Blockchain Summit
Asia 2022

Monday, September 26th – Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Raffles City Convention Center
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

The Pantera Capital team is honored to invite you to attend our Pantera Blockchain Summit Asia 2022, as we bring together our family of portfolio companies, partners, and investors for a day of learning, inspiration, and connection.


The Pantera Blockchain Summit Asia 2022 is a free, limited-capacity event, curated by the Pantera investment team and focused on the most important & exciting topics in the blockchain industry. Our goal is to uncover valuable insights, foster great conversations, and empower the entire Pantera network to move our industry forward.

If you are interested in attending, please email and one of our team members will contact you regarding availability.

  • Speaker
    Emma Rose Bienvenu
    Chief of Staff and Special Counsel, Pantera Capital
    Emma Rose Bienvenu holds a JD and BCL from McGill University, a double master’s in economics and finance and in corporate law and financial regulation from U Penn Law/Wharton and Sciences Po Paris, and a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Sciences Po Paris. She has previously worked on Capitol Hill, in Washington; at Linklaters LLP, in London; at Pacific Century Group, in Hong Kong; and at PSP Investments and CDPQ, Canadian investors with >$180 and >$320 bn AUM, respectively. She has published multiple articles in academic journals, legal textbooks, and mainstream media outlets; in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Emma Rose was called to testify as a special witness before the Parliament of Canada to advise the federal government on its response to the global health and economic crisis.
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    Sumit Gupta
    Co-Founder & CEO, CoinDCX
    Sumit Gupta is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CoinDCX, India’s first crypto unicorn, and the safest cryptocurrency exchange. As a pioneer in India’s crypto industry, Sumit has been instrumental in bringing the emerging asset class to the consciousness of India’s mainstream. In his role, Sumit is responsible for the overall strategy and growth of CoinDCX and is the driving force behind the company’s vision to onboard 50 million Indians into crypto. Sumit is an influential industry figure who advocates actively for a better understanding and adoption of crypto. When Bitcoin began gaining traction in 2014, Sumit saw the potential of leveraging blockchain technology to enable financial inclusion and saw crypto’s potential to supercharge India’s growing innovation economy. Together with his team at CoinDCX, Sumit is committed to democratizing access to crypto for India, empowering Indians to manage their digital wealth in an increasingly digital and decentralized future.

    Sumit holds an Undergraduate and Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
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    Andra Nicolas
    Head of Business Development and Strategy, Origin Protocol
    Andra is a crypto veteran with 5+ years of leadership experience across several crypto projects. She was most recently the Head of Growth at 1inch where she raised over $250M and helped the project become the second fastest growing DeFi network. She is now Head of BD and Strategy at Origin Protocol where she focuses on growing OUSD.
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    Brad Kam
    Co-Founder, Unstoppable Domains
    Brad is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Unstoppable Domains, a company building NFT Domains – your username for web3. Previously, he co-founded Talkable, a YC backed marketing software company. He is based in San Francisco.
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    Craig Palmer
    CEO, MakersPlace
    Craig Palmer is the CEO of MakersPlace, joining the company in February of 2022. Craig has over 30 years of broad industry experience – spanning a wide variety of b2c and b2b markets, and a successful track record of $10B in successful exits. Prior to MakersPlace, Palmer was CEO of Fandom (, the world’s largest fan platform reaching 315 million unique visitors per month and enabling fans to go deeper on their favorite games, entertainment and culture with unique tools, memorable experiences, original content and commerce. Under Craig’s eight years of leadership Fandom enjoyed a dramatic increase in revenue, employee growth, and industry footprint, and was purchased by TPG Capital in 2018.
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    Jeff Hasselman
    AWS Global Head Web3, Amazon
    Jeff is AWS Global Head Web3 identifying mechanisms leveraging Amazon’s powers to help Web3 customers to scale. Prior to AWS, Jeff spent seven years in venture finance providing growth capital to early stage, venture-backed tech companies. The decade prior to venture lending, he was a financial and commodity derivatives trader. His first career stop was as 4th employee running operations and corporate development for the first non-financial institution to deploy ATM machines. Before starting his career, Jeff played college and professional hockey and still has all his teeth.
