OUR TEAM

 

 

 

OUR TEAM

 

 

Together we shall build a decentralized world that works for all beings!

We are looking for a kind, compassionate, trustworthy, confident, and dedicated people in the blockchain space to join our team.

David KamFounder and Chairman of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Since 2011 he has been in the blockchain and the cryptocurrency industry after indigenous nations approached him to help them end the poverty and suffering of their people. He had a dream vision of the Tree of Life in 2013, which gave rise to the idea of the Earth Dollar, a currency backed by the health and wellness of Mother Earth. He is also the Chairman of the U.S. Blockchain Association and the President of the Nevada Blockchain Association. He is a co-author of a new book on “The Future of Blockchain Technology”. He is also the co-host of a new upcoming TV show on blockchain and cryptocurrencies called the Satoshi Show. He hopes to use the blockchain counter culture movement to alleviate global poverty and to heal Our Mother Earth (H.O.M.E.). David was born and grew up in Canada, and speaks English, French and Chinese. Following his Chinese Hakka heritage of revolutionaries and changemakers, he works with indigenous peoples worldwide to help them with their independence and prosperity. David is a multi-talented individual and has worked with one the world’s top 50 of Fortune 500 Companies. He pioneered the energy drink category, being the first in the world to add ginseng to formulate Energy Drinks. He created a franchise of this business and franchised it out to Pepsico and their bottlers. He loves nature, people, and animals. He has a personal mission to end extreme poverty in his lifetime.

Tina Michelle, MCC – Director, Director of Women’s Issues at the U.S. Blockchain Association.  CTYC TV CEO, TMTV Owner #Wetour #WeNews – TV ProducerConscious Capitalist Brands, HostJazzDayAz.com, JV Facilitator. Experienced Founder/Entrepreneur/philanthropist and Inspirational Speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the media broadcasting and personal development industry and is passionate about financcial literacy amongst women. Her Passion to “Eliminate the Wealth Gap” is demonstrated through live events, tv production and Joint Venture delivery to create what she calls the She-Conomy. 100 Years ago Women were not able to participate in the decisions of the new Economy called America.  Today, with more women founders than every before Tina Michelle is determined to be a catlyst for educating women in the area true wealth building and and activating partnership global to reach that goal.

 

Mesfin Zaid – Director, CFO,  U.S. Blockchain Association has been a banking and finance executive for over 35 years, predominantly on the commercial side of the industry. While working for Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President and Department Manager in the Loan Servicing Center (1997 – 2011).  Mr. Zaid was given the responsibility of undertaking the Loan Center’s “Green Energy Initiative”. Due to that exposure, he expanded his knowledge working in the areas of Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Policy and Risk Analysis, Research, and Development (R&D), and Consulting in MSWE, (Municipal Solid Waste to Energy).

Jillian Godsil,  Director of the U.S. Blockchain Association is known as the “Cyrpto Queen”, one of the top 50 most influential women in blockchain. ICO Advisor, Crypto Journalist, Blockchain Speaker, Broadcaster DublinCityFM, EastCoastFM, Writer, Law Changer, Dreamer. Named as one of the 50 Most Influential Women In Blockchain, Jillian Godsil is a lead reporter with CryptoCoin.News, where she has written exclusive interviews with some of the most powerful people in the crypto world including CZ from Binance, Andy Tian from GIFTO and Kevin Abosch from IMA Coin. She speaks around the world on blockchain and also advises ICOs including Mingo. Equinecoin, Blocknubie, and Minfo. InZero Tech named her as one of the CryptoQueens and she has been featured in Al Jazeera, Russia Today, BBC2 Newsnight, UK Telegraph, RTE, TV3, Huffington Post, New York Times The Irish Times, Vogue Italia and the Irish Independent.

