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ICON Foundation

The underlying associations and technology that make up the ICON foundation

DAYLI Financial Group (DFG)

DFG, previously known as Yello Financial Group, is a subsidiary of South Korea’s $4b unicorn Yello Mobile.

Raised >$96M in less than 2 yrs of founding.

Launched over 30 fintech products and onboarded dozens of marquee clients including AXA, SK Securities, and ING.

DFG also has 16+ subsidiaries under its umbrella. (Source: DAYLI Financial Group)

500 - 600 Employees

DFG was founded in Feb 2015 and headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Over the next two years, it went onto become Korea’s leading fintech player and one of the largest fintech companies in Asia specializing in innovative financial solutions built on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain Technology. It achieved this mainly through its core divisions – DAYLI Intelligence(DI), Quarterback, DAYLI Marketplace(DMP) and CoinOne.

Parent company of DAYLI Intelligence, theloop and DAVinci

ICON Foundation council member from DAYLI Financial Group:

Min Kim – CSO of DAYLI Financial Group

DAYLI Intelligence

(Operational Unit of DAYLI Financial Group)

6 companies under its operation including Solidware (DAVinci), Leevi, Heenam, theloop, Nomad Connection, Neuro Associates+

Builds financial infrastructure through artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology.

Provider of theloop and DAVinci

ICON Foundation council member from DAYLI Intelligence:

KJ Eee - CEO of DAYLI Intelligence

Hoon Lee - CSO of DAYLI Intelligence


(Subsidiary under DAYLI Intelligence)

Works with multitude of partners 35 and up including renown securities firms, universities and software development firms. See Tier 1 below for more details.

A leading provider of private blockchain solutions facilitating the development and advancement of various interconnectivity infrastructures from financial transactions and digital money to IoT in pursuit of a smart hyper-connected society.

Provider of loopchain, the underlying enterprise blockchain technology for ICON network; boasting high performance and Smart Contract features that can be customized according to operational needs and linked with other distributed ledger networks.  

ICON Foundation council member from theloop:

JH Kim - CEO of theloop

Jay Kim - CFO of theloop


(Brand of DAYLI Intelligence)

Consists of four solutions including DAVinCI Labs, DAVinCI Analyst, DAVinCI Bot and DAVinCI BigData

DAVinCI is a leading artificial intelligence. brand providing machine learning, analytics, scraping, and bot services.

Provider of the underlying AI algorithm and big data analysis technology for ICON Network’s ICX distribution, reward and incentive policies enabling ICON to be responsive to different market conditions unlike the rigid operation of most existing blockchain networks.  


Tier 1 are direct partners of theloop and/or DAVinci.
theloop is the underlying blockchain technology provider for the Capital Markets, Insurance, Universities & Hospitals Consortiums.

DAVinci is the provider of AI technology for ICON Foundation.

Korea University

Established in 1905

Academic staff , 5225 (2016)

Students, 28 431 (2016)

Research university in

Seoul, South Korea, it is one of the nation's oldest and most prominent institutions.

MOU to develop U-coin, a cryptocurrency for university students.
ICON Blog)

Sogang University


Established in 1960

Academic Staff; 432 full-time & 800 supplementary

Students, 12000

Leading research and liberal arts university in Seoul, South Korea.

MOU to develop U-coin; developing U-coin, a cryptocurrency for university students.
ICON Blog)

Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Established in 1986

Academic Staff, 403 (2015)

Students, 3555 (2015)

Research university in Pohang, South Korea dedicated to research and education in science and technology.

MOU to develop U-coin; developing U-coin, a cryptocurrency for university students. (Source: ICON Blog)

Woori Bank

Market Cap: 9.7 Billion USD

(Source: Wall Street Journal)

10,001+ employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Woori Bank together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial banking products and services to individuals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and large corporations in South Korea. It operates through six segments: Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Credit Card, and Other Operations.

Woori Bank announced on August 16th that it has signed a business agreement with fintech companies, DAYLI Intelligence and theloop, for cooperation in the blockchain and digital money business. (Source: ICON Blog)

It is also a partner of DAYLI Intelligence DAVinci.

