The AnRKey X Team

Internal Team

J.D. Salbego CEO/Founder/Art Director (LinkedIn | Twitter)

J.D. Salbego, Founder, CEO, and Art Director of AnRKey X, a cutting edge DeFi based gaming and NFT platform protocol, is a global leader in DeFi and crypto, market influencer, speaker, published author, and internationally-recognized subject matter expert. J.D. is a featured contributor on, frequently gives media interviews, has been quoted by leading blockchain and crypto news sites, and regularly speaks at leading conferences around the world like World Economic Forum, and many more.. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance etc., including being linked to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain.

Joel "Coach K" Kovshoff Chief Marketing Officer (LinkedIn | Twitter)

Known as Coach K, Joel is an avid trading and financial coach known for his go-to-market strategies for early stage projects, creative tokenomics and a deep partnership network. He is found regularly on YouTube providing trading and review content as well as Ran Neuner from CNBC’s YouTube show Crypto Banter hosting several of the top Blockchain CEOs and thought Leaders. Coach is the Co-founder of Academy for Capital Growth LLC, the CMO of AnrkeyX a DeFi Gaming project and is an advisor to some of the leading DeFi, Ethernity, Splyt, FinXFlo, Paid Network, and PlotX.

Adam Kramer Chief Operations Officer (LinkedIn | Twitter)

Adam is an inventor, designer, entrepreneur and technology advisor. He has founded multiple companies, ranging from the first chemical synthesis company in southeast USA, to the first 3PL provider to Bird which grew their scooter fleet from ≈ 200 – 30,000 vehicles.

He has led high-tech projects for large public companies including Disney, Nantworks, Jakks Pacific, Target, Walmart, Tesco, Westfield, Lego, Bank of America, and many more, with a strong focus on developing IP, architecting scalable technical platforms, and interpreting market trends to build the tech of the future. Between running his own ventures, he has led successful teams alongside billionaires, headed the bluesky tech division for a public company, fundraised over $15M, and spends his personal time enthralled with cinema and adventuring outdoors.

Leandro Gonzalez Chief Gaming Officer (Website)

During the past 15 years I've had the opportunity to work on games, web development, backend development, mobile apps and AR/VR.

Wearing a lot of hats along the way: developer, architect, game designer, product owner and many more...I’m particularly interested in the intersection between software and art, primarily for video-games, but also applied to more traditional software development and creative services. During the past 15 years I've had the opportunity to work on games, web development, backend development, mobile apps and AR/VR.

Wearing a lot of hats along the way: developer, architect, game designer, product owner and many more...I’m particularly interested in the intersection between software and art, primarily for video-games, but also applied to more traditional software development and creative services.

Sean Murrin Chief Strategy Officer (Website)

A passionate and versatile creative leader with strong focus on Marketing and Art production and game development. Is highly regarded for his ability to craft innovative design solutions that successfully meet objectives of businesses, marketing, and consumers. Has strong ability to manage all stages of creative development across diverse teams on aggressive schedules. Ability to analyze and understand complex legal and financial agreements.

He has worked on high-profile consumer and entertainment franchises including: Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, Michael Jackson the Experience, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor, Lord of the Rings, Mortal Kombat, Batman, FIFA, PES, Call of Duty, DeusEx, Epic Mickey, Hot Wheels, He-Man, Max Steel, Monster High, Far Cry, The Order 1886, Power Rangers, and more.

Chintan Thakkar Chief Technology Officer (LinkedIn)

I am passionate about leveraging tech-driven solutions to make a global impact and empower individuals and enterprises. I am a serial advisor to Blockchain projects - I understand blockchain technology and provide business consultation on how your business could leverage blockchain solutions to make it a profitable investment. I have worked with 100+ founders, helped them in building next-generation products, and raised multi-million dollar funding for their startup.

Chintan, a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs, where he was Head of New York Interest Rates frontline, trading desk, and middle office technology team, - managing front office interest rate derivatives and trading desks and middle office technology team. leading technical teams on leading edge technology solutions with Goldman’s trading MD’s & Partners.

