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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.

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Toya Zhang

CMO of BIT

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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.

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Joel Pridmore

Frontier Global Underwriting, Managing Director

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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.

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Yvonne Siow

Head, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation (Asean)

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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

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Myrtle Anne Ramos

Founder and CEO Block Tides, PlaceWar

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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

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Leonard Tye

VP of Strategy and Operations, Community Engagement and Partnerships

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Eloisa is a Tokenomics Engineer focusing on token model architecture, token macro-/micro-economics structure, crypto market simulations and gamification strategies for Web3 businesses. She is currently a partner to VCs and accelerators, while also working as an advisor to self-funded crypto startups, which she has been doing since 2018.
Bocconi University Bachelor ‘19, HULT MiB ‘20.

Topic: Tokenomics: Guaranteeing the sustainability of Web3

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Eloisa Marchesoni

Tokenomics Expert & VC Partner

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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.

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Belinda Lim

Me3.io - Co-founder, WIBA - Singapore Rep

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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?

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Felix Sim

Co-Founder of Salad Ventures

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Zhuling is the founder and CEO of RockX, one of Asia’s leading staking platforms, holding over $900M in assets staked. RockX also provides Access Nodes which enables developers and institutions to interact with major PoS networks. Before founding RockX, Zhuling founded Aelf, a multi-layer parallel computing distributed network). Now, Zhuling is focused on pursuing his vision of safeguarding Web 3.0 and making it accessible to all.

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Chen Zhuling

RockX, CEO and Founder

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Tan Bin Ru

CHAINUP, Deputy CEO cum Chief Operating Officer

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Huy Nguyen Trieu is the Co-Founder of CFTE. He is also the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance, and Venture Partner at Mundi Ventures, an early-stage VC fund in Fintech and Insurtech. He believes that in a world led by technology, we shouldn’t forget the importance of people, which is why he co-founded CFTE to help people improve their skills and find opportunities. Prior to setting up CFTE, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance.

He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College. He was also a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia.

Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Pontset Chaussees (France). He is married and a happy father of 3 daughters.

Topic: The Global Map of Blockchain Projects

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Huy Nguyen Trieu

CFTE, Co-founder

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Matthew is an arbitration partner at Reed Smith in London and Hong Kong. He works as counsel or arbitrator in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. Matthew is a crypto-native, having first discovered blockchain technology in 2016. He represents investors, developers, project owners and exchanges in disputes arising out of a variety of crypto-asset projects. Matthew regularly speaks, writes and teaches on the interaction of blockchain technology and arbitration. He created the first arbitration collectable NFT.

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Matthew Townsend

Partner, Reed Smith LLP

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Ms. Zhuo has nearly 20 years experience in structuring and facilitating large-scale buyouts, IPOs, privatization and minority investment deals. In 2021, she joined Cobo, Asia's largest digital asset custody and Defi platform, as the Chief Operating Officer. Before Cobo, she was the General Counsel of PAG, one of Asia’s largest alternative investment management firms. Ms. Zhuo spent more than 11 years at PAG and advises both PAG’s buyout funds and growth funds. She leverages her hybrid expertise in law, social policy, finance and technology to design the right structure and mechanism that will make complicated deals work.

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Lily Zhuo

Cobo, COO

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Roy, CEO and Co-Founder of EMERGE Esports and DIFY Pte Ltd, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMERGE Esports, is a serial entrepreneur coming off a series of successful ventures in the past years. As the CEO, he spearheads the esports organisation’s overall direction and growing presence in the Southeast Asian region.

Roy is also the co-founder of DIFY, Singapore’s leading integrated communication agency that focuses on brands from emerging industries such as Esports, Blockchain and Fintech. During multiple bull and bear markets, Roy and his other co-founders identified a gap in the blockchain communications industry and gave birth to DIFY Pte Ltd, which still services notable blockchain companies across all project types. DIFY has attained multiple achievements and is an Award Winning Integrated communication Agency.

