CEO of Oyper
Vitali first became aware of bitcoin in 2009, in the midst of government bailouts of systemically important financial institutions, while wondering if there were a better way. Being non-technical, he did not directly engage until 2013, when Coinbase was well established as an entry point for new users. This was just in time for the infamous 2013 Bitcoin bubble, which saw the price reach over $1,000 only to bottom at ~$190 by January 2015. Vitali has since bought various coins on centralized and decentralized exchanges, participated in multiple ICOs and private pre-sales, and is a proud owner of a cryptocurrency trading bot.
Vitali is also the co-founder and CEO of Kuoll Inc., a startup providing conversion monitoring and error analytics services to e-commerce businesses. Prior to Kuoll, Vitali spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently in the Management & Strategy Group in the Investment Banking Division, and earlier in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group, and the Financial Sponsors Group. Vitali earned a BA degree in Genetics & Development from Cornell University.
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Roman Storm is an expert in de-centralized app development and an experienced software architect. Through his work at Amazon and other leading organizations, he has built up a repertoire of skills focused on the technologies that make up the new crypto-currency ecosystem and the world of the blockchain.
As an expert Solidity developer at Blockchainlabs.nz he consulted on various ICO projects. Then in 2017 he developed and launched the POA consensus protocol and went on in 2018 to launch the first interoperability protocol for Ethereum systems. At POA Network he manages teams working on ethereum ecosystem tools.
Chief Crypto Officer and CMO, Vault12
Wasim is a serial entrepreneur with five exits, and an advisor in the fields of AI, the blockchain, cryptocurrency, e-commerce, and encryption solutions. At Vault12, he heads up marketing and business development.
Previously was a founding member of the Voltage Security team, a spinout from Stanford University, that launched Identity-Based Encryption (IBE). Format-Preserving Encryption (FPE), and pioneered the use of sophisticated data encryption to protect sensitive data and payment information.
Wasim serves as chair of non-profit, StartOut New York, and is a Seedcamp and WeWork Labs global mentor.
Wasim graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and French from the University of Sussex.
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Vinny is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded the digital gift card platform, Gyft, which was acquired by First Data Corporation in 2014. After over a decade of experience in e-commerce, he realized that no-one had a universal solution to tackle identity fraud for consumers.
Former Chief Technology Officer, HPE
Terence Spies has over 19 years of security and systems software development experience, working with leading companies such as Microsoft, Asta Networks, and others. Terence served as Chief Technology Officer for Voltage Security, architecting innovations in cryptography, identity-based encryption, and format-preserving encryption. After the acquisition of Voltage by HPE, Terence became CTO.
Before joining Voltage, Terence worked at Asta Networks as Director of Development and VP of Engineering. Before Asta, Terence was with Microsoft for almost nine years where he started the public key cryptography group and led the development of Microsoft Crypto API. While at Microsoft, Terence also designed the SSL server and client side implementations for Microsoft Internet Explorer, participated in the PCT/TLS protocol design, led the development team for the Microsoft Certificate Server and led the integration of the certificate server and active directory. Terence is active within the standards community and currently serves as chair of X9F1, the Cryptographic Tools group of X9 whose charter is to draft cryptographic algorithm standards for use in the financial industry.
Terence graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon University.
Sathvik Krishnamurthy is a serial tech entrepreneur and an expert on cybersecurity and crypto. He has been on the management team of two IPOs (Worldtalk, Valicert) and most recently was CEO of Voltage Security for over a decade which was acquired by HP in 2015.
He has since been an active angel investor and board member/advisor, working with multiple companies including Entrust Datacard (Board of Directors), Callsign (investor/advisor), ScanTrust (investor/advisor), Stealth Security (investor/advisor), CHITA (acquired by Medidata), Fortscale (Board of Directors, acquired by Dell/RSA), and Earn.com (formerly 21.co; investor/advisor, acquired by Coinbase).
Co-founder and CEO, Vault12
Max Skibinsky is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and startup mentor. Most recently, Max was an investment partner with Andreessen Horowitz, where he focused on enterprise security and bitcoin and deals with Tanium, TradeBlock and Digital Ocean. In addition to co-founding Vault12, Max leads the R&D team.
Before that Max was the founder and CEO of Hive7, a social entertainment company that became part of The Walt Disney Company. In 2003, Max joined newly formed Voltage Security, an encryption startup incubated at Stanford University, where he architected and designed an Identity-Based Encryption messaging system that was showcased at DEMO '04. Voltage was acquired by Hewlett Packard in 2015. Max has also advised and invested in many startups graduating from Y Combinator including Eligible, Transcriptic and ZenPayroll.
Max graduated with masters' degrees in theoretical and mathematical physics from Moscow State University.
Company builder, advisor, investor
Matt Pauker is a serial company builder with almost two decades of experience in cryptography. He most recently co-founded 21, one of the earliest and best-funded blockchain companies. Previously, he co-founded enterprise encryption & key management company Voltage Security (acquired by HP) out of his Stanford dorm room.
Matt is an active early-stage investor and currently serves as an advisor to a number of venture-backed startups, including Abra, uBiome, and Penrose Studios. He is the author of more than two dozen cryptography, security, and payments patents and was a key contributor to the development of several NIST & IETF security standards.
He holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Jarrod Dicker is an entrepreneurial technology and media executive. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Po.et, a platform for a new decentralized media economy.
Prior to Po.et, Dicker served as innovation chief at the Washington Post as Vice President of Innovation and founded RED, the Post's research experimentation, and development team. There he oversaw the companies technology, product, operations, and strategy across the entire business.
Before the Washington Post, Dicker lead strategy, product, and technology teams at RebelMouse, Time Inc., and the Huffington Post. He also sits on the Board of Advisors for Rutgers University School of Innovation and Mogul Inc., a technology platform that enables women worldwide to share ideas and access content based on personal interests.
Dicker's writing and work have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, AdAge, AdWeek, Digiday, Axios, AdExchanger, Poynter and more.