Vasily Polynov

Vasily has been working as a journalist in major Russian media and as PR manager in IT / fintech / ecomm related industries since 2006. Vasily felt in love with blockchain in 2014 and since then has gained significant knowledge on that topic. Mr. Polynov is responsible for True Flip’s communications with media, investors and opinion leaders.

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Tamir Berler

Experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Strong entrepreneurship professional skilled in Mobile Applications, Management, Product Innovation, Start-ups, and Online Gaming.

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Dr. Abdalla Kablan

Dr. Abdalla Kablan is an award winning serial entrepreneur, and Fintech expert. He specialises in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the design of complex systems. He is the CEO of Visi and founder of Hippo Data, a Fintech and AI startup which was selected in 2016 to be a part of Microsoft Ventures, UK. Hippo Data’s VR platform was also featured at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos. Furthermore, he is the founder of Scheduit, an intelligent business oriented matchmaking and professional networking platform.
Dr. Kablan is also an academic at the University of Malta where he lectures and researches topics related to computational intelligence, financial engineering, and financial data science. During his PhD studies between 2007-2011 Dr Kablan researched the cryptographic block algorithms behind bitcoin (now known as blockchain) since it’s early days, and is a renowned expert in the field of distributed ledgers.

 

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Steve Tendon

Steve Tendon is a senior executive management consultant, adviser, speaker and author. He is an expert in organizational performance, and the inventor of the TameFlow ® Approach.

TameFlow ® is a systems thinking approach for creating breakthrough performance innovation (i.e. how to innovate in the ways of achieving organizational performance, in a breakthrough manner). It is particularly well suited for knowledge-intensive and digital businesses. It has been used with great success, since 2003, across numerous industries, with clients such as: Wolters-Kluwer (information services), William-Hill (iGaming), BOSCH (automotive) and others.

Steve’s research and consulting work further focuses on means to boost organizational performance through innovative use of emerging technologies, and in particular Blockchain technologies.

In 2016 Steve acted as a Strategic Advisor for the Ministry of Economy, Investment and Small Business (MEIB) of the Maltese Government to increase the country’s global competitiveness by improving the performance of businesses, industries, public services and governance. By applying the systems thinking principles of TameFlow to the country as a whole, Steve developed the vision of Malta, the Blockchain Island and authored Malta’s National Blockchain Strategy, which was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers on April 18, 2017.

Steve holds a MIT Fintech Innovation: Future Commerce certificate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a MSc in Software Project Management with the University of Aberdeen.

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Leonard Bonello

Leonard Bonello is a Senior Associate within GANADO Advocates’ Banking and Finance team. His practice centres around assisting banks as well as electronic money institution and payment institutions with their ongoing requirements both from a regulatory point of view and on a transactional basis. He graduated Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2006 and completed his Master of Laws in Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London in 2008. Leonard is also a visiting lecturer and examiner at the University of Malta. Leonard is also GANADO’s practice leader for fintech-related matters.

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Esteban van Goor

Esteban van Goor is a tax lawyer in the indirect tax department at Baker & McKenzie, Amsterdam. He specializes in VAT and GST aspects within the digital economy (amongst which bitcoin, gaming and iGaming).

Combining his knowledge of technology and VAT/GST has allowed him a unique understanding of tech businesses, which has enabled him to provide clients with an industry-focused, customized approach. He is currently working on a PhD on the VAT treatment of e-services within EU VAT law (including bitcoin and iGaming).

His experience in VAT/GST ranges from addressing issues related to sales structuring, to assisting clients in discussions with tax authorities and writing opinions or position papers for lawmakers on the VAT/GST treatment of blockchain, bitcoin and iGaming. Mr Van Goor also provides guidance to various tech start-ups on VAT/GST (general tax) matters and he is a frequent speaker on these topics at technology-related conferences. He is a member of the Dutch Association of Tax Advisers (NOB).

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Jon Matonis

Jon Matonis is a Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation and his career has included senior influential posts at VISA International, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank, and Hushmail. He is also Vice President of Corporate Strategy for nChain.