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Roy Kek

CEO and Co-Founder of DIFY and EMERGE Esports

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Shane Kim is the CEO of WEMIX and Vice President of WEMADE. As a pioneer of the blockchain industry in Korea, he continues to take on various challenges and is setting new milestones. He devoted more than 24 years of his entire career in Web services which includes Korea’s legendary first-generation social media Freechal, dominant search portal Naver and industry-leading gaming platforms Hangame & Netmarble. He believes that blockchain is the new future and is making his way to shape his own.

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Shane Kim

CEO of WEMIX PTE., LTD.; Vice President of WEMADE CO., LTD.

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Kishor M -  Founder & CEO Crowdfundjunction and MadforNFTs

He started his career with an OTC Broker and thereafter worked in USA (Silicon Valley) with Asia-Tech a B2B Marketplace. He then moved to Singapore and started his own hedge fund. He then founded Future1Exchange a licensed Cryptocurrency exchange in Europe , Estonia. He then joined Propine as Director Business Development. Propine is a Singapore MAS regulated Tokenization and Custody service provider for Digital Assets serving Institutions/Funds/FamilyOffice/VC and Crypto Exchanges. Thereafter he joined Playermon a Play To Earn NFT Gaming Metaverse as Chief Growth Officer.

He is currently CEO of www.crowdfundjunction.com a community driven DAO Crypto Venture Capital. He is also founder of www.madfornfts.com , at MFN we Design, Create, Market, and Launch your NFT collection.

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Kishor M

CrowdFundJunction (Founder & CEO)

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ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. Enabling developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web.

Starting as an engineer, Marouen grew into a strategic customer advisor and team leader by delivering numerous transformational projects across Asia Pacific and the US.
Marouen’s passion for problem solving and continuous improvement drives him to challenge the status-quo to create a better version of his customers' business, his team and our society.

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Marouen Zelleg

ConsenSys - Director, DeFi & Wallets

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Bell Beh – Co- Founder & CEO, BuzzAR
As a lawyer turned entrepreneur, Bell runs BuzzAR, a Singapore-based metaverse startup. Bell graduated with Masters's degree from UC Berkeley, she studied the intersections between Law and Technology. She serves as the inaugural INTERPOL Metaverse Group of Expert.

BuzzAR is building the Next Gen of Immersive Adverting Advertising using its Pop Up Metaverse.

Her education-focused areas were AR/VR, Blockchain, Web3 governance, digital humans, video game laws etc., where she received a direct scholarship as the UC Berkeley APAC scholar.
After publishing 20 games, including The Cooking Game VR, top 6 Meta Oculus Cooking Game VR, reported by Meta, Bell and her team at BuzzAR are onto the next big thing, i.e. building the Enterprise Solution to bring more companies into the metaverse industry.

Fun facts about Bell:
Bell’s mission is to create a happier, more caring and safer world for all.
She started her VR journey (aka the metaverse today) back in 2015, as a VR model. She is the co-creator & featured in The Cooking Game VR as a Cooking model, the game, later on, emerged as the Winner of Facebook Oculus’s The Spot Light Game.
She serves at Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) - as Vice President, the Singapore chapter.
FounderWorld: Startup of the Year 2021, she was also chosen as Founders’ choice founder (an award selected by selected founders based in Silicon Valley).

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Bell Beh

Buzz ARVR Pte Ltd, Co founder and CEO

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Amie is facilitates funding rounds between web3 projects and venture cap funds. She is also part of the venture arm of a decentralized crypto hedgefund that seed funded 18 projects. Always happy to share her knowledge to the mass to navigate safely in the crypto world.

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Amie Lin

Co-Founder at YUZU

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Preetam is the CEO and Co-founder of QuillAudits. QuillAudits is a leading Web3 security firm committed to secure Blockchain projects. So far, QuillAudits has secured over 700+ Web3 protocols with its cutting-edge Web3 security solutions

Topic: Need For security in web3

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Preetam Rao

QuillAudits, CEO

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I am a government relations and metaverse expert. A veteran digital expert, my career in digital industry started since 2008. I have worked with more than 100 brands and government institution for digital campaign, consulting and regulation recommendation. I just published book on metaverse ecosystem in Indonesia. I am currently also executive director for Indonesia Blockchain & Metaverse Center(IBMC), this is the hub for innovation and education that bridging pentahelix (industry, university, government, society, media stakeholders in Indonesia.

