NEXUS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Partner & Chief Revenue Officer at Bloq Inc.
Steve is a serial entrepreneur, disputer, and investor with a keen eye for emerging technologies and the business instincts to position companies in the sweet spot of each new tech wave. As partner and Chief Revenue Officer for Bloq, Steve aligns Bloq’s offerings with the Blockchain needs of Fortune 50 and Blockchain 50 organizations. During his 4-year tenure with GoCoin as Founder and CEO, Steve brought the company from concept to profitability in under 2 years. GoCoin processed over $100M in cryptocurrency payments on four different Blockchains and emerged as the highest transaction volume processor in the world.
Co-Founder of SpaceChain, Co-Founder of Bloq Inc. & Bitcoin Developer
Jeff Garzik is a futurist, entrepreneur and software engineer. Jeff is co-founder and CEO of Bloq. Jeff serves on the board of Coin Center, and the advisory board of BitFury, BitPay, Chain.com, Netki and WayPaver Labs. Jeff has delivered presentations on bitcoin and blockchain at TEDx, State of Digital Money, many bitcoin conferences, as well as private briefings to corporations, governments, central banks, and hedge funds.
Co-Founder of Akamai Technologies, Founder and CEO of JUMP Investors
Randall Kaplan, an experienced entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and philanthropist who holds esteemed positions as a co-founder of Akamai Technologies, Founder and CEO of JUMP Investors, Founder and CEO of Sandee, and CEO of CollarCard. Randall has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, has been an advisor to more than 50 companies, and has invested in more than 60 early-to-late stage technology companies including Google and Seagate.
Executive Director of the VERSES Foundation
Gabriel serves as Executive Director of the VERSES Foundation. He is a technologist, entrepreneur, researcher, media producer with a 25-year career in the High-Tech, Telecom and Entertainment Industries. Gabriel has helped multiple start-ups and founders navigate their way to success as an advisor and board member. He has worked with and advised some of the largest brands in the world, spanning media conglomerates, telecoms, mobile manufacturers, governments and major brands like Verizon, Sony, Intel, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, Universal, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Obama Campaign, Condé Nast, Cannes Film Festival and more. Gabriel’s expertise in the Spatial Web will allow Nexus to explore new possibilities of using blockchain and LISP technology to advance Web 3.0. VERSES plans to utilize blockchain technology to allow for a trusted data layer for the provenance of information related to activities, objects and interactions that occur spatially.