An economist and e-Money researcher focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies, Jon also serves as an independent board director to companies in the Bitcoin, the Blockchain, mobile payments, and gaming sectors. Jon has been a featured guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, Virgin Radio, and numerous podcasts. As a prominent fintech columnist with Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk, he recently joined the editorial board for the cryptocurrency journal Ledger. His early work on digital cash systems and financial cryptography has been published by Dow Jones and the London School of Economics.

Jon advocates worldwide for Bitcoin and its disruptive economic implications to a wide variety of audiences, including members of the Federal Reserve, Bank of England, ECB, SWIFT, IRS, DOJ, retail payment networks, major financial institutions, financial regulatory bodies, mobile money issuers, iGaming operators, information security firms, hedge funds, gold investors, and family offices.

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Dr Craig Wright

Craig Wright is an inventor, computer scientist and businessman, who is one of the earliest minds behind Bitcoin. He is the Chief Scientist at nChain, research and development company involved in bitcoin and blockchain technologies. His vision is to transform how the world conducts all transactions – using the blockchain’s distributed, decentralised ledger that chronologically records transactions in an immutable way – and to grow the bitcoin network to its full potential as a transformative technology platform.

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Dr Ian Gauci

Dr Ian Gauci is the Partner responsible for Communications, Media and Technology within GTG Advocates. He is engaged primarily in electronic communications, information society, data protection, gaming and gambling matters, whilst also focusing on consumer law, competition law, broadcasting law, cyber law, e-commerce, m-commerce, e-health, e-payment, information technology, new technologies, unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising. In 2017, In 2017, GTG Advocates and Avviza co-founded Afilexion Alliance, a full services firm providing legal, compliance, back office and corporate services, with Dr Gauci being one of the founding partners of Afilexion.

Dr Gauci provides legal, regulatory and strategic advice to operators in the gaming industry, content providers, electronic communications providers, data centers, e-commerce providers, payment institutions and software providers. He also advised and assisted in mergers and acquisitions and represented clients in local and cross-border negotiations, mediation and arbitration. Dr Gauci holds substantial experience in drafting international commercial and technology contracts, including platform and hardware agreements, sourcing, outsourcing and software license agreements, sponsorship agreements, product and service supply, distribution, franchising and broadcasting agreements. Dr Gauci is also one of the leading lawyers on Data Protection Law, whereby he has built a specific service offering on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Dr Gauci also provides consultancy on legal matters related to blockchain technology and crypto-currencies.

He also assisted the Maltese Government on issues dealing with E-Commerce and E-Trust certification as well as assisted the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

Prior to joining the GTG Advocates Dr Gauci was the regulatory and legal advisor for the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) and co-authored the Maltese Electronic Communications Framework. Dr Gauci also lectures Communications Law at the University of Malta.

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Jonathan Galea

Jonathan Galea is a graduated lawyer from the University of Malta and warranted for legal practice in Malta, with a niche interest in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies (altcoins), as well as a general interest in Anti-Money Laundering Law and Gaming Law. He has successfully completed a Doctorate of Law thesis titled “The Effect of Bitcoin on Money Laundering Law” and has been extensively researching Bitcoin and altcoins since September 2013, when he stumbled across an article hailing Bitcoin as the new gold. Ever since then, he has written various articles on the subject as well as attended various courses and webinars.

Jonathan has also given various presentations and participated in conferences on the subject, with the most notable participation being that in the annual conference organised by the International Chamber of Commerce in May, 2016, with the subject revolving around Bitcoin and its disruptive effect on the financial ecosystem. Jonathan was also part of the Regulatory and Compliance panel during Blockchain Week 2017 held in London, and specifically tackled the applicability of the blockchain technology and use of cryptocurrencies in the gaming industry along with the regulatory implications of a DAO. Notable upcoming presentations include the annual Economic Forum in Poland, SiGMA ’17 in Malta and the ICC FIB 2017 conference.

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