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Tuhu Nugraha

Executive Director Indonesia Blockchain & Metaverse Center (IBMC)

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Started off as a software developer and realized after a few years I realized that I was destined to make a difference. During my term in Microsoft was awarded as Most Valuable Professional 6 times in a row. Later took the challenge to become an entrepreneur and there came Tranzmeo. A Technology-oriented product company. Our Product, Tranzmeo-Connect is a complete comprehensive solution, which is designed to redefine anomaly detection in pipelines with the help of AI, ML & smart IoT Devices. Its been now more than 5 years and the journey contnues.

Topic: Rewards on Blockchain

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Safil Sunny

CEO & Founder Tranzmeo, Microsoft MVP

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Hailed as “a force of nature”, “Asia’s Anna Wintour” and “Top 100 Women of the Future”, Dr Loretta Chen is an award-winning creative director, a respected thought leader and bestselling author.

Her latest book, M/OTHER is published by Straits Times Press and nominated for Best Non Fiction and Best Book Cover Design for Singapore Book Awards 2023.

As a media veteran and committed equity advocate, she was the People’s Choice for Nominated Member of Parliament and was International Consultant to the investment arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

Currently based in Hawaii, Loretta is a leadership, marketing and performance studies professor at University of Hawaii, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Carnegie Mellon.

She is also co-founder of Smobler Studios, a leading metaverse architecture firm backed by The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands and one of the biggest decentralized virtual worlds.

Loretta’s personal tagline is People, Purpose, Possibilities and she is committed to accelerating the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and changemakers. She is a doting mom to 18 fur babies.

Topic: Towards a Metaverse for Good

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Loretta Chen

Smobler Studios, Co-founder/CEO

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Been in the Web3 industry since 2017 with diversified experience across top exchange, brokerage, VC and trading firms. Now as the investment manager at Flow Traders, a public-listed proprietary trading firm, which also recently launched a 50mm CVC in 2022, focused on fintech and web3 infrastructures.

Specialized in DeFi and corresponding infrastructures, esp. towards utilizing DeFi with tradfi from a FI perspective, also guiding projects from liquidity and market-making perspecitive.

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Jaden Chan

Flow Traders, Investor

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Karim works with KPMG in Singapore, whose key area of focus is on Blockchain/DLT and Fintech innovation, he came from a background banking and derivatives before venturing into the blockchain and fintech space. His career in Fintech and Blockchain started with his move to Singapore in 2015, where he dedicated 8 years to working with startups and at a venture builder focused on Core Banking Technology, where he set up and managed new ventures in Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the UK.

He has been listed as one of the top 100 Fintech influencers globally by Onalytica, holds interviews on BTCN.tv and is a regular speaker and host at events across South East Asia and Europe. In the past year, produced Broken Chains, a documentary about race, inequality, and the economic impact of racism. Karim is also fluent in multiple languages including English, French and German.

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Karim Raffa

KPMG - Blockchain & Crypto Advisory

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Crypto enthusiast.
14 years of marketing experience within leading global brands and advertising agencies. Strategic and creative mind behind PrimeXBT's KOL campaigns.

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Frank Bergman

VP of Business Development at at PrimeXBT

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Head of Trading Education at PrimeXBT
Dirk Hartig is a veteran of the trading industry with 25 years of experience. He has worked in multiple trading related roles for financial institutions such as Banks, Brokers and Family Offices in Europe and Singapore. During his Family Office time a was in charge of the worldwide biggest privately traded FX option portfolio of 2.5 billion EUR. In 2019 Dirk decided to to fully concentrate on trading his own portfolio and offering educational content to others so that they do not have to make the mistakes most beginner traders make. When trading he specialises in Cryptocurrencies & Forex Options.

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Dirk Hartig

Head of Trading Education at PrimeXBT

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We are digital entrepreneurs, creators of assets and facilitators of blockchain technology and gaming for the mainstream use.

