Steven Hatzakis – Head of Blockchain Expert Committee

Steven Hatzakis is the Global Director of Research, Forex & Crypto for ForexBrokers.com, a Reink Media Group brand. Steven is an active fintech and crypto industry researcher and blockchain advisor. He is a contributor to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Cryptography API on Github, and to several other open-source repositories, and is the inventor of palindromic mnemonics (checksum-compliant reversible recovery phrases). He has authored over 1,000 published articles about the online finance industry. Over the past 20 years, Steven has held numerous positions within the international forex markets and has spoken at industry events around the world. He is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) in the US and holds a series III license.

Simon Grunfeld – SVP of US Operations at 55.com

Simon is the CEO and Founder of Ibinex and has roots stemming from the retail FX and IT solutions marketplace. A former registered CTA with the NFA, Simon has a solid background of the inner workings of the capital markets. Simon started his career in IT and then became a registered CTA (2006) to form Gallant FX and then co-founded and headed up the product development of Gallant VPS and co-founding Gallant Capital Markets (GCMFX).  His expert knowledge of developing a project and launching products, driven by innovation, and has participated in the launch of brokerages and the deployment of SaaS/PaaS initiatives used by many large retail institutions. Simon founded Ibinex in 2014 and now caters to a growing number of White Labels and institutional cryptocurrency solutions.

Dmitri Turkevich – Director of Business Development at Rambler&Co.

Dmitri Turkevich is a seasoned marketing professional in the online advertising industry with a focus on digital marketing within the online finance and gaming sectors. Since November 2015, Dmitri currently serves as Director of Business Development at Rambler&Co. an innovative marketing agency that serves content on the web and mobile devices to 42 million users across multiple publications and through its various brands. Since 2013, Dmitri is currently a partner at MediaSniper, a Moscow-based media company that provides global Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and Demand Side Platform (DSP). Prior to founding MediaSniper in 2013, Dmitri was CEO of Direct Media & Gaming and with the firm for over six years since March of 2008. Before embarking on his nearly-decade career in finance marketing, Dmitri studied economics in 2002 for four years at the Institute for US and Canadian Studies – a Russian think tank that is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Aleksey Kutsenko – CEO Tools4Brokers.com

Aleksey has his education in the fields of physics and mathematics in addition to many years of software development experience. Based on this combination it was a perfect fit for Aleksey to create his own IT-company, Tools For Brokers Inc., which allowed him to put all his ideas and plans into practice. Aleksey was the first in the world to develop a One-Click-Trading plug-in for MetaTrader4, which is used by the world’s leading Forex brokers. In 2011 Aleksey also became a co-founder and technological inspiration of the Forex Stars project – the first independent platform in the World to host universal Forex-tournaments for traders. Today Tools For Brokers Inc. cooperates with more than 100 brokers around the world and provides solutions for many trading platforms.

Bryan Feinberg – CEO and Founder of Etheralabs, Zephyr and P2Primex

Bryan Feinberg is the CEO and Founder of Etheralabs, Zephyr, and P2Primex. All early-stage innovation launchpads. For the past several years has been deeply involved across the Blockchain ecosystem and across multiple early stage and emerging companies technologies and ecosystems. Bryan is a licensed investment banker holding is 7, 63 and 79 FINRA Licenses as well as a Founding Partner of The-Blockchain.com. Focus Areas: Banking & Regulatory Compliance, Syndication, Intelligence, Wallet Security, Search, Machine Learning and Big Data.

Pavel Salas – CEO Tokenbox

Pavel is well known in the foreign exchange industry for his senior roles in international FX brands, including Alpari, Alfa-Bank, and GKFX. More notably, Mr. Salas developed and managed the Russian and CIS operations of one of the world’s most popular social trading platforms, eToro. Today, Pavel has emerged as an expert in the field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. He is currently the CEO of Tokenbox, a unique ecosystem that combines crypto-currency funds under the management of professional portfolio managers and traders on the one hand and investors on the other. Pavel is also the founder of Blockchain Consult advisory, focused on educating companies on the technology and the integration of blockchain in traditional business processes. Apart from his business practices, Mr. Sales has conducted master classes related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain in leading universities in Russia, as well as advising the State Duma of Russian Federation on the regulation of these new markets and technologies.

Stanislav Shamayev – Crypto and Blockchain Business and Corporate Attorney 

Stanislav Shamayev is a business and corporate attorney who specializes in crypto- and blockchain industries. Mr. Shamayev started his career with assisting foreign businessmen to bring their investment to the US and acquire immigration status through them. This experience translated into assisting legal cannabis companies to obtain licenses and stay compliant with State and Federal laws.   These two fields required close interaction with the Federal government. Mr. Shamayev started representing ICOs and helping them navigate in the US Security, Corporate, and Financial laws. Mr. Shamayev was a speaker at a number of CLE seminars, national conferences, and foreign government educational sessions. He is a member of Florida Business Section and Digital Currency Task Force. In the task force, Mr. Shamayev participates in drafting Florida crypto- and blockchain related laws.

