Lucas is the founder of Blockchain Source, a consulting company focused on applying Blockchain technology in digital transformation processes. Since early 2014 he has been organizing talks for our local Bitcoin community with top experts from all around the world, connecting and educating startups, corporates and enthusiasts.
Mathieu Buffenoir Gonzalez
Mathieu is a bitcoin entrepreneur. He worked years for the old financial industry as a network security engineer before discovering bitcoin and fintechs. Since then, he's focusing both his personnal and professional time on the promotion of cryptocurrencies. He thinks they will be the base of a paradigm shift regarding the way we are exchanging values and accessing to financial services.
He likes to quote Wayne Gretzky: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."
Luzius is founder of Meisser Economics. He holds a Master in Computer Science from ETH and is currently pursuing a second Master in Economics at the University of Zurich. In between, he founded secure online storage Wuala, which was acquired in 2009 by LaCie and which he left in early 2013. He found out about Bitcoin in early 2011 and was immediately fascinated by its ingenuity. He summarized his views and hopes regarding Bitcoin in an article which was published in 2013 as chapter of the book Next Generation Finance which you can read here. He also wrote a German article explaining Bitcoin for lawyers in a legal journal published by Schulthess.
Isabella is EY Switzerland’s operational lead of blockchain and distributed ledger technology initiatives. She is supporting clients to explore new technologies and find viable use cases in disruptive technologies. She enabled the launch of EY Switzerland’s bitcoin ecosystem, including the firm’s acceptance bitcoin as a means of payment. She believes that blockchain technology in large and bitcoin in particular enable new digital business models and a shift to a highly fluid, ecosystem- based economy, with increased liquidity and a change of all aspects of business as we know it.
Bernhard holds an M.Sc. in Biology and has six years of work experience as a developer of products for medical diagnostics and research. He works for a Swiss pharmaceutical company as a project leader.
Bitcoin caught his interest in 2011 and he tries to stay up to date on the topic ever since. He enjoys discussing the social, economical and technical implications. “I don’t know where this is heading exactly but I do know that our children will have a different experience when transmitting and probably also possessing money. Imagining to wait several days for an international payment to clear will be absurd. Immigrant workers will not have to pay double digit percentages to send money home.”, he says.
Bernhard is a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) and likes to share with others, what he learns. Therefore he has given several introductory presentations about Bitcoin and consults on the topic.
With an international background in investment banking and foreign exchange, Roger got curious about Bitcoin around 2011 but didn’t teach courses on Bitcoin and the blockchain until 2015 while working in a previous company where several clients enquired about cryptocurrencies.
It was around this time that he got involved with the Bitcoin Association Switzerland (BAS) and soon helped out with his skills in video production to give a wider audience improved access to the high quality Meetups the BAS organises to this day. Other than Bitcoin, Roger is passionate about startups and naturally works for one as a Product Manager at the intersection of finance and technology.