Richard de Sousa

AltCoinTrader was developed by experienced computer programmer Richard de Sousa in 2014. As an early adopter of Bitcoin, De Sousa says he wanted to bring cryptocurrency to the local South African community as buying cryptocurrencies from any exchange overseas was difficult and cumbersome, and so he decided to build his own platform in order to

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Connie Gallippi

Connie founded BitGive in 2013, the first Bitcoin 501(c)(3) nonprofit and pioneer organization, leveraging Bitcoin and Blockchain technology via practical applications for humanitarian work in the developing world. Connie speaks internationally and is an advocate for diversity and equal opportunity. Previously, Connie worked with nonprofits in California for 15 years in a variety of roles,

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Marius Reitz

Marius is the General Manager for Africa at Luno, a leading global cryptocurrency company with its head office in London. He joined Luno in 2016 and helped the company grow to a diverse team of 300 people across three continents. Marius wholeheartedly shares his company’s philosophy of upgrading the world to a better financial system.

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Graeme Tennant

Graeme is a financial analyst at Avantcore and SA Crypto. Avantcore is an R&D fintech entity focused on developing solutions for the management of digital assets. SA Crypto is South Africa’s largest blockchain community where he provides regular market commentary and technical analysis. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) with a background in

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Athena Yu

Athena Yu is Executive Director of Binance charity foundation which dedicated to using blockchain for transparent philanthropy and financial inclusion.  Concurrently she is also Co-Founder of the Made in Africa Initiative which is a professional NGO supported by UNDP that advises African government on industrialization. She has deep expertise in international development strategy, philanthropy, public

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Vojtech Simetka

Vojtech is a software developer and product owner for RIF Storage. He is a passionate volunteer, Co-founder and core contributor for the Blockchain for Humanity and Giveth initiatives. He has worked at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, as a software developer leading a small team to develop tools similar to google street view

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Abraham Cambridge

Abe Cambridge is a serial energy entrepreneur who establishes businesses and projects that use solar energy to effect socio-economic change. In 2012, one of his businesses, The Renewable Energy Co-operative, was nominated ‘International Co-operative of The Year’ in the UN Year of Co-operatives. He now lives in South Africa, where in 2014 he launched Sun

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Warren Gray

Warren is a co-founder of OpenMint, South Africa’s first Bitcoin mining fund. He also co-founded Blockstarters, a crypto hub in Johannesburg, and CoinEd, where he has taught cryptocurrency courses at high schools in Africa. Warren is a mechanical engineer who has been involved with blockchain technology since 2015. He has developed software to harness excess

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Piotr Tylczynsk

Piotr has worked for a string of companies throughout his career, ranging from global industry leaders like Maersk (logistics) or Wolters Kluwer (publishing, media) to start-ups in advertising or industrial design. In recent years he has been active as a strategic consultant in the IT industry, focusing on go-to-market analysis, legal and HR issues as

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