Ben Armstrong was a confessed meth addict, turned pastor and rehabilitation centre director before he established himself as crypto influencer going by the nicknames BitBoy Crypto or BitBoy. He is also the author of a book titled "Catching Up to Crypto: Your Guide to Bitcoin and the New Digital Economy," one of the crypto bestsellerts 2022.
In the FTX crash, the crypto market has been in a state of shock. Celebrities such as the U.S. football star Tom Brady are among those affected. Slowly, the full extent of the FTX crash is becoming visible. Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto exchange had signed big-name investors and promotional deals, including Brady and his ex-wife, the Victoria-Secret model Gisele Bündchen, and NBA legend Stephen Curry. Not just promote faces, but also capital providers such as BlackRock and Kraken are among the losers of the FTX crisis.
Alex Jiménez is a Managing Principal at EPAM's Financial Services Consulting practice focused on retail banking. His other recent experience includes serving as Chief Strategy Officer at Finalytics.ai, an AI fintech platform, and Extractable, a digital strategy and design consultancy.
Aaron Pressman (Twitter) is a creative and clever journalist with comprehensive experience distilling complex issues into compelling content. He is a fast writer who can produce brief analyses on breaking news and spend weeks drilling into a complex topic to create award-winning feature stories. Find more information on his personal website.
Edwin Zacipa (Twitter) (Linkedin) is one of the leading fintech influencers in Latin America. Based in Colombia, he is an entrepreneur with experience in retail banking, co-founder, and former managing director at the Colombian Fintech Association. He had led the Colombian operations of British consulting firms specializing in Open Banking.
Danylo Martins (Twitter) is a journalist who covers the fintech sector and startup ecosystem in Brazil, one of the most important FinTech markets in Latin America. Brazil is the largest country in Latin America with approximately 700 startups. In the first quarter of 2021, Brazilian startups have attracted investments worth more than $400 million. Brazil has some exciting unicorns such as Nubank or StoneCo.