Toya is a seasoned marketing and communications specialist with a background in technology, finance, and blockchain. Since her first foray into the cryptocurrency industry, Toya has assisted notable cryptocurrency startups in raising tens of millions of dollars.
Toya began her career at Elliott, Barings, Latham & Watkins, HKVCA, and Huawei before transitioning into the crypto and blockchain space in 2016 with OKX and subsequently joining AAX as Deputy COO, where she helped the exchange achieve unprecedented heights. She now finds herself as Chief Marketing Officer at Bit.com, a full suite cryptocurrency exchange.
Apart from diving into the world of crypto, Toya is an avid underwater diver and an accomplished percussionist.
CMO of BIT
Joel is the Co-Managing Director and Co-founder of Frontier Global Underwriting Limited. With over 15 years’ industry experience spanning the Australian, Asian and UK markets, Joel is a specialist in the liability classes of Directors & Officers and Professional Indemnity. Joel has been employed by four of the world’s largest global insurers in roles spanning underwriting, portfolio management and executive management. Most recently Joel held the position of Head of Asia Pacific for Financial Lines business for a specialised Lloyd’s syndicate based in Singapore. Joel holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology and post graduate degrees in International Business and Business Administration from Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Institute of Business respectively.
Joel is passionate about pushing the boundaries of traditional classes of insurance to allow them to become enablers of emerging technologies and industries. His passion lies in providing solutions and understanding things deeply that others don't or can't.
Frontier Global Underwriting, Managing Director
Fascinated with creating Web3.0 strategic models where community and purpose converge. Strong believer that Brands need to be a force for good. Leveraging on years of diverse experiences in corporates, non-profit, advisory and board roles, I am driven by what we can collectively reimagine and recreate.
Head, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation (Asean)
Myrtle has helped hundreds of companies to benefit and transform their businesses to disrupt, adjust or scale by utilizing the latest technological tools, and products or helping to build from scratch.
Myrtle Anne Ramos is the founder of the Award Winning Blockchain, Crypto, Defi, NFT, IoT, AI, and Metaverse PR Firm Block Tides (Marketing, Growth Hacking, Sales, Social Media Management, Giving opportunities to people, Media Distribution Services, Investor Relations, Public Relations) Official Influencer of CoinMarketCap. A scholar graduate of Draper University for Blockchain & Entrepreneurship powered by Tezos. She is currently an advisor for many Blockchain and Tech companies, and now leading as the Co-Founder of a gamified and open Internet culture metaverse, PlaceWar.
Global Advisory Board of the International Council of E-Commerce along with being recognized by the endorsements of the US Federal Government, US Army, National Security Agency and the Committee on National Security Systems, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM, and the United Nations. EC-Council Advisory Board of CBP comprises well-known industry experts and top blockchain professionals from global brands across a diverse range of industries.
Myrtle Anne Ramos is a Brand and Marketing Strategist who partners with CEOs, executives, and solopreneurs to grow their personal and professional brands, human-to-human. After spending nearly a decade working in tech, PR, and marketing for multimillion-dollar brands and startups, Myrtle knows what drives conversions, sold-out launches, and Global interviews. Myrtle has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets worldwide, including The Manila Times, Bloomberg, Cointelegraph, Benzinga, Tech Times, Bitcoin.com, and many more.
In addition to her extensive PR and marketing experience, Myrtle is a trained business coach.
Recognitions and Connections:
-Nominated for Crypto Media Asia and Women In Blockchain by CryptoAwards2022 by Finexpo
-50 Unstoppable Women Leaders of Today & Tomorrow by Engati, 2022
-101 Global Twitter Influencers to follow for 2022 by Engati
-Top 1 both Crypto Media Asia and Women In Blockchain for CryptoAwards 2021 by Blockchain Fest Cyprus
-Nominated Stevie International Awards 2021 for Best PR & Media for Block Tides
-Top 50 WomenTech Community Award 2021.
-Top 100 for Wirex Rising Women in Crypto Power List
-Nominated for WeAreCity’s Rising Stars Global Awards 2021
-Best PR of 2020 by Pitchdeck Asia
-Top 1 Crypto Journalist 2019, Gurus Awards
Myrtle has helped many social issues by donating and helping using her event to donate to those who are in need. (E.g Typhoon Ulysses, Earthquakes, Volcanic Eruptions and etc.) She raised plenty for donations alone and is giving away help during the COVID-19 Pandemic through her Block Tides Live Series.
Supervised 10000+ Media Publications. Worked with The Face magazine Vietnam, the #1 TV show in Vietnam Talkshow. We are a team of well-experienced marketers and PR heavily involved in blockchain technology.
