Matej Michalko is CEO of DECENT. The blockchain for content distribution raised $7 million during its crowd sale at the end of 2016, and plans to launch its network in the summer of 2017. Matej studied computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, where he worked on privacy protection for the Nokia Research Center. A Bitcoin pioneer since 2011, Matej mined coins from his laptop when it was still possible and also founded one of the industry's first Bitcoin marketing agencies.
One of the best-known developers in the industry, Jeff Garzik is the CEO of Bloq and was recently elected to the Linux Foundation Board of Directors. He is considered one of the world's experts on open source blockchain solutions for the enterprise.
Rikiya Masuda is European Branch Director for bitFlyer, a Japanese Bitcoin exchange, one of the world's largest. Rikiya previously worked for seven years in the corporate banking department of SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and its local subsidiary in China. In addition to bitFlyer's Bitcoin exchange trading services, the company is a notable international player in enterprise blockchain solutions serving 3 Japanese megabanks with its "miyabi" blockchain.
Guy Benartzi is CEO of Bancor, which aims to make it easy for anyone to launch their own Ethereum-based cryptocurrency. He has helped introduce numerous local currencies, including Ithacash in New York and Heart Market in Tel Aviv. He was previously CEO of the multiplayer game company Mytopia.
Dominic Williams is Chief Scientist of DFINITY based in Zug, Switzerland, which raised $3.75 Million in about 24 hours during its crowd sale in mid-February. He previously created Fight My Monster, an MMO game with several million users that was a pioneer in its use of distributed computing technologies, such as the Cassandra database.