Korea Financial Investment Association

(KOFIA) - Govt.


KOFIA is the sole self-regulatory organization (SRO) of the Korean financial industry.

Leads the Capital Markets Consortium to which theloop is the sole technology partner. (Source: CoinDesk)

Daishin Securities

Market Cap: 687 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1001 - 5000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Daishin Securities Co., Ltd. provides various financial services in South Korea and internationally including dealing, brokerage, underwriting, investment trust, asset management, etc. 

Daishin is also the cryptocurrency leader (Source: Forbes) for the securities consortium.

Partner of theloop and the cryptocurrency leader (Source: Forbes) for the Capital Markets Consortium.

Hana Financial Group

Market Cap:12.5 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

12,380 employees

(Source: Wikipedia)

Hana Financial Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services. The company engages in commercial banking, investment trusts, foreign currency exchanges, and other related operations.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: CrushCrypto)

Samsung Securities

Market Cap:3.0 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1,001-5,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Samsung Securities Co.,Ltd provides personalized asset management services. The company provides brokerage, investment trust, underwriting services in addition to cyber trading, mutual funds, asset backed securities issuing, and municipal bonds trading services.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: CrushCrypto)

Korea Investment & Securities

Korea Investment & Securities is a subsidiary under Korea Investment Holdings which has a market cap 3.48 Billion (Source: Bloomberg)

1,001-5,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Korea Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. provides financial and merchant banking services in South Korea and internationally. The company offers brokerage services for domestic stocks and futures/options to foreign institutional investors; and brokerage services for Korean investors to invest overseas, including overseas stocks and bonds.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: CrushCrypto)

Yuanta Securities

Market Cap: 631 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

5001 - 10, 000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Yuanta Securities Korea Co., Ltd. provides various financial services in South Korea and internationally. The company offers various investment banking services for stock, stock-related bonds, paid-in capital increase, IPO, M&A, PE, etc

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: CoinDesk)

Dongbu Securities

Market Cap:150 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

Dongbu Securities Co.,Ltd. provides various financial products and services in South Korea. It engages in the provision of investment trading, including securities acquisition, and derivatives trading; investment brokerage of securities, intangible derivatives, and OTC derivatives; investment advisory and investment businesses

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: CoinDesk)

Kiwoom Securities

Market Cap:1.7 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

Kiwoom Securities Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides online brokerage services in South Korea and internationally. The company offers home trading system to trade in foreign stock, local and overseas futures, F/X, and margin trading, as well as equity, futures, and option deals.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: CoinDesk)

Meritz Securities

Market Cap:2.54 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

501-1,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Meritz Securities Co., Ltd. provides securities and financial services to institutional and corporate customers in South Korea and internationally.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: BusinessKorea)

Hyundai Motor Investment & Securities

Hyundai Motor Investment & Securities Co., Ltd is an arm of the Hyundai Motor Group which has a market cap of 31.5 Billion USD.

(Source: Bloomberg)

Hyundai Motor Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. is the investment banking arm of the Hyundai Motor Group. It is a Korea-based company specialized in the provision of securities and financial services.

Partner of theloop

KTB Securities

Market Cap:196 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

KTB Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. provides investment and financial services in South Korea.

Partner of theloop

Hanwha Investment & Securities

Market Cap:455 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

Hanwha Investment & Securities is Korea’s top-tier asset management services provider, offering a full spectrum of financial services and products, including brokerage and equities acquisition, bonds, and derivatives.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: BusinessKorea)

Also partner of DAVinci

KB Securities

KB Securities is a subsidiary of KB Financial Group Inc which has a market cap of 21.6 billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1,001-5,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

KB Securities Co., Ltd., an investment bank, provides various financial solutions in South Korea and internationally. It offers services in dealing, brokerage, underwriting, and investment trust. KB Securities Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of KB Financial Group Inc.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: BusinessKorea)

Eugene Investment & Securities

Market Cap: 288 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

Eugene Investment & Securities Co., Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides securities brokerage services in South Korea. The company is also involved in the investment banking, trading and direct investment, investment trust management, and derivatives brokerage activities. It is a subsidiary of the Eugene Group.