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    Matt Gondek
    Matt Gondek is a Deconstructive Pop Artist, whose work is possessed with a punk rock spirit, celebrating rebellion and destruction. With a visceral pop color palette and a disarmingly playful tone, he tears down cartoon idols, akin to slaughtering our modern-day gods. Born in 1982, his creative voice is rooted in the 90s; as a true conduit of his generation and their potentially pointless search for meaning and purpose amidst a cruel life in a flawed world. He boasts sold-out exhibitions in his home of Los Angeles as well as New York, Paris, and Hong Kong.
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    Jeff Bandman
    COO and Chief Legal Officer, 6529 NFTs
    Jeff Bandman is the COO and Chief Legal Officer of 6529 NFTs. He is also the Principal of his consulting and advisory practice Bandman Advisory and the Founder and CEO of BlockAgent. He is also an advisor on regulatory risk to a number of companies. Prior to that, he was a Director and FinTech advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a Managing Principal of the Indian Wells Group, and the Head of Partnerships for SwapClear. Jeff holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a BA from Yale University.
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    Chia Jang Yeng
    Investment Associate, Pantera Capital
    Chia joined Pantera in 2022 to focus on the firm’s venture and growth investments, with an interest in DeFi, and Web3 infrastructure. Prior to this role, he was a fintech and crypto investor at Saison Capital, a global fintech fund (a top 10 Fintech VC by CBInsights). Chia previously worked at Bessemer Venture Partners, Rocket Internet, Antler, Allen & Overy. Chia graduated with a law degree from the University of Cambridge and an unfinished MBA from Harvard Business School.
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    Harsehaj Singh
    Investment Associate, Pantera Capital
    Sehaj joined Pantera in 2022 to focus on the firm’s venture and early-stage token funds, specializing in DeFi and gaming investments. He also has contributed to projects like Illuvium. Previously, Sehaj worked on technology M&A transactions as an Investment Banking analyst at Lazard. Sehaj graduated with honors from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
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    Jeff Lewis
    Director of Capital Formation, Pantera Capital
    Jeff joined Pantera in 2022 as Director of Capital Formation. Jeff has an extensive background in the investment management space as an entrepreneur, investor, and trader. He was a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners and held senior roles at York Capital Management and DLJ. He has broad experience across asset classes, having traded equities, fixed income and derivatives on the sell side and for world-class hedge funds. Jeff created The American Flag Football League. In this endeavor, he established a partnership with the NFL, built a community of over 200,000 social media followers, and produced over 700 games and 30 telecasts on CBS, NFL Networks and other media outlets. Jeff received his B.A. and MBA from Cornell University.
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    Don Ho
    Managing DIrector, Quantstamp
    Don is an investor and entrepreneur with global perspectives and cross-functional experiences supporting investments, product, and growth. He is currently Managing Director of Quantstamp, a blockchain security and auditing firm. Don previously worked at IDG Ventures and PNP Ventures where he helped launch Nexla, Ayasdi, and the Los Angeles Football Club.
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    Franklin Bi
    Director of Portfolio Development, Pantera Capital
    Franklin serves as Pantera’s Director of Portfolio Development, focused on supporting and accelerating the firm’s portfolio companies. He was previously Vice President and Blockchain / Crypto Strategy Lead at J.P. Morgan, as a founding member of the Blockchain Center of Excellence in 2015. He previously launched a blockchain-focused strategy consulting firm, as Founding Partner at Scale8 Partners and Associate Director at Wachsman. Franklin’s previous experience includes corporate strategy and development at J.P. Morgan, early-stage investing at ff Venture Capital, and advising founders at Techstars. Franklin graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and concentrations in Finance, Management, and Entrepreneurship.
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    Paul Veradittakit
    General Partner, Pantera Capital
    Paul joined as a partner at Pantera in 2014, where he focuses on the firm’s venture capital and early-stage token fund investments. He has helped launch Pantera Venture Funds and the firm’s token funds, executing over 100 investments. Paul also sits on the board of Alchemy, Blockfolio, and Staked, is a mentor at The House Fund, Boost VC, and Creative Destruction Labs, and is an advisor to Audius, Ampleforth, and Set Labs. Paul’s prior experience includes working as an associate at Strive Capital, where he focused on investments in the mobile space, including an early stage investment in App Annie. He also performed partnerships and growth for Urban Spoils, a daily-deal aggregation startup, and worked with LECG and Hatch Consulting. Paul graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.
