Internationally-recognized blockchain and crypto executive, published author, and internationally recognized subject matter expert 5+ years of experience leading and advising global blockchain projects, crypto investment banks, and funds with a focus on launch, growth and global expansion that have raised over $2 billion in the aggregate. A former music and entertainment executive of 17 years who has worked with companies like NBC, YouTube, Shazam, FOX, UMG, Disney, Sony and top award winning celebrity artists and creators with combined sales of over $100M like Snoop Dog, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, and more. J.D. has been interviewed at the NYSE, NASDAQ, Bloomberg and is a featured contributor on leading crypto news site Cointelegraph.com. Pre-covid he regularly spoke at leading conferences around the world like World Economic Forum and in 2018, J.D.’s work in Japan was linked to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain.
Veteran technology entrepreneur and designer with 10+ years developing and scaling technology solutions, including founding the first chemical synthesis company in the southeast United States, scaling Bird Scooters’ fleet (tech unicorn valued at $2.5Bn) from 200 to over 300,000 vehicles, and leading innovation projects for top companies including Disney, Walmart, Lego, and Bank of America.
Chintan Thakkar Chief Technology Officer (LinkedIn)
Seasoned emerging technology executive 11+ years as a Former Goldman Sachs executive, and was Head of New York’s interest rates frontline, trading desk, and middle office technology team. After Goldman Sachs Chintan went on to found Solulab, a multi award-winning 150+ development company, working with Fortune 50 companies like Mercedes Benz and Walt Disney. 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.
Leandro Gonzalez Chief Gaming Officer (Website)
Talented full-stack video game developer, designer and architect who brings 15 years of experience building PC, mobile, web, mobile, and AR/VR games. Leandor has worked with Pokemon, Konami, Sony, Square Enix, Mortal Kombat, Terminator, and more.
Sean Murrin Chief Strategy Officer (Website)
A versatile creative leader and 14 year gaming veteran with a strong focus on business strategy, consumer marketing, production, and development within gaming. Sean is a highly capable individual, capable of managing successful creative processes even across large and diverse teams working to aggressive schedules. Some of his credits include: Assassin's Creed, Sega, Final Fantasy, Call of Duty, Hot Wheels, Just Dance, Michael Jackson the Experience, Battlefield, The Sims, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and more.
Erez is the founder and CEO of Bancs Media, an award winning production company and creative art space. His varied business interests include Slay Sonics, a powerhouse indie resource and music marketing platform. As a leading creative voice Erez has appeared 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.
Alex Nguyen Corporate Development (LinkedIn)
Corporate, securities, and intellectual property counsel with nearly a decade of experience advising early- and growth-stage startups, lifestyle brands, and new ventures. Former executive of a venture-backed enterprise gamification startup accepted into top accelerator programs, including MassChallenge, Plug and Play, and IBM Smartcamp.
Sean Hart President of Production (LinkedIn)
Sean has a 23-year career in entertainment as TV production executive and CEO and a TV show producer and film production senior technologist. He has built some of the largest broadcast studios during the High-Def boom. Sean started his career as an engineer at Disney, Direct TV, NBC, FOX, ABC, Deluxe, Technicolor and then Ascent Media. Currently Sean is CEO of a leading hollywood post production house, working with clients such as Disney, Hasbro, Riot Games, Discovery, A&E, STX, etc. His production company has worked on leading TV shows such as Hardcore Henry, League of Legends, GI-JOE Resolute, Bering Sea Gold, Deadliest Catch, and The Great Alaskan Race. Sean’s team recently launched a TV and movie production company with the first film project fully funded, and 4 more in pre-production.
Richard Bull President of Music (LinkedIn)
Richard is a Grammy Winning music producer, latin celebrity music manager, and 22 year music executive who is founder and co-president of Six House a successful global entertainment marketing and management company working with some of the biggest latin music celebrities. Richard was previously the executive vice president at the fastest growing tour management company in the Latin music market. At EMI Televisa Music / Capitol, he served as VP of Marketing and Business Development achieving several #1 hit albums for numerous top music acts. Richard started his music industry career with great success at AOL Latino as the director of Latin Entertainment and Music and worked at Warner Music Latina from 1998–2003 in key roles including marketing, sales, catalog marketing, publicity, and product management.
Peg Samuel Head of Entertainment Partnerships (LinkedIn)
Peg is an early adopter. She has 25-years of experience in digital communications starting with the launch of weather.com. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at NYU teaching Media Relations: Present & Future. Her many client projects include David Lynch Foundation, OWN Network, NBC Olympics, Strictly Rhythm, VH1, Facebook Watch, and the GRAMMYs. Since 2017 she has worked in Defi & NFTs focused on technology and B2C product marketing with a mission to create mass adoption. Her entrepreneurial success has received attention from media outlets including E! News, MSNBC, Inside Edition, WSJ, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Liz Rabban FinTech, Growth & Expansion Advisor (LinkedIn)
Liz Rabban is an early-stage investor, decades-long entrepreneur, advisor and Executive Director at DriveWealth, the leading fintech firm. Prior, Liz was on the founding team of Celsius Network (1.8Bn+ MCAP), the crypto interest-earning platform. Liz earned global accolades for record growth and built the institutional lending offering to include over 200 of the largest companies in digital assets.
Jorge Sebastiao Blockchain Protocols & Security Technology Advisor (LinkedIn)
Over 30 years CTO and ICT experience. Previously served as CTO of Huawei Technologies Blockchain Division. Currently serves as Executive Board Member at Global Blockchain Organization and Advisor at Government Blockchain Association. Jorge is a Cyber Security Public Speaker, Tech Thought Leader, and published Author.
Jared Polites Venture Capital, Startups & Marketing Advisor (LinkedIn)
Veteran early-stage blockchain and crypto VC, PR/Marketing expert, and writer (Forbes, Entrepreneur and Hackernoon). Currently serves as a Partner at Rarestone Capital (leading DeFi fund and incubator), LaunchTeam Ventures (crypto and DeFi growth agency), and 7BC (a multi-stage VC firm).
Influential blockchain industry thought leader and investor with a track record of success since 2012 when he first invested in Bitcoin. Founder and CEO of Paid Network and Master Ventures, that are top projects and VC funds in DeFi. An early investor in Ripple, BnkToTheFuture, Pundi X, Bitstamp, Kraken, Shapeshift and Coinpayments amongst others.