Æternity Universe Two


15-16 / 09 / 2022

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Meet Our Speakers

Nina Hawkins

Nina Hawkins is a metaverse creative pioneer, merging innovative technology with uniquely provocative art aesthetics. She’s a Founder of digital avatar incubator Lilium Labs and the impetus for Embryo - an industry disrupting face scanning application for easy consumer grade avatar creation.

Peter Todd

Bitcoin Core
Former Bitcoin Core Developer, Consensus Systems Consultant, OpenTimestamps Founder.

Yanislav Malahov

Back in 2013, the "Godfather of Ethereum" envisioned powerful algorithms on blockchains, that transformed into Aeternity Ecosystem.

Nicholas G. Padilla

Miami Community Radio
Nicholas is interdisciplinary Artist, Independent Researcher and Music Producer/DJ based out of Miami. Participated in the Institute of Contemporary Art’s: Art + Research Center and became the Co-Founder of the Miami Community Radio.

Thomas Nägele

Managing Partner
NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC
Thomas Nägele advises international finance, technology and industrial enterprises, operating in the fields of Blockchain/DLT, telecommunications and internet, as well as public institutions.

Chanel Verdult

Head of Curation
Unicorn DAO
Unicorn DAO is on a mission to help build the infrastructure and mentorship for a feminist and queer revolution on blockchain. Verdult coins the revolution as “renaissance 3.0,” driven by radical decentralization, art, activism & happenings.

Margaux Avedisian

CEO & Co-Founder
Beyond the Runway
MFA in fashion merchandising, the Queen of Bitcoin, and now Fashion Tech startup co-founder. 'Beyond the Runway' is changing the way people shop online.

Dadvan Yousuf

Founded the Dohrnii Foundation in Zug, which oversees the development of his cryptocurrency software, and his own cryptocurrency Dohrnii.

Olga Ukolova

Pandora Prime, #RGB
The medical doctor with a thirst for progress and uncensorability, Olga has been building L2/L3 protocols and user-facing products on top of Bitcoin and Lightning Network.

Georg Greve

Co-Founder & President
Software developer, physicist, author, working on technology politics since he founded the Free Software Foundation Europe in 2001.

David Galea

Co-Founder and Commercial Director
David’s last role was as Head of BD and Marketing, Megabyte ltd. Specialising in and providing airline cost management and route profitability financial systems to the airline industry for over a decade.

Ingmar Zechlin

In his role as COO of æternity, he leads the overall operations team, including Operations, legal, hr and finance with the aim to support the æternity project on its great journey into mainstream.

Bruce Porter

CEO - Global Boost
Founder - Washington Elite
Brought together world leaders developing the digital landscape from blockchain to the metaverse. His name is synonymous with the Bitcoin monetary revolution.

Alex Lee

Committed to advancements in finance through blockchain. He launched $116m SPAC focused on Metaverse + EdTech + AI also Liquidigy.com. Member of - Board of Directors of Web Blockchain Media

Omar Saadoun

Lead marketing
Since 2019, Saadoun has been a valued member of the æternity community - both as an æmbassador and Americas tech lead.

Guido Schmitz

He served several project from the very beginning as a Swiss Board Member like ShapeShift, Cardano, Wings, Golem, Nimiq, Interchain, Tezos, Particl Foundation and many more.

Sage Morei

Horizon Lab
Sage Morei is the founder of cutting-edge production house Horizon Lab: a full-service production ensemble that specializes on mixed media film, 3D animation as well as Virtual Production.

Joel Dietz

CEO - MetaMetaverse
A cyberfuturist artist and entrepreneur who was a founding member of Ethereum, started the internal Ethereum project that became the popular Metamask wallet,

Prateek Rao

Decentralized Global
Rao is a Dubai-based entrepreneur, early crypto community leader & investor in the local ecosystem from 2016/2017.

Andrei Susu

Product Ownership
Æternity blockchain
Senior IT consultant with over 8 years of experience in Software Development, Business Analysis, Product Illustration and Branding, and most recently Technical Product Ownership.

Deborah Metts

Co-founder & COO
Beyond The Runway
Management at startup companies, Innovation, Software as a Service (SaaS), SaaS Operations, high availability, and scalability. She’s worked with brands such as Bloomingdales, Calvin Klein, IMG, Max Mara, Macy’s, and Nicole Miller.

Jason Eisen

Founder and CEO
Utu Technologies
Trust Guardian @UTU, Serial entrepreneur and DAOist, Africa Defi Alliance, ETHSafari & artSTORM.nft (SafariDAO), The Africa DAO, pando DAO

Max Uper

tr3butor – web3 talent marketplace and community
The founder of tr3butor. Co-founder of Web3 recruitment firm Frontrunners, which helps hire engineers for xDefi, Bitfury, Zerion. Ex-founder of marketing agency Byzantium that raised more than $150mil in 2017-2018 for clients such as Naga, Humaniq, and many others.

