Blockchain Hanoi is a tech community hub formed by a group of inspiring technologists who works together towards an inclusive and conscious future; the community leaders organize monthly events to talk about the different advances of the industry, the basics to attract beginners or interested people, and to foster networking between entrepreneurs, talent, and investors.
Leon Nicolas Acosta is an entrepreneur and product designer passionate about sustainability and social impact. He envisions new technologies, and especially the emerging ones, as very powerful tools to achieve a positive impact and force of change. Leon got a bachelor in Computer science and Administration and has extensive experience in the field of cultural innovation and software development. Since 2015, he got involved in blockchain development and FinTech. He co-founded and participated in several blockchain/consumer apps startups from ideation to prototyping to expansion. Leon is currently performing as VP of Product at Ztudium, a UK company, creating a link between ideas, objectives, and execution. He is also a board member and technical advisor of The Storm Network, where he adds up with his strong technological background.
Thi has been a blockchain soldier with hands-on in-depth experience in the blockchain area for several years. He started as a Software Engineer, then Solution Architect, then a Director at FPT Software – the largest software company in Vietnam with over 15k employees. After leaving FPT Software, he joined Kyber Network, one of the most successful blockchain projects in Asia, helping the company successfully expand from a small & spontaneous group to a mature company of 40 people. Thi founded Icetea Blockchain at the end of 2018 after getting frustrated with unusable blockchain dapps' UX, with the determination to make the benefits of blockchain more accessible to normal people.
ezDeFi builds an ecosystem of a multi-chain, non-custodian ezDeFi Wallet, a multi-functional browser extension, an ezDeFi payment gateway and ezDeFi public chain. For that, users now can easily save, make payments, transfer cryptocurrencies and experience unlimited DApps with ezDeFi. Besides, online stores from different places now can accept cryptos as a payment method, without the interference of any third parties. Zero fee and 2-second latency are ezDeFi public chain's advantages which strongly support smart contract execution in escrow and subscription payments.
Patrick Tan is the CEO & General Counsel of Novum Alpha, a quantitative digital asset trading firm, as well as the Deputy Chairman for the Novum Group. Appointed as an Advocate & Solicitor in 2005, Patrick specializes in blockchain technology law and was previously practicing with one of Singapore’s top blockchain technology law firms. He oversees trading teams in the United Kingdom and Singapore, analyzing and managing risks related to cryptocurrency trading for Novum Alpha and his writing is regularly featured in leading publications.
Felix is Co-Founder of Dash NEXT. Dash is the leading cryptocurrency for real-life payments. Dash NEXT is focused on biz-dev and partnerships. With Dash Thailand, he has established the first crypto payment ecosystem in Asia. Felix published the “Bitcoin Handbook”, is Co-Founder of FUTERIO and the Blocktech Institute. Felix focus is on DeFi, mass adoption of cryptocurrencies and decentralized businesses.
Huy is a senior Tech Lead Manager at Google, with over 10 years of experience in building large-scale distributed infrastructure. Huy currently leads the Google Fiber Network Infrastructure team to architect an innovative platform that enables high-speed internet (1GBps) to million customers in the US. He was among the youngest staff engineers who were ever promoted to TLM rank by Google. Huy has a track record of leading many critical products, most notably include Android Hearables Experience and Google Access Wireless Platform. Huy also holds multiple US patents and papers in the fields of infrastructure and networking. Huy was part of Google’s “Next Billion User” initiative to build technology foundation for Africa and other 3rd-world countries.
Born in Cordoba, Argentina, Luis started his career at Latin America-based Kepler Technology, where he developed software for the financial industry focusing on the security and scalability of banking systems. By 2000, Luis founded Frame Labs, a firm specializing in internet banking systems and security consultation.