has 15 years of experience as a builder in fintech. At Eris Digital he built a crypto exchange matching engine benchmarked at 1 million orders per second. He has built trading platforms for arbitrage and market making at Jefferies, and consulted as a technical expert for Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and LiquidNet. Chris earned a degree in Artificial Intelligence and Economics from Carnegie Mellon. Chris is the founder of tradeplacer.com, a precious metals exchange.
Darius Przydzial, CFA, CQF, is an Entrepreneur in Residence at ConsenSys and a cofounder of Fund Foundry. A blockchain specialist with 4 years of activities spanning research, mining, trading, coding, and smart contract security auditing, he has expertise in decentralized exchanges, stablecoins, token economics, and consensus mechanisms. Przydzial spent 12 years in the hedge fund industry, including Fortress Investment Group, Woodbine Capital Advisors, SAC Capital, and J.P. Morgan. Przydzial holds a MS and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a MS in Networking from University of Pennsylvania.
Adnan Tahir is a published AML Investigator based out of Toronto, Canada. He is a Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI) and a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP). He served in Deloitte, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), HSBC, President's Choice, and MasterCard. Since then, Adnan has gone on to make great strides within the global Anti-Money Laundering community. Adnan specializes in: screening, conducting end-to-end investigations, writing and submitting SARs, communicating with law enforcement and compliance within FinTech.
Has been working with businesses to create and maintain financial processes and controls for the past 10 years. She has worked across multiple industries, from construction to public relations, and has helped organize and operationalize multiple post seed startups. She has degrees in accounting and psychology from Indiana University in Bloomington and is working towards her CPA License.
After spending 14+ years as a Motion Graphics Designer, and working on national marketing campaigns for new product launches of major Fortune 500 companies such as Coca Cola, AT&T, Wendys, Aramark, and AMC Theaters, among others, Justin has developed a unique insight of how impactful brands can truly be, and how to tell their stories in a captivating way. He graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 2009, and started his own design/consulting shop in 2013.
Valeria Salazar grew up in Puerto Rico. She graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations with a minor in German language and culture, is fluent in 4 languages, and is currently pursuing a 5th. While studying, she joined TAMID, a consulting and investment club for Israeli startups. She was also an editor and chief translator for LATAM Magazine and has gathered considerable marketing and public relations experience with Picok, Baltzer Club, Healthymize and STRIVE Benefits.
Sean KingJD CPA MAcc - Council
With a background in accounting, law, taxation, insurance, entrepreneurship, investments and cryptocurrency, Sean offers a unique perspective on business, life, and Puerto Rico. Sean is a serial entrepreneur, attorney, CPA, risk management consultant, tax advisor, lecturer, investment advisor representative and early blockchain adopter.
Masur Griffitts is a boutique law firm focusing on corporate, intellectual property, venture and financing, mergers and acquisitions, and related contract work for start-up and growth stage companies in the creative, technology, blockchain and crypto.