11-16, 09:50–10:10 (America/El_Salvador), Bitfinex Stage
Tristan Thoma is AlphaPoint’s Director of Product, Government & Payments. His work leading El Salvador's Chivo project focuses on improving wallet stability, uptime, scalability and overall social impact, with an end-goal of accelerating the country's Bitcoin adoption.
Ken Kruger is the founder and CEO of Moon (paywithmoon.com), the most private way to spend bitcoin. Prior to starting Moon, Ken ran a software consulting company that helped venture backed startups build tech products. Ken worked at Lockheed Martin as a software engineer and product manager on classified military projects. Ken studied financial engineering at Columbia University where he received an M.S in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He received his B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Alex Leishman is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at River Financial. Based in San Francisco, River Financial is a client-first financial institution dedicated to providing financial products and services that enable their clients to harness the transformative possibilities of Bitcoin. Prior to co-founding River Financial, Alexander most recently served on the investment and engineering teams at Polychain Capital and Polychain Labs focusing on Bitcoin-related venture investments. Mr. Leishman has previously served as an engineer at Airbnb's security team, a management consultant for Deloitte, and first got deeply involved in the Bitcoin industry as an early engineer at Maicoin, Taiwan's largest digital asset exchange. Mr. Leishman holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master's in Computer Science from Stanford University where he helped teach the first Bitcoin class under Professor Dan Boneh.