LATTICE80 2019 Blockchain 100

LATTICE80 brings to you the 2019 edition of our Blockchain 100 list, where we showcase 100 leaders in the global blockchain community making their impact as startups, corporate, governments, or investors in the space.

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Following up on our first edition published last year, LATTICE80 brings to you the 2019 edition of our Blockchain 100 list, where we showcase 100 leaders in the global blockchain community making their impact as startups, corporate, governments, or investors in the space.

2018 was characterised as a bearish year for cryptocurrency, with the world’s premier cryptocurrency, bitcoin (BTC) dropping more than 80% from its high in December 2017, and losing nearly US$700b of its total market capitalisation.  

While that was a huge boon to the blockchain and crypto space, we have also started to see more concrete steps demonstrating a greater openness to test and adopt blockchain technology by corporates. Early movers into blockchain are also starting to see the fruition of their early trials and investments, as they soon to come to implementation.

Corporates moving beyond the hype to implementation

Some key examples would include JP Morgan, which Interbank Information Network piloted in 2017 now sees more than 220 banks on the network, and more recently in May this year announced a strategic partnership with Microsoft to further allow Quorum to become the first distributed ledger platform available through Azure Blockchain Service. A group of banks, led by UBS, had also come together to set up Fnality International, a new entity to control the development of their own “utility settlement coin” for the settlement of cross-border trades. The token has been in the works for 4 years now.

Beyond the traditional financial services, Facebook had drawn much attention to its announcement of its GlobalCoin in May. Earlier in April, Amazon has also started to provide its managed blockchain as a service for general availability in April, following on the coattails of IBM and Microsoft.

More countries and cities also stepping up blockchain efforts

Traditionally, the US and the UK had been the epicentre of blockchain activity. However, we have started to see other countries and cities take a much more active stance in further developing their blockchain strategies over recent years.

In Asia Pacific, both the Chinese and Indian governments have clearly emphasised on the need for their respective countries to adopt the technology rapidly, with the Chinese government committing to the development of blockchain in its 13th 5 year plan.

Across the rest of the world, other blockchain hubs have emerged more pronouncedly, with Estonia, Malta, Germany, and the Nordics being some of the most progressive and mature blockchain ecosystems. The Middle East has also drawn much attention, especially with the Smart Dubai 2020 Blockchain Strategy that is in place.

It is with these observations and trends in mind that we have produced this list of 100 blockchain leaders, to create more opportunities for partnership between players to further grow  and develop the global blockchain ecosystem.

Key Highlights from the list:

  • Of the 100 influencers, 36 featured are from Asia Pacific, 29 from North America, another 30 from the United Kingdom and Europe, and 5 from the Middle East
  • Also, of the 100, 30 are women
  • 43 hold key management roles in blockchain startups and projects; 32 are enablers, whether by working with the government, academic institutions, as media influencers, or by spearheading and supporting the development of local blockchain communities through accelerators, events, spaces, and other advisory services; 20 are in charge of the development and adoption of blockchain capabilities within corporates; and 5 are key investors in the global blockchain space

Congratulations to all blockchain leaders!

Disclaimer: The list has been arranged in alphabetical and not in rank. Also, in case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on info@lattice80.com.


Name
Company
Title
Country
Abdalla Kablan
Tech Entrepreneur & Digital Innovation Advisor
DELTA Summit /
Malta Stock Exchange /
Caledo
Malta
Abhinav Ramesh
Founder
WandX
India
Ada Jonuse
CEO & Co-Founder
Lympo
Lithuania
Ahmed Al-Balaghi
Co-Founder, Co-Host
Encrypted
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr Aisha Bin Bishr
Director, General
Smart Dubai Office
United Arab Emirates
Akash Gaurav
CEO
Auxesis Group
India
Alex Batlin
Founder, CEO
Trustology
United Kingdom
Alex Tinsman
President
NEM Foundation
United States
Alexander Borodich
Founder, CEO
Universa