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Maya Bernaia

Founder at IamFuture

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Metarollers GameFi project global exposure

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Frances Concha

Development Manager at Iam Future Metarollers

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JOHN AGUILAR is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, and former decathlon champion. He is the founder and host of the business reality show, The Final Pitch, on CNN Philippines. He sits as president of independent TV production company StreetPark Productions Inc., producer of the long-running real estate and construction show Philippine Realty TV. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Art and Science of the Pitch.

John is a seasoned business and motivational speaker, and has given talks on his experiences as an entrepreneur, TV producer, homebuilder, pitching expert,  innovation thinker, and peak performer. He hosts the Methods to Greatness podcast, where he interviews Asia’s world-class performers, business leaders, and cultural icons.

John holds an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Science Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University, a master’s in Entrepreneurship from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business, and is an alum of Singularity University in Silicon Valley.

Topic: Pitching Blockchain to Southeast Asia and the World

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John Aguilar

Founder and Host, The Final Pitch and The Final Pitch: ASEAN

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Frank Fan is a business development expert who works with startups and companies to accelerate their growth in the Web3 space. After spending more than a decade working in Fintech and consulting roles at Microsoft and AXA, Frank brought his experience to Web3 in leadership positions at Huobi exchange. Currently, he serves as a Partner at Arcane Group and leads the firm’s crypto research arm. Frank holds a MSc from Columbia University and a MBA from Tsinghua University.

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Frank Fan

Arcane Group, Partner

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Charu Sethi is the CMO for Unique Network, an NFT infrastructure and middleware blockchain.

Charu has been named as one of the top women in Crypto globally, and has spoken at global crypto conferences including Consensus by Coindesk 2022, NFT NYC, Tech Circus events , podcasts and more.
Charu is helping innovative organizations, with a focus on the financial services sector in SIngapore to enter the NFTs and crypto market by building awareness in partnership with Twimbit. She is also a mentor to early stage start-ups at Tribe, one of the largest accelerators in Singapore.

At Unique Network, in just under a year Charu has rallied the power of over 32,000 engaged community members to win a Polkadot parachain slot and a public token sale.

Prior to her exciting career in NFTs, Charu spent 14 years with global tech and consulting brands such as IBM, most recently as marketing lead for IBM’s Blockchain solutions in Asia Pacific and and for the banking industry in South-East Asia. Prior to working at IBM, Charu has worked at strategy and research division of the erstwhile Monitor Deloitte focused on advisory projects for the MEA government sector.

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Charu Sethi

Unique Network, Chief Marketing Officer

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Xavier works in the CEO's office as the Head of Strategy at Coins.ph. With a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Singapore Management University, he has worked across the financial industry in asset management and corporate strategy, most recently with a family office. He enjoys playing football in his free time and is a novice crypto trader.

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Xavier Ling

Head of Strategy at Coins.ph

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Stacey-Ann is currently the Web3 Business Lead at AWS, where she helps to scale web3 startups and VCs across Asia-Pacific & Japan. Previously, she served as VP of Business Development, Head of Strategy, Product Researcher for metaverse, blockchain, and NFT startups in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Before web3, Stacey worked in investment banking, fintech and innovation across USA (NYC), New Zealand, Honduras, and Jamaica.

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Stacey-Ann Pearson

Amazon Web Services, Web3 Business Lead - APAC & Japan

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As an avid proponent of Blockchain Technology, with experience in building products and managing strategic projects, Srikanth believes in the huge potential of enterprises’ adoption of such emerging technologies.
As the product owner of Acentrik Data Marketplace, he strives to bring the benefits of decentralization in data exchanges to enterprises globally and across industries in the Web3 landscape today.

Topic: Fuelling Enterprises' Data Journey with Blockchain

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Srikanth Kaja

General Manager and Principal Architect of Emerging Technologies at Mercedes-Benz Singapore

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Qin En Looi is a Principal at Saison Capital where he actively leads pre-seed and seed investments in fintech & web3 startups.

Qin En was previously the Co-Founder and COO at Glints, the leading talent ecosystem in Southeast Asia. During his tenure, he was recognised by Forbes 30 Under 30 and Entrepreneurs 27 Under 27 for being one of the youngest founders to have raised venture capital in Southeast Asia.

