Founder and CEO of Moonstax, a no-coding needed platform that enables NFT businesses to manage, monetize and scale their projects across their entire ecosystem, is a Web3 industry veteran and a strategic leader in the blockchain space for over eight years. Prior to gDEX, J.D. founded AnRKey X, a top Polygon GameFi studio with 5 x #1 NFT Sales on Rarible and one of the first to innovate GameFi back in 2020 and is a familiar name in the gaming, NFT, and the Metaverse communities. Aside from being a startup mentor in the Web3 division of the global renowned accelerator Techstars, J.D. is a weekly on-air contributor on FintechTV Global live on NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) covering the Web3 metaverse, gaming & NFTs markets. He is frequently quoted by leading blockchain and crypto media, and is a Web3 keynote speaker, presenting at over 45 leading conferences around the world.
Through her years of research and hands-on work with many of Silicon Valley’s pioneer companies, Deborah has found the keys to building organizations into innovation machines and preparing leaders for the future. She is the architect of Improvisational Innovation, a bottom’s up innovation process, where anyone in any corner of the company can bring forth new ideas in a trusted environment and be rewarded for it. Adopted at Qualcomm, Tata Group, Nike, McKinsey & Co, among many other leading global companies, Deborah’s process has created a minimum of 10x ROI in new products and services for the company, and greatly assist in talent development as employees explore their passions.
Inspired by luminaries like Arthur C. Clarke, Carl Sagan, and the audacity of Captains Kirk and Pike, Aragorn charts unexplored futures. Grounded in Stoic wisdom and driven by an explorer’s heart, he dives deep into Web3, AI, and XR, foreseeing a pulsating Virtual Age. His unique vision gives rise to “Metavangelism,” championing the imminent merger of humanity with Ai. Guiding us through tomorrow’s metamorphosis, Aragorn captivates and enlightens, one keynote at a time.
Harry is the Managing Director at Quantum Fintech Group, Chairman of Quantum Events and Founder of $LIF3 at http://lif3.com. As a former CTO and Co-Founder for several startups, engineering background and over 15 years of experience in Technology and Business – this has contributed to his success as a renowned Web3 advisor and serial entrepreneur who has managed and developed technology solutions for organizations between 5 to 200 Million in revenue and worked at Fortune 50, 100, 500 companies, Hedge funds, Internet Startups and dotcoms. Harry also has years of experience trading stocks, options and currencies.
Monika is a Head of Growth, for VIRTUE, a creative agency powered by VICE Media Group – the award-winning independent youth media and entertainment company. From bringing Coca-Cola to Web3, organising music festivals in the deserts of the Middle East, to working with the UN to galvanize Ukrainian people to back up their cultural heritage in the virtual world for preservation and future rebuild. In 2022 VICE Media Group was named the 2nd most creative brand in the world by The Cannes Lions Festival.
Ilja Laurs – Entrepreneur, investor, futurist and social activist. Ilya currently heads the investment group Nextury, whose funds invest in high-tech companies ranging from start-ups to billion-dollar global corporations. Ilya has received numerous awards for his professional achievements, including “Technology Pioneer” (World Economic Forum Davos), “European CEO of the Year” (European Business Press Association), “10 Founders Changing the World” (TIME magazine), “25 European Tech Leaders” (Wall Street Journal), “40 Most Influential Persons in Telecoms” (Informa Telecoms and Media), and “The Top 20 Most Prominent Entrepreneurs in the Baltic Sea” (Baltic Business Forum).
Panagiotis Papapaschalis is currently Senior Lead Legal Counsel at the Directorate General Legal Services of the European Central Bank, advising on i.a. the Digital Euro Project, operation and oversight of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs), Fintech and Cybersecurity. Prior to that, he has worked as: (i) Senior Counsel (on secondment) at the International Monetary Fund’s Legal Department, dealing i.a. with technical assistance on central bank, banking and FMI legislation, and as Legal Team Leader with the European Securities and Markets Authority. He holds two LLM degrees in financial law (Aristotle University, Greece and Fordham University, USA, both summa cum laude) and is admitted to practice in Greece, New York, and England and Wales (as a solicitor). He is also a certified Data Protection Officer.
