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DeFi & NFT

Summit 2021

is a 2-days online business event dedicated to understanding Decentralized Finance, market and investment opportunities. It's a huge event that brings together investors, regulators, solution providers and subject matter experts to discuss, debate opportunities and challenges
in DeFi & NFT
DeFi & NFT Summit

8 core Event topics

Venture investments
We bring together investors, entrepreneurs and DeFi enthusiasts to network and discuss the future of the decentralized finance
DeFi Exchanges
Fresh news, what's going on in the market, what to expect, cases
DeFi Projects 2021
Meet the coolest projects in the DeFi industry. There is no better way to succeed than by skimming the cream off the most successful ones
Legasy & Regulation
Crypto represents a global phenomenon that blurs the lines between different jurisdictions and stakeholders
DeFi Financial Inclusion
Unbanking the Banked - financial-inclusion efforts using emerging DeFi technology are helping to empower unbanked and underbanked populations worldwide
DeFi Products
See the best awesome decentralized finance products, software, and resources
DeFi and Blockchain Games
What technical and business challenges have the Blockchain Games in 2021?
How can you earn today and maximize profit?
Global Tokenization
Explore the current and the future market outlook and get insight into the advantages and challenges of tokenization
The event will be in English with live translation into Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.
Compete in competencies, participate in the giveaway, ask the best questions, show your skills and knowledge in Decentralized Finance and win prizes from the summit sponsors.

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Who's attending

and others who are looking to learn, invest and network in the Decentralized Finance


Catherine Ross
Managing Editor & Video Host, Benzinga
Sergey Sevantsyan
Mastermind of Think Tank Community, CIO of Cellframe, founder of DAO CIO, DAO MBA
15+ speakers


Tejas Chopra
Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Joel Dietz
Founding member of Metamask, Ethereum & Swarm
Felix Mago
Dash NEXT Co-Founder
Stani Kulechov
Founder and CEO of AAVE
Ajit Tripathi, CFA
Head of Institutional Business at AAVE
Jeremy Roma
Co-founder, D.AI.SY
Pranav Maheshwari
Solutions Engineer, The Graph
Peter M. Jensen
CEO of RocketFuel Blockchain Inc
Amrita Sethi
Digital and NFT Artist
Carl Martin
(The Moon)
Cryptocurrency Analyst
Isaac Rodgin
Head of Business Development at Fuse.io
Vesa Kivinen
Crypto Artist, News BTC & MagNFT, Art Ambassador
Alex Melnichuk
Co-Founder of Daisy LaunchPad
Valeriya Minaeva
Partnerships & Comms at 1inch Network
Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki
Founder, Sheesha Finance
CEO, Solana
Anatoly Yakovenko
Sébastien Borget
Co-Founder & COO, SANDBOX
Eloisa Marchesoni
Europe n.1 Tokenomics Expert, Tech Business Angel
Shruti Appiah
Senior Product Lead & Token Economist, IOHK
Adam 'Charlie' Chaplin
CEO, DeFi For You
Dave de Fijter
Senior Architect at IOTA Foundation
Marc Zeller
Integrations Lead at AAVE
Thursday – June, 10
ADENDA 1st day
(Moscow time - UTC +3)

16:10 – 16:15Introduction – Sergey Sevantsyan – Founder of dTV, Mastermind of Think Tank Community; Catherine Ross – Managing Editor & Video Host, Benzinga

16:15 – 16:30 – Sébastien Borget – Co-Founder & COO, SANDBOX

16:35 – 16:55 – Amrita Sethi – Digital and #NFT Artist – The wonderful potential of NFT's from an NFT artist perspective

17:00 – 17:20 – Pranav Maheshwari – Solutions Engineer, The Graph – Lazy Minting of NFTs on L2 and its gradual movement on to mainstream using the concept of Fully sovereign digital identity

17:25 – 17:45 – Tejas Chopra – Senior Software Engineer, Netflix – Demystifying Non Fungible Tokens

17:50 – 18:30Panel discussion – What is NFTs perspectives? What to expect?

