Computer scientist, legal scholar and cryptographer
Nick Szabo is known for his research in digital contracts and digital currency. The phrase and concept of "smart contracts" was developed by Szabo with the goal of bringing what he calls the "highly evolved" practices of contract law and practice to the design of electronic commerceprotocols between strangers on the Internet. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1989 with a degree in computer science. He holds an honorary professorship at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín.
Pablo has over 20 years of international experience working with both startups and established multinationals. Since 2015 Pablo has been focusing on crypto currencies and block chain development in Germany, Zug Crypto Valley and Liechtenstein. In 2018 he founded Light47 a Blockchain and Crypto services company that draws on an extensive worldwide partner network to provide business with a full range of ICO advisory services. He is also spearheading the development of Crypto Bay Montevideo to create a community of service providers and businesses to help Uruguay join the club of Crypto-friendly jurisdictions.
PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Director – Tax and Legal services
Join PwC team in 2008. He has more than 9 years of professional
experience in VAT, corporate tax, tax savings and IT related automated
taxation. From 2011 he is a scholar at PwC’s Academy.
Crypto-blogger, founder of Variance HUB and InLock
Cryptocurrency and blockchain expert with a background in economics and information-security, who is the founder of and advisor to numerous community organized blockchain projects.He is an avid supporter of public (permissionless) blockchain solutions, currently working on various projects linked to cryptocurrencies, most notably INLOCK, which is a cryptocurrency collateral backed smart contract based lending platform. He is the founder of Variance HUB, which is the biggest Hungarian startup incubation community specializing in the development of blockchain projects.
CEO of the Pillar Project and 20|30
Web pioneer, author and serial entrepreneur. Siegel’s prolific work on blockchain technology, entrepreneurship, and business, has distinguished him as a thought leader in innovation and economics. He has started 23 new companies, including Studio Verso, one of the world’s first digital agencies, which was sold to KPMG. In 2016, David was a candidate for the Dean of Stanford Business School. His most recent book, Pull, describes the semantic web and its upcoming impact on the business world. In July 2017, Siegel led a team of volunteers to a successful ICO of the Pillar Project, raising over $20 million, and is now operating in London. The Pillar Project has a growing team of people building an open-source wallet and decentralised, personal data-management platform based on the ‘pull’ ecosystem.
Economist, yoga and ayurveda therapist, musician
Leader of the Blockchain Capital Ltd in Hungary. Active blockchain supporter and advertiser. Active member of blockchain community in Russia. Introduced Blockchain Capital Ltd. to Hungary.
Engineer, software and hardware developer
With more than 5 years of experience in software és hardware developments, starting his career at Bosch, then he was strategic director of iCell, currently focusing on blockchain solutions and biometric technologies. He is board member of OTT-One Corp. and also the president of the Blockchain Research Association.
Technical University of Budapest
As member of the Fault Tolerance Systems Research Group, he researches and teaches blockchain technology at the Technical University of Budapest, having a 200 members course at 2018 with the focus on Hyperledger consortial solutions. The Technical University of Budapest is the only member of Linux Foundation Hyperledger project in the Central European region.
Pioneer of decentralised cryptocurrencies, active member of blockchain community, officer of the Hungarian Blockchain Society and organizer of blockchain meetups.
Robby Schwertner [CryptoRobby]
He serves the crypto community as an social media influencer and blogger focusing on cryptocurrencies and startups built on blockchain technology. His critical insights are published globally and he is a frequent speaker at international blockchain events. He will speak about use-cases with added value to business and society. Previously Robby managed R&D funds for Smart City and Urban Technology projects, including nano-technology and sustainable energy services, alternating frequently between Europe and China.
Creator, Explorer, Investor
Matthew is a Bahamian serial entrepreneur and co-founder of PO8 — The Bahamas’s first cryptocurrency project. Matthew was co-founder of sendmetickets.com, the first English language online ticketing platform in China, acquired by a private equity group in 2012. He became an early adopter by investing in Bitcoin mining. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Matthew has served in various China market-entry advisory roles for the likes of Uber and Wework, as well as advising trade missions from The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Panama and Chile in his role as Council General for Sino-Latam in Beijing. He is a graduate of the Tsinghua-MIT Global MBA program.
Cryptographer, Hacker, Monero Research Lab
Originally a hacker, pentester and criminal advisor with (self-claimed)
relatively good knowledge in cryptography design, Silur was present from
the earliest days in the blockchain industry. He's researching ways to
keep this new P2P economy private and anonymous, with a focus on
quantum-safety. Former member of Ethereum Foundation, currently a
contributor to Monero research lab, Libertaria, and founder of Rhyno tech.
Operations Manager @ BitBay
Bjorn brings a varied perspective to the application of blockchain
technology and decentralised smart contracting platforms having worked
as a board member and chairman in various non-profit organizations. He
has been an avid supporter of cryptocurrencies since 2014 – initially as
a trader/investor before joining the BitBay team.