Gordon is a hybrid Crypto-Attorney, Technologist, and Enterprise Strategist. Initially Gordon’s law practice centered on startup, venture capital, investment banking, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and general business law. As an avid computer and programming hobbyist, in 2012 Gordon was intrigued by Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, and the related technologies. By 2014, he was providing legal services to several individuals and companies operating in this space. And by 2016 the majority of Gordon’s law practice involved working with crypto, blockchain and FinTech startups and funds, including as Chief Legal Officer of Distributed Lab. The practice was formalized as CryptoLaw Partners in 2017. Gordon frequently speaks and educates both in the United States and internationally.
Eric is the Head of Web3 for the Central European business at Chainalysis, where he supports big and renowned companies on their Web3 journey. Eric has built his brand expertise in the crypto environment over several years while advising specialised web3 consulting services and also taking on marketing leadership roles at dynamic and fast-growing international organisations such as Genesis Mining and BDC Consulting. As Brand Ambassador for the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) in Switzerland he builds the community in Germany and thus supports the visibility of the Web3 ecosystem. Eric is a graduate of Oxford University’s Blockchain Strategy programme and holds a master’s degree in Blockchain and Crypto from Nuclio School Barcelona.
Former investment banking analyst from a top-tier EU bank, with extensive knowledge of investment management and Blockchain economics, Laurent is a french crypto early bird. He was responsible for Market-Making activities on several centralized crypto exchanges from 2017 to 2020 before co-founding MEV Capital, where he supervises the funds’ activity across decentralized applications. Laurent holds a BSc. in International Finance and an MSc. in Economics.
Einoras is specializing in business-oriented legal services, particularly in the areas of Finance and Banking, including fintech licensing solutions, alternative finance and investment services, various crypto projects, DeFi, WEB3, blockchain and other related technologies. With the major focus on regulatory compliance, Einoras has the capability of advising the clients in expanding their businesses globally or ensuring exposure to the European market for businesses established in other jurisdictions.
Rita is a certified AML specialist accredited by ACAMS with over 8 years of experience in AML compliance field. Her expertise extends to advising, guiding, and facilitating the AML/CTF compliance journey for various types of financial institutions, Fintech companies and crypto businesses, including support in licensing and authorization processes. With a strong focus on crypto, blockchain, WEB3 and Fintech domains, Rita successfully assists both national and international businesses in navigating complex AML/CTF regulatory landscapes.
Rosvaldas is an advisor to the board member at the Bank of Lithuania, responsible for the supervision of financial markets and services. Currently leading the implementation of MiCA and crypto assets/services. Experienced professional with the background of economics and finance.Rosvaldas assumed his current position after working within the fields of investment services and undertakings supervision, asset management and financial audit. He also has exposure to lecturing at university.
Astra is the Founding Board Member of INO (Internet Native Organization) that brings DAO solutions to the mainstream and is one of 20 projects selected to the EU Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox. Astra is a previous Board Member of the Estonian Cryptocurrency Association, co-organizer of the world first ever DAO Conference DAO Day Estonia and a consultant on crypto regulations. As part of her desire to promote cooperation between crypto companies and regulators, she organized a conference titled “Crypto Companies Call to Comply and Cooperate” in 2022. She is also a strong spiritual mind and a musician. Being an entrepreneur since age 21, she will never stop to find solutions and fun in business.
Ieva possesses deep expertise in guiding the strategic direction of iSUN AG’s portfolio of fintech companies. Her focus centers on the effort to seamlessly merge conventional financial practices with novel cutting-edge methods and innovative approaches, all in the pursuit of providing improved and forward-looking solutions for customers.