David KamFounder and Chairman of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Since 2011 he has been in the blockchain and the cryptocurrency industry after indigenous nations approached him to help them end the poverty and suffering of their people. He had a dream vision of the Tree of Life in 2013, which gave rise to the idea of the Earth Dollar, a currency backed by the health and wellness of Mother Earth. He is also the Chairman of the U.S. Blockchain Association and the President of the Nevada Blockchain Association. He is a co-author of a new book on “The Future of Blockchain Technology”. He is also the co-host of a new upcoming TV show on blockchain and cryptocurrencies called the Satoshi Show. He hopes to use the blockchain counter culture movement to alleviate global poverty and to heal Our Mother Earth (H.O.M.E.). David was born and grew up in Canada, and speaks English, French and Chinese. Following his Chinese Hakka heritage of revolutionaries and changemakers, he works with indigenous peoples worldwide to help them with their independence and prosperity. David is a multi-talented individual and has worked with one the world’s top 50 of Fortune 500 Companies. He pioneered the energy drink category, being the first in the world to add ginseng to formulate Energy Drinks. He created a franchise of this business and franchised it out to Pepsico and their bottlers. He loves nature, people, and animals. He has a personal mission to end extreme poverty in his lifetime.

Tina Michelle, MCC – Director, Director of Women’s Issues at the U.S. Blockchain Association.  CTYC TV CEO, TMTV Owner #Wetour #WeNews – TV ProducerConscious Capitalist Brands, HostJazzDayAz.com, JV Facilitator. Experienced Founder/Entrepreneur/philanthropist and Inspirational Speaker with a demonstrated history of working in the media broadcasting and personal development industry and is passionate about financcial literacy amongst women. Her Passion to “Eliminate the Wealth Gap” is demonstrated through live events, tv production and Joint Venture delivery to create what she calls the She-Conomy. 100 Years ago Women were not able to participate in the decisions of the new Economy called America.  Today, with more women founders than every before Tina Michelle is determined to be a catlyst for educating women in the area true wealth building and and activating partnership global to reach that goal.

 

Mesfin Zaid – Director, CFO,  U.S. Blockchain Association has been a banking and finance executive for over 35 years, predominantly on the commercial side of the industry. While working for Wells Fargo Bank as Vice President and Department Manager in the Loan Servicing Center (1997 – 2011).  Mr. Zaid was given the responsibility of undertaking the Loan Center’s “Green Energy Initiative”. Due to that exposure, he expanded his knowledge working in the areas of Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Policy and Risk Analysis, Research, and Development (R&D), and Consulting in MSWE, (Municipal Solid Waste to Energy).

Jillian Godsil, Director of the U.S. Blockchain Association is known as the “Cyrpto Queen”, one of the top 50 most influential women in blockchain. ICO Advisor, Crypto Journalist, Blockchain Speaker, Broadcaster DublinCityFM, EastCoastFM, Writer, Law Changer, Dreamer. Named as one of the 50 Most Influential Women In Blockchain, Jillian Godsil is a lead reporter with CryptoCoin.News, where she has written exclusive interviews with some of the most powerful people in the crypto world including CZ from Binance, Andy Tian from GIFTO and Kevin Abosch from IMA Coin. She speaks around the world on blockchain and also advises ICOs including Mingo. Equinecoin, Blocknubie, and Minfo. InZero Tech named her as one of the CryptoQueens and she has been featured in Al Jazeera, Russia Today, BBC2 Newsnight, UK Telegraph, RTE, TV3, Huffington Post, New York Times The Irish Times, Vogue Italia and the Irish Independent.

Advisors

Simon Cocking.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain AssociationSimon Cocking is Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT – with over 1 million + combined unique monthly views and growing. He is the top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (spending 3 months at #1 on Q1 of 2018 out of 32,256 people, & returned to #1 spot in June). He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 120+ successful ICOs to date. He also been named many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months. He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, and overseas in Amsterdam, Dubai, Kiev, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has cofounded or founded seven successful companies.

Wannipha Crypto Jen (Crypto Jen) BuakaewAdvisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets. While advising a number of blockchain projects including DRAGON (2nd largest ICO to-date with $320 mil USD raised), and the most recent -Solve.Care (hard cap successfully achieved). Jen is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside high profile individuals such as Vitalik Buterin and Charlie Lee. Known as Crypto Jen, one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world.

Sydney iFergan.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 20 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench, Sydney holds a degree in computer science and has 20+ years commercial experience. He has spent the last 10 years working in the online marketing arena and was the CMO for a large FX brokerage.

 

Richard Kastelein.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 20 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench,  Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (acquired in 2017) , partner at ICO services collective CryptoAssets Design Group, director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of two dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written 1500+ articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News & has also published on ICOs in Harvard Business Review & Venturebeat. Kastelein holds and honourary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor at Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software & Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China.