Pranav Maheshwari – Solutions Engineer, The Graph
Tejas Chopra – Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Adam Chaplin – CEO, DeFi For You
Vesa Kivinen – Crypto Artist, News BTC & MagNFT, Art Ambassador

18:35 – 19:05 – People: The link that makes the chain; Jeremy Roma – Co-founder, D.AI.SY, Alex Melnichuk – Co-Founder of Daisy LaunchPad

19:10 – 19:30 – Felix Mago – Dash NEXT Co-Founder – Challenges in Defi for projects

19:35 – 19:55 – Joel Dietz – Founding member of Metamask, Ethereum & Swarm – How to secure and manage your NFT portfolio

20:00 – 20:40Panel discussion

Jeremy Roma – Co-founder, D.AI.SY
Alex Melnichuk – Co-Founder of Daisy LaunchPad
Felix Mago – Dash NEXT Co-Founder
Joel Dietz – Founding member of Metamask

20:45 – 21:00 – Shruti Appiah – Senior Product Lead & Token Economist, IOHK – The future of Decentralized finance

21:00 – 21:10Results

Thursday – June, 11
ADENDA 2nd day
(Moscow time - UTC +3)

16:30Introduction – Sergey Sevantsyan – Founder of dTV, Mastermind of Think Tank Community; Catherine Ross – Managing Editor & Video Host, Benzinga

16:10 - Valeriya Minaeva - Partnerships & Comms at 1inch Network - Liquidity bootstrapping for projects: from 100 to 100,000 users

16:35 – 16:55 – Anatoly Yakovenko – CEO, Solana

17:00 – 17:20 – Adam Chaplin – CEO, DeFi For You – Bringing Physical Assets to Blockchain: How 'Hard NFTs' Will Change the DeFi Space

17:25 – 17:45 – Dave de Fijter – Senior Architect at IOTA Foundation – DeFi and NFT's on IOTA

17:50 – 18:30Panel discussion – The Growth of DeFi. What to expect?

Stani Kulechov – Founder and CEO AAVE
Anatoly Yakovenko – CEO, Solana
Carl Martin – Cryptocurrency Analyst +Youtuber
Valeriya Minaeva – Partnerships & Comms at 1inch Network

18:35 – 18:55 – Ajit Tripathi – Head of Institutions AAVE

19:00 – 19:20 – Peter M. Jensen – CEO, RocketFuel Blockchain Inc

19:25 – 19:45 – Isaac Rodgin – Head of Business Development at Fuse.io – How defi protocols can be used by mainstream people?

19:50 – 20:30Panel discussion – DeFi Investments. New perspectives

Peter M. Jensen – CEO of RocketFuel Blockchain Inc
Isaac Rodgin – Head of Business Development at Fuse.io
Marc Zeller – Integrations Lead, AAVE
Saeed Hareb Al Darmaki – CEO Sheesha Finance
Eloisa Marchesoni – Europe n.1 Tokenomics Expert, Tech Business Angel

20:30 – 20:50Results and Raffle

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Tejas works in the Data Storage Platform team at Netflix, where he is responsible for architecting storage solutions to support Netflix Studios and Netflix Streaming Platform.

Prior to Netflix, Tejas was working on designing and implementing the storage infrastructure at Box, Inc. to support a cloud content management platform that scales to petabytes of storage & millions of users.

Tejas has worked on distributed file systems & backend architectures, both in on-premise and cloud environments as part of several startups in his career, and his interests lie in blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Tejas is an International Keynote Speaker and periodically conducts seminars on Software Development & Cloud Computing and has a Masters Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, with a specialization in Computer Systems.
  • Serial Entrepreneur, Intellectual Historian and Cyberfuturist

  • helped found several key initiatives in the cryptocurrency space, including Ethereum and MetaMask

  • is Founder and President of Swarm

  • founded the first smart contract educational channel and the first academic work on cryptoeconomics

Business focused expert in Blockchain, DeFi, decentralization and cryptocurrency payments

Ajit leads institutional growth, strategy and partnerships at Aave to enable institutions to participate in decentralised finance. Previously Ajit built banking and payments rails for Binance and Paxful, led the buildout of the fintech practice for ConsenSys and the UK Blockchain Business for PwC. Ajit is also the crypto co host of Breaking Banks Fintech podcast and a columnist for Coindesk in addition to being an active angel investor in high quality crypto startups.

