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Corporate Members





Board of Directors

Mike Wise

Frank Makrides

Mike is a global executive consultant in blockchain, DLT, Social Tech, and eCommerce strategy in Fintech and Insurtech. Mike is the current Board Chair of the Boston Blockchain Association and is studying in the MIT Sloan School of Management technology program. Mike’s vision is to spread the influence of the Boston blockchain and innovation ecosystem around the world. To use a Boston seaport phrase, “All boats rise with the tide.”


Eric RouxEric Roux

Eric Roux

Executive and Consultant with extensive international experience who collaborates with colleagues, customers and partners to develop and implement solutions that create new business, generate sales, drive revenue, growth and profitability.



Peter BrooksPeter Brooks

Peter Brooks

Passionate about creating innovative and actionable business strategies, product strategies, and fact-based business value / financial analyses that make a difference.

What does a Blockchain Business Architect do? I define the business value of blockchain solutions for developers and solution customers, define business and technology requirements, map business value to technology architectures, and quantify the value of blockchain solutions.

John HargraveJohn Hargrave

Marketing Director
John Hargrave

CEO of MEDIA SHOWER, the blockchain media company. Publisher of BITCOIN MARKET JOURNAL, trusted by 100,000 blockchain investors monthly. Author of the bestseller BLOCKCHAIN FOR EVERYONE (Simon & Schuster, July 2019). Leader of the Blockchain Revolution.



Lili Chen

Membership Chair
Lili Chen

With many years of customer service and business development experience, Lili is leading the membership activities, building a robust blockchain ecosystem, and exploring ways to utilize Blockchain in business operations solutions. Lili regularly participates in technical challenges and hackathons and is constantly expanding her knowledge and skillsets through continuing professional and traditional education.


Stephen Leahy

Events Chair
Stephen Leahy

Growth-focused Sales and Operating Executive in the FinTech industry.  Stephen has broad international experience in financial services on the Buy-side, Risk Management, and building Financial Services Technology platforms. Blockchain technologies remove friction from current financial system transactions. The time has come to educate regulators, operators, and consumers to the benefits of implementing blockchain technologies in the global financial system.

Nate Rand

Sandbox Chair
Nate Rand

Entrepreneurial in approach and driven to innovate next generation financial products and infrastructure, Nate brings a unique combination of emerging technology expertise and a consistent track record of building products and platforms for institutional clients and trading firms over 20 years in the capital markets industry, notably as Strategic Advisor to Manetu and formerly Managing Director, Blockchain / Distributed Ledger Technology at State Street Bank.


Sam Nathans

Technology Chair
Sam Nathans

Sam has served as the system architect of several tech start-ups in the blockchain space. Sam has a deep understanding of blockchain structures, governance, privacy, and usability, while also being able to clearly translate tech-speak into easy-to-understand operational Use-Case applications.



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