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Evan Greenberg

Co-Founder, Blockchain Beach -- Twitter: @EvanGreenberg

John Marchesini

Co-Founder, Blockchain Beach -- Former: FOX, Hollywood Reporter, ViacomCBS -- Disclosures: I own BTC, ETH, SOL, and NFTs. Whenever there is the potential for real or perceived conflict in what I write about, I promise to bring it up, and link back here.

Michael Scott

Michael Scott is a contributor to Blockchain Beach, specializing in the areas of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and digital cities.

Tyler Jenks

Tyler Jenks is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ready Cart. He is also a Partner at Spartan Ventures and Very.

Roy Learner

Roy, an associate at Wave Financial is passionate about crypto’s potential to transform global finance and has been involved in the space since 2016. Most recently, Roy led Market Development efforts at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, helping educate large organizations on the impact of blockchain technology. Prior to the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, Roy worked at Optoro, a late-stage supply chain logistics start-up backed by Kleiner Perkins, UPS and Franklin Templeton. Roy received a BS in International Finance from American University.

Jorden Woods

Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, investor/cryptoinvestor, and blockchain expert. Interested in all things tech, healthcare & AI. DoubleNova Group Co-Founder

Jordan Bloch

Jordan is an entrepreneur, technologist and former finance professional passionate about distributed ledger technology and its ability to transform our world. He previously worked for Guggenheim Partners in their investment banking division and in real estate structured finance for HFF, a NYSE publicly traded company. Jordan received a B.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

Yaosh Ho

Yaosh is currently CFO of Superlinear, a blockchain startup building tools for dapp developers to create communities. He was previously the Executive Vice President at Miramax, SVP of Corporate Finance at Lionsgate’s streaming networks division, and held senior business development roles at Google, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and The Huffington Post. He was also the founding product manager for Amazon Video. Yaosh holds 3 patents issued and filed. Yaosh graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He also holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford and a MBA from Harvard. Yaosh is a CFA Charterholder.

Erick Calder

data architect. developer. crypto evangelist. Investor. For more from this author visit:

Julian Dossett

Julian is a freelance tech and public affairs writer. He is a former Cision editor and frequent contributor at Beyond Bylines, where he covers topics ranging from artificial intelligence to cryptocurrency.

Ben Wald

Ben is a Partner at Very, a blockchain technology company. Very works with clients to determine the best path forward in Blockchain and other Development needs.

Marc Weinstein

Principal at Wave Financial. Former investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Jefferies & Co. Marc currently sits on advisory board for Hypernet and Battlestar Capital. 

Radhika Iyengar-Emens

TEDx speaker, Silicon Valley Women of Inflluence, Blockchain investor, Digital Health & Blockchain expert, Serial entrepreneur, DoubleNova Group Co-founder

Stefan Ateljevic

Stefan Ateljevic is the Head of Content and Casino Auditor at BitcoinPlay. With an extensive background in content creation and love for online gambling and all things crypto, Stefan aims to improve the current state of the crypto gambling industry by creating casino case studies and other valuable content. Outside of work, Stefan enjoys a glass of whiskey and late night poker sessions.

Tal Elyashiv

Founder SPiCE VC, Securitize; Founder and CEO (Navion, Exactor, Yallo);CIO at Capital One, CIO at Bank of America; COO at BondDesk; CTO & Head of New Businesses at 888; Over a decade of early stage investing and board membership (Humavox, 365Scores, Zoomd, Jobookit, Focalinfo, etc.)

Beverly Macy

Guest Contributor. Beverly is the author of the best selling book The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing. She teaches the Global Business of Sports & Entertainment at UCLA Anderson School of Management and is a thought leader in emerging technology and media trends. She is also part of the UCLA Blockchain Lab -- Twitter: @BeverlyMacy

Henry Elder

Guest Contributor, Head of Wealth Management at Wave Financial

James Glasscock

Glasscock is a builder that helps visionary CEOs manifest precision organization and results. He has been a crypto currency investor since 2013 and was the Co Founder of, a firm focused on investing in and launching blockchain ecosystems for enterprises and entrepreneurs. Twitter: @ElephasVentures

Paul Celebucki

Senior Manager at OnPrem Solutions Partners, an end-to-end solution provider focused on connecting disparate parts within organizations.

