Just one year ago, the 2018 Digital Money Forum had a carnival-like atmosphere where giddy prophets who bet on the future looked like winners. The total market capitalization of crypto assets reached an all-time peak of $835 billion. Cryptocoins with tickers such as $BTC, $ETH, $XRP, and $XLM became everyday parlance.
2019? Big sigh. Big bloodbath. The crypto market cap stood at $109 billion and bitcoin, the market benchmark, was trading at $3,400, well down from its peak above $19,500 a year earlier.
Yet, despite the bucket of cold water that doused the markets, there are more new projects, with more clarity and groundedness than ever. Fintech startups raised more than $32 billion in venture funding to the end of the third quarter of 2018. The “suits” from big financial companies are paying close attention. And regulators are getting their act together.
Stuart is the CEO of Studio 10-4, Chairman of FLY by Airthereum, Advisory Board Member at AI companies SZL.it/TanjoHQ and Shift, and a Business Council Board Advisor for LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. Stuart is a music producer, writer, and composer fluent in 13 instruments who brought the “Pittsburgh Sound” to the music scene in the mid 90’s. He achieved multi-platinum record sales through collaborations with top recording artists Dr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo and many more. Maintaining his passion for music and production, Stuart owns a high-end professional recording studio in Los Angeles. Stuart is concurrently a multi type-rated commercial pilot and a UAS remote pilot. He has a deep expertise in various aircraft technologies including UAS management, video game / app development, and digital securities. Stuart combined these interests as a leader in executive level autonomous systems solutions at DreamHammer.
Maeve McKenna Duska
SVP Marketing and Strategic Development at USA Technologies
Since re-joining USA Technologies in 2004, Maeve McKenna Duska has held a series of leadership positions. In her current role as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Development, Maeve is responsible for business, industry and marketing strategy for the multi-national company. Previously, Maeve served as SVP Sales and Marketing, and was responsible for developing a comprehensive growth plan and driving the marketing, regional, inside and national sales teams to execute against corporate growth and revenue objectives. Other roles at USAT included VP of Marketing, Director of Marketing and Brand Manager. Prior to her tenure at USAT, Ms. Duska served as Marketing Manager in the Higher Education division at Aramark, responsible for developing, supporting and executing the marketing and communications strategy for high-visibility accounts. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Rosemont College.
Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Initiative at MIT Media Lab
Michael Casey is an author/journalist, public speaker, entrepreneur, blockchain technology advisor/consultant and the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board. As an advisor to the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative and senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, he counsels students and faculty on research projects that harness blockchain technology to achieve resource efficiency and social impact. Formerly a reporter, bureau chief, editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, Michael is keeping his hand in journalism via Streambed Media, an early-stage multimedia production company that’s both focused on and powered by new technologies. He is also the author of five books including, with his co-author Paul Vigna, “The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything” and “The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order.”
Head of Wealth Management and Banking at MoneyLion
Senior Vice President of Consumer Products at Mindbody
Founder at Living in Digital Times
Cosmin Mahadev Singh
Founder, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Reiki Healing Master & Teacher at RYK Yoga and Meditation Center
Chief Product Officer at MoneyLion
Investor at Draper Associates
Founder at Tribe Home
Chief Executive Officer at Uniken Inc.
Tech Reporter at The FinTech Times
Head of Business Development at Clinc
Co-founder & CEO at Nummo
CEO and Co-Founder at Chia Network
Chairman at Bitcoin Foundation
President & COO at MakerDAO
Bullpen Capital at Bullpen Capital
Founder & CEO at Entertainment AI
Chief Investment Officer at Bicameral Ventures
Founder & Chief Architect, Nexus Blockchain at Nexus
CEO at BTC Inc.
Founder & CEO at Transform Group
Contributor at Yahoo Finance/USA Today
Chairman & co-founder at Bloq
Founder at Draper Associates, DFJ & Draper University
CEO at Medici Ventures
CEO at Devvio Inc
CEO at Celsius Network
Principal at Corpening Labs
Founder & CEO at Carbon-12 Labs
Executive Chairman & Co-Founder at Ledger
CEO at Rivetz Corp
CEO at uConekt Inc.
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee
Senior Writer at Fortune
K. Brent Tomer
Chief Trial Attorney at U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Executive Editor at Grit Daily News
Partner at Perkins Coie
Co-Founder and CEO at FS Vector
Founder & President at Chamber of Digital Commerce
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