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  1.  
  2. NOTORIOUS
  3. STREAMBLOCKER
  4. ASSHOLES
  5.  
  6. The Blockchain Company disguised as a Bitcoin Company
  7. ========================================================================================================================
  8. TEAM ROSTER
  9. ========================================================================================================================
  10. Adam Back
  11. Matt Corallo
  12. Johnny Dilley (Formerly Pantera)
  13. Alex Fowler (PWC, ZKS[1], Mozilla Chief Privacy Officer, EFF)
  14. Mark Friedenbach - NASA contractor (http://imgur.com/a/ZzfxLz)
  15. Ben Gorlick
  16. Christopher Allen (Consensus Development, Certicom, Silent Circle) LinkedIn - http://archive.is/18Y94
  17. Francesca Hall
  18. Austin Hill (Total.net, ZKS, Real Ventures)
  19. Gregory Maxwell (Mozilla, Juniper) (http://imgur.com/a/c3YGc)(http://imgur.com/a/FiWDx)
  20. James Murdock (Google, Mozilla) - VP, Gen Counsel
  21. Jonas Nick
  22. Andrew Poelstra
  23. Rusty Russell (Linux, IBM)
  24. Gregory Sanders (GreenAddress)
  25. Patrick Strateman
  26. Erik Svenson ("Dan's Plan")
  27. Warren Togami (Red Hat, Created Fedora Project)
  28. Jorge Timón
  29. Kat Walsh
  30. Jonathan Wilkins (ZKS, Microsoft, MySpace, Zynga, Yelp) (https://twitter.com/jwilkins)
  31. Christian Decker
  32. Sonya Joseph,
  33. Eric Martindale, https://twitter.com/martindale; https://github.com/martindale "**Developing ""Elements Project"" - (https://elementsproject.org) - ""Extend Bitcoin with composable building blocks,
  34. deployed to your very own sidechain."""
  35. Ian Petty,
  36. Rachel Marotto
  37. Ian Petty
  38. Jim Dennis
  39.  
  40. [1]Zero Knowledge Systems (ZKS) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Knowledge_Systems
  41.  
  42. ========================================================================================================================
  43. CORP INFO + INITIAL INVESTORS + PRESS
  44. SEC FILINGS https://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=Blockstream+Corp&owner=exclude&action=getcompany
  45. https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1621139/000162113914000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml
  46.  
  47. Austin Hill
  48. Adam Back
  49. Hammie Hill (see also Hamnet Hill of zks) - CFO
  50. Reid Hoffman
  51. Shahir Guindi - Attorney
  52. Benjamin Gorlick
  53.  
  54. Canada Corp Filing - See http://datagovca.com/corporation.php?id=8425345
  55.  
  56. Tzu Ping Kang - 29th Floor, Harbour Center, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai , Hong Kong
  57. Adam Back - Apt. 3, Richmond Court, Ghar il-Lembi Street, Sliema SLM1560, Malta
  58. Reid Hoffman
  59. Austin Hill
  60. Hammie Hill"
  61.  
  62. ========================================================================================================================
  63. Misc. Corp Databases
  64. -https://www.can1business.com/company/Active/Blockstream-Corporation
  65. -https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=8425345
  66. -https://pitchbook.com/profiles/blockstream-profile-investors-funding-valuation-and-analysis
  67. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_de/5564965 Blockstream USA Corp (Delaware Corp)
  68. https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_ca/C3819305 Blockstream USA Corp (Delaware Corp, foreign entity registration in California)
  69. https://opencorporates.com/companies/mt/C75559 BLOCKSTREAM MALTA CORPORATION LIMITED
  70. https://opencorporates.com/companies/au/607420404
  71. https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/faces/landing/panelSearch.jspxsearchTab=search&searchText=607420404&searchType=OrgAndBusNm&_adf.ctrl-state=1cdf0evfpe_4
  72. ========================================================================================================================
  73.  
  74. INVESTORS THROUGH TWO BIGGEST ROUNDS
  75. Summary
  76. Nov-2014 -Seed 21M Reid Hoffman (lead),
  77. Danny Hillis,
  78. Innovation Endeavors (Eric Schmidt - Founding Partner),
  79. Khosla Ventures,
  80. Real Ventures,
  81. Ribbit Capital
  82.  