Vasily Alexeev – СТО Serenity, CEO UpTrader

Vasily has over 10 years experience in technology development for commercial firms, including 6 years in development for Forex brokers. Mr. Alekseev is currently the CEO of UpTrader, a software provider for brokers and ICO projects. Vasily has several successful cases of building a technology infrastructure for a brokerage company from scratch. Vasily also participated in a successful Initial Coin Offering for Serenity, where UpTrader was the technology provider, building crypto gates, writing and auditing smart contracts and building the infrastructure to conduct an ICO. Mr. Alekseev was first a consultant and now the CTO of the Serenity project, which successfully launched the first-ever escrow on Blockchain, as well as the Serenity Exchange. Mr. Alekseev is a recognized expert in the field of fintech and Blockchain technology.

Clark Hogan – Founder Byzantine Works

Clark is a multifaceted technology professional who has dedicated his career to adding sales leadership to high-growth software companies with a new focus on enterprise-grade blockchain technologies. Mr. Hogan began his professional career after earning a BS in Computer Science and Economics from Rutgers College.  As middleware engineer, he engineered solutions for brands such as Fedex Kinkos, PR Newswire, and Barnes and Noble. Following this role Mr. Hogan transitioned to technology sales and executive management, delivering results for three early-stage startups that were acquired by publicly traded companies. Clark then went on to co-found six Los Angeles-based startups specializing in machine learning, analytics, OpenStack cloud computing, and blockchain, raising millions via seed investments, ICO’s, and closed dealflow. His most recent endeavor is Byzantine.works, blockchain products, and solutions company.  Their products reduce the complexity of blockchains for their customers and have built solutions for industries such as exchanges, insurance, gaming, and supply chains.

Rika Khurdayan – Dilendorf Khurdayan PLC

Rika Khurdayan’s practice involves blockchain, virtual currencies, ICOs and STOs (including tokenization of assets). Rika provides strategic, transactional and regulatory advice to a wide range of both established and emerging participants in the FinTech space, and regularly represents token issuers, cryptocurrency exchanges, traditional and crypto investment funds. Rika has extensive experience helping clients structure, negotiate and execute their most complex business transactions, with a particular focus on blockchain and FinTech, from traditional venture financing to regulatory-compliant ICOs and STOs.

Max Dilendorf – Dilendorf Khurdayan PLC

Max Dilendorf’s practice involves security token offerings (STOs) and blockchain. Max represented local and international token issuers, investors and funds in connection with launching tokenized offerings in the US. In addition to his extensive understanding of the New York and federal laws that apply to all real estate transactions, Max is also familiar with the special rules that apply to cross-border deals, including FATCA, FIRPTA, CRS, international income tax treaties, and PFIC and CFC rules.

Katerina Troshina – Co-Founder SmartDec

Katerina has a master’s degree in economics. She is an application security specialist, highly skilled at working with the largest static analysis tools and binary analysis. As a researcher, Katerina has experience in different blockchain technologies such as state-of channels, Plasma, zero-knowledge proof methods. She is the lecturer at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Higher School of Economics. Her goal is to involve secure blockchain solutions to the financial industry as more as possible.

Marc Masure – CTO of Belgium Mobile ID

Marc is first and foremost a technology addict and expert in cyber security. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Belgium Mobile ID, commercially known as ItsMe. Previously, Mr. Masure held senior management roles as an analyst and trader of FX and cryptocurrencies, as well technical manager, technology officer and head of architecture. During his career, Marc has accumulated experience in a variety of sectors, including trading, banking, utilities, security and Blockchain.

Pavlo Symonenko – Integrity Trading Technology LTD Founder

Mr. Symonenko brings significant experience from the banking sector, including as a Head of Institutional Sales, Business Developer, Country Manager, and Head of Corporate Lending Department while in Ukraine. He has exceptional relationship development skills, and has been a key liaison and point-of-contact for escalated issues, during his various roles. Mr. Symonenko is a bilingual skilled trainer and motivator.

Ziv Keinan – Digital Asset Lawyers

Ziv has extensive experience executing projects in the complex legal environment of cross border transactions applicable to Digital Assets sale and licensing.  He is an advisor to eToroX and the legal lead of eToro’s non-for profit GoodDollar Project. In the space of Blockchain for social impact, Ziv is the legal lead for Libra-Camp, Advisor for Fintech4Good, Grassroot Economics and more.