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    Joey Krug
    Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital
    Joey joined Pantera in 2017 to manage the funds as co-CIO. Prior to Pantera, he co-founded the Forecast Foundation, a group that contributes to Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform and solution to the oracle problem. In 2013, Joey also built a point of sale system enabling Bitcoin payments with sound (and did the first Bitcoin payment over sound) and Bluetooth. He co-founded an AngelList syndicate, which is now one of the top fifteen by backing and is an Edmund Hillary Fellow. Joey studied Computer Science at Pomona College prior to pursuing his Thiel Fellowship.
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    Dan Morehead
    CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital
    Dan founded Pantera Capital Management in 2003, managing over $1 billion of institutional investor assets in its global macro strategy. He previously served as Head of Macro Trading and CFO at Tiger Management with Julian Robertson. Dan began his career at Goldman Sachs as their first Asset-Backed Securities Trader. Dan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received the Carmichael Prize for his thesis.
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    Matthew Liu
    CSO and Partner, SynFutures
    Matthew Liu is the CSO and Partner at SynFutures.
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    Kayvon Pirestani
    Head of APAC Institutional Sales & Singapore COO, Coinbase
    Kayvon Pirestani is Coinbase’s head of institutional sales for the APAC region and the COO of Coinbase Singapore. Before joining Coinbase, Kayvon ran the Japan OTC equity derivatives sales desk for Morgan Stanley where he marketed structured volatility and synthetic equity products to global institutional investors. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kayvon was at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong where he put together some of Asia’s largest-ever equity options transactions. Kayvon received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Kayvon has been investing in cryptocurrencies since 2013.
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    Jeff Bandman
    COO and Chief Legal Officer, 6529 NFTs
    Jeff Bandman is the COO and Chief Legal Officer of 6529 NFTs. He is also the Principal of his consulting and advisory practice Bandman Advisory and the Founder and CEO of BlockAgent. He is also an advisor on regulatory risk to a number of companies. Prior to that, he was a Director and FinTech advisor at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a Managing Principal of the Indian Wells Group, and the Head of Partnerships for SwapClear. Jeff holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a BA from Yale University.
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    Saad Zaeem
    Co-founder and Co-CEO, Revolving Games
    Saad Zaeem is a Co-founder and Co-CEO of Revolving Games. Prior to that, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Fizz, a chat platform, and the Co-founder and Chairman of Caramel Tech Studios, a gaming company that worked on Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja. Before that he had roles across product management and business development.
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    Winston Zhang
    Co-founder, Cega
    Winston Zhang is the co-founder of Cega, a company building the first decentralized exotic options protocol in Web3. He was previously a Venture Partner at Pioneer Fund, a founder in Y Combinator’s Winter 20 batch, and before that, a product manager at DoorDash.
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    Tyler Spalding
    Co-founder, Flexa
    Tyler Spalding is currently a Co-Founder at Flexa, a blockchain payments company based in New York City. He has been involved in crypto since 2011. Tyler is the former Chief Technology Officer at Raise, the world’s largest gift card marketplace with over $1B in sales and $150M in venture funding. Tyler has more than 20 years of technology experience, has founded and sold three software companies, and is an active seed-stage investor in 25+ startups. He is author to more than 50 technology patents, and was previously an aerospace engineering faculty member at two universities. Tyler is also a proud former engineer for the United Space Alliance, the United States Air Force, NASA Mars Crew Module, and the NASA Space Shuttle Program.
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    Evan Shapiro
    CEO, Mina Foundation
    Evan Shapiro is CEO of Mina Protocol and former CEO of O(1) Labs. Evan graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a BS in computer science. He then obtained his research MS while working in the CMU Personal Robotics Lab, where he did research for the HERB robotics platform. He has also worked as a software engineer for Mozilla.
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    Ben Zhou
    CEO, ByBit
    Ben Zhou is the Co-founder and CEO of Bybit, building a mass adoption-ready exchange for the emerging asset class of cryptocurrencies. With a background in forex, Ben combines the best practices of TradFi/trading and crypto-native solutions to catapult Bybit from its inception in 2018 to a leading global exchange for all crypto lovers.
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    Alvin Xu
    Co-Founder, Maverick Protocol
    Alvin is the Co-Founder of Maverick Protocol, a DeFi infrastructure built to facilitate the most liquid markets for traders, liquidity providers, DAO treasuries, and developers, powered by Maverick AMM. Prior to Maverick, Alvin was product lead at MetaMask, Abra, BitTorrent, and TRON.