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Dr. Robin Kiera.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Dr. Robin Kiera is one of the most known insurtech, fintech and digital transformation experts. For over a decate Robin lead large transformation projects focussing on digital products and business models or set up scaling start-ups. His passion lies in designing and implementing tailor-made solutions fit for the digital age. Robin shares his experiences and knowhow – also in Blockchain – as key-note speaker around the world. He founded Digitalscouting – a plattform for though leaders, entrepreneurs and senior managers. The team of Digitalscouting supports corporates and start-ups as sparring partner for topics such as digital strategy, attention hacking and investments.

Naviin KapoorAdvisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 10 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench, Naviin Kapoor, a blockchain consultant and a business transformation leader with more than eleven and half years of experience in project management and business analysis and more than one year of experience in ethereum, bitcoin, hyperledger, EOS, consensus protocol and distributed/shared ledger tecnology. He has also attained various industry certifications such as PMP, CBAP, ITIL & Professional Scrum Master Level 1.

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Bogdan Fiedur – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 20 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench, Bogdan Fiedur, ICO Advisor, ICOBench Expert, Smart Contract Developer, Full Stack Developer, Advisor Volunteer at Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Regulatory Task Force.Bogdan is an influential blockchain and cryptocurrency expert, investor, entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at high-profile blockchain-themed events. He is currently advising many promising startups, is a co-Founder of bitJob and President of Blockchainexperts.io. With a BS degree in Computer Science from University of Manitoba, Bogdan has over 20 years of IT experience and has acquired intimate knowledge with inner-workings of ICO development from conception to execution, and has deep understanding of current Blockchain industry.

 

Wulf Kaal.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 30 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench,  Professor Wulf Kaal is a leading expert on Distributed Ledge Technology (DLT). His research focuses on crypto economics, innovation, DLT applications, smart contracts, initial coin offerings, and the DLT evolution, including 4th generation crypto infrastructure products. Before entering the academy, he was associated with Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP, in New York, and Goldman Sachs in London, UK. Kaal advises DLT companies, DLT startups, venture capital funds, and international policy makers on blockchain based solutions in FinTech and LegalTech. As an adviser and mentor, Kaal focuses on creating synergies for his clients and building successful new DLT businesses, among others, on existing solutions. Photo: School of Law professor Wulf Kaal poses for a portrait November 7, 2012 in the Schulze Grand Atrium. Taken for St. Thomas Lawyer magazine.

Dominic Hrabe.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Upon obtaining his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2005, Dr. Dominic Hrabe soon realized that the medical industry was fraught with fraud, waste and massive inefficiencies. After observing many different aspects of the medical arena, from retail pharmacy to managed care for over a decade, Dr. Hrabe resolved to re-invent himself. He focused on his passions: business and investment. He was early on in the “blockchain boom” in buying his first bitcoin in 2014 when it was only $600. But he soon realized that blockchain technology had the potential for far more applications than what it was being used for at the time. In an effort to expand his portfolio he continued to study the ecosystem as if he were getting another degree. He further identified other exciting protocols satisfying real, tangible use cases. The excitement began to grow and in January of 2018, he and his partners founded World Crypto Con. The first event will take place in Las Vegas in October 2018. World Crypto Con aims to be the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) of the blockchain ecosystem. It is not just another conference but a robust marketing and media platform for blockchain technology.

 

Alex Linenko – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Top ICO advisor (Expert the TOP-50 on ICObench). Alex is an experienced entrepreneur and a blockchain expert. He is the co-founder and co-creator of such companies as Seopult, Uptopromo, SatangDee, ICOyard. He worked on the tokenization and strategic management of 15+ successful ICOs (Crypterium, Medichain, Nvb.digital, Bailsman, ICOS, and others).

 

Nitin Malhotra – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Nitin is an ICO advisor, Startup consultant, ICOBench Expert and Founder of Bravado ICOs, a Blockchain Solutions firm. Highly qualified, talented, tenacious, and well-accomplished professional with 5 years+’ experience armed with broad-based background and skills as an ICO Advisor, director of operation, marketing director, investment analyst, IT professional, Healthcare professional, customer service, strategic planning, training, and team building initiatives.  Nitin displays outstanding ability to plan, coordinate, implement practices, and procedures to bring significant improvements in efficiency, productivity and processes towards the successful attainment of individual and organizational growth. Seamlessly interacts with customers and personnel at all levels.
Nitin is determined to implement earned skills and knowledge for the rapid growth of the prospective organization by working effectively and consistently with significant experience in leading and coaching individuals and teams to collaboratively implement operational structures and process that deliver on strategic objectives through good use of communication analysis.

