Guy is a highly analytical and programmatic thinker who recognized early on that the distributed-ledger-technology that underpins bitcoin, known as "the Blockchain," was a groundbreaking innovation with the potential to transform society. A thought leader in the blockchain space, Guy is the Founder and CEO of BTL Group, the first public blockchain technology company (TSXV:BTL). He is also the co-founder of QuickBitcoin—a bitcoin trading company that introduced one of the first bitcoin ATMs to the United Kingdom in 2013.
Hugh co-founded Quickbitcoin in 2013, which allowed UK customers to buy bitcoin quickly and easily by establishing trust in a challenging industry. He then partnered with Canadian firm Cointrader.net to bring a bitcoin brokerage, bitcoin ATM, and bitcoin exchange to the UK market. Hugh regularly participates in talks with the HMRC and UKDCA around bitcoin regulation. He works out of BTL Group LTD's London office where he is responsible for all technical aspects of the company as well as all aspects of Interbit.
Siân is a veteran C-level problem solver and fervent digital currency and blockchain advocate, who loves providing real world solutions to virtual currency problems. She is a founding member of the UK Digital Currency Association and co-lead of its Exchanges Regulation & Accounting Working Group, convenor of the first European digital currency associations roundtable, and co-founder of EDCAB -- the European Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology public policy platform based in Brussels.
Jackson is an organized and passionate product developer whose primary interest is in driving innovation to make the world a better place today. He has founded and sold two successful companies that made millions of people around the world aware of blockchain technology and digital currencies. Most recently he founded and served as CEO of XAPCASH Technologies Inc.
Ryan is a veteran of the payments, fraud prevention, risk management and startup landscape. Holding both Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Cyber Crime Investigator (CCCI) credentials he is a heavyweight risk management professional. As Head of Risk, Ryan brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the team. Formerly with Neteller/Optimal Payments, Intabill, BillPro, Vogogo and other payments/risk management companies Ryan leverages his experience to identify quickly and implement solutions to problems in any business.
Brian founded and served as the CEO and President of Northern Aspect Resources Ltd. He is currently the Executive Chairman and CEO of Belvedere Resources Ltd. He has been involved in projects in the natural resources sector for nearly 20 years. Brian served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs for ten years before launching an entrepreneurial career. He worked at J. Aron trading arm of Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for the mining industry sector and worked in both New York and London. Brian also co-founded American Pacific Mining, Jordex Resources, and Kirkland Lake Gold.
John serves as the CFO, Corporate Secretary, and Director of BTL Group Ltd. He has significant experience in building joint venture and distributor relationships in the FMCG and pharmaceutical sectors internationally and has worked internationally in a variety of senior roles for companies including PepsiCo. Most recently, he has built up a successful consulting business providing advice to institutional shareholders and management teams in the media, minerals and technology sectors.
Nicholas has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Next to his sales, marketing and advisory roles, he is also part of the ThoughtLeader management team -- a privately held discussion forum in London, with key industry speakers. Nicholas is also on the executive committee of One2Six, which offers startups and companies a presentation platform to be introduced to a network of investors.
Shafin has launched over 40 start-ups, in 21 different countries, employing over 350 people and generating over $100 million in annual revenues. His most recent success, Victory Square Labs, is a venture builder that provides ideas, funding, mentorship and resources to entrepreneurs in the web, mobile, gaming and film spaces. Outside of his entrepreneurial work, Shafin contributes a significant amount of time to charity and community work. He also donates his time, knowledge and financial resources to numerous local not-for-profit organizations.