After 11 years at Goldman Sachs, Chintan has been the CEO of Solulab a constant award winning, 150+ dev company working with Fortune 50 companies like Mercedes Benz, Walt Disney, etc. A serial advisor to Blockchain projects working with 100+ founders helping them build next-generation products, and raising multi-million dollar funding for their startups. Chintan completed his Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, Atlanta.

Alex Nguyen Corporate Development (LinkedIn)

Legal counsel for early and high-growth startups, lifestyle brands, and social enterprises. Adjunct Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Finance, Law and Ethics at Undergraduate and MBA levels.

Published Fintech law scholar with research and writing contributions featured in top academic business and law journals, including The Ohio State University, College of William & Mary, and University of Pennsylvania.

Former COO and co-founder of venture-backed enterprise gamification startup recognized as finalists or semi-finalists in various startup accelerators, including MassChallenge, Plug and Play, and IBM SmartCamp

Erez Safar Head of Web Design (LinkedIn | Instagram)

Based out of the stereophonic heart of Los Angeles, Erez Safar, award winning producer, who produces music under the names h2the, is an LA-based creative machine and gallerist producing video, music and art that pops in a world where popular styles have been left in a state of static.

Safar is the founder and CEO of Bancs Media an award winning production company & creative art space, Slay Sonics, a powerhouse indie resource and music marketing platform, Elemental Treatment, and Guru and You, a telemedicine treatment platform, and has just launched a new project, titled Don’t Block Your Blessings, to honor his mom’s memory, the goal is to collect and present an online living library of stories, performances, light and love to a world in need of healing. As a part of this project, Safar speaks weekly on Clubhouse and has launched a first of its kind live-stream festival featuring musicians, artists, and some of the most innovative minds in self-growth and healing.

The DBYB Festival boasts three interactive rooms on an exclusive virtual platform allowing festival goers to jump from room to room attending talks and sessions, accessing musical performances, and viewing live art as its created. The last festival featured cast members from Broadway’s Hamilton joining The-Piano-Art-Project. People all over the world have been sharing videos of positivity and perspective as part of it, including Justin Long (Waiting, Accepted, Dodgeball), David Sacks (writer of The Simpsons), Mayim Byalik (Blossom, Big Bang Theory), and Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips).

Safar has been selected by The Forward as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews and has been featured in countless publications and TV programs including The New York Times, BBC and CBS. His businesses have been profiled in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine, and on NBC.

Safar is dedicated to bringing diverse people together through education workshops and public appearances with his artists. Safar’s eclectic skill set, varied experience, and passion to help others gives him a unique perspective and insight into a broad variety of critical topics affecting today’s artists and world culture.


Jorge Sebastiao Blockchain Protocols, Security Technology

Ex-CTO Huawei Technologies Blockchain, Executive Board Member at Global Blockchain Organization, Advisor at Government Blockchain Association, Vodi Global Blockchain and Cyber Security Public Speaker, Tech Thought Leader, Author, with over 30 years CTO and ICT experience. Ba Sc, Mathematics Computer Science - COOP

Jared Polites VC, Marketing & Growth

Partner at leading DeFi fund and incubator Rarestone Capital. Early Stage VC, Blockchain and Crypto Veteran, Writer at Forbes, Entrepreneur, HackerNoon and Partner at LaunchTeam Leading Crypto and DeFI Growth Agency, Venture Partner at 7BC, a multi-stage VC firm.

Kyle Chasse DeFi Ecosystem & Strategy

Kyle Chasse, founder and CEO of Paid Network and Master Ventures that are 2 of the top projects and VC funds in DeFi. An industry thought leader and influencer with a notable track record, he has been involved in the blockchain space since 2012 when he first invested in Bitcoin. An early investor in Ripple, BnkToTheFuture, Pundi X, Bitstamp, Kraken, Shapeshift and Coinpayments amongst others.