Building for the future

Founders


Yves La Rose

CEO


Daniel Keyes

COO


Denis Carrière

CTO


Matthew Darwin

CIO


Stéphane Bisson

CCO


Vincent Grenier

CFO


David Requenez

CPO

Core Team


Heinz M. Breuer

Director Asia


John Williamson

Software Developer


Fred Schoell

Software Developer


Jan Langheimer

Software Developer


Will Park

Software Developer


Y. Schkvorets

Software Developer


Gary Hobson

Technical Consultant


Keith Mason

Hardware Consultant

Interns


Lena Wang

Cheng’du, China


Davina

Cheng’du, China


Bennet Yoon

Cheng’du, China


Aria

Cheng’du, China

Ambassadors


Brian Patel

Vancouver, Canada


Chelsa Meadus

Vancouver, Canada


David Bigley

Philadelphia, USA


Debraj Ghosh

Bangalore, India


D. Dzhurenov

Sofia, Bulgaria


E. Babalola

Benin, Nigeria


Felix Mago

Bangkok, Thailand


Iheb Nassoubi

Tunis, Tunisia


Masenko Yaroslav

Odessa, Ukraine

 


Mpalanyi V. Victor

Kampala, Uganda

 


Patrick Schmid

Lausanne,Switzerland

 


Samuel Joseph

Port Harcourt, Nigeria



Wayne Lloyd

London, UK


T. Stoudmann

Geneva, Switzerland


Toju Kaka

Ibadan, Nigeria


Vijayta Bhatt

Mumbai, India

Yves La Rose

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 
Responsibilities include: governance, strategy, communications
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Yves began his journey into computers at a very young age, building his first computer at 6 years old and programming his first game at the age of 7. Yves has always had a deep ideological relationship with computers and their role in decentralization. Yves began his university studies in software engineering, but quickly realized the human aspect was where his heart resided. After completing studies in psychology and pure sciences, Yves bridged the gap by focusing on perceptual and computational neuropsychology.

After starting to mine Bitcoin in 2010, Yves eventually realized that Proof of Work would not be able to provide him with the decentralization dream he was so fond of. Yves used his bitcoins to buy various computer parts and forgot about Bitcoin for a few years until he co-founded a crypto education group in 2016. In his professional life, Yves worked for the Canadian Federal Government as an economist and a policy advisor, and then worked in communications for an elected National political representative in Canada. Yves left National politics to pursue his passion of decentralization, cryptoassets and EOS – founding EOS Nation in February 2018. Yves is fluent in Japanese, having spent the early part of his formative adult years living in Japan.

Daniel Keyes

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Responsibilities include: product management, operations, community
Location: Toronto, Canada

Prior to founding the first EOS community in Toronto and co-founding EOS Nation, Daniel spent a decade in the financial technology industry working several diverse roles. His extensive experience in customer service, sales, sales coaching, agent training, digital marketing, digital process management (lean green belt), and product management (certified scrum master, certified product owner) eventually lead him to consulting for a blockchain dev shop.

Daniel earned a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in 2009 and worked as a chase producer intern at Global TV.

Daniel lives by the principles of Truth, Love, and Freedom.

Denis Carrière

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Full-time responsibilities include: block producer infrastructure, enterprise architect
Location: Ottawa, Canada

As a full-stack web & GIS developer and a strong advocate for open source software & open data, Denis is our Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for our node infrastructure.

Before focusing all his efforts on EOS and EOS Nation, Denis was one of the core developers for TurfJS (Advanced geospatial analysis for browsers and Node.js) and a developer for SharedStreets.io (A shared language for the world’s streets). Denis is living and breathing open source with over 4,800+ GitHub commits this year alone. He is also the event organizer for OpenStreetMap and travels internationally/locally attending technology conferences.

Denis also served with the Canadian Armed Forces as a Geospatial Engineer and deployed overseas for two operational missions, one of which was providing humanitarian relief efforts during the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Matthew Darwin

Chief Infrastructure Officer (CIO)
Responsibilities include: maintaining, testing and optimizing node infrastructure
Location: Ottawa, Canada

For more than 20 years Matthew Darwin has worked in both large and small technology companies (Loran International Technologies, Peregrine Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise).  His roles varied from Linux system administrator, dev-ops engineer, full-stack software development engineer, project manager and team manager up to the level of R&D Director. He has managed projects, both small and large teams (of up to 100 software engineers) including multi-geography teams located in Asia, Europe and North America.