Partner of theloop and member of the Capital Markets Consortium

(Source: BusinessKorea)

Cape Investment & Securities    


CAPE Investment & Securities Co. Ltd. provides security brokerage services. The Company buys and sells securities, commodities contracts, and options.

Partner of theloop

Bookook Securities

Market Cap:252 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

11-50 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Bookook Securities Co.is engaged in provision of financial services including retail brokerage, institutional brokerage, financial product sales,

corporate finance (IPO, corporate bond, etc.),

project financing and structured financing business.

Partner of theloop

Hanyang Securities

Market Cap:92 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

Hanyang Securities Co. Ltd. provides investment brokerage, trading, and consulting services.

Partner of theloop

Mirae Asset

Market Cap:6.39 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1,001-5,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Daewoo Securities is the largest stock brokerage and investment banking firm by market capitalization in Korea.

Partner of theloop

Eugene Investment & Futures

Market Cap:321 Million USD

(Source: Morningstar)

Eugene Investment & Futures Co., Ltd. provides futures and options brokerage services in South Korea and internationally.The company offers clearing and settlement services related to futures trading; information vendor services related to futures trading; risk management and investment consulting services; over-the-counter transactions brokerage services; and foreign exchange transactions related to futures trading. It is a subsidiary of the Eugene Group.

Partner of theloop

Shinyoung Securities

Market Cap:487.2 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

501-1,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Shinyoung Securities Co., Ltd. provides brokerage, wealth management, investment banking, and capital market services in South Korea.

Partner of theloop

SK Securities

Market Cap:352.1 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

501-1,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

SK Securities Co., Ltd., a financial investment company that services both individual and corporate clients. The company develops mobile stock trading systems; and issues various ABCP and OTC derivatives, as well as other financial products in addition to  asset and wealth management services.

Partner of theloop

NH Investment & Securities

Market Cap:3.65 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

501-1,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

121 domestic & overseas branches

NH Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. provides wealth management (WM), investment banking, and institutional client services in South Korea.

Partner of theloop

EBEST  Investment & Securities

Market Cap:405.8 Million USD

(Source: MarketWatch)

EBEST Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. engages in institutional sales, investment banking, and proprietary trading businesses in South Korea.

Partner of theloop

Shinhan Investment Corp.

Shinhan Investment Corp. is a subsidiary of Shinhan Financial Group which has a market cap of 21.6 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1,001-5,000 employees

Shinhan Investment Corporation operates as a securities brokerage and investment banking company. The Company provides securities trading, wealth management, and investment banking services, as well as offers merger and acquisition, investment trust, and corporate financing services. Shinhan Investment serves clients worldwide.

Partner of theloop

Kyobo Life Insurance

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5 Million Customers

(Source: Kyobo Website)

Kyobo Life Insurance Co., Ltd. engages in life insurance business and related reinsurance contracts in South Korea. The company’s insurance products comprise individual annuity, pure endowment and endowment, death, and group insurance.

Partner of theloop

Leads the Kyobo Life Consortium, (Insurance consortium) consisting of insurtech specialist D. Lemon and Won.

(Source: CoinTelegraph)



D.lemon is an Insurance Tech provider that compares products sold by insurance companies enabling consumers to directly compare premiums by company or product.

Partner of theloop and member of the insurance consortium.

(Source: CoinTelegraph)



Insurance Tech company.

Partner of theloop and member of the insurance consortium.

(Source: CoinTelegraph)

Hyundai Card

Hyundai Card Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company which has a market cap of 31.3 Billion USD.

(Source: Bloomberg)

5001-10,000 employees

(Source : LinkedIn)

Hyundai Card Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the credit card business in South Korea. Its activities also include installment financing, leasing, etc. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Partner of DAVinci

Hyundai Capital

Hyundai Capital Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company which has a market cap of 31.3 Billion USD.

Hyundai Capital Services, Inc. engages in the loan business. It provides installment, lease, housing, and automobile financing services, as well as personal credit loans.