Henning Diedrich

Lexon Foundation
Henning is the creator of Lexon, the human-readable programming language. He is a second-generation hacker: his father happily programmed ALGOL 60 on a Z 23. Henning has professional experience in 20 languages, for backend, frontend, off- and on-chain projects.

Matthias Langer

Partner & tax consultant at
Actus AG
Expert in the tax laws of Liechtenstein and Germany as well as in cross-border transactions and consultancy in the fields of cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Benjamin Huskic

A passionate leader, a Chief Technology Officer at æternity blockchain, and the founder of 'The Quality Gate'.

Sai Poorna

Meta V Cafe & Sylvann, Owner of Bitcoin Caffe​
A serial entrepreneur , angel investor in startups , Mentor to start-ups, and a crypto lover. Coached 1200 people so far into crypto investing.

Julio Alejandro

JADA Consulting
"Exceptional Talent" - UK Government 2021 winner - Algorithmic, BioMedical & Futuristic Sciences. Jada is London's leading Blockchain & ICO's + AI, and IoT consulting company focused in tech design, implementation, and development

Victor Ammer

Founder & CEO
Ammer Group
His experience includes senior management positions and board memberships of multi-billion valued technology companies and leadership positions of diverse investment firms with a focus on technology and emerging markets.

Joey Zhong

Technical Managing Partner
Tech Partner of RNS.ID, European Representative of the Republic of Palau digital residency program. A researcher on AI, blockchain and Web3 infrastructure, evangelist of on-chain legal id, decentralized identity and proof of identity (PoID).

Stoyan Vasilev

Creator of
Crypto startups
Co-founded 4 startups, ran a small design & development agency in NYC, and coded hands-on for 6 years. Product lead for a cryptocurrency wallet and decentralized applications browser. Evolved a number of use cases into applications running on iOS, Android, the mobile and desktop web.

Simon de Kinkelin

Co-founder & Art Director
First NFT company for music. Pianity revolutionizes the music industry by enforcing fairer revenues for artists and exclusive content for fans and collectors.

Bernhard Thalhammer

89 venture
Token-based Financing for Projects, Startups and SMEs – a User Manual from a German Perspective

Vladimir Krstic

K-Club NFT
Entrepreneur, Technology Strategist, Human Behaviourist and Mountain Climber. ​ Co-Creator of the annual music immersion event, Skyland

Bianca Buzea

Developer Advocate
Blanacer Labs
Developer Advocate @Balancer Labs | ex-AWS Solutions Architect | Helping create a more diverse blockchain ecosystem | Technical content creator | Non-formal education, blockchain technology, financial education

Irfan Khan

Founder & CEO
Founder @hypermine.co & hosh.store | Partner @genevra.net. Thinker, Maker, Changer, Dreamer.

Debbie Osler

Co Founder and Chief Operating Officer
WeR1 Music Platform
Entrepreneur, Technology Strategist, Human Behaviourist and Mountain Climber. ​ Co-Creator of the annual music immersion event, Skyland

Geordie Osler

Co Founder and President
WeR1 Music Platform
Entrepreneur, Engineer, Student of Science & Philosophy, DJ and Visionaire ​ Co-Creator of the annual music immersion event, Skyland

Joshua Scigala

Vaultoro.com, TheStandard.io
A distinguished designer, animator & entrepreneur. Co-Founder and CEO of Vaultoro.com, the leading Bitcoin to gold exchange. He is a regular keynote speaker and one of the most influential people on Crypto Twitter.

Philipp Piwowarsky

Tech Lead and
Blockchain Engineer
Phillipp loves bringing his passion and knowledge into developing scalable and innovative solutions, as well as educating others about blockchain technology.

Brendan James McKittrick

Co-Founder and Chairman
Brendan’s last role was global CTO/CIO of Accelya, supporting over 20 products across 350 airlines and 150 shipping companies including running $200 billion of tickets on behalf of IATA as the world’s largest processor of airline ticket settlements.

Ryta de Crypt

Web Developer
@ several companies
A Graphic Designer, Brand Creator and Web Developer with 3 Master degrees and a nomadic freelance lifestyle full of travels.

Artem Gordadze

A C-suite executive who has built and run businesses in the CIS and managed partnerships in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Jan Michek

Frontend developer
In æternity Est. he is present in the front end field and bridges computer code with human perception.

Marco Walz

Lead Developer Relations

Marco is a Senior IT-Consultant with 5 years hands-on experience in Blockchains & Decentralized Networks, including Smart Contract development.

Erik Vollstädt

æmbassador manager
Æternity blockchain
He is an advocate of voluntary societies and private property ethics, a proponent of counter-economics and competing market currencies such as Cryptocurrencies.

Matija Minovic

Graphic Designer & Webflow Developer
Æternity blockchain
Tasked to turn ideas into visual concepts, for æternity, throughout multiple platforms and mediums.

Bogdan Manole

Smart Contract Developer
Cryptic Labs
With software development experience of more than 15 years and a true love for functional programming. A specialist and an enthusiast in software development and software design.