Prior to joining EOS Nation, the projects Matthew worked on focused primarily on IT Service Management, IT Asset Management and Network Discovery/Management. He introduced Agile software development methodologies to teams needing improved process. Matthew spent most of his time on customer-focused engineering: understanding customers’ requirements and then delivering improvements and features to existing products. His passion is business process excellence: removing work by automating manual tasks and modernizing delivery process.

In his free time, he volunteers on various Canadian civic technology projects.

Matthew graduated from Carleton University in 2000 with a degree in Computer Science and am ITIL Foundation certified on IT Service Management.

Stéphane Bisson

Chief Community Officer (CCO)
Responsibilities Include: EOS Nation Ambassador program, Community Engagement
Location: Montreal, Canada

In early 2017, after a deep dive into cryptoassets, Stéphane became an evangelist for Bitcoin, blockchain and decentralization. Through his constant efforts, he was able to grab people’s attention and educate them through casual conversations about these new concepts. Driven by his beliefs in the potential of decentralization, Stéphane was able to get many people interested in this new emerging asset class.  Some of these people, like Denis Carrière and Yves La Rose, eventually left their old industries to join the blockchain revolution.  Stéphane is honored to be able to continue his blockchain education efforts by working with a worldwide team of passionate EOSIO advocates through the EOS Nation Ambassador program.

Vincent Grenier, P.Eng

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Responsibilities include: Legal, Financial, French Community Engagement
Location: Sherbrooke, Canada

Passionate about business finance, management and systems, Vincent Grenier worked as a structural engineer where he helped build the accounting and management software.  His interest in investing eventually led him to Bitcoin and then EOSIO.  Combining his enthusiasm with his desire to educate the public about the vast potential of EOSIO, Vincent was a staple of the early online EOS communities. Before the idea of EOS Nation was even born, Vincent was already building and educating EOS communities online and organising local meetups.  While Vincent manages important legal and financial aspects of EOS Nation, he is also still leading various education initiatives.  He is currently working online with other Block Producers to build a cohesive EOSIO educational platform while at the same time continuing to generate educational content for the French community.  He has hosted over 10 meetups across Quebec, France and Switzerland, done multiple interviews with various French communities and created tutorial videos on our EOS Nation FR YouTube page.

David Requenez

Chief Product Officer (CPO)
Responsibilities include: multimedia design, social media management
Location: McAllen, TX, USA

David has a background in business, education, and for the past several years, blockchain.  David worked in education for 8 years until recently going full time into EOS and EOS Nation.  David has worked on several business start-ups in his career, from business consulting to education.  Inspired by great people and always looking towards the future, David became fully captivated by Dan Larimer’s vision of what EOS could become.

David has always been interested in economics, following notable economists like Marc Faber, Peter Schiff and Milton Friedman.  Having lived through the internet bubble of 2001 and the housing crash and financial crisis of 2008, David hopes that the transparency that comes with blockchain could bolster free-market economies and reduce market manipulation.

Heinz Martin Breuer

Regional Director of Asia
Location: Chengdu, China

After creating a DIY magazine about environmental protection, Heinz Martin became part of the German Green Party by being a founding member of the local green party for minors. However, it soon became apparent that existing political structures we’re too stiff and limited for him so he merged his political activism with art and music, leading him to educational efforts such as handing out educational material at music festivals, creating political graffiti, being the front man of a music band, organizing protest rallies on pressing issues and doing art installations at the 27th G8 summit held in Genoa, Italy. 

Inspired by Joseph Beuys’ concept of the Social Sculpture, Martin studied art at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, where he graduated in 2008 with a master’s degree in Oil Painting.

Taking part in the academy’s philosophy programs, he wrote essays about futurism, robotics and gene manipulation but also about the historical differences between the western and eastern art philosophies.  Moving to China after these studies and integrating himself as much as possible, Martin started organizing events and culture exchange programs all over China. This led him to start an artist agency, an event management company and a screen print studio.