AAVE an open source and non-custodial liquidity market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. Stani was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first got into Ethereum and he started exploring how it could impact the traditional financial system. In 2017, Stani released ETHLend, one of the first DeFi DApps ever. Since then, he has made it his mission to create tools for an open, transparent, and equitable financial ecosystem through Aave Protocol.
Mastermind of Think Tank Community, Business-mediator, Conciliator, International Public Keynote Speaker, Event Moderator, Investment Relations & International Community Relations Manager, Mentor, Technical-evangelist, CITO, Social Engineer, Networker

CIO of Cellframe, founder of DAO CIO, DAO MBA

Jeremy Roma is considered among the top leaders in the world of peer-to-peer marketing and community building. Having built multiple project networks to over 1 million members, combined with a passion for decentralized finance and the power of blockchain, he is a pioneer in the world of digital peer-to-peer expansion.
He is a co-founder and the innovator behind D.ai.sy, the 1st of its kind Smart Contract driven crowd funding model. In just 7 days, nearly 100,000 members contributed to Phase 1 of the D.ai.sy crowdfund with over 120,000,000 usdt in contributions. D.ai.sy is preparing to launch its 2nd Phase, a fully decentralized IDO launchpad supported by the D.ai.sy community, with a goal of growing the community to 1M members in 2021 and reaching 1B in total contributions.
Topic: Lazy Minting of NFTs on L2 and its gradual movement on to mainstream using the concept of Fully sovereign digital identity
Anatoly is the creator of Solana. He led development of operating systems at Qualcomm, distributed systems at Mesosphere, and compression at Dropbox. He holds 2 patents for high performance Operating Systems protocols, was a core kernel developer for BREW which powered every CDMA flip phone (100m+ devices), and led development of tech that madeProject Tango (VR/AR) possible on Qualcomm phones.
Peter M. Jensen has been our Chief Executive Officer since 2020. Mr. Jensen is an experienced IT executive with extensive global experience within enterprise software. From 2019 to2020 he was chief executive officer of Spanugo, a provider of security assurance applications, which was sold to IBM. From 2016 to2017 he was chief executive officer of Presidiohealth, a provider of software and services to health care providers to manage the patient experience. From 2014 to 2016 he was chief executive officer of ParStream, which created the first analytics database for the Internet of Things (IoT); this company was acquired by CISCO in 2016. From 2011 to 2014 he was chief executive officer ofStopthehacker.com, a provider of website security and privacy services. Previously, he held sales and marketing positions with several other technology companies including Symantec, Oracle and VMWare. Mr. Jensen holds an MBA from the Copenhagen Business School.

Twitter: @PJensen9

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pjensen4/

Cryptocurrency Analyst, Youtuber, Project Development, Fundraiser, Crowd Creator, Markerter, Cryptocurrency Trading Expert
An award-winning multi-media and NFT/tech artist, born and raised in Kenya, a British citizen of Indian origin, residing through Switzerland, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and the United Kingdom, before moving to Dubai in 2007 - Amrita's art reflects her international diversity and combines the sweetness of tradition and storytelling with the energy and technology of the modern world.

After a successful career, spanning 15+ years, in some of the world's largest multinational banks and insurance companies, Amrita left the corporate world for a deeper calling, which eventually led to the creation of a new multimedia art form, she named "Voice Note Art." ©️

The unique idea led to her recognition and winning of the "Outstanding Artist Award" at World Art Dubai April 2019 and selected for Expo 2020. Amrita has also created live activations and installations at Art Dubai March 2019 and the Asia Contemporary Art Fair in Hong Kong in October 2019. She has also painted 3 murals at the iconic Souk Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE.

Amrita then went on to launch her NFT portfolio on digital platform Terra Virtua in October 2020 and became the first NFT artist in the UAE.

She has also created Voice Note Art Portraits of various people as well as celebrities and world leaders, most notably, a commissioned artwork for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum in 2020.

She is a digital artist who also uses traditional painting methods, collage as well as 3D printed artwork to create layered modern looks. She works on wooden and acrylic panels, aluminum, paper and canvas. She integrates technology into her artwork through the use of QR, AR and VR.

Amrita studied Mixed Media at Central Saint Martins, UAL. She also holds an MSC in Development Economics and a BA Hons degree in Economics from The University of Manchester.
Isaac Rodgin is the head of business development at Fuse.io, a blockchain specializing in plug-and-play mobile payment infrastructure. Over the last 4 years, Isaac has established himself as a consultant as well as event organizer, moderator, and thought-leader.
VESA has been a digital art pioneer for 12 years, after having innovated his own process. For the past three years, he has been full-time in the crypto art and NFT space. For the mainstream audience, he is best known for collaborating in a project with Bollywood actress Veena Malik, which was seen by around 300 million people through BBC World, The Independent, IBT, Times of India, VICE, etc.

