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MetaWorks developed BitRail, a blockchain platform so that exchanges would be able to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. The platform allows e-commerce providers to operate regulatory compliant cryptocurrencies for payments in accordance with state money transmitter laws and FinCEN.

MetaWorks announced the creation of a token reporting system for exchanges in December of 2020, providing various integration services, as well as a Testnet and smart contract platforms to be used to test and validate the process of issuing security tokens.

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Naga Samineni

Chief Blockchain Security Advisor
MetaKeep co-founder Naga Samineni is a senior software engineer who has worked for Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and WhatsApp, among others and is the author of key patents for companies like Microsoft and IBM in addition to the patent portfolio of MetaKeep.

Naga was part of the Founding team at WhatsApp Payments and an early engineer at Diem (Facebook Crypto). He launched WhatsApp Pay (0 to 1) in the emerging markets of India, Brazil, and Mexico. He is a subject matter expert on Compliance in Payments, Crypto, Data, Privacy, Security, KYC, AML, CTF, GDPR and led WhatsApp GDPR Compliance Engineering for Data, and Payments. While at Twitter, Mr. Samineni created security keys and WebAuthn mainstream which is a web standard published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He built large scale distributed systems, and micro services behind the Social Graph, Core User Data, and Twitter API at ultra-low latency, at the heart of Twitter, building critical path infrastructure that operates at a scale of ~50 million requests per second with sub 5 ms latency. His interests included Data Protection and Privacy by Design at Scale.

George Furla

Film Producer
George Furla is an American film producer, director and entrepreneur.

Mr. Furla has been in the film industry for over 30 years. His Companies have produced over 100 films that have grossed over $1 Billion at the global box office. He is best known for his role as the executive producer of the 2013 blockbuster film “Lone Survivor” starring Mark Wahlberg a film that grossed over $150 Million worldwide and generated two oscar nominations.

Mr. Furla continues to be very active in the film industry producing 4 to 6 films each year.

Ken DiScipio

Tavistock Group Managing Director Business Development & Strategic Relationships

Ken joined Tavistock Group / Lake Nona in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sales overseeing all business development functions at the company. He brings extensive experience in corporate and tenant representation and business development, responsible for completing transactions with a total consideration value of over $4.5 billion during his 20+ year career.

Prior to joining TDC, Ken was Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, based in the firm’s Palo Alto office. Ken had primary responsibility for Cushman & Wakefield’s Tenant Representation & Corporate Services platform for the western region and managed teams that coordinated multi-market transactions and integrated services across multiple geographies.

Previously, Ken served as Managing Director of Grubb & Ellis’ Corporate Services Group, where he oversaw the Western U.S. region, and spent five years as the Managing Director for CBRE in Australia/ New Zealand, responsible for day-to-day operations of the Wellington, New Zealand office and CBRE’s Corporate Services Group for the region. Prior to that, he spent nine years with CBRE in New York managing relationships with major corporations.

Majid Zafer

Co-Founder at DCRBN
Majid Zafer is a sustainability expert with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He began his career working with commercial and industrial clients on their digital transformation initiatives, and has since applied his expertise to the blockchain industry. Majid’s focus is on helping blockchain companies achieve ISO certification for sustainability, while also driving adoption through the launch of a web3 incubator. His team works with top-notch projects and protocols to offer a complete solution for enterprise adoption, ensuring that businesses can achieve their sustainability goals while also leveraging the latest in blockchain technology. Majid Zafer is a true leader in the sustainability and blockchain spaces, and his innovative approach is helping to shape the future of both industries.

Michael Williams

Emmy Nominated Entertainment and Technology Entrepreneur
With over 30 years in the entertainment industry starting as a recording artist, singer/songwriter, producer, percussionist, choreographer and now an Executive Producer, Director and Creative Director, Michael Williams has established himself as an innovator and a sought after producer in his field.

In addition to his Music industry credentials, Mr. Williams currently serves as the Chairman of the NFL Alumni Las Vegas Chapter and serves on the board of advisors for Exploration Institute. He was the Executive Producer and co-produced for the Olympic Organization Committee (IOC) in South America, and spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Public Private Partnerships in Entertainment and Technology.

Shelly Murphy

CEO and Managing Partner, GSD Group Inc.
Shelly Murphy is the CEO and Managing Partner of GSD Group, the innovation and strategy group behind Atari Hotels. Murphy is at the nexus of creating new verticals in technology, education and entertainment. She founded the largest tech and innovation event in Arizona, DesTechAZ with Steve Wozniak, and is CEO of the Woz Innovation Foundation, a non-profit focused on building the future of technology by providing opportunities for innovation through K-12 education in underserved markets.

Murphy has an extensive background and career experience in executive leadership, management, business development and over two decades of experience in finance with over $900MM USD issued in private activity bonds. Murphy established her career and was appointed by Governor’s Executive Order as the Executive Director and CEO of Arizona Higher Education Loan Authority, a not-for profit organization with a mission to provide low-cost education financing solutions for Arizona students. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards for OfferPad, an industry leader in innovative end-to-end real estate transactions, and The Game Fund Partners, a $350MM venture fund focused on Gaming, Esports and related Media.