Lithuania
Aly Madhavji
Managing Partner
Blockchain Founders Fund
China
Amber Baldet
Founder, CEO
clovyr.ai
United States
Ameer Rosic
Co-Founder
Blockgeeks
Canada
Ankit Ratan
Co-Founder
Signzy
India
Anthony Macey
Director of Emerging Technology
Barclays
United Kingdom
Antonio Grasso
Founder, CEO
Digital Business Information
Italy
Aviya Arika, Advocate Aviya Arika
Chief of Blockchain
AVIYA
Israel
Benjamin Dubois Benjamin Dubois
Blockchain Lead and Digital Transformation Manager
Nestle
Switzerland
Bob Crozier Bob Crozier
Head of Global Blockchain Centre of Competence & Chief Architect Customer Platforms
Allianz
Germany
Bowen Wang Bowen Wang
Co-founder
DDEX
China
Caitlin Long Caitlin Long
Co-founder 
Wyoming Blockchain Coalition
United States
Carlos Kuchkovsky Carlos Kuchkovsky
Chief Technology and R&D Officer – New Digital Business
BBVA
Spain
Carolyn Reckhow Carolyn Reckhow
Head of Operations & Client Services
Casa
United States
Christine Moy Christine Moy
Blockchain Lead
JP Morgan
United States
Daniel Haudenschild Daniel Haudenschild
President
Crypto Valley Association
Switzerland
Image result for darren wang owlting Darren Wang
Founder
OwlTing
Taiwan
David Marcus David Marcus
Blockchain Lead
Facebook
United States
Devon Krantz Devon Krantz
Chief Ecosystem Officer
Linum Labs
Switzerland
Hans Koning TIIM Hans Koning Tiim
Co-Founder, CEO
Vicarium
Hong Kong
Manana Samuseva
Founder, Partner
Women in Crypto Fund
Hong Kong
Edward Deng Edward Deng
President, Huawei Cloud Global Market
Huawei
China
Emin Gun Sirer Emin Gün Sirer
Founder, CEO
Ava Labs

United States
Emma Cui, CFA Emma Cui
Founding Partner, CEO
Longhash
Singapore
Emma Weston Emma Weston
Co-Founder, CEO
AgriDigital
Australia
Erica Kang Erica Kang
CEO, Founder
KryptoSeoul
Korea
Frank Lu
Head of DLT
OneConnect (Ping An)
China
Galia Benartzi Galia Benartzi
Co-founder
Bancor
United States
Gary Spence Gary Spence
CEO
Yotta Laboratories
United Kingdom
Gaurang Torvekar Gaurang Torvekar
Co-Founder, CEO
Indorse
Singapore
Gen Matsuda Gen Matsuda
CEO
OKWAVE
Malaysia
Geoff Jiang Geoff Jiang
VP, GM of Technology and Business Innovation Group, Head of DAMO Academy’s Fintech Labs
Ant Financial
China
Gian Luca Comandini Gian Luca Comandini
Co-Founder
Assobit
Italy
Gokul Alex Gokul Alex
Associate Director
PwC
India
Herbie Zhefei FU Herbie Zhefei Fu
Partner
8 Decimal Capital
Hong Kong
Yi He He Yi
Co-Founder, CMO
Binance