Tony Greenberg

Tony is the CEO of RampRate, a Data-Driven IT Innovation Engine that delivers expert, transformative technology cost savings, and optimization services.


Jakt is a digital product & innovation studio. We partner with companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprises, through a mix of product strategy, business strategy, design, software development, and marketing. We aim to positively impact the lives of 100 million people through solutions we’ve created by 2027.

Florent Moulin

Passionate french masters student at ESSEC Business School writing about blockchain and the power of decentralization

Erin Pederson

Co-Founder, Blockchain Beach -- Twitter: @ErinPederson

Jason King

Jason King -- Humanitarian Hacker. Executive Director, Co-Founder, Academy: School of Blockchain, the world’s first accredited school of Blockchain (part of the innovative Kingsland University, formerly Social Media Management University).

Alexander Larsen

President Baldwin Global Risk Services Ltd, Certified Fellow and trainer of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

Kayleigh Alexandra

Kayleigh writes for Micro Startups, an online destination for everything startup (startups, entrepreneurs, and charity insights from top experts around the globe @getmicrostarted).

Alex Lightman

Alex is an award winning advisor and whitepaper author for many companies in the Blockchain space. He is also the Chief Instructor for the Blockchain Executive Program at Kingsland University.

Ben Sigman and working with EOS Block Producer Candidates on strategy & structure.

Stephen Meade

CEO & Founder of Moneta Pro, Inc and MagMo

Karthik Nani

I have been investing my time in playing games and finding new platforms for top apps and games for a long time. Now, i work for, and this site helps in finding latest app providing platforms, new games and their updates.

Kelley Weaver

Kelley Weaver is a young female entrepreneur and founder of Melrose PR, a leading crypto and blockchain communications agency based in Los Angeles, California. She is also the host of Crypto Token Talk, a podcast for those looking to enter the new frontier of blockchain technology and learn “Crypto 101” from leading industry experts. She is deeply passionate about communicating how decentralized technology will change the world.

Karim Nurani

Karim Nurani is an entrepreneur, investor, and chief strategy officer of Linqto, a leading platform providing liquidity in the private sector. He has 30 years of experience in new business development with a focus on strategy and business transformation. As a visionary who can assess business models from the perspectives of both an executive and investor, Nurani is responsible for the formation and success of over a hundred startups ranging from mining to process manufacturing. As a partner at Keiretsu Connect, and throughout his time with Bay Angels, Sandalwood Ventures and other entities, he has guided investors and new venture leaders to the launch and development of markets as diverse as IoT, GreenTech, CannaTech, AR and VR and more.

Latest from Karim Nurani

William Foster

William, Chief Product Officer at BitCar, is a technical business leader and full-stack system engineer with experience in React, Microsoft technologies, database systems, and infrastructure. He has specialized in information technology roles since 2004, being involved in the development of several new products across different market sectors. William brings his deep understanding of technology, along with his managerial, product, and leadership qualities to help bridge the gap between the business and technical sides of the business. William manages the product development, design, and technical operational aspects, along with hands-on development of the platform.

Justin Wales

Justin Wales (@WinstonOnoWales) is a lawyer and the co-chair of Carlton Fields’s national blockchain and virtual currency practice. He is an author of Thompson Reuter’s treatise, State Regulations on Virtual Currency and Blockchain Technologies, and the author of Bitcoin is Speech: Notes Toward Developing the Conceptual Contours of its Protection Under the First Amendment.