While living behind the Great Chinese Firewall and therefore learning about VPNs and the Tor project, he quickly stumbled upon Bitcoin.

Since then his interest in the potential of cryptoassets continued to grow until he decided to host a early crypto meetup at one of his other businesses, the Chengdu Co-Working Space Berlin Haus.

When EOSIO presented solutions to major issues like scalability, transaction cost and energy efficiency he felt the need to get more involved and applied and joined the EOS Nation Ambassador program.  While volunteering as an EOS Nation Ambassador, Martin was critical to the success of Yves LaRose’s first trip to China, proving himself to be an extremely valuable to EOS Nation. He was then hired as EOS Nation’s Regional Director of Asia where he currently leads a team of 3 interns as they continue to build the EOS Nation Asian communities.

John Williamson

Software Developer
Location:
Brisbane, Australia

Fred Schoell

Developer
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

Fred recently got his master’s degree in computer science with a strong focus on Big Data and IT Security and is now ready to put that knowledge into practice. With experience from previous projects in micro controller programming, android app development, web design, backend architecture, big data analytics and server infrastructures, Fred already is an allrounder in the field of software development and operations. His first station after his studies lead him to Toronto, where he started – and still is – working as CTO for EOSindex. This is also where he established relations with multiple members of the EOS community and EOS Nation in particular, who he is now happy to support as a contracted software developer.

Jan Langheimer

Developer
Location: Freiburg, Germany

Jan is one of the early members of the EOS community and many know him from EOSindex.io which he founded. His first experiences with blockchain technology was with Bitcoin in 2012 and in 2016 Jan experimented with a small Ethereum mining rig.  With many years experience in web development, Jan always strives for cutting edge technology and a great user experience.

Jan likes to explore the world and has traveled for work and for joy all over the world. Joining the EOS Nation team as a software developer was the next logical step to keep pushing all together our united goal: making EOS a huge success!

Will Park

Software Developer
Location: Seoul, South Korea

Will is a blockchain enthusiast and interested in a transparent society and decentralized systems. Most of all, he enjoys participating in hackathons, and won awards in various challenges around the world.

He also published several books about blockchain, and wants to be a best-selling author in the future. Will has experience in developing dApps on EOS, Ethereum, and various blockchain platforms, and continues to learn the latest technologies.

Will makes trance music as a hobby, and dreams of performing at the World DJ Festival.

Yaro Shkvorets

Software Developer
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Having grown up in Ukraine and graduating from Moscow State University with a degree in Computer Science, Yaro worked the past 10 years as a C++ developer building data recovery and forensics software in Moscow and Ottawa.

As a passionate safe cycling advocate he’s been involved with Bike Ottawa and City of Ottawa, building open source tools and bike maps to help people on bikes find a safe way in the city and local cycling advocates push for better cycling infrastructure.

Yaro is an outdoors enthusiast enjoying all kinds of winter and summer sports from snowkiting and freeriding to surfing and paragliding.

Gary Hobson

Technical Consultant
Location: Belgium

Gary’s first experience with blockchain technology was in early 2013, contributing code to several altcoin wallets, setting up block explorers and tipbots. In 2018 he discovered the EOS community, the speed and ease trough which a user was able to sign into any dApp, as well as frictionless transfers blew his mind.

Gary quickly started to contribute to several EOS projects:

  • Boid.com: stats.boid.com tracking metrics stored in the smart contract tables exposed via Grafana.
  • Krown: tracking Governance, telegram tipping and blockbounty metrics.
  • Bancor: tracking xnation.io liquidity pools.
  • SX: tracking stats.sx, stable.sx, and swap.sx for EOS Nation.
  • Vigor: stats.vigor.ai tracking smart contract metrics, in close collaboration with the core development team.
  • EOSUSA: EOSIO node monitor, tracking response times and reliability for the WAX, FIO and Proton chain.
  • Telos: Sponsored via Telos WPS and in collaboration with Boid design the Telos node monitor site.

Gary developed over the years expertise with visualizing metrics from REST APIs and smart contracts, using a combination of open source tools like Grafana, Prometheus , node.js and some Python magic dust.

Gary joins the EOS Nation team as a technical consultant, enhancing and working on their monitoring and metric visualization needs.