Edmund Moy

Former 38th Director of the U.S. Mint
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As Director of the U.S. Mint, the world’s largest manufacturer of coins and medals, increased profitability 62% to over $1 billion a year, increased revenue 213% to $4.97 billion, and increased precious metal bullion sales by 975% to a record $3.5 billion annually.

Rob Shewchuk

CEO of Yat Group
Rob is President of Hammell Road Innovation Corporation and Partner at Caerus Capital. Rob began his career as an Equities Trader and became a licensed broker in 1998. Later he joined Standard Securities Capital Corporation where he became Chairman in 2006.

Rob merged Standard Securities with Wolverton Securities Ltd in 2009 with more than $1B in assets under management.

Konstantin Richter

Blockdaemon CEO
Konstantin Richter is the CEO & Founder of Blockdaemon, the “decentralization-as-a service” provider for blockchain ecosystems. He serves on advisory boards of multiple protocol and enterprise blockchain companies (madnetwork, po.et, gem.co).

He started his career at Deutsche Telekom, and held executive positions in strategy and development at TMobile International and Nokia, before becoming a successful SaaS B2B entrepreneur.

Steve Beauregard

GoCoin Founder
Steve is a serial entrepreneur, disputer, advisor and investor with a keen eye for emerging technologies and the business instincts to position companies in the sweet spot of each new tech wave.

As partner and Chief Revenue Officer for Bloq, Steve aligns Bloq’s offerings with the blockchain needs of Fortune 50 and Blockchain 50 organizations.

Greg Burnett

President of Carob Mgmt Ltd
Greg has 25 +years of capital markets experience as President and Managing Director of Carob Management Ltd, a private management consulting company specializing in due diligence services, business planning, and the structuring, financing, and management of emerging businesses.

He has experience in mining, oil and gas, green energy, consumer products, biotech, and tech.

James Geiskopf

Lead Director
James P. Geiskopf became a director of Verb Technology (Nasdaq:VERB) in May 2014, where he serves as the Lead Director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Geiskopf has 32 years of experience leading major organizations.

Mr. Geiskopf was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Budget Rent a Car of Fairfield California until 2007 when he sold the franchise. Mr. Geiskopf served on the board of directors of Suisun Valley Bank and Napa Valley Bancorp.

Arian Hopkins

Communications
Arian Hopkins is senior communications and digital marketing professional with global experience providing Fortune 500 companies leadership in strategy, execution, and implementation of cohesive, user-centric experiences that drive organizational results. Expertise in developing, implementing, and optimizing public relations, digital and social media in support of high visibility campaigns that live both on and offline.

Past clients have included Accenture (Technology and Labs), Oracle, MRM/McCann Worldwide, General Motors (Cadillac), CN Rail, and Bell Canada.

Michael Arbach

VP of Technology
Michael is a business oriented software engineer with a proven 17 years track record building high performance solutions for top tier companies using emerging technologies. Michael was trusted by Northern Trust, the 4th largest custodian bank in the world to lead DLT based digital assets platform development, and by NASA to design and build core blockchain network for the Decentralized Reasoning Fabric DRF , a decentralized data streaming marketplace. He successfully designed multiple technologies to solve highly complex real world problems. Code produced by Michael is currently in production and has processed billions of dollars in transactions and securities exchange volume. Today some of the largest banks and organizations in the U.S and Japan. rely on software built by Michael and his team to power millions of users across various applications.

Michael holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Peoples’Friendship University of Russia. He is fluent in Russian, Arabic, English and French, enjoys piloting small airplanes and Classical Music.

Swapan Kakumanu

CFO
Swapan has more than 25 years of senior finance and operations experience and has served at senior executive management levels, both in public and private companies, in high growth technology, manufacturing, blockchain, medical device, trading and oil field services industries.

He has held senior roles as President, Chief Executive Officer,Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary and Board Member.

Swapan has extensive experience in public company reporting, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, internal controls and general overall financial and operational management.

Scott Gallagher

President
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Scott is a former stock broker and fund manager having held Securities licenses Series 7, 63 and 24 all of which were retired in good standing. He has extensive experience in public company operational management and reporting.

Cameron Chell

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At BIG, Cameron takes a hands-on leadership position in projects, infusing his principles of clarity, alignment and measurement into the culture of every BIG partner.

Cameron’s leadership was critical to the success of Urthecast, which he co-founded, Cold Bore Technologies, Slyce, Raptor Rig, Trace and Trax. Most recently, Cameron has served as an advisor to KodakCoin, one of the first compliant crypto currencies developed in partnership between Business Instincts Group, WENN Digital and ICOX Innovations. In addition to his work with BIG, Cameron is a popular motivational speaker on topics including technology, culture and overcoming adversity.