The Australians speaking at Consensus 2018

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The Australians speaking at Consensus 2018

It might be a small group, but these Aussies will pack a punch at Consensus 2018.

The blockchain technology summit is the centre-piece of Blockchain Week New York, and is considered by many as one of the most important cryptocurrency and blockchain events in the world – that’s why investors are willingly forking out up to US$3499 for a Consensus registration.

Micky.com.au takes a look at the consensus speakers flying the flag for Australia:

Naomi Brockwell – CEO and Founder, Rainsworth Productions

Tweets @SkyCorridors

Know affectionately as ‘Bitcoin Girl’, Naomi was born and raised in Australia but now lives in New York.

She is a producer for Stossel and is the CEO and founder of Rainsworth Productions.

Among her award-winning film credits is the 2015 feature documentary “Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It”.

Naomi is also the co-founder of The Soho Forum, on the Advisory Council at the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation, and in 2017 was awarded Uber’s “Young Libertarian of the Year”.

Liam Bussell – CMO & Head of ICO Advisory, Diginex

Tweets @lpbussell

He’s from Melbourne, resides in Hong Kong and advises the Armenia Government on Blockchain… Say no more!

Liam has spent 15 years in marketing and communications, having overseen highly successful programs across Asia.

He moved into Fintech in 2014 and has worked on many blockchain, payments and ICO projects.

Liam moved to Diginex in early 2018 as CMO and Head of the ICO Division.

Dave Chapman – Chairman, Octagon Strategy Limited

Tweets @IamDaveChapman

An Australian serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in banking and financial technology, specializing in the analysis of low-latency pre-trade risk and order management systems.

Octagon Strategy Limited is the largest digital asset brokerage in the Asia-Pacific region. The desk facilitates institutions and individuals for the buying and selling of major cryptocurrencies. The team is well versed in the cryptocurrency market and its trading dynamics.

Previously, Dave served at HSBC, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, ABN AMRO and Bear Stearns, among other financial firms.

Simon Moss – Managing Director & Co-Founder, Global Citizen

Tweets @sdmoss

Simon Moss is a Co-Founder of Global Citizen, and is currently the Managing Director of Campaigns.

He’s an Australian living in New York who has been campaigning on global issues for more than a decade.

Simon writes and speaks regularly on the role of global citizens in ending extreme poverty.

Rob Allen – Co-Founder, nodl.io

Tweets @rob_nodl

We’re claiming the former Brittish Army Soldier as one of our own – he resides in Sydney now!

After building payments and core banking systems for some of the world’s largest banks, Rob helped create the innovative Vulcan Digital Asset Services business for PwC Australia.

Rob has now co-founded Nodl.io, a business focusing on decentralized platforms specifically addressing sustainable development issues.

Rob is a board member of the Australian Payments Council, advises UNEP on fintech and blockchain matters, and is an advisor to the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA).

He is co-author of “Fintech Revolution: Universal Inclusion in the New Financial Ecosystem” and a committed shark conservationist!

Daniel Bar – Co-Founder, Tenzorum Project

Tweets @danieltbar

Based in Sydney, Daniel is an entrepreneur with primary focus on decentralized web technologies.

He is a founder at Tenzorum Project – a start-up that aims to use key management protocols to ensure safe personalised access to blockchain technologies.

Prior to Blockchain technology ventures Daniel was involved in research and engineering roles in areas such as Quantum Computation, Nanoelectronics and Biosensors.

Could Consensus 2018 be the start of another monster bull run?

Well if history is anything to go by, cryptocurrency investors should feel confident.

Last year’s event coincided with a 69% Bitcoin price spike.  Attendence at Consensus 2018 this year is expected to more than double… This has some analysts like Tom Lee, of Fundstrat Global Advisors, predicting big things for crypto markets.


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Consensus 2018 runs May 14-16 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Click here for the full list of speakers.