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Jake Vartanian is the founder of Cryptodex, a contributor to Blockchain News, and an advocate of decentralization since early 2011.

He has worked with high profile startups including Bancor, TokenCard and SingularDTV, helping to design token models, telling the stories behind these projects, and building digital ecosystems.

Jake’s focus is on using emerging technologies to help communities become more aware of the immense value they hold.


Garrett MacDonald

Garrett focuses his work on applying blockchain technology to real-world solutions and processes which can improve global prosperity. He brings to the organization a technical blockchain background, as well as business development experience from working in the bitcoin and fin-tech startup sectors. He is an advisor to startups using blockchain technology in North America and Europe.

Before focusing on energy, Garrett founded Cognitive, the first company to develop Field Programmable Gate Array technology for hash validation in the blockchain space. During its operation, Cognitive was the most well-renowned company in the bitcoin mining industry. 

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Simone giacomelli

Simone has, for over 3 years, been leading teams that provide next generation blockchain solutions for both the private and public sectors.

Passionate and diligent about exploring relational economies and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, he conducts research in novel cryptocurrency models, ICOs and incentive mechanisms that empower cooperation and value creation.

He has been heavily involved in collaborative efforts with the Institute of Data Driven Design, advancing the development of a fledgling non-computational intensive consensus algorithm called “Proof of Standings” that serves as the basic mechanism for decentralized liquid democracy.


Basit Ali

Our resident BitcoinTalk expert has been involved in the cryptoscene since early 2014.

His focus is on forum management, bounty campaign design, and public relations.