In his personal time, Qin En is also the creator and host of Parents in Tech, a podcast for parents in Southeast Asia that has topped charts in Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines in the Parenting and Kids & Family Categories.

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Qin En Looi

Saison Capital Principal

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Ian Estrada, Co-founder and CEO of XLD Finance, is a pioneer in digital microcredit in Southeast Asia. He leads XLD in building a Web3-based financial ecosystem for emerging markets, providing borderless decentralized solutions for financial inclusion. He has over a decade of experience in Telco and Fintech. Prior to XLD, he founded Foundry Partners, served as COO of JG Digital Equity Ventures, and held leadership roles at Cashalo/Oriente and GCash.

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Ian Estrada

XLD Finance | Co-founder & CEO

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Eric is a senior business leader, advocate and trusted advisor with over 22 years combined experiences comprising Capital Markets, FinTech, Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship and VUCA Leadership.

Eric is an ardent technologist, enthused by new innovations.  Prior to the leap into Entrepreneurship, he was part of the APAC senior leadership in BT Group, UOB Kay Hian, CMC Markets, RTS Realtime Systems (acquired by Bloomberg) and FlexTrade Systems.

Most recently, Eric was appointed as Advisory Board Member of iConnections, Investment Committee Member of SAFRA National Service Association overseeing minimum Assets Under Management (“AUM”) of $100M, Board Director of Medway Investments - private single-family office investment management company with minimum AUM of $100M established since 1980, and former President of Alta Exchange (formerly Hg Exchange) - digital securities exchange awarded Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") Recognised Market Operator in 2021.

Eric is also Co-Founder and Board Director of RF International Holdings established since 2018 with a $3M venture capital investment in 2019 alongside Heliconia Capital Management - a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, and SGX into ADDX (formerly iSTOX) regulated by MAS, and RF Fund Management established since 2020 - a MAS Registered Fund Management Company.  Through his beliefs in servant leadership and stewardship, he was awarded Executive of the Year, Financial Services at SBR Management Excellence Awards 2020 and also Singapore Total Defence Awards (“TDA”) 2021.

Concurrently, Eric is Founder and Executive Chairman of Neo & Partners Global (“NPG”) established since 2014, a FinTech Certified company by Singapore FinTech Association in serving the Capital Markets.  Notably, he led NPG to win Business Resilience and Innovation Award at ASEAN Young Entrepreneur Awards 2022, Best Infrastructure Provider at WatersTechnology Asia Awards 2020 and Singapore TDA 2017 and 2020.

Voluntarily, Eric contributes in Singapore Armed Forces (“SAF”) National Service ("NS") since 1999 serving with rank of Major and S3 of a Singapore Infantry Brigade.  In recognition of his Command and Leadership, he was awarded SAF Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

On lifelong learning, Eric is a 20th Command and Staff Course (NS) graduate from the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College at SAFTI Military Institute in 2019.  Currently, he is attending the 6th Asian Financial Leaders Programme, flagship programme of MAS.

Eric is also a select member of the Singapore Financial Leaders Network supported by MAS, SG Leaders Network supported by Singapore Economic Development Board ("EDB"), Global-Asia Family Office Circle supported by EDB and MAS, and Young Business Leaders Network of Singapore Business Federation.

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Eric SayWei Neo

Neo & Partners Global / Executive Chairman and Board Director

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Mike’s main areas of practice include Commercial and Corporate Advisory (Mergers & Acquisitions, Fundraising, VCCs), Financial Services Regulatory (Private Equity/Venture Capital Funds, Private Equity and Fintech), and Technology and Digital Business Services.

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Mike Chiam

PDLegal Partner, ABA Founding Member

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Wen Kang is the Vice President at SBI Group. He manages an early-stage
VC Fund that invest in Blockchain & Web3.0 start-ups. Prior to SBI, he was a
Senior Associate at a private equity firm, where he looked at distressed and
special situation investments. He started his career as a Management
Associate with OCBC Bank. Wen Kang holds a Master of Business
Administration (MBA) degree from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Engineering
(Valedictorian) from the Nanyang Technological University.