  83. Feb-2016 - Early A 55M
  84. AXA Strategic Ventures (lead),
  85. Digital Garage (lead),
  86. Horizons Ventures (lead),
  87. AME Cloud Ventures,
  88. Blockchain Capital,
  89. Future\Perfect Ventures,
  90. Khosla Ventures,
  91. Mosaic Ventures,
  92. Seven Seas Venture Partners
  93.  
  94. ========================================================================================================================
  95.  
  96. Investors Related/Alligned/Partnered Investments and Projects
  97. RD 1
  98.  
  99. ========================================================================================================================
  100.  
  101. ##Reid Hoffmam Xapo
  102. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reid_Hoffman
  103. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PayPal_Mafia
  104. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies
  105. http://www.greylock.com/team/#reid-hoffman (http://archive.is/urId5)
  106. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/11106473/The-PayPal-Mafia-Who-are-they-and-where-are-Silicon-Valleys-richest-group-of-men-now.html
  107. http://www.greylock.com/greylock-companies/ (http://archive.is/K8ipb)
  108.  
  109. ========================================================================================================================
  110.  
  111. ##Danny Hillis
  112. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Hillis
  113. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pattern_on_the_Stone
  114.  
  115. ========================================================================================================================
  116.  
  117. ##Innovation Endeavors
  118. http://www.innovationendeavors.com/portfolio/
  119. http://archive.is/achGM
  120. http://www.innovationendeavors.com/team/
  121. http://archive.is/TEbjj
  122.  
  123. ========================================================================================================================
  124.  
  125. ##Khosla Ventures 21.co
  126. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khosla_Ventures Chain.com
  127. http://www.khoslaventures.com/ eAsic - http://www.easic.com/vmc-uses-easic-to-achieve-24-756-ths-bitcoin-miner/
  128. http://www.khoslaventures.com/portfolio/all-companies (http://archive.is/BEj37)
  129. http://www.khoslaventures.com/portfolio/blockstream
  130. Stripe
  131. Square
  132.  
  133. ========================================================================================================================
  134.  
  135. ##Real Ventures https://www.bitaccess.co/
  136. http://www.jscournoyer.com/real-ventures-is-here/ (http://archive.is/yOm0G)
  137. http://realventures.com/team/ (http://archive.is/Us365)
  138. http://realventures.com/portfolio/ (http://archive.is/wjBAp)
  139. http://realventures.com/enabling-trustless-digital-trade-invested-blockstream/
  140. http://archive.is/oQJeP
  141. http://realventures.com/member/js-cournoyer/
  142. http://archive.is/vxUaY
  143. https://twitter.com/jscournoyer
  144. ========================================================================================================================
  145.  
  146. ##Ribbit Capital BTCJam
  147. http://ribbitcap.com/team/ Coinbase
  148. http://archive.is/tJxKQ Xapo
  149. http://ribbitcap.com/our-bets/
  150. http://archive.is/wf4Ed
  151.  
  152. ========================================================================================================================
  153.  
  154. ##Seven Seas Venture Partners
  155. http://archive.is/deCLI
  156. https://web.archive.org/web/20160115171856/http://7seasvc.com/en/index.php/portfolio
  157. https://web.archive.org/web/20151107193040/http://7seasvc.com/en/index.php/work/blockstream-2/
  158. https://web.archive.org/web/20160113182430/http://7seasvc.com/en/index.php/team/
  159. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Liangjie_Xu (Cisco, Sina Corp, Ebay)
  160. "In March 2015, Jack Xu and Jeff Xiong (former CTO of Tencent) launched their venture capital firm, Seven Seas Venture
  161. Partners, to invest in early-stage start-ups."
  162. https://angel.co/justintsang (http://archive.is/1R3YC)
  163. https://www.linkedin.com/in/justintsang (http://archive.is/VKzH5)
  164. http://www.scmp.com/tech/innovation/article/1919116/beyond-bitcoin-will-hong-kong-disrupt-and-shape-future-finance
  165.  
  166.  
  167. ========================================================================================================================
  168. RD 2 Related/Alligned/Partnered Investments and Projects
  169.  
