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Zane Tackett

Zane is a bitcoin evangelist from Colorado, USA. In 2011 he moved to Beijing, China and in 2013 became a heavily involved member in the Chinese bitcoin scene. He started working for OKCoin in April 2014 as Manager of International Operations to assist with their international expansion. Since joining, OKCoin debuted their English site and later launched their international exchange.

Chakib Benziane

Graduate of french Epitech CS School, Chakib is a former DevOps dressed as a Frontend Engineer. After being the technical founder of, a platform for decentralized crowd shipping, he focused on frontend development and UI with modern web technologies. He is also a passionate Bitcoin hacker who frequently attends meetups and makes talks to educate people about Bitcoin.

Dominik Weil

Dominik is born and grown up in Frankfurt/Main, but settled down in Saigon, Vietnam earlier this year.
Dominik – whose background is in economic sociology & Austrian economics – is Co-Founder of the Bitcoin Frankfurt Community as well as a Co-Founder of Bitcoin Vietnam Co. Ltd. – the company who launched the first Bitcoin Exchange in Vietnam back in March 2014. The team behind Bitcoin Vietnam recently also launched Vietnams first live trading platform “VBTC” and is strongly involved in the building of a nationwide Bitcoin Organization in Vietnam.
Strong believer in Free Markets & Bitcoin as best form of money that ever existed.

Alec Hahn

Alec Hahn is the Founder and CEO of Bitcoin42, a crypto-currency company based in Tijuana, Mexico. Since early 2010, he is involved in the Bitcoin world, and recently he became a strong supporter of the Proof of Stake protocols. He is also an audiovisual media designer and independent filmmaker. His work has been displayed at the Museum of London and the Deutsches Museum in Munich. He has written, directed, produced, photographed, and edited various short films that took him to film festivals around the world. Alec has worked in national television and theatre in Germany. He designed the image of Imperfectu: International Film and Gender Studies Festival, which is part of Earthivism, a non-profit organization co-founded by Alec and through which he promotes social, cultural, and environmental activism.

Achim Himmelreich

Achim Himmelreich holds a Dipl.-Kfm. Degree from the University of Cologne and worked as an independent consultant and lecturer before he joined Mücke, Sturm & Company in 2006. The focus of his work lies on E-and M-commerce as well as Social Media. From the very beginning he accompanied the enormous changes that the digital revolution has brought by successfully promoting and realizing the establishment of new business models in numerous projects. He is Vice President of the Federal Association of the Digital Economy (BVDW).

Daniel Neis

Daniel Neis [CEO / KOINA AG], 41, business economist, has over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and founder, as a consultant for start-ups and as a visionary strategist with a focus on management, marketing and sales. He was owner and manager of a sales agency and has operated a global trade agency for renewable commodities. In recent years he has devoted himself entirely to developing and promoting sustainable strategies in modern societies. As the initiator of the project KOINA he combines his experience with his international networks.

Julian Redix

Julian Redix is attorney-at-law in Bonn. He provides legal
counseling and representation in disputes in relation to Bitcoin and
other crypto currencies which particularly comprises statutory
regulation, contract law and consumer protection law.

Stanislav Wolf

Stanislav Wolf is VP Product Development of Yacuna AG, an upcoming all-in-one solution for digital currency users, based in Switzerland. Stanislav has a passion for digital currencies, was the co-founder of the first bitcoin conference in Germany and is one of the organizers of the World-Bitcoin-Forum. He explored the possibilities of digital currencies during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and was one of the first bitcoin users in Germany.

Dr. Bastian Brand

Bastian Brand, Ph.D. is the organizer of the Bitcoin Startups Munich Group and an Investment Manager of the Pathfinder Crypto-currency Fund (PCF) at Pathfinder Capital. Having studied finance and politics, Bastian Brand has co-founded an e-commerce start-up and worked for several years as a corporate finance consultant at McKinsey & Co. He first encountered Bitcoin in autumn 2011 while conducting research for his Ph.D. thesis. He maintains a keen interest in emerging markets, and applies traditional financial and strategic analysis within the
Crypto-Currency ecosystem, in an effort to separate fiction from reality.