Core Developer for Internet of People
Amon is researching new ideas for consensus in decentralized systems. He
graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Summer of 2017,
majoring in theoretical particle physics. Amon enriches the team with
his extensive knowledge of physics and mathematics.
President, Blockchain Hungary Association
He's into cryptocurrencies and blockchain since two years. Started to research blockchain and cryptocurrency regulatory issues as a comissioner for the Ministry of Finance. He has international relations in the blockchain space, therfore he was elected as president for the Government Blockchain Association. He was in leadership positions in governmental bodies and was a director at the Hungarian Tax Authority. He is currently working on educating the governmental actors about blockchain.
David is a millennial entrepreneur and product designer. He has been helping launch and scale businesses from a very young age, wearing many hats and executive roles across a number of industries. He helped launch Europe's first crypto focused accelerator where he gained a unique insight to the industry as head of global expansion. He is a founding partner at the blockchain consulting firm Symbol Network where they help venture backed startups and mid-cap companies design and launch mathematically proven blockchain-based products.
He join to HOLD Fund Manager (previously Concorde Fund Manager) in 2013, ha manages the Superposition Funds from their start. He follows closely the cryptocurrency scene since years, also he is CEO of CryptoPosition Ltd. As a dedicated blogger, he intends to explain in an easily understandable way about the shady secrets of the crypto universe.
CEO of Corvinus Fintech Center
Tuan Trinh received his Ph.D. (cum laude) in Computer Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 2005. He is an MIT certified Fintech professional. He is currently the Head of Corvinus Fintech Center (Corvinus University of Budapest) and Director of FINTECH Working Group at IVSZ - IT Association of Hungary.
Attila has graduated as Trustee, Fund and Portfolio Manager at International Training Center for Bankers. He has also acquired financial analyst expertise. From 2010, he started to extend his knowledge in microbiology. Founder and leader of the Blockchain and cryptocurrency group in MENSA HungarIQa and MENSA International Blockchain group. His motivation is to create systems, that can help people in need. His hobby is mining cryptocurrencies. He launched his blockchain and cryptocurrency developer company DLabs, already working on developing a number of blockchain projects for multinational companies and startups.
Founder of several successful startups, a real estate investor, financial expert and lately immersed deeply in the world of blockchain technology. After founding Business Smart conferences, he launched international blockchain events, both Blockchain Budapest and Stable Conf. He is a dedicated advocate of stablecoins, also founder of Global Stablecoin Association.
Head of strategy, OneGram
Patrik's motto IDEAS NEVER SLEEP defines his approach when developing product, marketing & communications strategies. He is currently focusing on digital products using the blockchain technology.
Lawyer, researcher, consultant
His special field is legal issues of new technologies and data protection law. He is Vice Dean at Széchenyi István University. He is frequent speaker at legal conferences, author of countless articles, his book will be soon published titled "Smart device - Smart law" in which he will cover the legal and regulatory issues of AI.
She was working for the financial watchdog (Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority, HFSA) and the National Bank of Hungary later was CEO of Aureum Malum Kft. and also she is a founding member of SmartLaw Research Group in September 2018.
Head of Blockchain Association of Europe
Worked and lived in China for 14 years, established and executed cross border strategies for companies involved in the blockchain industry. He believes that educating people about this breakthrough technology is the first step, and as the head of BCAEU (Blockchain Association of Europe) his dream and goal is to reach a wide audience with their initiatives. Besides working with international partners like Datumesh, Nebulas (NAS), Hashpower Capital, IPChain they strive to build a strong community where open minded people share ideas, start blokchcian related discussions and use the technology on a daily basis.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Director of Business Develompent
An engineer and economist with more than 20 years of experience in ITC markets. The most important experiences in his life: the IT bubble of 2001, the convergence of IT and Telco, the digital transformation and the beginning of the innovation era.
He was previously in leader position at Synergon Nyrt. and at the Hungarian telecom Matáv. He has a diploma of engineering from Technical Univeristy of Kolozsvár and an economist and an MBA from the University of Economics Budapest.
DLT Architect and independent consultant
Software architect and independent IT consultant specialized only in distributed ledger technologies. Focusing on consortium technologies, like Azure Blockchain, Quorum or Hyperledger, and also the technologically exciting open platforms like Hashgraph. He has numerous certifications in the field and leads both the Hyperledger and Hashgraph Budapest communities, and he is also a Hashgraph Ambassador.
Founder and CEO, Oberson Kft.
The main focus and activity of our company was always R&D. We participated in countless valuable research projects and development of intelligent algorithms. In 2017 we got closer to blockchain technology and we knew it is the gates of the future. We target the building bricks of the networks: the "miners". With our services and our hardware, we help those who are backing the system with their computing capacity.
Economist, CEO of the Blockchain Competence Center
Peter Benedek graduated from the College of Finance and Accounting. His career started in the banking sector, has been working with international payments and in treasury areas. He played different regional leadership roles in the centers of IBM in Budapest, in Wien and in Prague for several years. From 2015 he was the CEO of IBM Hungary. From 2017 he took the role of CEO of Blockchain Competence Center Ltd. He has experience in strategy development, operational transformations and IT in large companies and in the government sector.