  170. ========================================================================================================================
  171. ##AME Cloud Ventures (venture fund led by Jerry Yang (Yahoo) bitpay
  172. http://www.amecloudventures.com (http://archive.is/BLLeb) xapo
  173. https://twitter.com/AMECloudVC
  174.  
  175. ##AXA Strategic Ventures (lead)
  176. http://www.axastrategicventures.com/en/portfolio (http://archive.is/8xtrF)
  177. http://www.axastrategicventures.com/en/portfolio/blockstream (http://archive.is/dTgiL)
  178. https://twitter.com/axaventures
  179. http://www.coindesk.com/investment-bank-axa-eyeing-bitcoin-for-remittance-market/
  180. http://insuranceentertainment.com/ie-daily-axa-is-betting-big-on-blockchain/
  181. http://www.efinancialnews.com/story/2016-02-04/axa-backs-blockchain
  182. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/axa-interested-bitcoins-potential-114257760.html
  183. Manish Agarwal
  184. http://archive.is/qD21o
  185. http://archive.is/V4m9P
  186. Minh Q.Tran (Formerly Nokia)
  187. https://twitter.com/Minh_Q_Tran
  188. https://www.linkedin.com/in/minhtran (http://archive.is/O8lDn)
  189. http://minhtran.typepad.com/
  190.  
  191.  
  192. ##Blockchain Capital Most Notable (lots of investments)
  193. http://blockchain.capital/team.html (http://archive.is/yDqEf) BTCC
  194. http://blockchain.capital/portfolio.html (http://archive.is/ktnmw) BitFury
  195. W. Bradford Stephens (http://archive.is/llM6u) Gem
  196. Brock Pierce Xapo
  197. P Bart Stephens Abra
  198.  
  199. ##Digital Garage (lead)
  200. http://www.garage.co.jp/en/company/directors/ (http://archive.is/2O42a)
  201. http://www.garage.co.jp/en/pr/2016/02/0204.html (http://archive.is/XKfMk)
  202. "The reason for DG's investment is due to open innovation in cooperation with a number of firms in the development and verification testing of financial technology services aimed at the Japanese market using Blockstream's technology. Specifically, DG is working with a business incubator, Bengo4.com, Inc., in the field of "Legal Tech"--which has already gained attention in the US--by researching the development of a smart contract system that is optimized for Japanese business practices in the form of their electronic contract service, CloudSign. DG is planning to continue this work while also organizing a consortium of banks and credit card companies on a next-generation payment platform where it is possible to use digital currencies and multiple point services."
  203.  
  204. Board Director and Co-Founder - JOICHI ITO (also with MIT Media Lab)
  205. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joi_Ito MIT MEDIA LAB - DCI
  206. https://joi.ito.com/ https://medium.com/mit-media-lab-digital-currency-initiative
  207. https://btcmanager.com/news/finance/new-fund-launched-to-invest-in-startups/
  208. https://twitter.com/medialab
  209.  
  210. ##Future\Perfect Ventures Abra
  211. http://futureperfectventures.com/home/#Team (http://archive.is/g35bk) BitPesa
  212. http://thebarefootvc.com/about/ blockchain
  213. https://twitter.com/jalak case
  214. http://archive.is/ZtjNa (LinkedIn)
  215.  
  216. ##Horizons Ventures SecondMarket
  217. https://twitter.com/HorizonsHK Bitpay
  218. https://twitter.com/jkfrances
  219. http://horizonsventures.com/team/
  220. http://horizonsventures.com/portfolio/
  221.  
  222. #Khosla Ventures (2nd Investment)
  223.  
  224. ##Mosaic Ventures
  225. http://www.mosaicventures.com/ Blockchain
  226. http://archive.is/GtDnL MultiChain
  227.  
  228. ##Acequia Cap (not sure when invested)
  229. http://acecap.com/thepeople
  230. http://archive.is/sqgGK
  231. Hank Vigil
  232. https://www.crunchbase.com/person/hank-vigil
  233. https://archive.is/LpUZp
  234. https://twitter.com/hpvigil
  235. Fritz Lanman
  236. https://twitter.com/Fritzanity
  237. https://archive.is/E4GCH (LinkedIn)
  238.  