His piece Fork And Flip was the cover image on Forbes in the first article about the new movement. The collaboration with Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser is now heating up with Own Your Data Foundation for 2021. VESA, a regular in the conference and speaking scene, also writes about creativity on News BTC, MagNFT, and is represented as a speaker & performer by Speakers Forum ltd.

His art has been collected by hedge funds, exchanges, CEO's and influencers. Among them are Charlie Lee, Tone Vays, Craig Wright, Ocean EX, and many others. Michael Schwartz, a Professor of History and Philosophy of Art, put VESA's art among the all-time greatest expressions of western abstraction already in 2014.
Over 10 years of experience in software development, focusing the last four years on designing, developing, testing and supporting blockchain-related applications. Worked with and has extensive knowledge having integrated with various cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS and others
Valeriya is a professional in PR and strategic communications. She has over 5 years of experience leading crypto and fin-tech startups into established companies
Saeed is Managing Director – MENA for CasperLabs, Founder of Sheesha Finance and Co-Founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund. He sits on boards of entities such as DEX, RealEx, MENA Fintech Association, BeMobi, Jahani & Associates, LEAD Ventures, Royale Finance, Artha, TeraBlock and Kenzi Wealth. These roles have given him tremendous insight into the crypto/blockchain space and enabled him to develop a key network of contacts which has helped him grow his knowledge of the market exponentially. Saeed started his career at ADIA in October 2009 as an Operations specialist then from May 2013 became a Fixed Income & Treasury specialist. In June 2018 he decided to leave ADIA to focus on the crypto/blockchain industry.
Shruti Appiah is a product manager, research engineer, and a founding member of the Consensys Labs venture studio. She built some of the earliest multi-agent simulations of crypto-economic systems. Shruti is recognized in Canada's top 30 under 30. She is a systems design engineer from the University of Waterloo and is an alumni of Santa Fe Institute's complex systems programme.
Co-Founder & COO of The Sandbox, decentralized gaming virtual world. President of the Blockchain Game Alliance, advocating for #NFTs & blockchain in games.

Entrepreneur with 12 years experience in growing startups. 2 years in Blockchain and 8 years in Mobile Gaming. Worked for numerous startups with diverse business models.

Sébastien manages the operations of Pixowl's 45 people international team.

Together, we are building a Family Mobile Network of social mobile games based on popular Characters IP.

Currently working on the production of the following titles for iOS & Android: The Sandbox, The Sandbox 2, Garfield: Survival of the Fattest, Peanuts and one more secret cartoon IP game!

He has supervised the production and marketing of the studio's most popular titles: Doodle Grub and The Sandbox (40+ million players in total). His work was awarded by the nomination for 2 consecutive years of The Sandbox in App Store Best Games of 2012 and 2013!

Sebastien holds a Computer Science Engineer Degree from Telecom SudParis, one of France's leading graduate school of engineering in Information and Communication Technology.

Prior to co-founding Pixowl, worked from 2007 -- 2011 as Chief Operations Officer at Wixi.

Before Wixi, I was employed as a Web Project Manager at Ipercast executing projects for customers such as Universal Music, AB Video, and FilmoTV.

Today, at only 23 years of age, having advised over 35 startups, having registered patents and invested directly into 4 FinTech companies, Eloisa is cited as an expert in Forbes, has been dedicated an article on Interesting Engineering, Yahoo Finance and News, APnews, Businessinsider, etc. and has topped many other lists as the n.1 Tech Leader and Most High Paid Tech Speaker, in fact still speaking on the stage of events in all continents.
Adam 'Charlie' Chaplin is the CEO and founder of DeFi For You and was a co-founder of Travala.com. Adam's has spent two decades in business leadership, prior to which he served as a Royal Marine Commando.

A veteran crypto native, Adam recognizes the future potential of NFTs in asset trading and lending and is at the forefront of bridging the gap between physical assets and the blockchain.

A family man based in Vietnam, Adam is deeply connected to the country where the DeFi For You tech team is developing.
I'm a software developer; Specialised in web development. I currently develop in Python / Django / Javascript and HTML and can work on full-stack web applications, from design to deployment.

Specialties: Python, Django, Javascript, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, DevOps
Ethereum enthusiast, weighed in on the future of DeFi and Aave, an opensource DeFi protocol
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