Keith Mason

Hardware Consultant
Location: Ottawa, Canada

Keith Mason’s obsession with computer hardware started off as a hobby for him. Taking apart IBM XT and PS/2 machines in the 80’s and continuing throughout the years, this eventually turned into his first computer job, working with small campus networking and distance education (video/audio conferencing) in the last 90’s. His experience with operating systems eventually led to a job doing QA for desktop application and building test labs. He remined in software R&D for 10 years, moving from desktop applications to enterprise software and from QA to Software Engineering. During this time, he also remained responsible for R&D infrastructure and systems administration. After Keith’s time in software R&D, he began to work as a consultant for enterprise software with a focus on IT Discovery applications in large environments.

During his years working in software R&D and consulting, he maintained his interest in hardware, taking up projects for specialty machine builds and keeping up his home lab. Example projects include builds for animation, A/V, medical offices, and crypto mining. After seeing the potential of the EOS project, he is excited to be involved with EOS Nation and advise them on their bare-metal infrastructure needs.

Lena Wang

Intern
Cheng’du, China

In 2015, Lena came to Chengduwhich is a beautiful city in China and began her university study in Computer Science in Sichuan University( SCU ). And she gets the full scholarship to continue her study for Master’s degree.  In 2016, she served as the vice minister of Girl’s Department of College of CS of SCU and cheerleader of football team of College of CS. In 2017, she served as the president of Sports Analysis Society of SCU. During this period, she  acumulated a lot of experience in organizing activities.

Due to her major, she has a strong interest in blockchain.  And she is honored to be able to help EOS Nation China community  grow by writing, translation, organizing events and communication.  She has also believed that university students are one of the powerful driving for social and technology development. So she currently focuses on popularizing blockchain basics among university students and  let more students get involved in building a decentralized future. In December of 2018, she organized the ‘EOS Sticker Design Competition’  in SCU and the amount of participants almost reached 100.

Davina

Intern
Cheng’du, China

Davina’s interest for blockchain has been on the rise from July,2018, after attending  several blockchain meetups in Chengdu. As an English major, she’s enthusiastic and always eager to be exposed to  new ideas. She’s born a talent for connection — She loves talking to people and listen to exotic stories, and she also shows great fondness for writing. She owns a self media platform named Davina’s Hotpot English, presenting a world of inspirational and interesting  stories.

She’s now making use of her talents as an intern for EOS Nation. She has been contributing to the EOS Nation community by being a translator and editor , an interviewer and  writer. Now she’s in charge of the WeChat official accounts for EOS Nation (EOS Nation and EOS Nation SWC) as well as the official Sina Weibo account(EOS Nation柚子王国)for EOS Nation. Meanwhile, for our EOS Nation Ambassador Program, she has been interviewing the ambassadors and writing articles featuring their stories with EOS Nation.

Bennet Yoon

Intern
Cheng’du, China

Bennet Yoon first came to China back in 2015, started to study international business in SWUFE. In 2017 summer, He got interested in blockchain technology by the inspiration given by Alan Kim, current a-SSIST Business school’s crypto economy professor. After several months of work experience in blockchain media platform, he co-founded the blockchain student club in SWUFE at June 2018. He is in charge of managing general club activities as a vice chairman and educating Korean and other international students who are new to the technology. Currently he is co-organizing Crypto Mondays Chengdu, international crypto- and blockchain-related event in Chengdu.

Brian Patel

Vancouver, Canada
Joined April 2020

With a solid foundation in Counseling and Business Leadership he is a Serial Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of P2P Doctor Virtual Health Platform and ATM Token Group.

When you combine passion for modern technology, community development and a desire for business, you end up exploring a lot of uncharted territory. He has a history for establishing business models which are yet to find their place on the market and his infatuation with technology like blockchains and decentralized applications has become a part of his DNA.  He believes the key to mass adoption of Blockchain technology is Building and Engaging a Community using lots of passion, emotion and dedication.

Brian lives by the Motto “People will forget what you say, they will forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel!”