  239. ##DCG
  240. http://imgur.com/a/eqTlr
  241. http://dcg.co/network/
  242.  
  243.  
  244. ========================================================================================================================
  245. SideChains/The Elements Project - The Original DAO
  246. ========================================================================================================================
  247.  
  248. Summary
  249. https://blockstream.com/sidechains.pdf
  250. https://elementsproject.org
  251. https://github.com/martindale/elementsproject.org
  252. https://github.com/ElementsProject/elementsproject.org/network/members
  253.  
  254. Details
  255.  
  256. Known Active Developers
  257. adam3us / elementsproject.org
  258. aldarchan / elementsproject.github.io
  259. Alex-Keyes / elementsproject.org
  260. assafshomer / elementsproject.github.io
  261. cereal7802 / elementsproject.github.io
  262. chrisinajar / elementsproject.org
  263. harding / elementsproject.github.io
  264. im0rtel / elementsproject.github.io
  265. jonasnick / elementsproject.github.io
  266. kearafallon / elementsproject.github.io
  267. kiaraRobles / elementsproject.org
  268. kvnn / elementsproject.org
  269. lgrkvst / elementsproject.github.io
  270. marprado / elementsproject.github.io
  271. martindale / elementsproject.org
  272. memymo / elementsproject.org
  273. nonsequitur / elementsproject.github.io
  274. NunoEdgarGub1 / elementsproject.github.io
  275. roconnor-blockstream / elementsproject.org
  276. skackerman / elementsproject.github.io
  277. TomMcCabe / elementsproject.org
  278. toriborealis / elementsproject.github.io
  279. toshikase / elementsproject.github.io
  280.  
  281. -------------------------
  282. Platforms/Companies Using
  283. -------------------------
  284. Alpha / "Elements Alpha" Official Testnet https://elementsproject.org/sidechains/alpha/
  285.  
  286. ++++
  287. Rootstock Team
  288. Smart Contracts on a Sidechain http://www.rsk.co/ Sergio Demián Lerner
  289. https://elementsproject.org/sidechains/rootstock/ Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
  290. Rubén Ariel Altman
  291. Adrián Eidelman
  292. Gabriel Kurman
  293. Adrián Garelik
  294.  
  295. +++++
  296. Gem
  297. Accounting Integrity for Healthcare Team
  298. https://elementsproject.org/sidechains/gem/ Micah Winkelspecht
  299. https://gem.co/about Joshua Lederman
  300. https://twitter.com/gemhq Julian Vergel de Dios
  301. https://gem.co/health Matt Smith
  302. Bez Reyhan
  303. Emily Vaughn
  304. Madeline Mann
  305.  
  306. +++++
  307. Liquid - Production/Commercial SideChain using commercial transactions.
  308. https://elementsproject.org/sidechains/liquid/
  309. https://web.archive.org/web/20161001184048/https://elementsproject.org/sidechains/liquid/
  310. https://www.blockstream.com/2015/10/12/introducing-liquid/
  311. https://web.archive.org/web/20160715095224/http://blockstream.com/2015/10/12/introducing-liquid/
  312.  
  313. Probable Partners: BTCC; Kracken
  314.  
  315. ========================================================================================================================
  316. ##BTC CORE INVESTORS
  317. ========================================================================================================================
  318. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/who-funds-bitcoin-core-development-how-the-industry-supports-bitcoin-s-reference-client-1459967859 (http://archive.is/PlMir)
  319.  
  320. ##Blockstream
  321. MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency Initiative
  322. Chaincode Labs
  323. Ciphrex
  324. BTCC
  325.  
  326.  
  327. ##Chaincode
  328. http://chaincode.com/#about-us (http://archive.is/Mmg3Z)
  329. http://bluematt.bitcoin.ninja/2016/08/08/chaincode/ (http://archive.is/gUbss)
  330. Alex Morcos
  331. Suhas Daftuar
  332.  
  333. ##Ciphrex
  334. https://ciphrex.com/about/ (http://archive.is/nQcYU)
  335. https://ciphrex.com/team/ (http://archive.is/DMRdF)
  336. Eric Lombrozo
  337.  
  338. ##BTCC
  339.  