Partner of DAVinci

AXA  Direct Korea

1,001-5,000 Employees

103 million customers worldwide, in 59 countries

(Source: LinkedIn)

AXA Direct Korea operates as a subsidiary of AXA SA which has a market cap of 73 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

AXA Direct Korea sells direct insurance online and on phone. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Partner of DAVinci

Welcome Financial Group

Welcome Savings Bank has
250K Customers
559 Employees

(Source: Official Website)

Consumer Finance Company
200K+ Customers
400+ Employees

(Source: Official Website)

Total retail financial company that provides a broad range of financial services. Business areas include Welcome savings bank, Consumer Finance Company, Welrix F&I Corporation, Welcome Credit Holdings etc. .

Partner of DAVinci

Samsung Card

Market Cap: 4.4 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

Employees : 2782

(Source: Forbes, 2015)

Samsung Card Co.,Ltd provides financial services in South Korea. it offers card payment services, personal loans, installment finance and lease/rental finance, Insurance amongst others.  

Partner of DAVinci

Quarterback Investments


Quarterback Investments is robo-advisor based asset management firm that offers global asset management portfolio based on financial bigdata and automated algorithms.It is a subsidiary of DFG’s operational unit Quarterback Group.

Partner of DAVinci

BNK Savings Bank

BNK Savings Banks is a subsidiary of BNK Financial Group which has a market cap of 2.9 Billion USD..

(Source: Bloomberg)

A leading savings bank of Korea providing services across financial products, lending, banking etc.

Partner of DAVinci

Korean Capital

KB Capital Co., is a subsidiary of KB Financial Group Inc which has a market cap of 21.6 billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

KB Capital Co., Ltd. provides consumer finance services to retail customers in South Korea. It offers leasing and installment finance services for various products, including automobiles, heavy machineries, and medical equipment, as well as micro lending services.

Partner of DAVinci

Shinhan Bank

Shinhan Bank is a subsidiary of Shinhan Financial Group which has a market cap of 21.6 Billion USD. (Source: Bloomberg)

Shinhan Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and other banking services to retail and corporate customers. It operates through Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, International Banking, and Other Banking segments.

Partner of DAVinci

SBI Savings Bank

SBI Savings Bank Inc. is a subsidiary of SBI Holdings, Inc.which has a market cap of 505 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

SBI Savings Bank Inc. operates as a financial institution in South Korea offering a wide range of services across commercial banking, loans and insurance.

Partner of DAVinci

Korea Federation of Savings Banks

4+ Million Customers

(Source: FSB Website, 2013)

Korea Federation Of Savings Banks operates as a central bank that helps savings banks achieve development and protects consumers. The company’s functions include providing support for the promotion and development of savings banks; delivering financial and IT assistance; and conducting public functions as central management organization, as well as assistance in the areas of planning and research, administrative support, general affairs, training, office audit, and legal affairs.

Partner of DAVinci


Market Cap: 171 Million USD


e-Credible Co., Ltd. is a Korea-based company mainly engaged in the provision of credit authentication services for electronic commerce industry. Along with its subsidiaries, the Company provides credit authentication services, including digital networking authentication (DNA) service, electronic credit certificate service amongst others.

Partner of DAVinci

Kwangju Bank

Market Cap: 583 Million USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1500+ Employees

(Source: Relbanks)

Kwangju Bank Co., Ltd. provides various banking products and services in South Korea including deposit, loan, and payment guarantee services; and foreign exchange, credit card, beneficiary certificates agency, and other electronic financial services.

Partner of DAVinci



Tier 2 are strategic partnerships with DAILY Intelligence and theloop

SBI Ripple Asia

Ripple Labs:

XRP: 8.9 Billion USD

(Source: CoinMarketCap)

51-200 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

SBI Holdings:

Market Cap: 3.29 Billion USD

(Source: Bloomberg)

1,001-5,000 employees

(Source: LinkedIn)

Ripple, a global provider of financial settlement solutions, and SBI Holdings, Inc.,a global financial services company came together to create SBI Ripple Asia.

Their mission statement:

“By fusing the knowledge and technology of the SBI group and Ripple (ripple), we aim to realize "Internet of value" in Japan and Asia.”

