LATTICE80 Blockchain 100

A report by LATTICE80 on the people to know and follow in blockchain globally. Includes founders, techies, people in government and regulatory bodies, and more.

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What an year 2017 it has been for blockchain technology! We went from explaining the technology simply as ‘distributed ledger technology’ to a more simpler ‘the technology behind Bitcoin’ (which is not necessarily more descriptive) – all thanks to everyone and their uncle talking about the rapid skyrocketing prices of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and Ether. The mainstream media amplified this craze with pens running out of ink and worn out keyboards becoming a common sight in newsrooms, while ‘retail investors’ joining the cryptocurrency trading craze to make a quick buck.

Fabric Ventures reported that decentralised projects raised $5.6 billion by way of Initial Coin Offering (ICO) in 2017. Access to capital using this model helped many projects to crowdsource their funding, while this fundraising model remains largely unregulated leaving a scope for several scams that have been reported through the days. Investors join in expecting high returns when tokens gain acceptance over time. Average return from all ICOs combined was around 13 times the original investment in dollars, while ETH and BTC grew by 7.7 and 4.9 times over the year respectively. Access to capital also does not ensure that a project will be successful on all fronts. Out of 913 token sales studied by Fabric, 435 (~48%) completed successfully, 347 (38%) sales did not report their results, and 131 (~14%) couldn’t meet the minimum threshold targets.

This growth in popularity of blockchain technology has resulted in the technology being called by some to be the most revolutionary development in modern times.

Ripple‘s solutions like RippleNet aim to increase the speed of payment transactions at high volume. Likened to the SWIFT messaging system, RippleNet decentralises processes using xCurrent, xRapid and xVia.

Fujitsu in its partnership with IOTA demonstrates how component and process data can be tracked and unalterably saved to the IOTA Tangle in a Supply Chain Management context. Taipei City government in Taiwan has partnered IOTA to develop its Smart City Living Lab project with initiatives like TangleID – to relieve citizens from worries of identity theft or fraud whether through voting, providing background medical record information, or by using any government-related service – while also exploring the areas of inter-organisation and inter-city data exchanges, and healthcare.

Ethereum remains to be the most popular blockchain platform for the development of dApps (decentralisedApps). In January 2018, it was reported that 91.2% of token market capitalisation was owned by the Ethereum platform.

Blockchain technology companies are innovating to disrupt the traditional way of doing things. The potential of the technology is now recognised and accepted by large organisations and governments (even if they remain sceptical about cryptocurrency). Forward thinking regulators are studying ways to allow for innovation to continue, as respective governments explore and adopt the technology themselves. Leading this charge are people from all over the world.

LATTICE80 presents this report on some of the most important people involved in innovation and growth of the blockchain ecosystem that you must follow to follow this technology into the future.

Close to half of the people featured in this report are from the United States, 24 from the United Kingdom and Europe, 16 from Asia, and 22 women out of a total of 100 leading the blockchain ecosystem.

 

In case you think we have missed someone or wish to suggest a correction, please drop us a line on asia@lattice80.com.

 