  340. ##BitFury
  341.  
  342. ========================================================================================================================
  343. BITFURY & ALLIANCES (Loads of Government and Law Enforcement Connections)
  344. ========================================================================================================================
  345.  
  346. bitfury.com
  347. https://www.reddit.com/user/bitfuryorg
  348. https://twitter.com/BitFuryGroup
  349. https://www.linkedin.com/company/bitfury/
  350. http://archive.is/tzhN8
  351. http://bitfury.com/white-papers-research
  352. http://www.bitfurycap.com/TEAM
  353. http://imgur.com/a/ok4Jb
  354. -------
  355. http://bitfury.com/content/4-press/7_28_16_blockchain_delegation_dnc_release_web.pdf
  356. http://bitfury.com/content/4-press/cgi_annual_meeting_press_release_9_20_16.pdf http://archive.is/eLMj2
  357. Clinton Global Initiative Video: http://livestream.com/CGI/events/6369649/videos/136452664?t=1474486484880
  358. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/the-bitcoin-halving-approaches-miners-bitfury-and-btcc-not-concerned-1467045408
  359. --
  360. https://medium.com/@BitFuryGroup/the-bitfury-group-releases-white-paper-flare-an-approach-to-routing-in-lightning-network-8bc263dcdc92#.4tl86fdc9 (http://archive.is/CCvMm)
  361. http://bitfury.com/content/4-press/press_release_whitepaper_shared_send_untangling_in_bitcoin_8_24_2016.pdf (http://archive.is/eakbk)
  362. --
  363. http://www.coindesk.com/cross-blockchain-muskoka-group-signs-letter-of-action/
  364. https://www.cointelegraph.com/news/blockchains-backers-set-to-improve-its-image-form-muskoka-group (http://archive.is/XtJ0e)
  365. http://www.muskokagroup.org/ "We support the Global Solution Networks (GSN) program"
  366. http://archive.is/MFGx4
  367. http://archive.is/pN5af
  368. http://www.muskokagroup.org/group/
  369. http://archive.is/sZA8w
  370. http://www.muskokagroup.org/the-muskoka-group
  371. http://archive.is/YKpOp
  372.  
  373. -------
  374.  
  375. https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/54yvva/til_a_contingency_of_wellknown_industry/
  376. "Bitfury is swimming in incestuous Silicon Valley relationships associated with the global digital takeover by the NSA, IBM, and the IBM Eclipse Foundation" --Americans for Innovation, Blog Post June 30, 2016 (http://archive.is/9yaOv)
  377. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomicah_Tillemann
  378. http://coinalert.eu/2000132311-Former+White+House+Communicator+Jamie+Smith+joins+BitFury+as+Global+Chief+Communications+Officer.html ( http://archive.is/a6ZyC )
  379. https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/prominent-bitcoin-industry-players-form-blockchain-alliance-to-combat-criminal-activity-1445522501 ( http://archive.is/DxOsB )
  380. http://digitalchamber.org/assets/BA%20press%20release%20for%20website.pdf ( http://archive.is/Z4ViY )
  381. https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/4wk3g0/bitfinex_and_the_police_where_are_they/d686tn4?context=3
  382. https://www.deepdotweb.com/2016/05/13/fbi-still-harassing-lead-tor-developer/
  383. http://www.coindesk.com/bitfury-flare-lightning-network-routing/ ( http://archive.is/Y5rGC )
  384. http://bitfury.com/team ( http://archive.is/eK8j7)
  385.  
  386. -------
  387.  
  388. VALERY VAVILOV
  389. Founder and CEO Seasoned entrepreneur with an eye for market opportunity and over 15 years of experience in information technology and business management. Proven track record in building successful companies and high-performing teams. Original founding member of BitFury. Assumed the role of BitFury CEO in 2011. Prior to that, held numerous technology and business leadership positions at 212.ua, Advideo.ua, Allroll and Uzdevumi. MS Riga Transport & Telecommunication University
  390. http://archive.is/ZBrmX - http://archive.is/lvkBw
  391.  
  392. VALERY NEBESNY
  393. Founder and CTO 20 years IT and computer science experience. Original founding member of BitFury. Self-taught chip designer and software developer. Three previous successful chip designs
  394.  