Conducted over 50 successful Fintech and blockchain summits in Asia, Myrtle helped more than 200 blockchain projects for PR, Marketing, Social Media Management, and Investor Relations, and raised more than $6,000,000+ both local and international. Our team is a golden bridge towards expanding the project globally in no time with our strategic partnership between Asia Token Fund and Block PR Asia.
Block Tides under the leg of Asia Token Fund, Myrtle is heavily connected with all Blockchain and mainstream media and is partnered with the top-notch Blockchain, Tech, Fintech & Crypto events, and companies globally.
Topic: Future of Tokenization and Branding
Myrtle Anne Ramos
Founder and CEO Block Tides, PlaceWar
Leonard is currently the VP of Strategy & Operations, Business Development, Community Engagement & Partnerships at Galactic Entertainment, whose flagship product is the sci-fi shooter PlanetQuest (1 billion valuation, 220k Discord, Tier 1 Investors).
He is also a strategic advisor at GEMS (eSports hotel franchise and game aggregator platform), Digital Insights Games (founded by Top Tencent, EA, Ubisoft, Take-Two, Blizzard executives, and the creator of the Might and Magic franchise). Formerly, he was part of the Core Founding Team of World Overlay Studios (an upcoming gamified metaverse SDK and portal) and Catheon Gaming (record breaking IDO, number of investors and partners).
A law graduate from NUS in 2017, he was trained in the US and was a technical project manager, agile scrum master and a full stack web developer by profession.
Topic: Hard Truths That Will Keep The Web3 Industry Going
VP of Strategy and Operations, Community Engagement and Partnerships
Belinda’s passion is to bridge disruptive technologies to the masses. Her expertise lies in new venture creation with innovative technologies such as DeFi, Metaverse, blockchain, cloud computing, fintech, etc.
Belinda is a serial entrepreneur, Singapore Representative of Women in Blockchain Asia, and the co-founder of Me3.io, a non-custodial wallet company which is designed with Web 2.0 users in mind by removing the complexities normally associated with Web3 applications. A five-year blockchain veteran, she had advised several blockchain startups which have since raised millions of dollars. Her past portfolio includes leading a team behind the formation of a multi-million Joint Venture with a Singapore government-linked entity.
Belinda has also published a book on Blockchain for ladies, Blocklass, that demystifies blockchain and shines insights into various career paths in the cryptocurrency space.
Me3.io - Co-founder, WIBA - Singapore Rep
A multilingual Singaporean, Felix is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in traditional finance, including investment banking, hedge funds, fund raising and regulatory & compliance matters in Singapore, Japan, and Dubai.
His project, Salad Ventures, is backed by leading investors such as Gemini, Alameda Research, Multicoin Capital, Santiago R Santos, Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano, Jack Herrick, among others.
Topic: GameFI 2.0 | The Next Big Thing In Crypto?
Co-Founder of Salad Ventures
Cal is the Managing Associate of the Gresham International, a UK & Dubai lawyer and US Securities Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. Considered the Original Crypto Lawyer. Cal undertook advanced IT at a junior college and received the top AVCE recognition award before then undertaking his undergraduate in Law. Cal passed law school in England specializing in business and corporate law. In 2015 Cal undertook his certificate in financial markets with Yale. Cal is considered one of the leading individuals on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Raise Compliance. Few people have the technological, legal, and financial expertise needed to tackle the cryptocurrency market and Cal certainly is one of them.
Gresham International - Managing Associate
El is the three times winner of Top 10 Fintech Leaders Award and the COO of Digital Treasures Center, Singapore based licensed major payment institution. El is also the cofounder of pure play digital asset custody firm - Onchain Custodian. He is dedicated to the growth of the industry and often contributes through talks and sharing with the community.
Topic: Next Crypto Spring Starts with Web3 Payment!
Digital Treasures Center
Tobias Bauer 托比亚斯 is the Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund which invests in and venture builds top-tier startups. He is a Startup Mentor for 500 Startups, APX, PlugAndPlay, NUMA New York, Alchemist Accelerator, and a Venture Partner of Republic.
He worked in the investment team of Chinaccelerator, one of the global elite accelerator programs operated by the venture fund SOSV with $907M+ AUM in China.
Furthermore, he worked for the German Government in Thailand where he co-organized the NSTF, a career fair with 1.1M visitors, in order to enable students to build their professional career. In the past, he has lived in 9 different countries across 15 cities and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and German.
Tobias holds a MSc. in Management + CEMS Master’s in International Management with Distinction from National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University (清华大学) and a Bachelor’s in Management and Law with Distinction from Management Center Innsbruck and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.
