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Directors & Advisors

Our advisors and directors backing our brand are some of the most credible leaders in the cryptocurrency markets as well as the traditional finance industry.

 

Alex Tapscott

Alex Tapscott

Chair of the Advisory Committee

Mr. Tapscott is Chairman of Prophecy DeFi’s Advisory Committee and Managing Director of Ninepoint Partners’ Digital Asset Group. In addition, Mr. Tapscott is an entrepreneur, author and seasoned capital markets professional focused on the impact of Bitcoin, blockchain and other digital assets on business and financial markets. Mr. Tapscott is the co-author of the critically acclaimed non-fiction best-seller,

Blockchain Revolution, which has been translated into more than 15 languages and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. He is also the Editor and Co-author of Financial Services Revolution. 

Mr. Tapscott is sought after world-wide for his expertise by business and government audiences. He has delivered over 200 lectures and executive briefings for global corporations and financial services firms.

His TedX talk, “Blockchain is Eating Wall Street” has been viewed over 750,000 times. Mr. Tapscott has also written for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, National Post and many other publications. In 2017, Mr. Tapscott co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), a global think-tank investigating blockchain strategies, opportunities and use-cases. Mr. Tapscott is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Sandeep Nailwal

Sandeep Nailwal

Advisor

Sandeep Nailwal is an Indian entrepreneur, software developer, and co-Founder of Polygon. Polygon has quickly become a top twenty ranked protocol in the sector worldwide with a fully diluted valuation of over US$10 billion. Polygon was founded in 2017 to solve the problem of high fees and slow transaction speeds on Ethereum, the world's second-largest cryptocurrency. 

Polygon is a Layer Two blockchain on Ethereum, allowing users to build applications on Polygon at a far lower cost than Ethereum. The valuation of Polygon’s native token, Matic, has risen from a market capitalization of less than US$26 million at inception in 2019, to over US$10 billion today. Mr. Nailwal is also the Founder of India’s Crypto Covid Relief Fund, which has raised an incredible US$1 Billion in less than 12 months.

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Galia Benartzi

Galia Benartzi

Advisor

Ms. Galia Benartzi is the co-founder of Bancor, the world's first open-source protocol ensuring on-chain liquidity between any blockchain-based asset, and the inventor of the Automated Market Maker, now a building block of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). More than $2 billion in token conversions have been processed via Bancor, as the protocol impacts organizations and people across the globe, from blockchain teams to real-world communities issuing local currencies. Galia was recognized by Forbes and Glamour Magazine as a leading woman in crypto; she has been featured on BloombergTV and CNBC, and has spoken at the United Nations, TEDx and the Oslo Freedom Forum on monetary theory and innovation. Galia previously co-founded Mytopia, the first social gaming company for smartphones (acquired by 888 in 2010), and Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile applications (acquired by Appcelerator in 2012). She was a Venture Partner at Peter Thiel's Founder's Fund, a founding member of Summit Powder Mountain, and the organizer of Bretton Woods 75, a commemoration event evaluating the historic monetary accords.

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Peng Zhong

Peng Zhong

Advisor

Peng Zhong, CEO of Tendermint, leads a world-class team that builds applications to improve the usability, accessibility, and safety of blockchain for developers and end-users. Tendermint is a core contributor to the Cosmos ecosystem, which houses more than 250 blockchain projects and secures over $100B in digital assets. Projects on the Cosmos ecosystem include Binance Chain, Terra, Crypto.com, ThorChain, Osmosis, Kava, Fetch.ai, Injective Protocol, Persistence, Akash, Regen, and many more.

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John A. McMahon

John A. McMahon

Chairman

Mr. John McMahon has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Prophecy DeFi since March 2021. He has held a number of senior banking roles within the investment industry and is currently Managing Partner of Thought Launch Capital & Advisory. Prior to this role, he served as Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Banking for Mackie Research Capital Corporation and, subsequently, Managing Director of Investment Banking for Industrial Alliance Securities.

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Stuart Hensman

Stuart Hensman

Director

With over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Hensman is bringing a wealth of knowledge from diversified industries. He has held the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Scotia Capital Inc. (USA), as Managing Director (Equities) for Scotia Capital Inc. (United Kingdom), Chairman of the Board of Governors at CI Funds, Chairman of Board of Creststreet Asset Management and Chairman of the Board of Creststreet Power and Income Fund.

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Charlie Morris

Charlie Morris

Director

Charlie Morris is the Managing Partner of CMCC Global, an asset manager focused solely on digital assets. Mr. Morris co-founded CMCC Global in 2016 and has grown the business to over US$300m in assets under management, with offices in Asia and North America. Previously, Mr. Morris was a software engineer in Hong Kong focused on iOS app development and a technology sector management consultant in London. Mr. Morris has acted as an expert adviser on blockchain technology for multinational enterprises and was an Ethereum ICO investor in 2014.

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Tim Diamond

Tim Diamond

Director

Mr. Diamond brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience across asset management, real estate, merchant banking, and venture investing including founding, building and successfully exiting several companies. Since 2014, Mr. Diamond has been CEO of Whitehall Apartments Corp., a private REIT, and has served on the boards of numerous publicly listed investment funds during his career and was most recently on the board of Trichome Financial Corp., a publicly listed finance company.

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