The SBI Ripple Asia Bank Consortium includes 60 Japanese banks, representing over 80% of all Japanese assets.

SBI Ripple Asia has a partnership agreement with DAYLI Intelligence, an operational unit under DAYLI Financial Group, to bring Ripple’s enterprise blockchain solutions for cross-border payments to the South Korean market. (Source: Ripple)



Startup founded in Nov 2017

ChainToB is a Korean blockchain startup that provides blockchain solutions to Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and Pusan National University Research Park. It aims to link blockchain technology to business services.

A strategic partnership in  the nascent stage, with theloop as an investor.(Source: ChainToB)


Tier 3 are relevant strong partnerships / connections formed by the parent company DAYLI Financial Group


Coinone Exchange:

24 Hour Volume 16-12-2017: $500,000,000+ (USD)

Often sits in the top 10 Cryptocurrency exchanges in terms of 24 hour volume

Coinone exchange has the second largest 24 hour volume amongst all the Korean Cryptocurrency exchanges, trading over 709  million USD a day (23 December 2017). It also often sits in the top largest exchanges for cryptocurrency

(Source: CoinMarketCap)

Coinone provides various blockchain and cryptocurrency related services, including cryptocurrency exchange center and foreign remittance service ‘Cross’.

(Source: CoinMarketCap)

Coinone is a subsidiary of DAYLI Financial Group.

Blockchain Interoperability Alliance

Blockchain Interoperability Alliance, co-founded by ICON, Aion, and Wanchain shares the vision of promoting interconnectivity between disparate blockchain networks. The Alliance will collaborate on research on interchain transactions and communication whilst developing industry standards, sharing research & protocol architecture.


In October 2017 raised USD 34,500,000 USD in its Initial Coin Offering. (ETH price at USD 300).

The sale was open to Gold whitelisters for 24 hours with 6.8ETH hard cap and sold out within 10 minutes to Silver whitelisters on the following day.

Wanchain is a distributed financial platform that enables private, cross-blockchain smart contract execution.

Co-formed the Blockchain Interoperability Alliance with ICON Foundation


AION raised an initial amount of $ 23,010,994 USD in their private and pre-sale periods.

A multi-tier blockchain system designed to address unsolved questions of scalability, privacy, and interoperability in blockchain networks.

Co-formed the Blockchain Interoperability Alliance with ICON Foundation







Don Tapscott

Media theorist, Author

Location: Canada

E: info@dontapscott.com

W: dontapscott.com

W: blockchainresearchinstitute.org

W: gsnetworks.org

W: macrowikinomics.com

Twitter: @dtapscott 


YouTube: dontapscottgroup 

( 572 Subs )

FB: don.tapscottt


in: Don Tapscott 

(556, 030 Followers )

C.M., BA, BSc, MEd, LLD

University of Alberta - Masters, Education Specialising in Research Methodology

Trent University - Bachelor, Science in Psychology & Statistics

CEO, The Tapscott Group Inc.

Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum

Chancellor, Trent University

Founder and Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute

> Leading authority (author, speaker) on the impact of technology on business and society.

> Advanced groundbreaking concepts for over 3 decades. His 1992 bestseller, Paradigm Shift, helped coin this seminal management concept

> Latest book, BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World is co-authored by his son Alex Tapscott.

> In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute whose 70+ projects are the definitive investigation into blockchain strategy, use-cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations.

>Member of the Order of Canada (2nd highest honor of merit , second to only Order of Merit which is a personal gift of Canada's Monarch)

> Ranked the 4th most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50 (the world's most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing the leading management ideas of our age)

Jason Best

Advisor, Fintech venture investor

Location: USA

W: kinnser.com/ (current client)

W: startupexemption.com/

W: crowdfundcapitaladvisors.com/

Twitter: @CrowdCapAdvisor 


in: Jason Best


Thunderbird School of Global Management - M.B.A

William Jewel College - BS Business Management

Principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA), CCA is a Key Partner of the U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program that works to further diplomacy and stability through building effective entrepreneurial and early-stage funding ecosystems.

An Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UC Berkeley's Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and co-founded the UC Berkeley Program for Innovation in Entrepreneurial and Social Finance to study crowdfunding globally.