Andrius is a passionate Web3 visionary and outstanding international business development professional with a deep passion for emerging technologies and innovations. As a market professional, he is an active participant in governmental and institutional working groups and projects setting the regulatory framework for digital assets in Lithuania and the European Union. Andrius is also a representative of Blockchain Lithuania.
Mindaugas is partner with TGS Baltic, head of Technology and Media Group. With over 20 years of practise in IT law, he manages the most complex and innovative IT, data and media projects. Mindaugas is active writer and vocal speaker on AI, Metaverse and blockchain law.
Mindaugas spent his whole career (more than 30 years) serving law enforcement agencies (police, FIU, Europol), where he spent most of his time specializing in financial crime investigation. His attitude to the law’s application was impacted by these experiences, which also improved his capacity to share his knowledge with colleagues. In his new position as Head of Financial Crime Prevention at AMLYZE he is assisting to improve IT solutions to fight Financial crime and AML, as well training, OSINT investigations for due diligence.
Vytautas is an entrepreneur and a community builder. He is a deep tech and Next Reality enthusiast and visionary, diving deep into the world of token economics, securitization, digital innovations, and crypto economy development. Vytautas is also a co-founder and digital innovations hero at SUPER HOW? – a private DARQ technologies lab; a co-founder of Blockchain Lithuania competence centre.
Gediminas has extensive experience in the provision of legal and tax solutions for national and international clients engaged in crypto, WEB3, blockchain, and neo-banking activities. Gediminas has supported local enterprises in expanding their businesses globally, and global businesses in establishing their operations locally in Lithuania as a means to enter the European market with a complete set of professional services in every stage of the commercial cycle – from incorporation and licensing to everyday affairs.
Monika stepped into the tech scene in 2017. Through digital brand identity creation, unique marketing strategies that are highly based on sustainable, organic growth, she has helped numerous projects carve out their niche and stand out in competitive markets. Prior to crypto, Monika led marketing activities at Eskimi, one of the fastest-growing AdTech platforms today. Once she embraced Web3, for two years she was the CMO of Lossless, a web3 cybersecurity company battling hacks and exploits, and helped multiple projects and protocols along the way. Experienced across DeFi, Web3 security, NFTs, metaverse, and GameFi, she’s happy to share that marketing know-how with the Web3 community.
Investor of multiple crypto projects (30+) and has been an active investor since 2017. Experienced as a General Manager at Neobank N26 and Barclays Bank, featured in The New York Times, CNN, Irish Times, and other leading media outlets across the globe. Recognized as one of the top 100 digital challengers (NEWEUROPE100) in the CEE region by Google and the Financial Times.
Karolis currently serves as the Head of Legal at swissmoney/iSun, bringing with him nearly a decade of experience in the field of legal affairs. His professional journey has seen him contribute his legal expertise at notable organizations, including Ignitis, WePower, and most recently, Binance, where he held the position of Head of Regulatory Legal for the Baltics, Nordics, CEE, and Cyprus, as well as Head of Legal for Binance Lithuania. Karolis possesses a deep understanding of emerging technologies like blockchain and web3, along with the intricate legal regulations that often surround them. One of his strengths lies in simplifying complex legal concepts for easier comprehension. He has also shared his knowledge through lectures and conferences held across Europe, demonstrating his ability to effectively communicate intricate legal information to diverse audiences.
Vilius Oškeliūnas is one of the founding partners and a wealth manager in the oldest and largest independent licensed multi-family office, Gerovės valdymas in Lithuania. Vilius has a master‘s degree in Finance from Vilnius University and is a CFA charter holder. With more than 15 years of experience in the wealth management field, Vilius has a history of consistent clients’ wealth growth through financial planning, investment management, strategic business management (including acquisitions and sales), tax planning, inheritance planning, and management. Vilius is renowned for his holistic approach and financial engineering.