Previous Speakers

Dov Falic
BlockBar
co-founder and CEO

Dov Falic, co-founder and CEO of BlockBar, was born in Miami, Florida and grew up in Panama City, Panama. Dov has been immersed in the luxury and retail industry from a young age. Having started in the warehouse ten years ago, Dov went on to serve as the Global Spirits Director and Executive Vice President of the LATAM division. As part of that role, Dov helped oversee the development of Paneco, the largest e-commerce delivery platform in Singapore and Israel, creating one of the largest liquor distribution channels in LATAM, and running the spirits and wine purchasing for DFA. In partnership with his cousin Samuel, in October 2021, and at the age of 29 Dov founded BlockBar, the first global direct-to-consumer NFT marketplace for wine and spirits.

Samuel Falic
BlockBar
co-founder and COO

Samuel Falic, who is the co-founder and COO of BlockBar, Inc, was born and raised in Miami, Florida. As part of the next generation of the Falic Group, owners of the largest duty-free operation in the Western Hemisphere, Samuel found interest in both finance and law. After completing his bachelor’s degree in Accounting at University of Miami, Samuel continued his education at Cardozo School of Law in New York, completing his J.D. Following that, Samuel went on to join Duty Free Americas, and his background in finance and law allowed him to pursue a variety of positions within the company. After initially working in the legal department, he transitioned into the role of Director of Business Development.

Michael Crosbie
poundtoken.io
Chief Business Officer

Michael Crosbie, Chief Business Officer at the company’s headquarters in Douglas, Isle of Man, has 17 years of experience leading international teams in travel, hospitality, marketing, payments and fin-tech. From 2004-to 2016 Michael led several successful online businesses in the travel industry in France. Moving to the Isle of Man in 2016 to take up a founding role in a marketing business Michael later obtained MasterCard Programme Manager status in 2019. Michael is highly adaptable and is passionate about building strong start-up teams to achieve business objectives.

Alan Sun
poundtoken.io
Chief Executive Officer

Alan has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and operations. He started his career as a consultant with BraiNet Group and was later promoted as a partner of the internet business unit where he built his expertise in business strategies, operation, and corporate governance. In 2011, Alan joined Peak Globe Investment leading investment and post-investment management in online entertainment and FinTech businesses.Since 2017, Alan has been actively involved in investing and managing crypto exchanges across Asia, and in 2018, joined Huobi Group as VP for their overseas operation in Japan and USA.

Chris Aruliah
BCB Group
Chief Commercial Officer

Chris is an industry veteran, passionate about financial innovation, and was previously at Bitstamp, where he held the role of Head of Business Development and was responsible for helping financial institutions enter the crypto market and focused on identifying opportunities for integrating crypto with traditional finance. Prior to that, he launched the open banking payments platform, Token, and built the pipeline for the business in Europe. The major news in 2021 was that BCB bought a private bank in Hamburg, Germany – Sutor Bank – therefore adding a fully licensed bank to the group to enable BCB Group to service clients in the EU and to drive growth across its business lines. BCB Group is the global leading provider of business accounts and trading services for the digital asset economy, regulated in the UK and Switzerland. They provide accounts and payments processing for the pillars of the industry including Bitstamp, FTX, Crypto.com, Fireblocks, Galaxy, Gemini, Huobi and Kraken in dozens of fiat and cryptocurrencies.

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