11-16, 12:20–13:00 (America/El_Salvador), Bitfinex Stage
Daniel is co-initiator of the EINUNDZWANZIG movement, a decentralized content distribution network with podcasts, videos, music and events. He also co-founded the Value of Bitcoin organization, a Bitcoin business consultancy and conference organizer, with BayernLB in 2019. He wrote his thesis on alternative financial systems with a focus on circulation-guaranteed money and has since been actively researching the nature of money and advocating for the free choice of the monetary sign. Currently, he is developing business at Galoy.
Eric Yakes graduated with a double major in finance & economics from Creighton University and 3 years later earned the CFA charter. He began his career at FTI Consulting in their Corporate Finance and Restructuring group and then moved to Lion Equity Partners, a distressed buyout private equity fund. All the while he intently followed Bitcoin, and its development eventually led him to author the book: The 7th Property: Bitcoin and the Monetary Revolution. He is currently an independent writer focused on thoughtful content that enables the industry to consider the future prospects of bitcoin. Eric is in the process of forming a bitcoin focused investment firm. If you're a founder or interested investor please reach out to him on twitter @ericyakes.
Sam is Founder and CEO of Hoseki, a proof of assets bitcoin platform. Prior to Hoseki, Sam worked on bitcoin products at Fidelity focusing on open source self custody solutions and proof of reserves.
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.