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Hanieh Sadat is the former VP of Morgan Stanley, Private Wealth Management. She has been trading traditional assets and managing portfolios for select group of family offices and institutions since 2006, specialising in fixed income securities. She is the founder of ImpactX – a token generation event advisory firm for impact projects and securing TGE (token generation event) deals for international investors and ImpactXCircle which brings together thought leaders, innovators, and industry leaders to discuss the greatest challenges and opportunities in impact investing. She is the treasurer of American Renewable Energy Institute. Hanieh drives the fund's capital raising, deal flow, and strategic partnerships.
Peita holds a PhD in financial economics, specialising in game theory, auction theory, and mathematical statistics. Research topics include models of speculation and information aggregation in financial markets, and empirical tests of speculative bidding in auctions.He has a background in computer science and began coding as a teenager, implementing non-parametric asset pricing and volatility models during his honors degree. He was a software engineer building performant web applications with Amity and OB1, a decentralized marketplace for cryptocurrencies, where he built mobile applications for OpenBazaar-IPFS nodes.Peita drives investment decisions, manages internal software, and conducts research on portfolio companies. He is an early adopter of new digital asset use-cases, and has been using Bitcoin for payments since 2012, and MakerDAO for loans to stabilize and fund new ventures.
Distributed Systems Engineer
Matthew was an aerospace engineering officer in the Royal Australian Airforce, later founding Seasoft Digital for development consultancy and software solutions. He has 8 Years of project and engineering management experience leading teams of 15-110 personnel.He is an Erlang specialist, a functional programming language for large-scale distributed systems and has deployed applications including distributed cryptocurrency miners, enterprise VR applications with WebVR, C++ and Unreal Engine, digital signal processing applications with C++, JUCE and RackAFX, and logistics data aggregators.
Dr. James Yang
Distributed Systems Research
James Yang is the creator of Netta and FractalNets. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and M.S. from Rice University. He was a full professor of Computer Science at Western Michigan University and a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Yang published over eighty scientific papers . He received numersous academic awards such as ACM distinguished paper award and industrial awards such as Google CS Engagement award. He is the general chair of the 12th IEEE Conference on Software Testing, Validation and Verification (ICST), and a panelist for United States National Science Foundation.
Jeffery started his career trading options and futures on the CBOC, CBOT and the CME. After working at Salomon Brothers and later the National Bank of Detroit in quantitative research, he founded AVI Portfolio Services Company, Inc. which specialized in risk management in exotic derivative products, which was sold in 1984. He has since been investing in a variety of asset classes, including distressed companies, seed capital, derivatives, structured financial products, lending platforms, biomedical, human genome project, blockchain, and bitcoin.
Dr. Washington Sanchez
Washington Sanchez is the co-founder of OB1 and an early pioneer in Bitcoin. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures, his team is leading the development of OpenBazaar — the world’s first widely-used decentralized marketplace that uses cryptocurrencies. Washington helps GenesysOne with technical analyses of emerging technologies, protocols, token models, and industry trends.