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SASWATA BASU
0chain Founder. Visionary entrepreneur with 20 years in Blockchain, AI, IoT, Cloud, Wireless @ Intel, Harris, Nortel, Aviat, and Energous. MS and PhD in EE from UCLA
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THOMAS AUSTIN
Co-Founder. Security, language expert. Prof in CS @ SJSU. Prior @Mozilla, ESIEA Cryptology/Virology lab, CloudFlare. PhD in CS from UC Santa Cruz
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SIVA DIRISALA
Chief Technical Officer & VP of Engineering. Sr Dir @ Service Now 5 years. 15 years @Oracle. MS at MIT, BS at IIT, Madras
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JAY MOJNIDAR
Director, Engineering. 25 years @ Oracle, Motorola, Looxie, Taqua, and Optio3. MS in CS from OSU
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SACHIN NAIK
Senior Architect. 23 years @ HP, Tandem, IBM. BS in EE from IIT, Bombay
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SARATH AMBATI
Senior Architect. 10 years @ ServiceNow, Yahoo, Siemens, and Intuit. MS in CS from USC
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SARAVANAN KOMBAI
Senior BlockChain Engineer. 9 years @ Energous, Metron, Cognizant, and Neemtec. BE in CS from St. Xaviers
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PAUL MERRILL
Protocol Designer. Previously @Udacity. BS in CS from San Jose State University
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KENNY WESELA
Protocol Engineer. BS in CS from San Jose State University
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RAVALI KOPPAKA
Blockchain Engineer. @Wavemaker, NRSC, and ISRO. MS in CS from SJSU, BS in CS from SNIST
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HEEMANY SHEKHAR
Blockchain Engineer. 5 years @Deloitte and Accenture. MS in CS from SJSU, BS in CS from KIIT, India
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NEHA RAJKUMAR
Protocol Engineer. MS in CS from San Jose State University
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NIKHAAR SHAH
UI/UX visual designer. Won several online design contests. BS in Graphics, Multimedia & Animation
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EZHIL ARASU
Blockchain Engineer. Principal Architect @ Elix. Founder of Yatech. 16 years @ Nokia, Motorola

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MO SIAM
Investor. Entrepreneur. Early investor in Apple, Baidu. BS in Physics and MS in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.
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DERICK FIEBIGER
Founder @ Arturo Capital. Blockchain researcher since mid-2013.
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BERNIE BILOTTA
Fintech, Blockchain researcher & Digital Assets expert.
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S. SHARMILA
Cryptography Researcher. Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of CSE, IIT Madras
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ARINJITA PAUL
Cryptography Researcher. PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras
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SEBASTIAAN VERVEST
Venture Capitalist, Oost NL Capital. Focus on Blockchain, ML/AI, SaaS, AR/VR. MBA, Imperial College London

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PANDU RANGAN CHANDRASEKHARAN
Professor of CS at IIT, Madras. Fellow INAE. Board member of International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). BS, MS in Math @ Univ. of Madras, PhD in CS @ IIS, Bangalore
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ANDREA BURASCHI
Prof and Advisory Board @ Imperial. CEO @ Uinspire. 15 years in banking @ Morgan Stanley, Barclays, HSBC. PhD in EE from Imperial
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JONATHAN KATZ
Professor of CS and Director of Cybersecurity Center, University of Maryland. 18 yrs as Security/Crypto consultant. PhD in CS from Columbia
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JUSTIN RIETZ
Asst Prof of Economics @ SJSU. Experimental macroeconomics, monetary theory, cryptocurrencies. BA in economics from Stanford University, MBA from UC Berkeley, and PhD in economics from UC Santa Cruz.
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DOUG PARK
Managing Partner @Park&Dibadj. Super Lawyers listed. Expert in ICOs, AML, Financial regulation. Previously @ Rimon, Orrick, Cotchett. JD from Michigan, PhD in Business from Stanford, AB in Sociology from Harvard
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DEEPALI BRAHMBHATT
IP & Privacy Attorney. Rising Stars and Top Women Attorneys, Super Lawyers, 2016-2018. 15 years experience. MS in CS from SJSU, JD from Santa Clara University
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EYAL ARASU
Founder, Mongrov. 15 years @ ServiceNow, Yahoo, Motorola on AI, Mobile, SaaS, Personalization, Ads, Big-Data, Cloud Infrastructure & Telecom. MS in CS from Illinois Tech
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AUSTIN WARD MERRICKS
Entrepreneur, Investor & Blockchain Enthusiast
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CHAD HANSON
Investor and blockchain enthusiast
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JOHANNES N. EIDENS
Entrepreneur, Investor & Blockchain Enthusiast. CEO @ BuyAnyLight.com
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LÊ VĂN THANH
Blockchain enthusiast. Android developer @VNG. BEng at FPT Vietnam
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LLOYD BRYANT
I enjoy using my many years of computing to solve problems, not create new ones.
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MARIN ZVONAREVIC
Blockchain investor and miner, cryptoeconomics advisor.
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MATTHIJS VAN DRIEL
CEO @ Magnus Capital Digital Assets Fund. Internet entrepreneur, early investor in blockchain.
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NGUYEN THANH TUNG
Mobile Developer. BS in IT from PTIT Vietnam.
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SEBASTIJAN EDER
Entrepreneur, Investor, Blockchain & Crypto enthusiast, partner @ 0cVentures.
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TIAGO SOUZA
Blockchain Enthusiastic, Psychology Student.
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VASILY KOSHEVOY
Blockchain researcher & investor.