Andrey Korotkov – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. He is member of the International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (IDACB) ICO advisory board. Blockchain expert, currently takes position of business analyst in big token-sale provider ICOBox. His experience started from cryptocurrency trading and at the moment stay at advisory board of 7 successful ICOs. ICO marketing professional, 1+ year experience in preparation and launching ICOs. , 2+ years in cryptocurrency trading and 5 years experience in international companies. He provide consultancy and advice to selected ICOs and offer assistance to ICO projects in EU and in CIS region.

River Jangda – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain AssociationFor the past six years River has been helping startups succeed through internet marketing, ecommerce, and strategic business consulting. River has built his own companies as well, starting with an apparel ecommerce brand in college that was bootstrapped through collegiate business plan competition winnings and was sold in 2016. Most recently River founded Upholder.io, a marketing agency focused on helping blockchain companies build real, sustainable, long-term online communities, in addition to advising on all aspects of marketing strategy. River has worked with projects like Agora, Iris, BlitzPredict, Akash, and Veridium; helping clients to raise a collective $100 million to date.

Simon Cocking.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Simon Cocking is Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT – with over 1 million + combined unique monthly views and growing. He is the top ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ (spending 3 months at #1 on Q1 of 2018 out of 32,256 people, & returned to #1 spot in June). He is also a business mentor and advisor working with 120+ successful ICOs to date. He also been named many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months. He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, and overseas in Amsterdam, Dubai, Kiev, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has cofounded or founded seven successful companies.

Wannipha Crypto Jen (Crypto Jen) BuakaewAdvisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets. While advising a number of blockchain projects including DRAGON (2nd largest ICO to-date with $320 mil USD raised), and the most recent -Solve.Care (hard cap successfully achieved). Jen is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside high profile individuals such as Vitalik Buterin and Charlie Lee. Known as Crypto Jen, one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world.

Sydney iFergan.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 20 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench, Sydney holds a degree in computer science and has 20+ years commercial experience. He has spent the last 10 years working in the online marketing arena and was the CMO for a large FX brokerage.

 

Richard Kastelein.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 20 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench,  Founder of industry publication Blockchain News (acquired in 2017) , partner at ICO services collective CryptoAssets Design Group, director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher & entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of two dozen Blockchain startups (ICOs) & has written 1500+ articles on Blockchain technology at Blockchain News & has also published on ICOs in Harvard Business Review & Venturebeat. Kastelein holds and honourary Ph.D. and is Chair Professor at Jiangxi Ahead Institute of Software & Technology (Blockchain Faculty) in China.

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Dr. Robin Kiera.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Dr. Robin Kiera is one of the most known insurtech, fintech and digital transformation experts. For over a decate Robin lead large transformation projects focussing on digital products and business models or set up scaling start-ups. His passion lies in designing and implementing tailor-made solutions fit for the digital age. Robin shares his experiences and knowhow – also in Blockchain – as key-note speaker around the world. He founded Digitalscouting – a plattform for though leaders, entrepreneurs and senior managers. The team of Digitalscouting supports corporates and start-ups as sparring partner for topics such as digital strategy, attention hacking and investments.

Naviin KapoorAdvisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 10 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench, Naviin Kapoor, a blockchain consultant and a business transformation leader with more than eleven and half years of experience in project management and business analysis and more than one year of experience in ethereum, bitcoin, hyperledger, EOS, consensus protocol and distributed/shared ledger tecnology. He has also attained various industry certifications such as PMP, CBAP, ITIL & Professional Scrum Master Level 1.

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Bogdan Fiedur – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 20 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench, Bogdan Fiedur, ICO Advisor, ICOBench Expert, Smart Contract Developer, Full Stack Developer, Advisor Volunteer at Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Regulatory Task Force.Bogdan is an influential blockchain and cryptocurrency expert, investor, entrepreneur and a frequent speaker at high-profile blockchain-themed events. He is currently advising many promising startups, is a co-Founder of bitJob and President of Blockchainexperts.io. With a BS degree in Computer Science from University of Manitoba, Bogdan has over 20 years of IT experience and has acquired intimate knowledge with inner-workings of ICO development from conception to execution, and has deep understanding of current Blockchain industry.