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Wong Wen Kang

SBI, Vice President

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Shodipo Ayomide is doing Developer Advocacy at Polygon, building Ethereum-compatible blockchain, and got about 11 years of experience in Technology and a track record in Web & Mobile Engineering, Community Management, and cross-team leadership on a global scale.

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Shodipo Ayomide

Developer Advocacy at Polygon technology

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Chris is a partner at HM, a boutique, Singapore-based consulting firm.  Chris assists various digital asset and NFT businesses on legal and regulatory matters.

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Chris Holland

HM, Partner

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Cholo Maputol is the CEO and Co-Founder of Play It Forward (PIF).  He has been an active investor in crypto since 2017 and is a passionate believer in the potential of Web3 and Play-to-Earn.
After building a long career in capital markets and Investment Banking, Cholo returned to the gaming world to establish PIF. PIF's mission is to make play more rewarding and unlock financial opportunities for gamers in Asia and beyond.
PIF believes that gaming should be both fun and rewarding. Thus, we help players maximize social, financial, and professional benefits by providing earning opportunities via the PIF guild.

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Cholo Maputol

Play It Forward / CEO & Co-founder

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George Wong is the Head of Singapore The Sandbox, a leading decentralized virtual world and a subsidiary of Animoca Brands. Concurrently, he’s the Sub-committee Chairperson for NFTs & Metaverses in ACCESS Blockchain Association Malaysia, the Honorary Secretary for Women in Blockchain Asia and the Founder of Reactive Labs, a blockchain advisory. Prior to this, he has ventured more than 20+ start-ups from retail to publishing, most notably in the artistic, investment and blockchain space. He has managed a variety of investment-related firms, supported the growth of a regional investment community, and even successfully completed an ICO in 2018

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George Wong

The Sandbox, Head of Singapore

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Harn is a founding board member of the Association for Blockchain Asia. As a CEO of a MAS Licensed Fund Management Company, Trigger, he manages venture capital and private equity. He has seen the challenges faced by successful traditional businesses in the old money space and yet the same for technology startups in the new money space.

Harn sees blockchain as a key to disruption of businesses not only at the transactions, financial and auditing level but the business process reengineering from marketing to back office processes across Industry Sectors.

With 20 years of experience in consulting and fund management, Harn has consulted, reported and assessed several key pillars of businesses including, asset management, taxation, insurance, contract administration, investment feasibilities, human resource and business reengineering. He has also been called upon as an Expert Witness in the Supreme Court to provide expert opinion and reporting.

Harn practiced as a surveyor and is a member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors and the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. He has also served as Vice President of the Singapore Chapter of the International Facility Management Association.

As the CEO of Trigger VC he manages and incubates technology funds across industry sectors. The experience of the partners at Trigger VC includes unicorn founders and managers of over US$1.3b project value.

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Goh Seh Harn

CEO, Trigger Asset Management & Founding Board Member, Association Blockchain Asia (ABA)

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Tristan has been in the Web3 industry since 2017 with accumulated investment and marketing experience as the director of investment for X21 Digital. Now as the head of Southeast Asia for Zokyo, he is at the helm of building, securing and funding legendary crypto businesses in the region, accelerating their time to market and achieving their goals on time and on budget, with an ultimate vision of building a more secure Web3 future.

Zokyo provides immediate support services such as top-quality security auditing, cryptography, white-hat hacking, UI/UX design, QA, full-stack engineering, and more.

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Tristan Lee

Zokyo Head of Southeast Asia

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Stephen was a commercial barrister in Ireland for a number of years before relocating to Hong Kong in 2015. Stephen was General Counsel for Hong Kong's first unicorn, focusing on providing a wide range of legal support to a rapid growth technology company. Subsequently, Stephen co-founded Sors Digital Assets in early 2018, a Web 3.0 financial services and consulting platform for the digital asset industry. SORS, through its broker-dealer affiliate Black Manta Capital Partners, regulated in Germany, can facilitate the delivery of regulated services including Security Token Offerings. Stephen is passionate about the value that blockchain and DLT can bring to financial markets and believes in the long term growth of this sector.