Chelsa Meadus

Vancouver, Canada
Joined April 2020

With more than 20 years of Community Development and Sales experience, she’s obsessed with innovating new ways of engaging community. An Elected Official Chelsa, is simply a doer and makes things happen. Truly fascinated with looking beyond the obvious. She is always amazed by new places, new experiences and connecting with will all sorts of new people. She has a passion for networking and building teams by utilizing her skills to help build a blockchain community and supporting others around EOSIO education. She is the meetup organizer for over 200 Vancouverites and crypto enthusiasts.

David Bigley

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Joined November 2018

Being a lover of freedom and entrepreneurship, David Bigley started a landscaping business in 2013 after earning his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Studies. Intrigued with Bitcoin and the implications of a decentralized, trustless monetary system, he began pursuing a deeper understanding of the blockchain space beginning in the summer of ’17. A new passion had been ignited.  The implications of Moore’s Law revealed to him the importance and urgency of steering technology in a positive direction to empower people and enrich the human experience.

Before long, David came across an interview with the EOSIO creator, Dan Larimer. Dan’s philosophy of voluntary association and life mission “to find free market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property for all” greatly resonated with him. Not only was Dan’s philosophy aligned with his own, but Dan’s expertise and success in building other projects like Bitshares & Steemit was incredibly promising. The EOSIO implementation of solutions to the problems in scalability, governance, adaptability, and the incentive structures present on the EOSIO platform made it apparent that EOSIO was in a unique position to be the leading infrastructure for innovation of decentralized applications. David is happy to be working with EOS Nation to grow the EOS community in the Philadelphia region.  David’s purpose backed with passion is to educate others on all things EOSIO!

Debraj Ghosh

Bangalore, India
Joined September 2018

Debraj Ghosh has been working in the IT industry for over 16 years, currently working at Onmobile Global Ltd as a Senior IT Manager (6+years as a Senior Manager).  Debraj is a keen planner, strategist & implementer with expertise in managing data center and network infrastructure, managing operations and implementing new technology for streamlining operations.  He has been involved with his current company from the start, helping it grow from a startup into the established company it current is. For the last year and a half, Debraj has been learning and investing in cryptoassets and excited to join the decentralized revolution.

Dimitar Dzhurenov

Dimitar Dzhurenov (aka Dimo) is one of the most active EOS community members in Southeastern Europe.

His passion for innovation lead him to the discovery of blockchain technology in the summer of 2017 when he found out about Bitcoin and later Ethereum. Realizing the enormous potential of the decentralized applications pushed him to become an ethereum blockchain developer.

Soon after, he began his second journey in the blockchain space with EOS.

Two years later he’s one of the leading Ethereum and EOS developers in Bulgaria and his company “Infinite X Labs” is the first to introduce EOS to the crypto space in the region. With a renewed understanding for the power of the EOSIO community, he also founded EOS Bulgaria – a project to develop and grow the EOSIO community in Central and Southeastern Europe.

Emmanuel Babalola

Benin, Nigeria
Joined in April 2018

After graduating from the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of Uyo, Nigeria, Emmanuel Babaloa built a successful career in IT sales. Overtime, he rose up to the position of Vice President of sales in one of the top tech startups in Lagos, Nigeria. However, he has since then he has quit his previous job to invest all of his time with cryptoassets.  Since joining the crypto revolution fulltime, Emmanuel has been very busy,  investing in several projects,  founding the Crypton Africa organisation, becoming the Product Strategist at Steemfuse and also the CIO @bankonsteemit.  Motivated by his desire to empower Africa through blockchain, Emmanuel’s activities are aimed at accelerating blockchain adoption as much as possible. Knowing Dan Larimer from previous platforms like Bitshares and STEEM, Emmanuel was quick to recognize the potential of EOSIO and now dedicates a lot of his time educating investors and developers on the potential of the EOSIO platform.

Felix Mago

Bangkok, Thailand
Joined in November 2018

Felix Mago is the author of the “Bitcoin Handbook” and has worked in the Blockchain space since 2014, developing a vast network of contact in the German and SE-Asian Blockchain ecosystem. Since then, he has been involved in several Blockchain and ICO projects. His current home base is Bangkok, Thailand.

Felix is also Co-Founder of the Dash Embassy Thailand and Co-Founder of FUTERIO, a Southeast Asia based gateway to Blockchain, ICOs and OTC brokerage. He is responsible for ICOs and corporate Blockchain projects.