Jason Diehl

Jason Diehl Twitter - @jasondiehl247 Co-founder / CEO

Martin Floreani

Martin Floreani is the founder and CEO of Rokfin. He focuses on delivering a product that creates the world's most efficient content network. He previously founded FloSports, a leading subscription-based sports media company. He ran the company for 12+ years as its CEO, and raised more than $40MM in funding through a combination of debt and equity rounds. After leaving FloSports, Martin reflected on the media landscape and noted the glaring inefficiencies that exist in how content creators, consumers, and digital platforms interact. In particular, he recognized the value being stripped away from content creators by digital platforms. He knew there was a better way to capture this value utilizing blockchain technology. With that, Rokfin, as we now know it, was born.

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood is the founding editor of the Fundera Ledger and a vice president at Fundera. She launched the Fundera Ledger in 2014 and has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade.

Mick Tsai

Mick Tsai is the Co-Founder of Contentos. Mick has over 15 years software industry working experience, currently leading the Contentos foundation. With over 600 million potential global users and over 100,000 global creators, Contentos project aims to leverage blockchain technology to re-define the value of content for global creators. Before Contentos, Mick served as Sr. Product Director in LiveMe, the #1 mobile live streaming app in the US. He also used to work for Clean Master as product director in Cheetah Mobile and Sr. development manager in Trend Micro.

Thomas Glare

DE-based freelance content writer, passionate about tech, crypto, and generally, anything innovative that can lead to ground-breaking progress. Mostly interested in the human coordinate to our modern means and needs!

Mike Esola

Fiction Riot co-founder Mike Esola draws on his experience in Hollywood for nearly 20 years, primarily as an agent representing directors, screenwriters, showrunners and actors. He created Ficto to help artists better align their content with how digital and mobile natives now prefer to consume it as well as to fill the void left by Hollywood’s traditional means of production, which has grown outdated and expensive for premium mobile content considering the exponentially growing demand for it.

Nancy Howard

Nancy P. Howard has been working as a writing expert at Online Writers Rating for a year. She is also a professional writer in such topics as blogging, IT and marketing. She loves traveling, photography and always welcome to meet new people.

Nash Foster

Nash Foster, CEO and Co-founder of Pyrofex, has over 20 years of experience in the computing industry and has served on the engineering staffs of Google, Oracle, Counterpane, iBiblio, and many others. Nash studied mathematics and the theory of computation at the University of North Carolina and George Mason University. He has helped Fortune 100 companies design, implement, and manage networks and network applications securely.

Nathan Chandra

Nathan Chandra is the Co-Founder & CSO of Buttrfly, a blockchain marketplace for brands to scale influencer marketing campaigns.

Nick Juntilla

Nick Juntilla is a 15 year software engineer and blockchain developer most recently known for ReceiptChain.

Latest from Nick Juntilla

Nicholas Gilot

Nicolas Gilot is the Co-CEO of Ultra, a blockchain-based, game publishing platform designed to put an end to the current PC game market status quo. A serial entrepreneur and strategist, Nicolas led Xiaobawang as CSO, a game console project undertaken in partnership with AMD with a budget of over US$100m. He is responsible for the success of numerous businesses including game studio PixelBeam which was later acquired by Kingsoft (Xiaomi), and multiple game/app projects including Plants VS Zombies, Highnoon and The Economist.

Paul Monsen

Paul Monsen is the Co-Founder of Digital Asset Advisors, a full service Blockchain and Emerging Technology consulting firm. He is also an active project contributor to Slice.Market the cross border solution to investing into institutional US commercial real estate. Since 2014 he has facilitated over $1 Billion of transactions across commercial real estate and early stage technology companies. He is a board member of the Marquette University Blockchian Lab and active speaker on Security Tokens, Tokenomics, and the applications of blockchain into existing business models.

Raleigh Harbour

Raleigh currently serves as Co-Founder of Genesis Block and AxiomLevel Technologies. Through strategic advisory, financial services and technology solutions, Genesis Block and AxiomLevel accelerate adoption for industry-leading companies looking to unlock the potential of blockchain technology. Previously, Raleigh was SVP of Client Services & Operations for AOL and holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Robin Singh

Robin is the founder of - a cryptocurrency tax solution that automatically generates capital gains reports. He is a former Fintech engineer with a knack for numbers. Besides being a crypto enthusiast, he is also a passionate gamer and can be found in Orgrimmar when not at his desk.

