Founder, blockchain centre in vilnius

Antanas Guoga is a well-respected member of the European Parliament who has founded a number of successful international companies. Antanas is known for his efforts in promoting a better climate for entrepreneurship and improving conditions for business opportunities. He is also a founder of the Blockchain Centre in Vilnius - the first international blockchain centre in Europe.

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Brendan Dillon

CEO, Consensus Clubs

Brendan is the founder and CEO of Consensus Clubs, a community engagement and governance platform. In 2016 he founded Reflexivity, a blockchain consulting practice advising companies of all sizes, from pre-revenue startups to Fortune 100 multinationals. He was the founder and CTO of AdaptiveMobile, a mobile network security company whose solutions are deployed in 80 carriers across the world. 

Igor Barinov

Tech lead, POA Network

Igor is an award-winning blockchain expert known for pioneering developments in blockchain enabled notary. Igor is currently the tech lead of POA Network, a foundation that launched POA Network, which is open, permissioned and public blockchain network based on Ethereum protocol with Proof-of-Authority (PoA) consensus reached by independent, pre-selected validators. Igor devotes all his time to innovating around blockchain scalability and making open networks more affordable for businesses.

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Jordi Baylina

Founder, Giveth

Jordi Baylina is the founder of Giveth, a non-profit blockchain-based platform designed to reengineer the incentive structure used for charitable giving, and the Co-Founder of the White Hat Group. He is also a Solidity Smart Contract Auditor and Developer based on the Ethereum BlockChain.

Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof

Founder, Bitnation

Susanne is an award winning entrepreneur, a crypto activist and writer, living and working in international frontier environments. Susanne's aim is to leverage radical technologies and resilient peer-to-peer networks to create borderless and voluntary post-nation state society. She founded Bitnation, the world's first blockchain nation and jurisdiction in 2014. In 2017 she won the UNESCO Netexplo Award for Bitnation, and was named by WIRED as one of the innovators of the world fighting for your online privacy. Susanne has appeared in New York Times, WIRED, VICE, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Economist, BBC, CNN, Nasdaq.com, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Russia Today, Canal+, TEDx, and many other.

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Jack du Rose

Co-founder, Colony

Jack is co-founder of Colony.io. Colony is a collection of decentralised protocols and applications, built on Ethereum, providing tools for a more open, and meritocratic future of work. He is also the CEO of the Collectively Intelligent Ltd – a software company focused on cryptoeconomic protocols and decentralized applications.

Matan Field

CEO & Co-founder, DAostack

Matan Field is a blockchain researcher and entrepreneur, dedicated to decentralise the world. During his postdoctoral research at the Technion, he discovered the blockchain and co-founed Backfeed to develop the basis for decentralised governance and organisations. Matan is currently the CEO and Co-founder of DAOstack and dedicating his days to bring the first truly decentralised organisation into life.

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Vlad Zamfir

Lead developer, Casper Protocol

Vlad Zamfir is a researcher and developer best known for his work on cryptoeconomics, proof-of-stake, and blockchain sharding. Since 2014, Zamfir has been a researcher with the Ethereum Foundation. He is the lead developer of the Casper protocol upgrade, the initial version of which was published in November 2017.



Nicolas Bacca

CTO, Ledger

Nicolas worked on card systems for 5 years at Oberthur, a leader in embedded digital security, ultimately as R&D Solution Architect. He left Oberthur to launch his company, Ubinity, which was developing smartcard operating systems. He finally co-founded BTChip to develop an open standard, secure element based hardware wallet which eventually became the first version of the Ledger wallet.