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Dr Shermin Voshmgir

Director Cryptoeconomic Research Lab, WU Vienna

Shermin is the director of the Research Institute for Crypto Economics at the Vienna University of Economics, and the founder of Blockchain Hub in Berlin. She is the author of the book Token Economy. In the past, she was a curator of TheDAO, an advisor to Jolocom, Wunder and the Estonian E-residency program. She regularly speaks at conferences especially in the context of tokens, sustainability and social impact of future technologies.

Shermin did her PhD in IT-Management at the Vienna University of Economics. Furthermore, she studied film and drama in Madrid. Her past work experience ranges from internet start-ups, IT consulting & filmmaking. She is Austrian, with Iranian roots, and lives between Vienna and Berlin.

Twitter: @sherminvo
Medium: https://medium.com/@sherminvoshmgir

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

Dr Michael Zargham

Founder & CEO at BlockScience

Dr. Zargham holds a PhD in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied optimization and control of decentralized networks. His earliest work on peer-to-peer effects in business decision making was developing algorithms to reverse engineer the word of mouth effect in enterprise software licensing decisions in 2005.

In the intervening years, Dr. Zargham has designed data driven decision systems and built a data science team for a Media Technology firm. He has also worked on the mathematical specifications of blockchain enabled software systems with a focus on observability and controllability of the information state of the networks. Most recently, he founded BlockScience, an engineering, research, and analytics firm focused on design and analysis of complex networks.

Twitter: @mZargham
Medium: https://medium.com/@michaelzargham

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

Tools

Dr Wassim Alsindi

MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative,
Research Director at Parallel Industries

Wassim is working on a new journal and conference series for cryptocurrency & blockchain technology research in collaboration between the Digital Currency Initiative and the MIT Press. Our goal is to bring together the technical fields of cryptography, protocol engineering and distributed systems research with epistemic, phenomenological and ontological insights from the domains of economics, law, complex systems and philosophy to crystallise a mature scholarly ecosystem.

Prior to joining the DCI, Wassim conducted and managed academic research in the physical sciences, curated avant-garde arts events, and published open-source experimental electronic music. More recently he was a researcher at independent British laboratory Parallel Industries, using the lenses of astronomy, taxonomy and spectroscopy to formulate novel approaches to the characterisation of cryptographic assets and networks.

Twitter: @parallelind
Medium: https://medium.com/@parallelind

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

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Sebnem Rusitschka

Founder Freeelio, CTO EnergiMine

Sebnem Rusitschka started her career as a computer scientist specializing in peer-to-peer networks at Siemens in 2006. The application domain was mainly in Energy Management, for existing energy automation products & services. In 2016 Sebnem founded Freeelio as a free innovation collective to understand the paradigm shift of tokenizing real world assets such as decentralized energy resources.

In June 2017 Freeelio became a founding member of German Blockchain Association, in which Sebnem leads the Energy and Token Economy committees. During this time, she has started to work in networks of peers and organizations in a decentralized manner to create the free Digital Energy Assets software. Sebnem recently joined EnergiMine as CTO to build “The NASDAQ of Digital Energy Assets” together with an international team of experts at EnergiMine in digital assets, energy trading, exchanges, and AI.

Twitter: @sebnem
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rusitschka/

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

Tools

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Jamie Burke

CEO and Founder of Outlier Ventures

Jamie is CEO of Outlier Ventures, Europe’s first blockchain venture fund, setup in 2013. Since then he has pioneered the convergence thesis that views blockchain as foundational to Deep Tech like AI, AR/VR, IoT and 3D printing scaling securely and eventually converging. As a global thought leader he assists a number of large corporations on how to invest in the space with an emphasis on Industry 4.0, Smart Cities & Mobility and is adviser to exciting startups IOTA and Hyperloop.

Twitter: @jamie247

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Token Distribution

Cassidy Daly

Token Design & Cryptoeconomic Research at Centrifuge

Cassidy Daly brings a strong foundation in economics to her current work on token economy design and engineering at Centrifuge. She holds a Master’s in International Finance from Columbia University where she also worked as a consultant for the Federal Reserve. Her passion for token design comes from its potential to re-imagine what an economy should look like from the ground up to better facilitate our needs as a global society.

Twitter: @cassidydaly
Medium: https://medium.com/@cassidy.daly

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Token Distribution

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Dr Dimitri De Jonghe

Co-Founder, Head of Product/Research at Ocean Protocol

Dimitri De Jonghe is a cross-domain protocol researcher. After finishing his PhD on micro-electronics and machine learning, he co-founded a series of blockchain startups: ascribe (power to creators) and BigchainDB (a blockchain database), and Ocean Protocol (a public network for data and AI marketplaces). Currently, Dimitri is heading research at Ocean Protocol on public intelligence networks. He is also a co-chair of the W3C Interledger community, a blockchain interoperability protocol.

Twitter: @dimitridejonghe
Medium: https://medium.com/@DimitriDeJonghe

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Token Distribution

Cryptoeconomic Systems

Cases

Paul Kohlhaas

Founder & CEO Molecule Protocol

Paul is an entrepreneur and economist with a passion for open source utility networks. A profound passion for pharmaceutical innovation led him to found Molecule, a networked marketplace that enables the distributed R&D and funding of new chemical intellectual property. His research centers around the use of token engineering and autonomous market design to design novel incentive and legal structures that drive open source collaboration. He previously graduated in economics and politics from the University of St. Gallen, co-founded Linum Labs, a blockchain architecture studio and worked 1.5 years at ConsenSys, uPort, pioneering early real-world implementations in digital identity.

Twitter: @paulkhls

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

Regulation

Caleb Sheridan

Co-founder, Blocklytics

Caleb Sheridan is a former product owner at PokerStars. In January 2019, Caleb co-founded Blocklytics, which helps empower cryptocurrency and blockchain teams with data. Caleb brings his experience using data to design, manage and grow real money, peer-to-peer games to cryptoeconomic systems.

Twitter: @calebsheridan
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caleb-sheridan/

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Krzysztof Paruch

Token Engineer and Cryptoeconomist at the Research Lab for Cryptoeconomics, WU Vienna

The profile of Krzysztof Paruch comprises all the essential building blocks of cryptoeconomics. He laid his academic fundament as an MSc in technical-economic Mathematics at the University of Technology in Vienna. His specializations are agent-based economic modeling, game theory and optimization methods as well as monetary and environmental policy economics. With five years working experience in banking and software integration he understands the financial and regulatory background at the intersection of real-world and cryptocurrency economics. His focus at the Research Institute for Cryptoeconomics at WU Vienna is the development of standards for token engineering, creation of network design and incentive mechanism structures and valuation and modelling of cryptoassets.

Twitter: @paruch1
Linkdin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kris-paruch/

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

Jeff Emmett

Researcher Token Engineering at Commons Stack

Jeff is a researcher of token engineering, and a communicator for the Commons Stack. He would love to see novel market mechanisms enabling global cooperation to address the world’s biggest problems. The Commons Stack is an open source development project, building infrastructure for the sustainable funding and management of community-driven economies. Jeff graduated from the University of Waterloo in Electrical Engineering, and is the author of the post ‘Rewriting the Story of Human Collaboration‘.

Twitter: @jeffemmett
Medium: https://medium.com/@jeffemmett

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Cryptoeconomic Systems

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