Tatiana Koffman

Speaker, Founder, VC, and totally Crypto obsessed. Tokenized securities evangelist. Building a new world, one token at a time.

Prof. Christoph Meinel

Professor Dr. Christoph Meinel (Univ. Prof., Dr. sc. nat., Dr. rer. nat., 1954) is Dean of the Digital Engineering Fakulty of the Potsdam University and Director and CEO of the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH (HP). Meinel is author/co-author of 9 books and 4 anthologies, as well as editor of various conference proceedings. More than 400 of his papers have been published in high-profile scientific journals and at international conferences.

Latest from Prof. Christoph Meinel

Juan Hernandez

Juan Hernandez is the Chief Executive Officer of OpenFinance Network. A serial entrepreneur and business strategist with over 14 years of business technology and strategic management experience, Juan has built multiple startups including PeerRealty, Endurance Commerce, and the Pop Stock Exchange.

David Bleznak

David Bleznak is the CEO of Totle, a decentralized crypto trading platform. David is passionate about cryptocurrencies and believes taking a UX-first approach is key for driving the industry toward mainstream adoption. One of David’s greatest strengths is in iterating solutions that are user-friendly without sacrificing the values of decentralization that drew many crypto enthusiasts to cryptocurrency in the first place - namely, privacy, autonomy, and control over one’s own assets.

Daniel Popa

Founder and CEO of Anchor

Daniel Amenduri

Daniel Ameduri is co-founder of the Future Money Trends newsletter, an authority for financial freedom and economic research in commodities, cryptocurrencies, personal finance and income ideas

Dan Gorman

Dan Gorman is an MBA candidate at American University (AU) focusing on marketing (digital, analytics, brand, strategy), emerging technology (blockchain), and all things innovation. He received an undergraduate degree in Sport Management from Syracuse University, and has worked for Stanley Black & Decker, Mydala, MKTG, and the Kansas City Chiefs. Dan is the Founder and President of the AU Digital Strategy and Innovation Club, which is centered around hands-on learning (i.e., Tableau workshops) and thought leadership (i.e., Blockchain panel with Jose Arrieta and other industry leaders).

Cyrus Taghehchian

Cyrus Taghehchian is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cyrus, a Deloitte Consulting alum, is a world-class consultant, co-active coach and Lean-Agile thought leader who has helped C-level and executives improve their organizations’ product management processes, development practices, and team culture at companies such as Intel, Bank of America, Paypal, and more. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Cyrus specializes in technology strategy and implementations in the e-commerce and digital marketing space, including leading his previous companies through product and market fit phases. Cyrus entered the blockchain space in 2015, having taken several notable active involvements, collaboration and advisory roles within the blockchain community where he applies his unique business development perspective, to promote blockchain and distributed ledger technology.

Latest from Cyrus Taghehchian

Crystal Rose Pierce

Crystal Rose Pierce is a prominent technologist, entrepreneur and investor. She is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sensay, a communications company building SENSE private messaging and decentralized applications on the blockchain. She raised $21M in capital with prominent institutional VCs and completed a successful ICO for the SENSE digital token, and is anticipating the coming release of her company’s fully decentralized messaging application, Sense Chat ( She is a co-founder of shEOS, a female-run block producer on the EOS network and the shEOS Foundation, providing computer science scholarships to young women. Crystal previously founded a digital interactive agency producing apps, enterprise applications and e-commerce solutions for brands. She then co-founded two technology startups and established an angel investment fund.

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Craig Wilson

Blockchain & DPoS Advocate Ventures, Policy & Strategy UCLA Anderson Alumni Microsoft Alumni

David Koepsell

David is an entrepreneur, author, philosopher, attorney (retired), and educator whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. He is the founder and CEO of EncrypGen, Inc..

Chris McAlary

Chris McAlary is the Founder and CEO of Coin Cloud, the world’s largest network of two-way digital currency machines (DCMs) and the first to hit the 1,000-unit milestone. From his early days as a Bitcoin miner to now, he is a pioneer in the digital currency industry. Today, Coin Cloud is the only nationwide operator that allows customers to both buy and sell digital currency with cash at every one of their 1,200+ machines.