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    Ola Doudin
    CEO, BitOasis
    Ola Doudin is the co-founder and CEO of BitOasis, which offers digital assets to buy, sell and trade against the U.A.E. Dirham. The platform is available to users in the U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco. She is also co-founder of Yellow, a bitcoin payment processor.
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    Hemant Mohapatra
    Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
    Hemant is a partner with Lightspeed India. Prior to that, he was a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He joined a16z after almost 5 years at Google doing strategic partnerships deals and investments for the Google Cloud platform team. Before that, he was an Engineer & Product Manager at AMD, a micro-processor firm. Hemant holds a bachelors and a couple of masters degrees in engineering, computer sciences, and business spread across India, USA and the UK. He is also a recognized poet.
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    Pradyumna Agrawal
    Managing Director, Temasek
    Pradyumna Agrawal (Prady) is a Managing Director at Temasek and is currently responsible for Temasek’s blockchain venture building efforts and investments, with a focus on programmable money, digital asset tokenisation, decentralised identity and data, and Web 3 applications. Prady is a Founding Team Member of LemmaTree, Affinidi, GoodWorker, Trustana, Marketnode, Partior, Menyala and Superscrypt, and represents Temasek on the Boards of these companies. He is also a Board Member of Pine Labs. He has previously represented Temasek on the Diem Council and the Boards of C2FO and GoJek. Prady joined Temasek in 2013 and before his current role, he was involved in global financial services investing at Temasek, including the Americas, Southeast Asia, India, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Temasek, Prady was with Morgan Stanley as Vice President, Investment Banking. He started his career as an Analyst with Sharad Dalal & Co and has worked at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young.
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    Edgar Pavlovsky
    Founder, MarginFi
    Edgar Pavlovsky is the founder of MarginFi, a decentralized portfolio margining protocol for trading on Solana. The protocol gives traders a unified account to access margin, compose a portfolio, and improve capital efficiency across underlying trading protocols.
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    James Zhang
    Co-founder and CEO, Jambo
    James Zhang is the co-founder and CEO of Jambo. He is a serial entrepreneur and avid investor and became involved with the crypto community starting in 2015 as a personal contributor. In 2017, he launched Black Panther Capital’s first blockchain FoF which invested in 10+ top tier token funds globally. Personally, James has also been a blockchain/crypto advocate throughout the years and personal advisor to many prominent organizations and institutions. James graduated from New York University with a B.S in Computer Science.
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    Kevin Lin
    Co-founder and CEO, Metatheory
    Kevin Lin is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Metatheory, a technology-driven entertainment company building Web3 games, interactive multi-platform stories, and virtual world experiences imagined across innovative collective story franchise IPs. Previously, Kevin was a co-founder of Twitch, the world’s largest live social video platform for gamers and creators. In addition, Kevin is also the co-founder of Gold House, a nonprofit collective of diverse leaders dedicated to forging stronger relationships to empower Asians. An avid angel investor and advisor, Kevin loves working with startup founders around the world and did a stint as a Visiting Partner at YCombinator in 2020.
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    Matthew Liu
    Co-founder, Origin
    Matthew Liu is the Co-founder of Origin Protocol and is a serial entrepreneur. He was previously co-founder of PriceSlash (acquired by BillShark) and CEO of Unicycle Labs. Earlier in his career, Matthew was one of the earliest Product Managers at YouTube (acquired by Google). Later, he was VP of Product at Qwiki (acquired by Yahoo) and VP of Product at Bonobos (acquired by Walmart). He has a MS and a BS from Stanford University.
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    Brooks Entwistle
    SVP Global Customer Success, Ripple
    Brooks Entwistle is the SVP of Global Customer Success, and the Managing Director for APAC and MENA at Ripple. Prior to joining Ripple, he served as Chief Business Officer International for Uber, responsible for business development and the firm’s relationships across Asia Pacific, EMEA and Latin America. Previously, he was the CEO of Everstone Capital, a premier India and Southeast Asia focused private equity and real estate investment firm. Before joining Everstone in 2014, Brooks was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he spent 22 years in various capacities, including 15 years based in Asia. Most recently, he was Chairman of Goldman Sachs South East Asia as well as CEO of Goldman Sachs Singapore. Prior to this, he spent 5 years in Mumbai as CEO and Founder of Goldman Sachs India where he was responsible for leading and building the firm across all divisions. He also served as the Founder & Co-Head of Goldman Sachs Asia’s High Technology Group. Earlier in his career, Brooks served as a District Electoral Supervisor with the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
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    Brad Garlinghouse
    CEO, Ripple
    Brad is the CEO of Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. He was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012, and held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Brad formerly served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network, and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Animoto and OutMatch and has held board positions at and Tonic Health.
