Anatoly Yakovenko

Anatoly Yakovenko


Anatoly Yakovenko is Co-Founder and CEO of Solana. He has over 10 years of experience in developing high-performance operating systems, and is a world-class underwater hockey player. He is an alumnus of Qualcomm, Mesosphere, Dropbox, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Will Wang

Will Wang is a Founding Partner at TKX Capital, a full-service crypto investment bank in primary and secondary markets. Prior to this, he was the Head of Investment and Business Development at Huobi North America, a leading global crypto trading exchange.

Thomas Chippas

Thomas Chippas is the CEO of Argo Blockchain. Previously, he was CEO of ErisX and COO of Axoni.

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta is the executive vice president of engineering at Coinbase, previously served as vice president of engineering at Lyft. He is a graduate of the University of Bombay and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Niraj Pant

Niraj Pant is the Co-Founder at Ritual. Presively he was a General Partner at Polychain Capital, where he invests in early-stage cryptocurrency projects. Prior to this role, he researched privacy in the Decentralized Systems Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Niraj has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors for CoinDCX, an Ambassador for Sequoia Capital, and Co-Founder and CTO of Source Networks. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kevin Lehtiniitty

Kevin Lehtiniitty is co-founder and chief technology officer of Fortress Trust Company. He holds a master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Haichao Zhu

Haichao Zhu is the co-founder of Rooch Network and has worked on Algorand, Solana and other projects.

Matty Tay

Matty Tay is Head of Growth at Solana. Previously at 0x and Square.

Steve Lee

Investor at BlockTower Capital; Formerly Portfolio Manager, Trader at Goldman Sachs; Engineering at University of Illinois; Japan, Korea, US, Singapore; Trilingual. Having been raised, educated, and working in the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Singapore and grown trilingual, Steve has worked as a investment director and Head of Asia in BlockTower Capital to contribute to the firm's global investment in cryptoasset and blockchain industry and lead its Asia business. Before BlockTower Capital, Steve worked as front, middle, back office roles in Tokyo and Singapore with Goldman Sachs. Before his career in financial industry, Steve worked as a research engineer in the U.S. working with U.S. government and world's leading semiconductor companies after he majored in Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

William Hsieh

William Hsieh is Co-Founder of Swivel Finance. Formerly, Embedded Software Engineer at Raytheon.

Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty is the Senior VP of Product at Bitcoin IRA. Presively he was Co-Founder & CEO at Shrimpy. He graduated from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.