Avi Felman

Currently trading at Wave Financial. Formerly Avi was the founder of Ledger Capital, a quantitative cryptocurrency hedge fund. Avi also writes a weekly newsletter about the cryptocurrency, CryptoAM. Avi received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Washington University.

Ang Gao

Business reporter focusing on blockchain, cryptocurrency as well as private equity and a Northwestern Medill graduate.

Andrew Rossow Esq.

Andrew Rossow is a licensed attorney, law professor, journalist, and anti-bullying activist. He often speaks on and writes on the cross-section of law and technology, with an emphasis on intellectual property and Web3.

Latest from Andrew Rossow Esq.

Andres Franco

Andrés Franco is currently a JD/MBA candidate in the Class of 2020 at American University. Since graduating from Davidson College with a BA in History in 2015, Andrés’ graduate studies have focused on capital markets, the energy industry, regulatory policy, and emerging technologies. In 2017, Andrés was selected for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s Student Honors Program, where he gained experience in the Division of Enforcement and the Division of Corporation Finance. In 2018, Andrés and his colleagues at the Washington College of Law founded the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Law Society, a student-managed organization that seeks to generate interest in topics relating to distributed ledger technologies.

Anders Larson

Guest Contributor, Analyst at Matrix Capital Management Company, L.P.

Alex Veytsel

Chief Strategy Officer at RampRate ( Expert in buying & negotiating IT services, hosting / network technologies, blockchain, and other tech.

Alex Labowitz

Alex Labowitz is General Counsel at Cadre. Prior to joining Cadre, Alex served as an Associate at both Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Shearman & Sterling LLP. He worked on a broad range of corporate and commercial real estate transactions for private equity funds such as Blackstone, KKR, Northwood Investors, Centerbridge Partners, and Carlyle; foreign and domestic financial institutions including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Citigroup; and sovereign wealth funds such as WAFRA. Alex received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Jordan Lyall

Guest Contributor | Co-Founder/Chief Product Officer, Nifty's

Jason Wong

Jason is Senior Engineer & Blockchain Practice Lead at Very, working with clients to build solutions that create an outsized impact. Very works with clients to determine the best path forward in Blockchain and other Development needs.

James Young

State Channel ninja. Serial entrepreneur with three acquisitions. Launched FarmVille. Launched AdToken. Launched SpankChain. Twitter: @jamesyoung.

Ellie Coverdale

Ellie Coverdale is a technical writer at Essay Roo and UK Writings. She is involved in several tech researches, and shares her experience at Boom Essays blog.

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Emma Garnick

Emma Garnick is an MBA candidate at American University focusing on information systems, emerging technology, and blockchain. She received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati and has served two years with AmeriCorps.

Izak Fritz

Izak Fritz is a computer science student at the University of Michigan. Izak is interested in how cryptography can be used to make the internet more robust and secure. He enjoys trading cryptocurrencies and also writing algorithms that trade for him. He is part of the team.

Hunter Gebron

Director of Strategic Initiatives, MetaX

Frank Hamilton

Frank Hamilton has been working as a translator at translation service TheWordPoinit. He is a professional writing expert in such topics as blogging, digital marketing and self-education. He also loves traveling and speaks Spanish, French, German and English.

Gabriele Giancola

Gabriele Giancola is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of qiibee, the Swiss loyalty token protocol helping brands around the world run their loyalty programs on the Blockchain. A serial entrepreneur, Gabriele has co-founded multiple companies including, a start-up focused on mobile outdoor advertising, and a mining farm with around 60 miners.

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Davis Marklin

Davis Marklin is the Co-Founder of Euphrates, a blockchain consultancy focused on education, business case analysis, and proof-of-concept development for enterprise customers. He is also the co-founder of the Marquette University Blockchain Lab, a student-run blockchain educational organization which hosted the State of Wisconsin's first blockchain conference.


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