 

Wulf Kaal.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. One of the top 30 ICO Advisors on ICO Bench,  Professor Wulf Kaal is a leading expert on Distributed Ledge Technology (DLT). His research focuses on crypto economics, innovation, DLT applications, smart contracts, initial coin offerings, and the DLT evolution, including 4th generation crypto infrastructure products. Before entering the academy, he was associated with Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP, in New York, and Goldman Sachs in London, UK. Kaal advises DLT companies, DLT startups, venture capital funds, and international policy makers on blockchain based solutions in FinTech and LegalTech. As an adviser and mentor, Kaal focuses on creating synergies for his clients and building successful new DLT businesses, among others, on existing solutions. Photo: School of Law professor Wulf Kaal poses for a portrait November 7, 2012 in the Schulze Grand Atrium. Taken for St. Thomas Lawyer magazine.

Dominic Hrabe.Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Upon obtaining his Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2005, Dr. Dominic Hrabe soon realized that the medical industry was fraught with fraud, waste and massive inefficiencies. After observing many different aspects of the medical arena, from retail pharmacy to managed care for over a decade, Dr. Hrabe resolved to re-invent himself. He focused on his passions: business and investment. He was early on in the “blockchain boom” in buying his first bitcoin in 2014 when it was only $600. But he soon realized that blockchain technology had the potential for far more applications than what it was being used for at the time. In an effort to expand his portfolio he continued to study the ecosystem as if he were getting another degree. He further identified other exciting protocols satisfying real, tangible use cases. The excitement began to grow and in January of 2018, he and his partners founded World Crypto Con. The first event will take place in Las Vegas in October 2018. World Crypto Con aims to be the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) of the blockchain ecosystem. It is not just another conference but a robust marketing and media platform for blockchain technology.

 

Alex Linenko – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Top ICO advisor (Expert the TOP-50 on ICObench). Alex is an experienced entrepreneur and a blockchain expert. He is the co-founder and co-creator of such companies as Seopult, Uptopromo, SatangDee, ICOyard. He worked on the tokenization and strategic management of 15+ successful ICOs (Crypterium, Medichain, Nvb.digital, Bailsman, ICOS, and others).

 

Nitin Malhotra – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. Nitin is an ICO advisor, Startup consultant, ICOBench Expert and Founder of Bravado ICOs, a Blockchain Solutions firm. Highly qualified, talented, tenacious, and well-accomplished professional with 5 years+’ experience armed with broad-based background and skills as an ICO Advisor, director of operation, marketing director, investment analyst, IT professional, Healthcare professional, customer service, strategic planning, training, and team building initiatives. Nitin displays outstanding ability to plan, coordinate, implement practices, and procedures to bring significant improvements in efficiency, productivity and processes towards the successful attainment of individual and organizational growth. Seamlessly interacts with customers and personnel at all levels.
Nitin is determined to implement earned skills and knowledge for the rapid growth of the prospective organization by working effectively and consistently with significant experience in leading and coaching individuals and teams to collaboratively implement operational structures and process that deliver on strategic objectives through good use of communication analysis.

Andrey Korotkov – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. He is member of the International Decentralized Association of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain (IDACB) ICO advisory board. Blockchain expert, currently takes position of business analyst in big token-sale provider ICOBox. His experience started from cryptocurrency trading and at the moment stay at advisory board of 7 successful ICOs. ICO marketing professional, 1+ year experience in preparation and launching ICOs. , 2+ years in cryptocurrency trading and 5 years experience in international companies. He provide consultancy and advice to selected ICOs and offer assistance to ICO projects in EU and in CIS region.

River Jangda – Advisor of the U.S. Blockchain Association. For the past six years River has been helping startups succeed through internet marketing, ecommerce, and strategic business consulting. River has built his own companies as well, starting with an apparel ecommerce brand in college that was bootstrapped through collegiate business plan competition winnings and was sold in 2016. Most recently River founded Upholder.io, a marketing agency focused on helping blockchain companies build real, sustainable, long-term online communities, in addition to advising on all aspects of marketing strategy. River has worked with projects like Agora, Iris, BlitzPredict, Akash, and Veridium; helping clients to raise a collective $100 million to date.