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July 31, 2018

Bruce Pon

Bruce Pon
Head of Operations and Business Development at BigchainDB

 Berlin

 Data Markets, Big Data, AI


Statement

Blockchain gives us a chance to re-distribute power and control back to people.

Bio

Founder of Ocean Protocol, BigchainDB and ascribe.io. Formerly - helped build 12 banks around the globe.

Project

Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and associated services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements.

July 25, 2018

Laura Grimmelmann

Laura Grimmelmann
VC at Accel

accel.com

accel.com

London

VC, Investments

Statement

I see the most promising impact of the blockchain technology in disruption of intermediated industries that lack trust.

Bio

Laura Grimmelmann is VC at Accel. Previously she was an investor at Advent International and founder of Superlane and Team Launch.

July 19, 2018

Klaus Himmer

Klaus Himmer
CEO at CryptoTax

cryptotax.io

cryptotax.io

Ingolstadt

Cryptocurrencies, Tax, Cryptoeconomics

Statement

Most promising impact of blockchain technology is eliminating trust-based intermediary businesses which are mainly monopolized by governments.

Bio

Klaus Himmer is managing director and co-founder of CryptoTax. He is an expert in taxation of blockchain-based assets. As a consultant to a major accounting firm, he advised banks, investment management companies and other financial service providers on questions of product and corporate taxation. Against this background, his focus is now on the technical implementation of tax-induced processes for private investors and companies in the crypto environment.

Project

Automated tax reports for Bitcoin, Ether and other crypto assets. Certified and easy. Integration with leading exchanges and wallets.

July 19, 2018

Jasmine Zhang

Jasmine Zhang
CEO at LongHash

longhash.com

herdius.com

Berlin

VC, Decentralized Exchanges, Investments

Statement

Blockchain is the inevitble future.

Bio

Jasmine specializes in EU China cross border investments, where she has been working in international accelerator programs and now has a focus on blockchain-enabled startups. Before she has worked in investment banking and consulting firms.

Project

LongHash is a platform for accelerating the development and understanding of blockchain technology.

July 19, 2018

John Calian

John Calian
Head of T-Labs at Telekom Innovation Laboratories

https://laboratories.telekom.com/

hashstaX

Berlin

Telecommunication, Smart Contracts, Networks

Statement

Blockchain will bring higher level of trusts to telecommunication networks.

Bio

John is the Head of the Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) in Berlin, a group of some 300 experts & scientists (+ entrepreneurs) from a variety of disciplines, from more than 25 nations all working together at T-Labs. Additionally, John co-founded and leads all product development for the T-Labs Blockchain Group, a team dedicated to decentralization research and development. In this dual role, John is responsible for developing and leading innovation topics, including blockchain strategies and initiatives, machine learning techniques and customer experiences, for Deutsche Telekom and its partners.

Project

Developer communities around the world get instant access to a decentralized application stack powered by blockchain and telecom network connectivity

July 19, 2018

Jason Goldberg

Jason Goldberg
Co-founder and CEO at BigchainDB

 ost.com

 ost.com

 Berlin

 Tokens, SaaS, Cryptoeconomics

Statement

At OST we believe blockchain will change the way we transact and interact with platforms and communities: To facilitate this change, we are developing the infrastructure and tools necessary to bring blockchain to the mainstream.

Bio

Jason Goldberg is a veteran internet entrepreneur with an 18-year history of scaling products to millions of users. Since 2016 Jason’s passion has been to drive mainstream consumer adoption of blockchain technologies.

Project

The OST software platform helps businesses gain competitive advantage from blockchain and turn the potential of decentralization into reality.

July 19, 2018

Mascha McConaghy

Mascha McConaghy
Founder & Strategic Partnerships at BigchainDB

 bigchaindb.com

 oceanprotocol.com

 Berlin

 Data Markets, Big Data, AI

Statement

The benefits of blockchain go beyond just one industry and affect our society on many levels - starting from enabling artists to monetize from their digitally based works, having id papers for the refugees, safer self driving cars, to being in control of your own data and be able to share it, monetize it and have visibility into how it’s used.

Bio

Masha McConaghy is a founder at ascribe.io, a service enabling immutable attribution for artists and clear provenance for digital and physical art, BigchainDB a decentralized blockchain database and Ocean Protocol, a decentralized data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI. She has a PhD in Arts from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris and a Museology Degree from Louvre School, Paris. She has organized exhibitions throughout the world and has worked with curators at the Louvre Museum in Paris and directed a commercial gallery in Vancouver. Her PhD explored the distinct relationship between art and commerce over the centuries. She has rich experience in mediation (public and community development studies), marketing and communication. Her current pursuits are at the intersection of art, IP and applications of new technology.

Project

Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and associated services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements.

July 19, 2018

Trent McConaghy

Trent McConaghy
Founder & CTO at BigchainDB

 bigchaindb.com

 oceanprotocol.com

 Berlin

 Data Markets, Big Data, AI

Statement

AI*Blockchain can bring us into an age of abundance, if we can pull it off

Bio

Trent did AI & optimization research for two decades, including AI to help drive Moore's Law. For the last several years he's worked on blockchain, focusing on democratizing data via Ocean decentralized data economy for AI, BigchainDB decentralized database, and advising the Estonia E-residency program. http://www.trent.st

Project

Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and associated services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements.

July 4, 2018

Lasha Antadze

Lasha Antadze
Founder at Shelf.Network

 shelf.network

 shelf.network

 Berlin

 Retail, Auctioning, Founder

Statement

I see the most promising impact of the blockchain technology in governance.

Bio

Entrepreneur and founder of: “Shelf.Network” - Which serves as a distributed price discovery system through auctions. Lead management experience in international anti-corruption reforms and public service optimizations.

Project

Shelf is a distributed back end infrastructure for e-commerce world. It connects online marketplaces P2P and enables sellers to list, track and synchronously trade same assets across all platforms.

July 4, 2018

Bruce Pon

Bruce Pon
Head of Operations and Business Development at BigchainDB

 bigchaindb.com

 oceanprotocol.com

 Berlin

 Data Markets, Big Data, AI

Statement

Blockchain gives us a chance to re-distribute power and control back to people.

Bio

Founder of Ocean Protocol, BigchainDB and ascribe.io. Formerly - helped build 12 banks around the globe.

Project

Ocean Protocol is an ecosystem for sharing data and associated services. It provides a tokenized service layer that exposes data, storage, compute and algorithms for consumption with a set of deterministic proofs on availability and integrity that serve as verifiable service agreements.