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Dr Cerian Jones (EVENT HOST) (Patent attorney at Cerian Jones IP)

Dr Cerian Jones (EVENT HOST)

Patent attorney at Cerian Jones IP

After gaining a PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) and lecturing in Computer Science for many years, Cerian took a career change and became a patent attorney, specialising in the protection of software-implemented inventions. As the owner of Cerian Jones IP consultancy, she works with entrepreneurs and innovators from across Wales, the UK and the world to ring fence and defend their intellectual property. Areas of particular specialisation include FinTech and cyber security (she was a co-founder of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster), and is one of few patent attorneys with in-depth technical and legal experience of blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technologies.

Nicola McNeely (Head of Technology Sector at HCR Law LLP)

Nicola McNeely

Head of Technology Sector at HCR Law LLP

Nicola has spent the majority of her 22 year strong legal career in Wales and London supporting start-up and scale-up businesses, many of whom operate in the Technology market. She has seen many small acorns grow into mighty oak trees and helped them on that journey.

She is a Non-Executive Director of Business in Focus and is a familiar face in the business support community in Wales in particular.

Nicola has worked in private practice and in industry and has varied experience supporting businesses from pre-revenue start-ups to global corporations.

She started working in Blockchain in 2013 and since then has built a growing practice in Digital Assets in particular. She regularly advises on the legal and regulatory aspects of implementing blockchain technology for enterprise. She works closely with start-up and scale-up disrupters with their market propositions, MVP and growth strategies, as well as large corporates on new technology adoption.

Alex Fauvel (General Partner at Two Hop Ventures)

Alex Fauvel

General Partner at Two Hop Ventures

Two Hop is unique amongst venture capital funds as it focuses exclusively on BitcoinSV (BSV) start-ups. We invest in the teams which are likely to obtain the highest return in the coming 5 to 10 years by leveraging the particular strengths of the BitcoinSV blockchain.

We are investing in any stage, country, occasion companies in exchange to compliant securities only, no crypto. We are not investing in startups that do not have their own technology, do not have a POC, have a focus on a too-small market or have a team of one.

Dr Craig Wright (Chief Scientist at nChain)

Dr Craig Wright

Chief Scientist at nChain

Dr. Craig S. Wright is an Australian/Antiguan computer scientist, businessman, and inventor who challenges the world with visionary ideas. His vision is a world with wide-scale adoption of Bitcoin as electronic cash and commodity money, and also the Bitcoin blockchain as a transformative technology platform. Currently, Dr. Wright is Chief Scientist for nChain – the global leader in advisory, research, and development of blockchain technologies. nChain focuses on igniting massive growth and adoption of the original Bitcoin design, protocol, and vision, now living only in the form of Bitcoin SV (BSV), which stands for Satoshi Vision.