Felix is also head of the German “Blocktech Institute”. This Berlin-based Blockchain academy helps corporations from all sectors finding their Blockchain potentials.

He used to work as Head of Innovation Management at QuadriO Berlin, an official SAP partner, providing clients end-to-end digitization and innovation solutions.

Iheb Nassoubi

Tunis, Tunisia
Joined January 2019

“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” – Peter Drucker

Along with a deep dive in crypto, this Peter Drucker quote was a turning point for Iheb Nasso, motivating him reskill into data science and transition away from his previous background in hospitality management.  The combination of being a life long learner with interests in monetary systems, banking and the economy of debt led Iheb to learn about blockchain and it’s emerging applications.  According to Iheb, Time and Freedom are the most valuable assets in this world, and he is proud to be investing them into blockchain and the EOSIO ecosystem.

Masenko Yaroslav

Odessa, Ukraine
Joined in August 2018

Graduating with a Master of Business Administration from the President’s Academy of Ukraine, Mashenko Yaroslav is an entrepreneur that runs his own bakery and sneakers shop in Odessa. As an artist, he is in the process of building a cartoon studio while maintain his passion for writing and listening to music. Mashenko believes in a decentralized future and want to make sure his country is an active participant in the blockchain revolution.  Mashenko believes Joining the EOS Nation Ambassador team is a great opportunity for him to build the future of his country through blockchain education.

Mpalanyi Vicent Victor

Kampala, Uganda
Joined April 2018

While studying Law School at Uganda Christian University, Mpalanyi joined the crypto space in early 2017.  Mpalanyi has also been involved in building two tech startups: RentHostels in Uganda and Planit.ng/pro in Nigeria.

In 2018, Mpalanyi made a commitment to get fully involved in the crypto movement and recognized EOSIO as his blockchain platform of interest.  Joining the EOS Nation team as an Ambassador from Uganda, Mpalanyi is committed to building his community through educational efforts relating to EOSIO technology.  He hopes that his expert knowledge can contribute to the growth of cryptoassets in his country while as the same time protecting his community from scammers and bad projects.

Mpalanyi is also working on getting EOS listed on the Binance Uganda exchange.

Patrick Schmid

Lausanne, Switzerland
Joined October 2018

Patrick discovered the Blockchain in 2016 when he first started playing around with smart contracts on Ethereum.  In November 2017, Patrick realized that Ricardian contracts and the “Intent of the Code” could deliver Everyone’s Open Society (EOS) and with it bring about a new way to transact across borders with equality, on a censorship resistant and governed blockchain.

As a passionate EOS enthusiast, Patrick is driven by his desire to create decentralized solutions by coding interfaces and tools for the community using the EOSIO technology. As an Ambassador for EOS Nation, Patrick is helping to grow EOSIO adoption in the French and German regions of Switzerland by hosting events and educating his community. Patrick wants to facilitate the transfer of EOSIO knowledge and does so by attending various local networking meetups and events on Bitcoin and blockchain in general.

Involved in the IT Sector since 1995 as Software Engineer doing CRM – ERP – BI for several companies in Switzerland, Patrick founded his IT Consulting Company in 2006 and has consistently delivered “an all-in-one Platform with a Swiss made Toolkit” tailored to the customer’s need in sectors such as – retail PoS, industry, environment, healthcare and other ‘smart’ sectors.

Samuel Joseph

Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Joined April 2018

Samuel Joseph has proven himself as a leading blockchain activist in his home country of Nigeria. Before joining EOS Nation, Sam had already built up a local blockchain community, teaching them about the potential of networks like Steemit and BitShares.  Inspired by Dan and the potential of EOSIO, Sam is now contributing to the growth of EOSIO by being one a top EOS Nation Ambassador.  Since becoming an Ambassador, Sam has hosted several meetups, attended blockchain conferences, been invited to speak at various events and eventually launched the EOS Nation Blockchain Hub. This space is a drop-in center, open to those who want to learn and build on the EOSIO platform and used as a base for Samuel’s blockchain education efforts.  He was also recently recognized by Forbes for his contributions to the EOSIO community.