Co-founded the two leading global crowdfunding associations: the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and the CrowdFunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates(CFIRA).

Recently, he was on the executive leadership team of Kinnser Software, ranked by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US for 1300% revenue growth.

> Named 2017's Crowdfunding Person of the Year and selected as one of the 10 most influential people in crowdfunding by Forbes.com

> Jason has spoken at The White House, South by Southwest, TEDx, the World Bank’s Global Forum on Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship and the Angel Capital Association. He is co-author of the Crowdfund Investing for Dummies book (published by Wiley), a contributor to TechCrunch and Venture Beat and has appeared in Fast Company, Bloomberg Markets and on CNN.

> Founding member of Startup Exemption, was one of the three people responsible for creating the CrowdFund Investment Framework used by the President in the Jobs Act, that helped change the laws making crowdfund investing legal in the US

> Attended the Rose Garden Ceremony at the White House on April 5, 2012 to watch President Obama sign crowdfunding legislation.

> Prior to his work in crowdfund investing, Jason was a successful healthcare technology entrepreneur with 2 companies in San Francisco, California.

Yiseul Cho

Blockchain Engineer, Data science

Location: London

Twitter: @yiseulcho 




FB: Yiseul Cho

in: Yiseul Cho 


MIT - Master, information synthesis, predictive analysis, text mining

Ecole Nationale superieure des Mines de Paris - MS Energy market and strategy, energy efficiency, market transformation

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology - Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Blockchain Specialist at HSBC

Blockchain Developer (self-employed), to experiment and explore the potential applications of blockchain and bring data analytics to blockchain, set up a Blockchain R&D agency.

Founder of Hyperledger London Meetup (1780 members) The group focuses on exploring Blockchain technology implementation in financial industry, and the event has been sponsored by Sapient Global Markets, HSBC, RBS, BNY Mellon and Barclays.

Works as partner at Blockchain angel investor group in Korea and specialized ICO marketing company for Korean market.

> Project Manager at Facebook

> Co-Founder & CEO at Roomtomoney (RTM) helps short term rental of unused space in Seoul through a full service management, raised 300K to setup business.

Ismail Malik

Blockchain R&D + ICO Strategist

Location: London


W: icocrowd.com/

Twitter: @DisrupTiv 


in: Ismail Malik  

(23, 959 Followers)

Google+: +IsmailMalik 


Birbek, University of London - International Relations, History of London

School of Advanced Study , University of London - Commonwealth Networking, England Studies

UC Institute of Education - Degree

Editor in Chief for ICO CROWD; World's first publication for the ICO industry

Founder & CEO at Blockchain Lab; world’s first Blockchain Lab and first ‘DLT’ company within Level 39 in Canary Wharf (world’s largest Fintech accelerator)

> Over 20 years experience in Technology related startups and entrepreneurship covering Asset Management, Cryptocurrencies, Mobile Payments in the City of London and Emerging Markets working with leading firms such as Vodafone, Cellnet and News International.

> He previously worked at Smartledger which develops smart contracts for Smart Cities.

> Editor-in-Chief of Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Investment Fund Quarterly Review, Cofounder at CoinViral, Coinflow Architect at Blockchain Lab, Cofounder at CoinDesk, Director at SqFt Crowd, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Crypto Devs, and General Secretary at Olympic Cricket Campaign.

> Ismail Malik is ranked 75 of the top 100 most influential Blockchain people according to Rise Global.

Simon Seojoon Kim

Blockchain Investor, Evangelist

Location: Korea

Twitter: @seojoonkim 


FB: kimseojoon

in: Simon Seojoon Kim 

(500+ Followers)

Pohang University of Science & Technology - Bachelor Computer Science & Engineering

Chief product officer & cofounder at Knowre, an education technology company that develops adaptive learning applications for the web, tablets.