  395. VARUN GUPTA
  396. Chief Legal & Compliance Officer 20 years of experience in international capital markets transactions, cross border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Formerly partner at Akin Gump and Latham & Watkins. Georgetown University J.D.
  397.  
  398. JAMIE ELIZABETH SMITH
  399. Global Chief Communications Officer Smith brings nearly two decades of strategic communications experience to BitFury. Smith has previously served as Executive Vice President overseeing multi-channel media for Edelman Public Relations, Special Assistant to the President, Presidential Spokesperson, and Deputy White House Press Secretary, Director of Public Affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Communications Director for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and its then Chairman, U.S. Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV’s, Traveling Press Director and Spokesperson for Secretary Hillary Clinton’s 2008 President Campaign, Communications Director for Secretary Madeleine K. Albright and The Albright Group, LLC, and Legislative Aide to Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey.
  400.  
  401. NIKO PUNIN
  402. Head of Product Development "17 years of experience as an entrepreneur and designer with in the IT sector. Co-founded Taika Technologies, one of the first social Internet companies. Also worked at Mindworks, Sauma technologies, Cognitive Maps
  403. "
  404.  
  405. AKAKI PAITCHADZE
  406. Head of Data Center Construction 17 years of experience in construction and engineering. Owner of ICES – largest construction company in Republic of Georgia (built US Embassy). M.A. with honors Applied Mathematics and Computer Sciences and PhD in Psychological Anthropology from Tbilisi State University
  407.  
  408. BONNIE TOMEI
  409. Corporate Controller 15 years of controllership experience for public and private companies such as Tessera and Shutterfly, in charge of SEC reporting, international accounting operations, internal control, M&A and systems. Certified Public Accountant from the state of California. BA in Accounting and Finance from SFSU.
  410.  
  411. STEVEN ELISCU
  412. Sr. Director of Finance, Investor Relations 15 years of experience in Equity Research as a Semiconductor Analyst at UBS and as a senior marketing and business development professional prior to that. MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  413.  
  414. DAAN MCGRATH
  415. Director Supply Chain Management 12 years of global logistics experience and supply chain management in Telecommunications and Marine industry; six years in high-end consumer electronics. Previously worked for Maersk and Vodafone as well as Liberty Global, the world’s largest cable operator. Degree in Marine Engineering
  416.  
  417.  
  418. ALEX YASTREMSKI
  419. General Counsel 15 years of legal experience in international investment, finance and corporate law. Formerly an associate at Bingham McCutchen. J.D. from the American University in Washington D.C. and a B.A. from Bucknell University.
  420.  
  421. MARC TAVERNER
  422. Head of Sales 18 years of experience working with market leading, global technology companies. Founder of a successful modem distribution company. Held sales leadership roles with the world's largest provider of unified communications services and market leaders in educational technology solutions. BA Hons in European Business Studies from Brunel University, UK and Ecole supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand, France
  423.  
  424. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  425.  
  426. VALERY VAVILOV
  427. Founder and CEO
  428.  
  429. GEORGE KIKVADZE
  430. Vice-Chairman of the Board George is the Vice Chairman of The BitFury Group, the world's leading Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of GCF, a $6 billion private equity partnership. George has worked for York Capital Management, AFK Sistema and Morgan Stanley. He obtained his MBA at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his MA at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. George is a member of Europe One YPO Club.
  431.  
  432. BOB DYKES
  433. Head of Audit & Budget Committee 35 years of experience in semiconductors and payments processing industry. Founder & President of Tanjarine. Previously CFO of VeriFone, Juniper Networks and Symantec. President of Flextronics Systems. BCA Victoria, University of Wellington.
  434.  
  435. BILL TAI
  436. Head Of Strategy Committee 25 years of experience in venture capital investing and semiconductors. Established Silicon Valley office of Charles River Ventures. Chairman of Maxthon, Treasure Data. Board Director of Lulu, Voxer, Glyde, Posse. Investor in TweetDeck/Twitter, Scribd, Tango, Glyde, Zoom.us and many others. Harvard MBA; University Illinois BSEE with Honors
  437.  
