One day in DeFi is indeed 7 years in traditional finance. However, the barrier of adopting DeFi as a platform remains, as the general public does not understand the concept of DeFi well. Both the complexity of finance and blockchain technology is a barrier to mass adoption.We believe that DeFi is more than a short-term trend and it fundamentally innovates our existing financial system, giving the world access to an unlimited number of financial products and services.
BLA2020 is a three-part digital event* that aims to educate the masses about the potential of DeFi and inspire mass adoption of this technology.
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DeFi beyond the pumps, memes and dumps.
COO of VTransFair
Anthony’s career in financial services began in the late 1980s, where he contributed IT expertise to merchant banks.
Since 2018, Anthony has been ICO advisor to a number of FinTech and tech startups including Nauticus Blockchain and Empire Hotels, as well as co-founder and CEO of crypto startup, DICE Money. He held the title of Regional Board Director at The Global Association for Blockchain and Cryptocurrency from Nov 2018 until May 2020.
Anthony is currently COO of Blockchain payments startup VTransFair, and is a Certified Blockchain Professional from IIEC.
Community Core Member of MoonSwap
Founder and CEO, BlockGlobe
Ms.Yang is founder of 2 startups, experienced financial journalist, bilingual moderator and a globally-minded marketing executive with strong experience in international environments.Since 2017, she has worked with a number of emerging blockchain startups, top crypto exchanges and advised them on branding, strategic planning, as well as expansion in international markets. She has also advised many companies seeking digital transformation.
Ms.Yang has supervised global communication strategies execution for Kucoin, Debrief, Hotbit,etc., and organized various blockchain events around the world including “2018 Blockchain Global Summit·Hong Kong”, “New York Security Token Forum”,"Tech & Talk · Seoul 2019", "HERTECH:Global women in Blockchain Meetup",etc.
Co-Founder & CEO, Balancer Labs
Fernando is a mechatronics engineer with a masters in robotics and image processing. He also did an MBA at the Sorbonne university in Paris. Prior to creating Balancer Protocol, he founded a few startups and worked as a consultant for Bain & Company in Germany.
CTO, EMURGO; CEO, Brandmark
Nicolás is CTO at EMURGO - a global blockchain solutions company and a founding entity of Cardano, in addition to CEO at Brandmark - a traceability solution working with some of Israel's largest enterprises. Prior to EMURGO, Nicolás was CEO and co-founder of a software development firm which built 40+ mobile solutions and worked with multiple companies in Silicon Valley. Additionally, Nicolás also holds an active position as Council Member of the Cardano Foundation.
Roger is currently involved in numerous Bitcoin related projects. He is an early investor in bitcoin-related startups. He has been a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption and saw bitcoin as a means to promote economic freedom. He now promotes Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the cryptocurrency created with the intent to fix issues such as high fees and long transaction confirmation times.
Head of Growth, Bancor
Nate is the head of growth at Bancor Protocol. He first stumbled upon AMMs on Ethereum in 2017 and has been hooked ever since.
Founder, Curve Finance
Michael Egorov, the founder of Curve. Before Curve, co-founded NuCypher. Graduated MIPT, did a PhD in experimental Physics.
Founder, CrescoFin SA
Robert Sharratt is a founder at CrescoFin SA, which offers insured, interest-bearing deposit accounts on chain, with higher rates than in a bank. The firm is based and regulated in Switzerland and is opening an office in Singapore.
APAC Business Development, Maker Foundation
Doo previously worked as a blockchain analyst at Gifto, a senior analyst at Proof Suite, and held positions at various think tanks.
Adam Blumberg is a Certified Financial Planner, Co-Founder of Interaxis and also dubbed the Whiteboard Wizard. He focuses on education around Crypto, Blockchain, and Decentralized Finance.
Community Manager, Aave
DeFi Dude has been down the DeFi rabbit hole since mid-2019. He's played an active role in the community ever since and has a growing interest in DeFi's success.
Super-user, Educator, Investor
DeFi Dad is a DeFi super-user, educator, and investor. He is creator of DeFi Tutorials with DeFi Dad on YouTube which can be found at http://defidad.com.