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Stephen Browne

SORS - Co-Founder

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Driving growth and listing sales in Coinstore, partnering with projects and VCs on fundraising, marketing and growth globally. Specialising and a believer in South East Asia Crypto Business at this moment.

Past decorated banking career in financial advisory role for more than 10 years and winning multiple top notch sales awards in my past employment with banks.

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James Toh

Coinstore.com, Global Head of Business Development

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Hello. I am Beryl and have over 1 year experience as an investment analyst and researcher in Web3.
In this time period, I partially worked on a smart contract wallet project AstroX Network and interned in several Web3 venture capital teams including BAI Capital, FSC and Tsingtech Ventures. I have researched over 300 projects and delivered over 20 research articles.
Beryl has graduated from the master's degree program of Science in Business Analytics at HKU and bachelor's degree program of Statistics - Data Science at CUHKSZ. During the undergraduate period, I published an academic conference paper in the International Conference on Big Data Analytics(ICBDA) which could be indexed by IEEE Xplore, EI Compendex and Scopus.
From September 2022, Beryl and 3 other female builders decided to start their own business Web3 Women Union which is committed to supporting and inspiring more female friends to start their quests in Web3, and building a more inclusive Web3 space by formulating an open understanding of the female power in the wave of Web3. WWU (https://twitter.com/Web3WomenUnion) is currently the only pure female community and resources aggregation platform, focusing on the growth and development of women in web3.
Acting as a founding team member, Beryl leads the business development and research team at Web3 Women Union and is in charge of the organization's economic mechanism design, growth strategy and management. WWU has had a 5.5 times growth in the past 3 months with over 500 female community members.  
WWU has been holding offline activities worldwide and also online sharing Twitter Space. WWU's twitter space has a good performance with more than 1.2K audience participating in each event (except for hot event speculation, this data can rank in the top 10 Web3 Twitter Space every week, according to the data of soshow).

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Fangming Huang

Web3 Women Union Cofounder

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U-Zyn Chua is the Co-Founder and CTO of Cake DeFi. Cake DeFi is the most transparent way to generate cash flow from your cryptocurrencies, making DeFi accessible to anyone and everyone. It is a platform that empowers users to take control of their finances by creating cash flow and harnessing the potential of decentralized finance.

U-Zyn is a technologist and engineer that's highly passionate about technology, cybersecurity, decentralization, finance, and blockchain. He has been actively involved in the technology ecosystem of Bitcoin, and later Ethereum, since 2010, and has designed and engineered many tools and solutions in the blockchain space since.

He was also the first Singapore Smart Nation Fellow under Singapore GovTech, and has also made global headlines as the Lead Architect of the world’s first retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), the Sand Dollar, in the Bahamas.

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U-Zyn Chua

CTO and Co-Founder, Cake DeFi

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Prof. Feida Zhu is currently a tenured associate professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Singapore Management University. His research interests include blockchain,
data and AI governance, privacy-aware data mining and machine learning, graph/network mining and social network analysis, with emphasis on their application to business, financial and consumer innovation. He was the founding director of both the Pinnacle Lab for Analytics with China Ping An Insurance Group and the DBS-SMU Life Analytics Lab, focusing on data-driven user-centric social media and mobile data mining and analysis for finance industry innovations. He is also the Founder and Chief Scientist of SYMPHONY, a Web 3.0 blockchain-based protocol to empower a data-driven economy by democratized and personalized data Intelligence with privacy by design. Prof. ZHU has over 100 peer-reviewed research publications at top international venues, with multiple Best Paper Awards. He won the Early Career Award of PAKDD’19 and is the General Co-Chair of IEEE ICDM’18 and ACM KDD’21. Prof. ZHU obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2009.

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Dr Zhu Feida

Associate Professor, School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University (SMU)

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Surya Sarella is the Editor-In-Chief at BlockSol Media. Bock-Sol Media is a leading Fintech Media House in Pacific Northwest. Former Editor in Chief at ThaiPro Media.