China
Ish Goel Ish Goel
CEO
Somish
India
Jae Kwon Jae Kwon
President
Interchain Foundation
United States
Jase Leung Jase Leung
CEO
Blockchain Solutions Limited
Hong Kong
Jeff Paik Jeff Paik
Co-Founder
Deconomy
Korea
Jen Greyson Jen Grayson
Board of Advisors    Kerala Blockchain Academy
United States
Jillian Godsil Jillian Godsil
Founder
Blockleaders
Ireland
Joanna Hubard Joanna Hubbard
Co-founder and CEO
Electron
United Kingdom
John Patrick Mullin John Patrick Mullin
Guest Lecturer
HKUST/Tongji Business School
Hong Kong
Jules Miller â?¨ Jules Miller
Partner
IBM Blockchain Ventures
United States
Junya Yamamoto Junya Yamamoto
Co-Founder, CEO
Infinity Blockchain Labs
Vietnam
Justin Wu Justin Wu
Co-Founder, Organizer
BlockchainNW
United States
Kahina Van Dyke Kahina Van Dyke
SVP, Business & Corp Dev
Ripple
United States
Kaidi Ruusalepp Kaidi Ruusalepp
Founder and CEO
Funderbeam
Estonia
Kamales Lardi Kamales Lardi
President and Co-Founder
Women in Blockchain Switzerland
Switzerland
Ken Moore Ken Moore
EVP | Head of Mastercard Labs
Mastercard
United States
Kevin Phalen Kevin Phalen
SVP, Head of Global Business Solutions
Visa
United States
Lennart Kirk Lennart Kirk
Co-Founder, Chairman
Nordic Blockchain Association
Denmark
Marcella Atzori Marcella Atzori
Board of Directors
Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab
Italy
Mariana Gomez de la Villa Mariana Gomez de la Villa
Program Director Distributed Ledger Technology
ING
Netherlands
Marieke Flament Marieke Flament
MD, Europe, Global CMO
Circle
United Kingdom
Marta Piekarska Marta Piekarska
Director of Ecosystem
Hyperledger
United States
Michael Gronager Michael Gronager
CEO
Chainalysis
United States
Michael J Reed Michael Reed
Director, Blockchain Program
Intel
United States
Muhammad Salman Anjum Muhammad Salman Anjum
Chief Strategist  Blockpreneurs
United Arab Emirates
Nina Nichols Nina Nichols
Founder
Global Women in Blockchain
United States
Oliver Naegele Oliver Naegele
Founder
Blockchain Helix
Germany
Olivier Rikken Olivier Rikken
Director, Blockchain and Smart Contracts
AXVECO
Netherlands
(Ms) Pandu ("�") Sastrowardoyo Pandu Sastrowardoyo
Co-Owner
Blockchain Zoo
Indonesia
Pascal Gauthier Pascal Gauthier
CEO
Ledger
France
Patrick Dai Patrick Dai
Founder
Qtum
Singapore
Paul Veradittakit Paul Veradittakit
Partner
Pantera Capital
United States
Phil Chen 
Decentralised Chief Officer
HTC
Hong Kong
Phu Styles
Founder
Women in Blockchain Foundation
United States
Preethi Kasireddy Preethi Kasireddy
Founder, CEO
TruStory
United States
Rahul Pathak Poramin Insom
Founder
Zcoin
Thaliand
Rahul Pathak Rahul Pathak
Blockchain, AWS
Amazon
United States
Raj Chowdhury Raj Chowdhury
Managing Director
Hashcash Consultant
United States
Rajesh Dhuddu Rajesh Dhuddu
Global Practice Leader, Blockchain
Tech Mahindra
India
Remington Ong Remington Ong
Partner
Fenbushi Capital
China
Rhian Lewis Rhian Lewis
Director
Salvia Media Services
United Kingdom
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Founder, CEO
Hu-manity.co
United States
Robert Jesudason Robert Jesudason
Group President
Block One
Hong Kong
Roger Ver Roger Ver
CEO
Bitcoin.com
Japan
Roman Gold Roman Gold
Founding Partner
Israeli Blockchain Association
Israel
Sam Chadwick Sam Chadwick
Global Innovation Lead
UBS
Switzerland
Sean Moss-Pultz Sean Moss-Pultz
Co-Founder, CEO
Bitmark
Taiwan
Sharat Chandra Sharat Chandra
President
Government Blockchain Association
India
Siim Sikkut Siim Sikkut
Government CIO
Ministry of Economics Affairs and Communications
Estonia
Silvio Schembri Silvio Schembri
Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation
Government of Malta
Malta
Taavi Roivas Taavi Rõivas
Former Prime Minister
Government of Estonia
Estonia
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Co-Founder, Head of Partnerships
R3
United States
Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopaâ?¢ Topp Jirayut Srupsrisopa
Co-Founder, Group CEO
Bitkub Capital Group Holdings
Thailand
Vishal Anand Kanvaty Vishal Anand Kanvaty
Founder
EzyRemit
India
William Mougayar William Mougayar
Founder and Producer
Token Summit
Canada
Xiang Hailong
Director of Blockchain Lab
Baidu
China
Xiao Feng Xiao Feng
Founder
Wanxiang Blockchain Labs /
Fenbushi Capital

China


This report was prepared by based on internal database and in-house research by LATTICE80.

Last updated: 26th June 2019

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