Alessandro De Carli

Chairman, CEO, Founder & Software engineer
Papers AG
Papers has dedicated its 10+ years of existence to developing secure, mobile-first software embracing paradigm shifting technologies like blockchain to provide a more distributed, secure and accessible future of human interaction.

Erich Fortuni

Crypto Castle TokenSale
Blockchain-based project implementer with end-to-end management competencies from design to production.Author of the Blockchain Research 2017 for the Italian Banking Association and writer of original articles.

Florian Glatz

Co-Founder & President
He advises political decision-makers at the German and European level on blockchain regulation. Trained as a lawyer and software developer, Florian is aware of the key issues at the intersection of crypto assets and regulation.

Riccardo Baumgartner

Business Developer
From being a part of the ICO Wild Wild West up to the development and definition of KYC structures for the first Blockchain law, he got a big knowledge of blockchain. During this time, he became a fan of æternity, so he is now a team member.

Keno Dreßel

Keno Dreßel started his software career 13 years ago. He developed his interest in blockchain in 2015 and has been an avid user and supporter of the technology since. Joined æternity development in 2018.

Alex Casas

León Blockchain HUB Association
A blockchain enthusiast, co-founder and Core contributor at Blockchain 4 Humanity, also Shelpin program built over the RSK network.

Subhod Iranthabettu

JS SDK developer
His interest is majorly in making Blockchain adaptation easy for everyone and now with æternity, he is making sure the highly used JS SDK is developer-friendly.

Olga Polishchuk

HR Manager
Olga has been an HR Manager at æternity Establishment since 2019. Broad experience in international IT recruitment and HR brought her to work with the æternity team.

Gaith Hallak

Sophia compiler developer
Gaith is a functional programming and compilers enthusiast who has been the main developer of the Sophia compiler for the last year.

Radosław Rowicki

Blockchain Developer
Radek has been contributing to æternity for over three years. Over that time, he utilized his passion for compilers and runtime systems to enhance Sophia and FATE with new features, designs, and tooling.

Stephan Verbuecheln

IT Security Analyst
His main focus is on design and implementation of security related processes, and on the technical implementation of modern distributed systems.

Vladislav Dramaliev

BitHope Foundation
Founder of the first bitcoin-only charitable foundation in Europe - Bithope.org. He is leading Sofia Crypto Meetup. Member of MENSA. Currently he is part of the Fetch.ai team. Co-Founder of @O2K.tech .

Nikita Fuch

Blockchain & Fullstack Developer
Æternity blockchain & Ethereum
Blockchain Application Developer and development coordinator in conjunction with the æpps and core development teams.

Julie Franceschini

Project manager & Event consulting
Æternity blockchain
With 12+ years as a multi skilled entrepreneur, Julie’s expertise and time In the art, real estate and investment consulting worlds continue to add limitless value to any portfolio.

Badi Ifaoui

VueJs Developer
Æternity blockchain
Developer at heart and a software craftsman. Passionate about user experience and front-end technologies such as React Native.

Gregory Turkawka

Super Hero Academy
Instructional design, and educational leader from K-12- university, Gregory has a deep rooted knowledge in digital technology integration and gamification.

Daniele Monteleone

Super Hero Academy
Tech Entrepreneur, blockchain specialist, software developer, independent advisor on digital strategy, technology and information policy: more than 20 wonderful years in the industry.

Ish Ismail Malik​

Super Hero Academy
CoFounder MetaFi, Founder & CEO of Blockchain Lab. Able to provide leadership and strategic direction to support service-focused and cost effective activities related to sourcing, contracting, eMoney, tokenized credit services & DeFi Decentralized Finance.

Danylo Lebedynskyi

Operations Manager

Pioneer Scrum master in AE. Agile coach and consultant with the various business transformations cases in his portfolio. Passionate agilist with multifaceted practical experience in growing adaptive ecosystems.

Hans Svensson

Æternity Foundation
Hans is a software developer with almost 15 years of experience. Great problem solving skills. Advanced testing experience from multiple fields – automotive, telecom and web services.

Fabian Król

Elixir / Erlang Developer
Æternity Foundation
He describes himself as a Software Gardener. Key technologies: Elixir, Postgres. Fabian is working closely with VPs and C-suite on technical solution and timelines.

Ulf Wiger

Foundation developer
Æternity Foundation
The creator of the most complex Erlang system. In recent years, Ulf has been involved in products based on the AXD 301 architecture. He is currently working on the Ì_ternity blockchain

Dimitar Ivanov

Foundation Developer
Æternity Foundation
Dimitar is a software engineer with a variety of interests. He has implemented the back-end of a MOBA game, IoT devices, and software for banking institutions. He loves blockchain technology for its potential to disrupt and democratize finance.

Sari Serodio

Sustainability Advisor
Cosmiq Universe
A hands on Sustainability Architect & Musician deeply involved in co-creating the paradigm shift with the web3 communities.

Pia Carlsen

Operations Manager

Pia previously been in the cannabis industry and has been the operational backbone of a successful CBD start-up in Munich. She has now been the Operations Manager at the æternity Establishment since 2021