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Lorien Gamaroff (CEO of Centbee)

Lorien Gamaroff

CEO of Centbee

Lorien Gamaroff is the founder/CEO of Bankymoon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy and co-founder/CEO of Centbee, a cryptocurrency payments and remittance company. He also serves as a Bitcoin Association ambassador.

As Africa's foremost blockchain expert, Lorien has been invited around the world to speak on digital/cryptocurrencies and decentralised/distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed and advised the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, TEDx and a host of professionals in multiple industries and attorney generals throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to universities, business executives and advises government on blockchain technologies and their implications.

He pioneered blockchain payments for utility smart metering and was the co-founder of the Blockchain Academy which educates professionals on all aspects of blockchains from regulations to software development.

Paul Harwood (CEO of Wallet Systems)

Paul Harwood

CEO of Wallet Systems

Paul is a co-founder of Wallets: a naming system for blockchain services. Paul has an entrepreneurial twenty year background in web technologies and distributed, highly available systems. He built and sold internet companies, built successful communities around big data and startups, and helped fund, found and build one of the first Ethereum based blockchain remittance companies.

Simit Naik (Director of Business Services at nChain)

Simit Naik

Director of Business Services at nChain

Simit hails from a career in financial services and public sector, holding senior roles in consultancy, strategy and product across organisations such as Visa and Logica. He established the Business Services division at nChain and works with enterprises to take advantage of blockchain tech.