Name
Company
Title
Country Twitter Linkedin
lattice80 blockchain report Adam Ludwin
Co-founder and CEO
Chain
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Addy (Artem) Crezee
CEO
BlockShow
Russia
lattice80 blockchain report Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Chairman
Executive Chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
United Arab Emirates
lattice80 blockchain report Alex Fork
Founder
Humaniq
Luxembourg
lattice80 blockchain report Alexander Tapscott
Co-founder
Blockchain Research Institute
Canada
lattice80 blockchain report Alexi Lane
Founder and CEO
Everex
Thailand
lattice80 blockchain report Andy Kwangwoo Song
Vice President
Samsung SDS
Korea
lattice80 blockchain report Anne Connelly
Blockchain Faculty
Singularity University
Canada
lattice80 blockchain report Arthur Hayes
CEO
BitMEX
Hong Kong
lattice80 blockchain report Ashish Gadnis
Chair Financial Inclusion Working Committee
Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Avi Cohen
Co-Founder and CEO
The Floor
Israel
lattice80 blockchain report Balaji Srinivasan
CTO
Coinbase
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Barry Childe
Head of Distributed Ledger and Cryptocurrency technology
HSBC
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Barry E. Silbert
Founder and CEO
Digital Currency Group
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Blythe Masters
CEO
Digital Asset
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Brad Garlinghouse
CEO
Ripple
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Brian Armstrong
Co-founder and CEO
Coinbase
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director of the Hyperledger Project
The Linux Foundation
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Brian Forde
Senior Lecturer
MIT Sloan School of Management
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Brock Pierce
Co-founder
Blockchain Capital LLC
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Cameron Winklevoss
Co-founder and President
Gemini
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Cathy Mulligan, Ph.D.
Co-director
Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Changpeng Zhao
CEO
Binance
Malta
lattice80 blockchain report Charlene Chen
COO
BitPesa
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Charlie Shrem
Founding Director
Bitcoin Foundation
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Chi-Hyung Song
Founder
Upbit
Korea
lattice80 blockchain report Chris Burniske
Partner
Placeholder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Chris Larsen
Co-founder and CEO
Ripple
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Chris Lee
CEO
OKEx
Hong Kong
lattice80 blockchain report Da Hong Fei
Founder
NEO
China
lattice80 blockchain report Dan Larimer
CTO, EOS
Block.One
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Dan Morehead
Founder and CEO
Pantera Capital Management LP
United States
lattice80 blockchain report David LEE Kuo Chuen
Co-founder
BlockAsset
Singapore
lattice80 blockchain report David Schwartz
Chief Cryptographer
Ripple
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Diana Biggs
Head of Digital Innovation, UK & Europe
HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Dominik Schiener
Co-founder
IOTA
Germany
lattice80 blockchain report Don Tapscott
Co-founder and Executive Chairman
Blockchain Research Institute
Canada
lattice80 blockchain report Dr Jemma Green
Co-founder and Chairman
Power Ledger
Australia
lattice80 blockchain report Dr Julian Hosp
Co-founder and President
TenX
Singapore
lattice80 blockchain report Elizabeth Rossiello
Co-founder and CEO
BitPesa
Senegal
lattice80 blockchain report Eric Van der Kleij
CEO
C4DR (Centre for Digital Revolution)
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Erik T. Voorhees
Founder and CEO
ShapeShift.io
Switzerland
lattice80 blockchain report Eva A. Kaili
Member of European Parliament
European Parliament
Greece
lattice80 blockchain report Gideon Greenspan
Coin Sciences Ltd
Founder and CEO
Israel
lattice80 blockchain report Ismail Malik
BlockchainLab
Founder and CEO
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Jamie Burke
Outlier Ventures
Founder and CEO
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Jason Hsu
FutureX
Founding Chairman
Taiwan
lattice80 blockchain report Jason Lee
NEM.io Foundation
Expansion Director for Australia and New Zealand
Australia
lattice80 blockchain report Jed McCaleb
Stellar
Co-founder and CTO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Jimmy Song
Blockchain Capital LLC
Venture Partner
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Joe Seunghyun Cho
LATTICE80
Co-founder and Founding CEO
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report John McAfee
Future Tense Secure Systems
Founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Joseph Lubin
ConsenSys
Founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Joseph Muscat
Government of Malta
Prime Minister of Malta
Malta
lattice80 blockchain report Joyce Kim
SparkChain Capital
Managing Partner
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Jun Hasegawa
OmiseGO
Founder and CEO
Singapore
lattice80 blockchain report Justin Sun
Tron Foundation
Founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Kris Marszalek
Monaco
Co-founder and CEO
Hong Kong
lattice80 blockchain report Laura Shin
Unchained and Unconfirmed podcasts
Crypto Journalist / Podcast producer and host
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Lisa Nestor
Stellar
Director of Partnerships
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Mariya Gabriel
European Commission
European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Bulgaria
lattice80 blockchain report Meltem Demirors
Athena Capital
Founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Michael Casey
MIT Media Lab
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Michael Novogratz
Galaxy Digital
CEO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Mike Kayamori
QUOINE
Co-founder and CEO
Singapore
lattice80 blockchain report Min Kim
DAYLI Financial Group
Chief Strategy Officer
Korea
lattice80 blockchain report Ming Chan
Ethereum Foundation
Former Executive Director
Switzerland
lattice80 blockchain report Muneeb Ali
Blockstack
Co-founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Ned Scott
Steemit
CEO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Neha Narula
MIT Media Lab
Director, Digital Currency Initiative
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Nejc Kodrič
Bitstamp
Co-founder and CEO
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Norbert Gehrke
Finetiq Limited (fintechnology.jp)
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Japan
lattice80 blockchain report Olaf Carlson-Wee
Polychain Capital
Founder and CEO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Olaoluwa Osuntokun
Lightning Labs
CTO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Oliver Bussmann
Bussmann Advisory
Founder and CEO
Switzerland
lattice80 blockchain report Perianne Boring
Chamber of Digital Commerce
Founder and President
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Peter Smith
Blockchain
Co-founder and CEO
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Rachel Wolfson
Bad Crypto LLC
Co-host
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Ran Neuner
CNBC Cryptotrader
Host
South Africa
Ravi Menon
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Managing Director
Singapore
lattice80 blockchain report Roberto Mancone
we.trade
Chief Operating Officer
Ireland
lattice80 blockchain report Roger K. Ver
Bitcoin.com
CEO
Japan
lattice80 blockchain report Sally Eaves
Project Shivom
Co-founder
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Sheila Warren
World Economic Forum
Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Simon Taylor
11:FS
Co-founder and Blockchain Practice Lead
United Kingdom
lattice80 blockchain report Spencer Bogart
Blockchain Capital LLC
Partner
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Steve Tendon
ChainStrategies
Founder and Director
Malta
lattice80 blockchain report Susan Oh
United Nations General Assembly
Chair of AI, Blockchain For Impact (BFI)
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Thessy Mehrain
ConsenSys
Director, Global Product & Innovation
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Tim Byun
OKLink
Chief Risk Officer and Head of Government Relations
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Tim Draper
Draper Associates; Draper University
Founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Tim Grant
DrumG Financial Technologies
Founder and CEO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Tristan D’Agosta
Poloniex
Founder
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Tyler H. Winklevoss
Gemini
Co-founder and CEO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Vanessa Grellet
ConsenSys
Executive Director
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Vinny Lingham
CivicKey
Co-founder and CEO
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Vitalik Buterin
Ethereum
Founder
Canada
lattice80 blockchain report Xiaochen Zhang
FinTech4Good
President
United States
lattice80 blockchain report Yuzo Kano
bitFlyer
CEO
Japan
lattice80 blockchain report Zooko Wilcox-O’Hearn
Least Authority Enterprises
Founder and CEO
United States


This report was prepared by including nominations reviewed by industry peers and internally by LATTICE80.

Last updated: 18th April, 2018

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