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    Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie
    CEO, BCB Group
    Oliver von Landsberg-Sadie has led a highly technical career in finance technology, forming a robust platform for solutions architecture and fintech innovation. He has helped Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Investment Bank (2004-15) and Lloyds Commercial Bank bring a number of strategic and tactical projects to fruition as a hands-on SME in derivative instruments, regulations and technology. After nearly 20 years in investment banking Oliver founded BCB Group where his mission is to accelerate global adoption of digital assets as money, as ownership and as a commodity of value.
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    Michael Wu
    Founder and CEO, Amber Group
    Michael Wu is co-founder and CEO of Amber Group, a leading global digital asset platform. Prior to founding Amber Group, Michael was a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs, a macro trader at Morgan Stanley, and a portfolio manager at a billion-dollar hedge fund. Michael is a member of Mensa International and a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia honoree. Founded in 2017, Amber Group is a leading global digital asset platform, operating globally with twelve offices on three continents. To date, Amber Group has cumulatively traded over $700 billion across 100+ electronic exchanges, with over $2.5 billion in assets under management.
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    Shaaran Lakshminarayanan
    Founder and CEO, Krypto
    Shaaran Lakshminarayanan is the Founder and CEO of Krypto, a cryptocurrency exchange focused on India. Previously, Shaaran was the Chief Technology Officer at Celebrify and a student at Vellore Institute of Technology where he studied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. As a student he had various freelance developer roles and worked in machine learning both at the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Google. Shaaran has also been recognized as an InterCon Top 50 Tech Innovator Awardee and was a Forbes 30 Under 30 2020 Nominee.
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    Rohit Jain
    SVP and Head of Ventures and Investments, CoinDCX
    Rohit Jain is the SVP and Head of Ventures and Investments at CoinDCX, overseeing the venture arm of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. He had previous roles as a growth equity investor at The Fundamentum Partnership, an Engagement Manager at McKinsey, as well as founding four start-ups of his own. He is also an avid angel investor and advisor to blockchain and technology companies around the world. Rohit holds a BTech degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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    Howard Xu
    Co-founder and CEO, Ancient8
    Howard Xu is the co-founder and CEO of Ancient8, a DAO that develops the infrastructure layer for GameFi, focusing on community and software. He was previously a VC investor at Insight Partners and TCV, as well as an operator at Magic Leap, one of the first Metaverse companies. Howard started his blockchain journey in 2017 as a VC investor at ZhenFund (Huobi, Ankr, Amber Group, IOST, DDEX, etc). Howard is a serial entrepreneur and has previously built startups in FinTech and SaaS.
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    Mike Belshe
    Co-founder and CEO, BitGo
    Mike Belshe is the driving force behind BitGo’s product and business strategy for delivering security, compliance, and custodial solutions for blockchain-based currencies. Prior to BitGo, Mike was one of the first engineers dedicated to building Chrome at Google. He is creator of the SPDY protocol and lead author of HTTP/2.0—the internet protocol responsible for loading web pages today. In 2003, Mike co-founded Lookout Software—an email search company acquired by Microsoft—and has held management positions at several startups, including Netscape, Good Technology, and Critical Path. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He is also an inventor with over 10 technology patents.
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    Diogo Monica
    Co-founder and President, Anchorage Digital
    Diogo Monica is the co-founder and President of Anchorage, a company that brings the world’s most advanced and proven security architecture to cryptocurrency custody, to deliver the services institutions expect from a traditional custodian. Before founding Anchorage, he was security lead at Docker, an open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications. While at Docker he worked on the security foundations of the container and orchestration subsystems that are now used as core building blocks of modern IT infrastructure worldwide. Diogo Monica was an early employee at Square where he led the platform security team and built the security infrastructure used by Square to move over $80B in annualized volume. He has a BSc, MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science has published several papers in peer-reviewed security conferences on the topic of distributed systems and information security, and is the author of several patents in secure communications, encrypted hardware, and payment systems.