My Entrepreneur Magazine’s sister publication, The Cryptocurrency Magazine, has unveiled its definitive list spotlighting the leading experts and influencers in the cryptocurrency space to learn from.
The showcase, The World’s Top Ten Cryptocurrency Experts, identifies individuals prominent in the burgeoning crypto sector, including ICO consultants, analysts, lawyers, investors, informed influencers in the blockchain industry as well as the ones moving it forward.
The World’s Top Ten Cryptocurrency Experts
With a cumulative experience of over 12 years in tech, live digital entertainment and business, Zia Word, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of travel tech ecosystem chozun 途赞, has earned her reputation as a forward thinking leader in tech innovation. Merging her passion for travel with her vast knowledge of digital business, she launched chozun 途赞, alongside co-founder Teresa Truda, from Shanghai headquarters in early 2016. With chozun 途赞, Zia has combined frontier technology with the travel and entertainment industries to revolutionise the use of cryptocurrency whilst decentralising the loyalty system and ultimately becoming a major disrupter within the travel industry.
A futurist and visionary at heart, Zia has always been two steps ahead of the game. Having worked in fast paced businesses from startups to large corporates, advertising, ecommerce and TV, her talents and capabilities as a digital specialist have brought multiple international businesses into the digital age, including setting up a highly successful e-commerce business for Selfridges in London and leading their social strategy and integration. She also worked on the marketing, digital and social strategies for Big Brother UK and spearheaded one of the first teams to integrate online social media with live TV. Read More.
Teresa Truda, the CEO and Co-Founder of chozun 途赞, the world’s first travel ecosystem powered by AI, data science and underpinned by blockchain and cryptocurrency, is a global rising star. An international award-winning entrepreneur who left her traditional Italian lifestyle and secure Australian corporate life behind in early 2016 to launch a tech startup in China, Teresa has since raised funding from institutional investors, kicked off in 22 cities across China, South-East Asia and Australia and, alongside co-founder Zia Word, become the first women to launch their own travel and loyalty cryptocurrency in APAC, with an ICO due to be released in April 2018.
Never one to shy from a challenge, Teresa identified a gap in the market for a personalised lifestyle services and experiences for the millennial traveller after having the need herself as a road warrior. A business plan written on a 16 hour flight and with market validation, Teresa realised this idea, along with taking it to the Chinese outbound travel market while likely deemed “risky” by most, could be a game changer on a global scale. Read More.
Mojtaba Asadian is the founder and CEO of Darico AG in Zug and Darico Limited in Gibraltar, currently developing Darico Ecosystem which is designed specifically to empower the crypto community by providing them with professional and user-friendly investment tools that enable them to monitor, trade, invest and spend cryptocurrencies with confidence. Holders of Darico Coin will receive exclusive access to the entire Darico ecosystem, including the wallet, terminal, liquidity pool, Index Fund, debit card and exchange. In addition to that, the Liquidity Pool plays a critical role in providing sustainability for the Darico Ecosystem, and allowing continuous growth. Read More.
Daniel Wolfe built Troika Dialog (largest investment bank and brokerage in Russia – he was COO) and also developed the Russian Trading System. An expert in emerging asset classes, he has latterly established the Simoleon Long-Term Value cryptocurrency fund, resolving all of the challenges including creating their own cold storage solution. The fund has recently opened for investment. He is also the current Tradingene CEO & Co-founder. Read More.
Julian Zegelman is an experienced corporate lawyer, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is a Managing Partner at Velton Zegelman PC, a boutique corporate and securities law firm focussing on corporate law, securities, venture capital and cryptocurrency law. He is currently acting as the company’s counsel in numerous high profile global token sales.
Julian is also a co-founder of BitFin Capital, a blockchain focused VC fund and an advisor to numerous blockchain companies. He is a multiple winner of the prestigious California SuperLawyers® award. Read More.
Roy Keidar serves as special counsel at Yigal Arnon & Co. – providing legal counsel in the firm’s Fintech and Cryptocurrency practice. Having spent 14 years in the Israeli government he has a strong familiarity with emerging technologies. Roy has enhanced the firm’s reputation for providing its clients with the legal services needed to navigate the complex world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
Roy’s unique background and experience enable him to provide comprehensive legal and technological advice to companies and start-ups in the fintech field, which provide a variety of solutions, such as: payment and clearing systems, financial information systems, peer to peer technology, crowd funding solutions, insurance technology, digital currency, blockchain, and other financial technology companies.
Roy is respected in the fintech field, and frequently corresponds with regulators, gives presentations at conferences, is interviewed by journalists and writes articles for local and international audiences. Read More.
As the only female noted by The Legal 500 AP as a leading individual for Tech, Media & Telco (TMT) Law from 2016 to 2018 and Chambers & Partners for Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation 2017, Ying aims to deliver commercially viable and legally sound solutions for clients in a range of disputes and non-contentious matters, with a strong focus in IP and technology issues. She was also a finalist for the Asian Legal Business “Woman Lawyer of the Year” award in 2017. Read More.
In 2006, after a 25-year career in corporate finance, Laurent Leloup founded Finyear, a media, finance and innovation publication. In 2016, he then founded media and events publication, Blockchain Daily News. Later that year, he started Chaineum SAS, an ICO advisory company that offers ICO services, blockchain strategy, blockchain Consulting and blockchain ecosystem organisation.
In 2017, he wrote “Blockchain, la révolution de la confiance” [Blockchain, the trust revolution], a new book on blockchain that is due to be published by Eyrolles in May 2018. Laurent is also a keynote speaker specialising in blockchain technology & ecosystems and participates in various blockchain working groups including AFNOR, FNTC, EU DLT Task Force, FuturICT 2.0 and France Stratégie. Read More.
Sam Karagiozis is the founder and operator of AUSCOIN, Australia’s own cryptocurrency. He has also launched Australia’s largest cryptocurrency ATM Network. Read More.
A physicist by training, Sasha started his career by developing software for electronic payment systems and neural networks helping to forecast financial markets’ performance. Prior to founding Waves in 2016, Sasha founded the first fiat token CoinoUSD and the first exchange index of crypto-currencies Cooleindex.com. In April 2016, he founded the Waves Platform, raising $16 million through an ICO offering. Read More.