Wayne Loyd

London, UK
Joined in April 2018

Wayne has worked with some of the most influential technology consultancies, providing small and large-scale digital transformation projects for some of most influential brands and financial institutions across the world. Having done business successfully, with clients spanning over 20 countries he understands the common themes that blockchain can help solve. Having studied Blockchain at Oxford University and Cryptocurrency economics and blockchain disruption at The London School of Economics he has deep domain knowledge of the tech and the wider crypto asset industry making him an influential member of the UK Blockchain community. In addition to the work he does for EOS Nation he also acts an advisor for the All Party Parliamentary Group and is a founder member of the Oxford Blockchain Foundation.

Thierry Stoudmann

Geneva, Switzerland
Joined April 2018

After graduating from the Benedict School in Geneva (Commercial) in 1998, Thierry Stoudman had the intention to become an asset manager and started his career two months later in large swiss bank. For a period of 3 years, he was able to understand and experience how the financial world functioned.  As his consciousness expanded about the finality of his everyday responsibilities, Thierry wanted to stay aligned with his values which of honesty, integrity and transparency.  This led him to take the decision of leaving the banking industry, starting a new chapter in his life and dedicating his time to try to change our world and denounce the rigged economic system.  He joined what is known in the French speaking world as the « altermondialist » movement. Through this movement, in 2002, during the counter-info summit in Geneva, Thierry was introduced to the world of Linux and learned about the Free Software Foundation for the first time. Studying his philosophy, Thierry came to admire the work of Richard Stallman and was naturally attracted by the decentralized revolution that Bitcoin promised. Discovering Bitcoin in 2013 and then EOSIO in 2017, Thierry has since been fascinated by EOSIO and strongly believes it has the power to change the world by delivering the next, secure vision of the internet.  Hosting meetups and workshops in his hometown of Genera, Thierry is proud to be doing his part to educate his local community on the potential of EOSIO!

Kaka Blessing Toritseju (Tojukaka)

Ibadan, Nigeria
Joined in April 2018

As a cryptoassets trader, investor and content creator, Tojukaka is passionate about blockchain technology education and building communities. He believes that there is no virtue in poverty, ignorance, and fear. People are ignorant of their own rights, powers, and liberty he believes we can reduce/eliminate poverty and fear by providing people with the right education. Discovering Steem Steem in March 2017, this was his first exposure to Dan Larimer’s work.  Since then, Tojukaka plunged himself into the world of cryptoassets. Organizing many cryptocurrency meet-ups with the purpose of educating people and building communities, Tojukaka is a leader in his community. Driven by Dan Larimer’s vision, which is to find free-market solutions to secure life, liberty, and property, Tojukaka believes that we can use technology to make life better for everyone, not just the elites. He believes in an open source decentralized economy and wants to live in a world where more people are more enlighten and free. Being an EOS Nation Ambassador allows him to continue to use his voice, his skills and every possible resource to make sure that his community is fully involved with this EOSIO project and not left behind by the coming decentralized revolution.  Tojukaka is creating awareness and providing education to his community by organizing meet-ups, hackathons, producing EOSIO content and even being accepted as one of the members of SiBAN, an organisation aimed at promoting blockchain adoption in Nigeria.

Vijayta Bhatt

Mumbai, India
Joined November 2018

A Technology geek by heart, Vijayta has emerged as an influencer by leading the development of multiple blockchain based platforms across different geographies and business domains.

She is competent in the core and emerging blockchain platforms (Ethereum, Hyperledger, Stellar and EOS) She is credited with deployment of several Distributed Applications and has experimented with tangle and private blockchains.

In 2017, during one such research, she stumbled upon EOS. It grabbed her attention as it was the first one to introduce feeless transaction which is essential for mass adoption and to build larger scalable application.

Her current profile includes solutioning and architecting setup of distributed ledger technology, project planning and providing technical trainings.

She is a seasoned developer with vast experience in Android SDK, IOS  SDK, Node JS, Mongo DB. As a project lead, she drives the organization’s blockchain and tech team guiding them on the implementation strategy.

Vijayta has founded a local EOSIO community in Mumbai and is actively engaging with the blockchain community to foster interest around EOSIO.  She manages a quickly growing meet-up group with over 78 enthusiastic members.

When she is not coding, she is found parenting her beautiful little daughter.