B52 is thrilled to announce that we have added legendary industry executives to our advisory team! Starting from a very well known, very high profile advisory team including Chris Skinner, Byron Haynes, Susanne Chishti, Marina Bykova and Gabriel Lansky, we are very honored to have Jon Matonis, Julian Zegelman and Simon Dixon on our advisory board.
Jon is a Founding Director of the Bitcoin Foundation and his career has included senior influential posts at VISA International, VeriSign, Sumitomo Bank, and Hushmail. An economist and e-Money researcher focused on expanding the circulation of nonpolitical digital currencies, Jon also serves as an independent board director to companies in the Bitcoin, the Blockchain, mobile payments, and gaming sectors. Jon has been a featured guest on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, Al Jazeera, RT, Virgin Radio, and numerous podcasts. As a prominent fintech columnist with Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk, he recently joined the editorial board for the cryptocurrency journal Ledger.
Julian is an experienced serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and emerging venture capitalist. He is a Founding Partner at TMT Blockchain Fund, a $100MM blockchain focused VC fund. As an angel investor, Julian invested in over fifty companies at an early stage and served on the Investment Panel of FundersClub, one of the most active online venture capital platforms in the world. Earlier in his career, Julian was a co-founder of Rolith, Inc., a venture backed nanotechnology startup acquired by MetaMaterial Technologies, Inc. in May 2016.
Simon is the CEO & co-founder of online investment platform BnkToTheFuture.com, who have invested over US$500m in FinTech companies. An ex-investment banker turned Bitcoiner & author of the book ‘Bank to the Future’. An active FinTech, Blockchain & Bitcoin angel investor with investments in Bitfinex, BitPay, Unocoin, Kraken, BitPesa, BitStamp and over 100 others. You will find Simon regularly quoted & appearing in much of the major press & media including BBC, FT, CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal to mention a few.
Your B52 Management Team!