  438. ADVISORY BOARD
  439. DR. TOMICAH TILLEMANN
  440. Board Advisor Dr. Tomicah Tillemann serves as Director of the Bretton Woods II initiative at New America. He and his team work with large, long-term asset holders to reduce exposure to risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. He previously served as the Secretary of State's Senior Advisor for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, speechwriter to Secretary Clinton, and an advisor to Joe Biden and John Kerry on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Other experience includes work with the White House, World Bank, Reuters New Media, and five U.S. Senate and Congressional campaigns. Dr. Tillemann is a co-holder of four patents and numerous awards for innovation. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Has testified repeatedly before Congress and is a frequent guest on BBC, NPR, and other news outlets.
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  442. DR. JACKSON HU
  443. Board Advisor 35-year semiconductor industry veteran. Currently a Venture Partner for Wi Harper, an international VC firm, with headquarters located in San Francisco. Former Chairman/CEO of UMC, world’s second largest semiconductor foundry; CEO at SiRF; IC Ensemble, S3 and Verticom. Ph.D. and MS in CS from University of Illinois; MBA from Santa Clara University
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  445. DR. JAMES E. NEWSOME
  446. Board Advisor Dr. Newsome is a Founding Partner of Delta Strategy Group. Prior to that Dr. Newsome was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate to be a Commissioner and later Chairman of the CFTC. As Chairman of the CFTC, he guided the regulation of the nation’s futures markets. Dr. Newsome served as one of four members of the President’s Working Group for Financial Markets, along with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve and the SEC. In 2004, Dr. Newsome left federal service to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). As head of NYMEX, Jim Newsome managed daily operations of the largest physical derivatives exchange in the world.
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  449. HERNANDO DE SOTO
  450. Board Advisor Hernando De Soto is a renown global thought leader and President of Institute for Liberty and Democracy, identified by the Economist magazine as one of the top two think tanks in the world. Time magazine chose de Soto as one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century. Forbes magazine highlighted him as one of 15 innovators “who will re-invent your future.” Hernando de Soto has truly revolutionized our understanding of the causes of wealth and poverty and asked the hard questions recognize the property rights that function within the communities of the poor. Through his books " The Other Path" and "The Mystery of Capital" he provided both new understanding and new hope for transforming poverty into wealth.
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  453. JEFF GARZIK
  454. Board Advisor Jeff Garzik is a software engineer, futurist and entrepreneur. After helping to inaugurate CNN.com on the Internet in the early 1990s, Jeff worked at a succession of Internet startups, working on open source software engineering projects for over two decades. Involvement in one of the best known open source projects, the Linux kernel, led to an extended tenure at Linux leader Red Hat, during open source's most formative years. In July 2010, while reading slashdot.org, Jeff stumbled across a post describing bitcoin. Immediately recognizing the potential of a concept previously thought impossible -- decentralized digital money -- Jeff did what came naturally: developed bitcoin open source software, and started micro-businesses with bitcoin at their foundation. Jeff found himself in the middle of the global, disruptive, amazing hurricane of a technological phenomenon known as bitcoin. Today, Jeff is the founder of Dunvegan Space Systems and also a bitcoin core developer and open source evangelist at BitPay. He serves on the board of Coin Center
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  457. YOUNG K. SOHN
  458. Board Advisor President and chief strategy officer at Samsung Electronics. 30-year semiconductor and manufacturing industry veteran. Board member at several public companies. Board director at Cadence Designs Systems. Formerly CEO and president of four Silicon Valley public companies: Quantum, Oak Technologies, Agilent Semiconductors and Inphi. Was instrumental in starting Intel’s highly successful PC chipset business. MIT Sloan MBA and University of Pennsylvania BSEE
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  461. JASON WEINSTEIN
  462. Board Advisor Partner at Steptoe & Johnson. Former deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the Dept of Justice supervising Computer Crime, Intellectual Property and Organized Crime and Gang Sections. Former federal prosecutor. George Washington School of Law JD with Honors, Princeton AB
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  465. JONATHAN TEO
  466. Board Advisor Founder of Binary Capital. Previously MD at General Catalyst; Principal at Benchmark. Notable investments in Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Whisper. Responsible for Google’s International R&D. MS from Stanford University; BSEE from University of Sydney
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