Mind the gap will be covering 4 different sectors: <BR> Gambling <BR>Payment Processing Banking <BR> Crypto Currency <BR> Mobile Money & Remittance
Alex is a panel member of the Fintech50 and mentor for both Fintech50 and Level 39. He has over 15 years hands-on IT development experience in blue chip financial services
"Ron is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur, with 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology sectors, currently as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Currency Labs (www.DigitalCurrencyLabs.com), a financial technology and strategic advisory firm which focuses on bridging the gap between the emerging world of digital currencies and Wall Street. He is co-creator of the Bitcoin Volatility Index (xBVIX), and previously served as director at Falcon Global Capital, one of the first bitcoin investment funds. In addition, he is co-founder of the Wall Street Bitcoin
He is an expert in global financial markets, macro-economics and digital currencies. Brian Kelly has over twenty years experience in financial markets and is the author of the book The Bitcoin Big Bang - How Alternative Currencies are About to Change the World. He is a CNBC contributor and can be seen regularly on Fast Money. Brian is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he received a BS in Finance. He also holds an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business with a concentration in finance and econometrics.
"Nxt developer & smartcontract.com cofounder Alexander Chepurnoy has a background in distributed systems development and computer science. Now Alexander is digging deeply in hardest cryptocurrency problems of today: consensus(specifically, Proof-of-Stake and it's variations), scalability and scalable smart contracts implementations."
Vitalik Buterin is a programmer, writer, founder of Ethereum, the decentralized web 3.0 publishing platform and co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, a website and print magazine that covers Bitcoin-related topics. In 2014, Buterin won the World Technology Award for the co-creation and invention of Ethereum.
"Peter is a seasoned executive with over twenty years of sales experience in the computer software, pharmaceuticals and real estate investment sectors. Prior to joining CoinTerra, Peter founded four companies: AlphaWave Labs, Inc., Ogden Commercial Development, LLC, Rocket Mortgage, Inc. and Rocket Real Estate, LLC. Peter has a degree in Biochemistry from Lehigh University, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Acton School of Business."
David has been a 10X serial entrepreneur developing companies in various different fields from software to biotech. He co-founded the BitAngels in 2013 (the world's largest angel group) and now serves as the Managing Director for the Decentralized Application Venture Fund. As the Managing Director, David evaluates projects in the Decentralized Applications & Protocols space that are based on open source software, and use a distributed blockchain for token ownership and access to the application.
"Nick is the founder of Pythia, the startup building the Credits protocol as well as related infrastructure. Nick recently left PokerStars where he managed the Operations of PokerStars Ring Games for close to four years. Previous to PokerStars, Nick played online poker professionally."
David Zimbeck, the creator of BitHalo and BlackHalo, is a man who’s worn many hats. David started out competing in chess tournaments and in one tournament took down 10 grandmasters in a speed match. He also has his own film company and was one of the pirates in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 2. As a real estate agent, David learned the ins-and-outs of escrow services, which would later help him develop his key Bitcoin and Blackcoin innovations.