He has been working as an advisor, consultant and board member for several fintech and blockchain launches

As an active supporter and advocate of blockchain technology. His interest lies in educating, equipping and empowering people from grassroots level. He is passionate about giving true education.

A mentor, advisor and a media enthusiast.

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Surya Sarella

BlockSol Media - CEO

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As Managing Partner of Varys Capital, Darius oversees a global team while continually monitoring and evaluating developments in the world of digital assets by providing venture capital funding for carefully selected high-yield projects as well as offering oversight for a multi-strategy quantitative trading division, which is now the dominant profit center within the organization.

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Darius Askaripour

Managing Partner at Varys Capital

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Jisheng Tan is the CEO of Playermon, a win-to-earn NFT game with over where players can explore and battle in the metaverse with their favourite Playermons. Playermon has more than 2.3M people added to their watchlist on CoinMarketCap.

Jisheng is also the Vice President of the Malaysia Blockchain Association and Founder of TriveAcademy since the year 2018, which has been awarded the Best Blockchain Technology Developer Award at the Bloconomic Expo 2019. He graduated from Multimedia University and received a Certificate for Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme from the University of Oxford.

His experience revolves around strategizing product development roadmap and architecting solutions. He has helped clients plan and build applications and data visualisations, run artificial intelligent experiments, build the data pipeline and achieve cost optimization by making use of solutions on the cloud. He ventured into Blockchain Technology in the year 2017 and has been actively developing since then.

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Jisheng Tan

Playermon CEO

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Mr. KEY (Karnika E. Yashwant) is an impact entrepreneur building and supporting the next billion-dollar start-ups. Co-founder of Forward Protocol, and founder of Utopian Capital and KEY Difference Media (largest and oldest blockchain incubator), he has been in the blockchain space since 2013. He continues to hold many strategic positions, and is a sought after speaker and advisor in the crypto sphere. He is based in Dubai.

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Karnika E. Yashwant (Mr. KEY)

Founder of KEY Difference Media. Founder of Forward Protocol

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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.

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Anndy Lian

Best Selling Book Author "NFT: From Zero to Hero"

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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.

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Krinza Momin

Ankr, Developer Relations Engineer

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An incredibly passionate, engaging speaker and serial entrepreneur of 15 years, Arthur Tan has always aspired towards creating global impact through adding profound value to lives around the world. He currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Metapac Group, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Arthur first stepped into the Web3 space as a cryptocurrency investor at the beginning of 2018, right at the peak of its bull run. He found genuine passion in realizing the potential of blockchain in transforming work-life culture through reading Ethereum Whitepaper and became a firm believer in the power of decentralization as a result. Henceforth, he has sought to spread the same awareness he attained by giving blockchain talks to exchanges, enterprises, and conferences.

Arthur was influenced by his previous experience in directing an investor-relations corporation, in financial advisory, entertainment, and the beauty wellness marketplace. He’s developed a tried-and-true aspiration of building technology products that’ll revolutionize lives while offering high-end returns for his partners.

Down-to-earth, passionate and impartial - these describe his qualities as an entrepreneur in every sense. Arthur works with synergetic teams that engage one another to maximize every member’s potential and isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves to get down to business. His fairness is visible in the way he treats his teammates equitably, regardless of role or title.

Aside from entrepreneurship, Arthur is also a celebrated TV presenter and emcee in Malaysia. Having been host to more than 500 stage appearances over 13 years, as well as several noteworthy TV dramas, reality shows, and a television commercials, he is no stranger to entertainment on the international stage.

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Arthur Tan

METAPAC GROUP l CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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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.

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Ryan Liew

Copia Corporation Limited - Founder

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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.

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Elston Sam

Ethlas CoFounder

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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
Orderly Life”.

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Erika EVASDOTTIR

Managing Director at Centrium Advisory Services Limited

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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

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Ken James Berry

CEO & Founder of Blockchain Network Philippines

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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!

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El Lee

Digital Treasures Center

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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.

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Cal Evans

Gresham International - Managing Associate

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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

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Tobias Bauer

Principal at Blockchain Founders Fund


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