> Co-founder of the top 10 innovative AI. math education company, "Fast Company"

Eddy Travia

Pioneer Investor in Blockchain & Bitcoin startups, Venture Builder & Accelerator

Location: China/Hong Kong , London, France

W: coinsilium.com

W: blockchain.space

Twitter: @startupeddy 


FB: startupeddy 

in: Eddy Travia 


Stanford University - Graduate Cert in Financial Engineering

International University of Monaco - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Major

CEO at Coinsilium , an investment company focused on blockchain technology, harnessing growth through investment, acceleration and development. The company is listed on London’s NEX Exchange Growth Market under ticker symbol COIN.

Co Founder & Chief Startup Officer at Blockchain Space, startup accelerator for talented visionaries creating innovative solutions using blockchain technology - popular blockchain workshops in Europe in June 2015 and acceleration program in 2016.

Co Founder & Chief Startup Officer at Seedcoin, world's first seed-stage digital currency startup virtual incubator.


1) DomRaider, French startup for open-source solution dedicated to real-time management of auctions based on blockchain technology.

( https://www.domraider.io/en/)

2) CoinDash,  world's first social trading platform for cryptocurrency investors


3) Indorse - Decentralised Professional Social Network, aim to revolutionise social networking among professionals using new models of tokenization and decentralisation


4) Gimli - real time live games betting platform (gimli.io)

> Eddy has led investments in 17 blockchain companies around the world, including Factom, RSK, SatoshiPay, Minebox, CoinDash and Indorse.

>   Living and working in China/Hong Kong for about ten years, he managed private equity investment funds focusing on Greater China. Previously, he was the Director of Admissions of a technology MBA (Theseus MBA) in Sophia Antipolis (France) now part of EDHEC business school.

>  As an early advocate of blockchain technologies, Eddy advises sovereign funds, private equity funds, government agencies and corporate leaders on blockchain strategy and how to harness the transformative power of these technologies.

> Following founding Seedcoin, Eddy was ranked ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ in Blockchain along with Marc Andreessen and Roger Ver at the Blockchain Awards 2014 in Amsterdam.

> Eddy is a regular keynote speaker at events worldwide such as the Shanghai Lujiazui Fintech Summit, the CFA Institute blockchain events in Scandinavia, Fintech Storm in London, and booked to speak at Crowdsourcing Week this Fall and Dublin Tech Summit in Feb. 2017. Eddy delivered a speech about the blockchain revolution at TEDx IE Madrid in June 2016.

Jehan Chu

Advisor, Blockchain

Location: Hong Kong

W: kenetic.capital

Twitter: @collectionist 


WeChat: Jehan Chu 朱沛宗

in: Jehan Chu 


The Johns Hopkins University - BA International Relation

Co founder and managing partner of Kenetic Capital, one of the first Blockchain Venture Capital and Cryptocurrency Funds as well as Token Sale Consulting in Asia.  

Founder of Ethereum Hong Kong, 1100 members, personally hosted over 60 Blockchain events including Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin 7 times.

Founding Member of Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong

Founder of Hyperledger HK Community

Co-chairman (volunteer) for Blockchain Committee, Fintech Association of Hong Kong

He was a partner with the HKMA (HK Monetary Authority) on the Blockchain: Surge event, and a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member.

> Jehan is a former front-end developer with ten years’ experience in web and enterprise application development.

> Jehan has been a cryptocurrency investor since 2013, with successful investments including Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, Melonport and acts as Advisor to the Melonport, QTUM and OpenANX.

Paul Veradittakit

Advisor, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Investor

Location: USA

W: veradittakit.com 

Twitter: @veradittakit 


In: Paul Veradittakit 


University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Political Science

Paul is Partner at Pantera Capital leading blockchain investments.

Prior to joining Pantera, he worked at Strive Capital as an Associate focusing on investments in the mobile space.

Previously, he was at Hatch Consulting and LECG and performed business development and marketing for Urban Spoils, an early stage startup in the daily deal aggregation space.

> Paul is an enthusiastic about blockchain and venture capital space having worked in the space for 6 years. He mentors at Boost VC, Golden Gate, The House Fund and Alchemist Accelerator.

> Paul on top of ICON is an advisor to Cofound.it, Enigma MPC, Blockchain Education Network and Orchid Labs

> In his career he has secured over 30 venture investments and key partnerships for portfolio companies around the world.