Topic: Web3 Startup Strategies
Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund
Adviser, Web3 Marketing strategies with 6 years of offline and online marketing specialist, Founder and CEO of the first outsourcing custodial web3 company the Blockchain Network Philippines, with 200 specialist working with top-notch crypto and blockchain projects, with over 180 crypto startup projects helped with our unique marketing services since 2020, Philippine Brand Ambassador of IRISnet & Cosmos, Web3 Speaker and entrepreneur
Ken James Berry
CEO & Founder of Blockchain Network Philippines
Erika Evasdottir's role at Centrium Advisory Services Limited (CASL) is to act as a
combination CIO, COO and GC, and sometimes compliance officer, all to ensure
clients structure their group companies, investments and portfolio companies
properly and have appropriate licensing, governance regimes and other procedures
in place to allow the business to concentrate on what it does best. The goal is to
promote the growth of the company and its ability to explore new products and
markets quickly and efficiently without sacrificing internal controls.
By bringing her experience in PE/M&A corporate and fund transactions to bear, Ms.
Evasdottir reviews investment opportunities and structures funds and downstream
investments with an eye to avoiding regulatory, compliance and legal pitfalls. Ms.
Evasdottir’s extensive experience in big and small deals across Asia, particularly in
China and India, has brought insights in to what to look for to avoid future issues,
whether it be regulatory, accounting, or even simple logistical problems of moving
the widgets, any of which can severely impact returns.
Ms. Evasdottir began her legal career as a ECM/DCM (underwriter’s counsel)
capital markets lawyer at Milbank and Paul Hastings, but quickly found her true
calling in private equity, M&A and funds structuring at Weil Gotshal. Her practical
and real work experience comes from having been Assistant Director – Business
Development for an infrastructure fund and GC (Asia) of two US headquartered
hedge funds (and thereby fully experiencing both the up and down cycles) before
coming to CASL.
Ms. Evasdottir additionally teaches at CUHK, has a PhD from Harvard, a
JD from Columbia and is admitted in New York and Hong Kong. Her book
is titled “Obedient Autonomy: Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of
Managing Director at Centrium Advisory Services Limited
Elston is the Co-Founder of Ethlas, a Web3.0 gaming platform, backed by Sequoia, Dragonfly Capital and Makers Fund. Since Ethlas' launch, we have garnered over 1.5M players, and over 15M gameplays.
More about Elston: He is also an avid gamer, and once played for 12 hours straight on his Playstation till his TV started emitting smoke. He seeks to change the status quo where current access to crypto is disproportionately skewed in favour of wallet spend and academic qualifications, and believes that games could be a channel to help widen blockchain’s appeal and accessibility to the mass consumer market.
Krinza is a Developer Relations Engineer at Ankr, a decentralized Web3 infrastructure provider that operates an array of globally-distributed nodes serving 25+ blockchain networks. She's also leading Developer Relations at Developer DAO, a tokenized community of Web3 builders.
Krinza has also been involved in leading and mobilizing communities through Google Developer Programs in her capacity as a DSC Lead, advocating for community collaboration to accelerate the growth in the tech ecosystem.
Ankr, Developer Relations Engineer
Anndy Lian is an all-rounded business strategist in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international, public listed companies and governments. He is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur, book author, investor, board member and keynote speaker. NFT: From Zero to Hero is his latest book. Zero to Hero is a call to anyone and everyone excited about the prospect of the world of NFT. Bound by imagination only, the NFT space is still in its early days and early adopters can be a “hero” in their search for new possibilities. The book is available on Amazon and Bybit. More than 8,000 copies were sold.
Best Selling Book Author "NFT: From Zero to Hero"
Ryan Liew is a convert from traditional finance to cryptocurrency. 7 years ago, he was taught his first lesson on cryptocurrency by the founder of Bitmex on how to arbitrage spot and perpetual futures. With over 15 years experience in financial markets and trading technologies, he is convinced that blockchain and decentralization will change the financial industry and the future of the internet. He firmly believes that we are still in the early phase of Web3 development where opportunities are abundant and rules can be rewritten to build a better future that is more inclusive.
Today, Ryan runs a consulting company advising blockchain-related enterprises on banking/payment solutions and helps Web2 companies transition into Web3. Some examples of his work include advising a social commerce app’s expansion into blockchain, tokenization of real world assets and product monetization in Web3.
In Ryan’s portfolio, you will find bitcoin, altcoins, defi and 100+ worthless NFTs and tokens that contribute to his experience in this space. His clients leverage on his wealth of experience in TradFi and cryptocurrency to help them navigate the unchartered waters of Defi, NFTs and Web3.
Ryan holds an MBA from the University of Hong Kong and a law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Copia Corporation Limited - Founder