Our team

  • Sanja KonCEO at Utrust

    Sanja is a digital executive, entrepreneur, investor and public speaker with extensive experience in delivering sustainable revenue growth both in multinationals and startups. All of her work is deeply rooted in her ideals of diversity, inclusion and continuous improvement.

    As the CEO at UTRUST, the leading European Web3 payment platform, Sanja is currently setting the groundwork for a future where crypto payments truly become a mainstream alternative to traditional methods

    Sanja served as an executive for PayPal, Vodafone, and eBay.

    Sanja has an excellent track record as a public speaker, influencer and investor, having spoken about her views on progress at many international conferences, with women’s rights and inclusion as strong linchpins.

  • Nicolas GhaffarianInstitutional Account Manager at Binance

    Institutional Account Manager, Binance Always passionate about Financial markets, Nicolas starts following the bitcoin rally of 2017 from the desks of Queen Mary University in London where he graduates with a Master in Investment Banking. After working in the Fixed Income Sales division of Banca IMI and Corporate Finance at Intesa Sanpaolo, decides to join Binance as one of the first EU based Institutional Account Managers in Europe. Today Nicolas helps Investment Managers, Hedge Funds, Prop Trading Firms, Large Corporates, Protocols and Fintechs accessing Binance best in class digital assets liquidity with an Institutional touch.

  • Yoni AssiaFounder & CEO at eToro
  • Sebastien BorgetCo-founder and COO of The Sandbox

    Sébastien Borget is the Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox, a unique virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences using SAND, the main utility token of the platform. Passionate for blockchain technology, gaming and education, he is a very active speaker and evangelist on the opportunity Non-Fungible Tokens brings to gaming.

    Sebastien also became the President of the Blockchain Game Alliance in 2020, a non-profit organization of 150 key members of the industry.

  • Serena TabacchiDirector and Co-founder MoCDA, Museum of Contemporary Digital Art. Partnerships at The Sandbox and Cinello DAW®
  • Freddie NewLead Corporate Counsel at Curve
  • Andrew WhitworthPublic Affairs lead at Curve
  • Nicolas BertrandAdvisor, ex responsabile derivati Borsa Italiana e London Stock Exchange

    Nicolas is a senior executive specialised in market infrastructure and digital assets. He is involved in various businesses and innovative financial products related to tokenisation and blockchain.

    Nicolas held leadership positions in the exchange industry for London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana, the Italian Stock Exchange. Nicolas was the Head of Derivatives Markets and Commodities for Borsa Italiana (Euronext Group) and member of the Managing Committee until December 2021.

    Nicolas was an executive board member of Borsa Italiana until 2019, executive board member of Turquoise Global Holdings Ltd and non executive board member of FTSE International Ltd until the end of 2020. Prior to joining the exchange, Nicolas worked for Citibank and developed his expertise trading on a range of products and asset classes.

    Nicolas graduated in econometrics and holds a postgraduate degree in finance (DESS 203) from the Université Paris IX Dauphine.

  • Gian Luca ComandiniFounder @Blockchain Core e Co-Founder Assob.it

    Classe 1990. Maturità classica, laurea in economia. Nel 2013 è tra i primi in Italia ad investire in due trend poco esplorati: blockchain e social media. Oggi è uno dei principali divulgatori tecnologici italiani, ha co-fondato l’associazione di categoria Assobit e la società di consulenza e sviluppo Blockchain Core. È editore di Cointelegraph e direttore della prima scuola di formazione del settore: The Blockchain Management School.
    È membro della task force governativa di esperti scelta dal Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico per delineare la strategia nazionale in ambito blockchain e dello Steering Committe Blockchain di Assolombarda. È fondatore e amministratore delegato di You & Web, tra le più note società italiane di comunicazione integrata specializzata in strategie virali, con cui cura la comunicazione di numerosi personaggi pubblici, programmi televisivi, brand e multinazionali.
    È professore con cattedra in Blockchain presso l’Università Guglielmo Marconi, professore del Corso di Eccellenza in Blockchain presso l’Università degli Studi di Macerata e tiene da anni il corso in Web e Social Media Marketing presso l‘Università Sapienza di Roma, considerato uno dei più autorevoli corsi del settore.
    È stato speaker in diversi TEDx, conduce un programma radiofonico di divulgazione su tecnologia e economia su Radio2 ed è spesso esperto opinionista per tutto ciò che riguarda l’innovazione nelle più importanti conferenze del settore e per la RAI. Nel 2019 è stato inserito da Forbes nella celebre classifica degli Under30 più influenti leader del futuro e da Millionaire tra i 15 giovani italiani che cambieranno il paese. Dal 2019 è membro del Mensa International, associazione che raccoglie persone con un quoziente intellettivo superiore al 98% della popolazione mondiale, avendo superato il test di ammissione con un QI superiore a 133.

  • Giacomo ZuccoCo-Founder at Bcademy

    After studying Physics at the University of Milan in Italy, he became a Technology Consultant in Accenture for a few years, mostly in the industry of traditional payments. After discovering Bitcoin in 2013, he quit his “respectable” job to take part to some Bitcoin-focused startups (some successful experience in wallets, some mixed experience in mining, some unsuccessful experience in “blockchain tracking” nonsense).
    In 2015 he created a Bitcoin-focused R&D center in Milan, which later extended in the BHB research and consultancy Network in Switzerland and elsewhere. He sold his companies in 2018, to focus on his freelance activities (and on his family). While mostly operating as a freelance, he still cooperates with a few organizations, such as Bcademy (for education), Bitcoin Magazine (for articles), LNP/BP Association (for non-profit FLOSS development), etc.