Deputy CEO at Blockchain Competence Center
Örs started his career at Magyar Telekom as a IT-economist graduate. After 8 years he moved to the area of innovation and business development and he became a dominant figure of the creation of Hungarian mobile payment. Currently Örs is responsible for the innovation activities of InterTicket - the main player of event ticketing. Besides he is working on the strategy and the opportunities of blockchain technology in Hungary as deputy CEO at Blockchain Competence Center.
Economist, entrepreneur, developing a cryptocurrency called Augmint
Károly is an entrepreneur with 30+ years management and financial experience. He managed and set up government agencies and business companies, supervised IT development projects. He worked a decade as a managing director of one of the largest Hungarian banks.
Co-founder of iwiw, nowdays developing a new cryptocurrency
Peter is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years technical, management and financial experience. He ran his own software house for nine years, managed tons of software projects and launched several successful startups, including Hungary's largest social network before Facebook.
ICO Marketing Strategic advisor
Mátyás Záborszky has over 15 years of experience in marketing and PR, more recently as a strategic advisor to token-based offerings. He is a keen advocate of all things crypto and blockchain-related, and is a writer and speaker at crypto conferences and other international meet-ups. He is also a university lecturer, fintech coach, and author of 6 Proven Steps to Attract ICO Investors. He is currently working on his next book, exploring ways in which enterprises are not always as successful as they – and their investors – wish. Through his website he offers an entire suite of educational and marketing tools for crypto and blockchain entrepreneurs. Mátyás studied in Santa Barbara, and at the University of Hertfordshire, and gained investment banking experience at Salomon Smith Barney, Los Angeles.
Co-founder and CEO, zkSNACKs Ltd.
Lawyer and economist, with more than 10 years of experience in infrastructural and IT projects. As the co-founder of Wasabi Wallet they offer solutions in the blockchain world for the problems of the future. His special field is security and privacy and replacement of cash with crypto assets.
Has been working in the banking sector for 7 years, gaining experience in SME marketing, performance management and IT process within K&H Group. Currently he is responsible for the operative management and development of Start it @K&H startup incubator. Besides, he contributes to certain innovation projects within the Department of Strategy. He participates in blockchain related projects and professional events as a founding member of Mensa HungarIQa's blockchain workgroup. He holds a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) certificate.
Shinrai, co-founder of Crypto University
Laszlo is involved in crypto assets since 2014, later he submerged in the blockchain technology. With his financial and business skills he enriches Shinrai team, most of you could meet him through Mr. Coin. His mission is to promote the immense power that crypto assets can offer to people - that is why he founded Crypto University.
Crypto Enthusiast, Decentralizer
Attila works on Hydra and Libertaria projects as lead developer and also a lecturer on University of ELTE Budapest. He is working on international blockchain projects, which aim to develop platforms where anyone can issue virtual tokens or coins easily.
Economist, expert in mobile payment
He works in business development of mobile payments for more than 20 years, on the development of SMS Broker stock exchange trading system, First Mobile Payment System and the National Mobile Payment System. He is a committed supporter of sharing economy. He is founding president of the Sharing Economy Association in Hungary. As founder of CoinBroker.hu, he tries to involve blockchain technology into domestic digital culture – with a special emphasis on cryptocurrencies. His latest project is Stop-Loss Manager that creates automated capital protection for investors in cryptocurrency exchanges.
Programmer; Doctor of Mechanical Engineering; Public board member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Research Fellow of the Research Laboratory on Engineering and Management Intelligence, Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; External Supervisor of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics; National Coordinator of the European Robotics Week in Hungary; One of the volunteer Chapter Leaders of the Internet of People (IoP) Community.
With more than 20 years of web development and IT security, he immersed himself in blockchain technology a year ago. Recently he started with some partners a blog and educational portal called Virtual Cash, also they are selling hardware wallets. He believes in a decentralized future, and the mass adoption of cryptos.
Dr. Viktor Vajda
He is lawyer of the Blockchain Competence Center. His main focus is the relation of GDPR regulations and blockchain.
Founder and co-owner of SmartDeposit Zrt.
Gergely is a specialist in real estate investing, with 10 years of experience. He owns a real estate agency leading a sales team of 15 specialists. They also renovated more than 100 residential properties and built an 18 unit condo, managing the whole process from planing to executing selling of the appartments. He likes innovative solutions and started a company that handles property down payments with the help of blockchain.
Seres István András
I'm passionate about Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies and Security&Privacy in general. Currently we research methods for unbiasable on-chain pseudo number generation and protocols to enhance transaction privacy in Ethereum. I did my Bachelor in Mathematics at ELTE, Budapest. I studied Cybersecurity and Cryptography during my Master Studies in Trento (Italy) and Saarbrücken (Germany). I wrote my Master Thesis about Ethereum Smart Contract Security under the supervision of Matteo Maffei (TU Wien).
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