We’re proud to welcome a diverse set of web3 thinkers and technologists from across the US and Mexico.
Najah Roberts is the Founder, CEO, and Chief Visionary Officer of the only African American owned brick and mortar cryptocurrency exchanges in the country – Crypto Blockchain Plug located in Inglewood, CA.
Najah strives to live a life of relevancy and purpose through service to others by Creating Crypto Kids Camp, Co-Founding The Black Wall Street Wallet alongside actor Hill Harper, as well as Founding The Bitcoin Banq.
Most recently, she has teamed up with Jay Z and Jack Dorsey to provide Cryptocurrency Education to the Marcy Projects in New York. Najah has made it her personal goal through her social influence to change narratives, raise bars, and set standards.
Gimer Cervera is a Blockchain Engineer developing smart contracts with Solidity since 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science granted by Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. Canada.
His Ph.D. thesis dissertation was based on distributed systems and mitigation of security attacks to Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. In the Blockchain space he has worked as a consultant, developer and engineer for different companies. He also has more than 15 years of experience as an instructor and University professor in Mexico. Currently, Gimer works as a smart contracts developer for the Stackit group company.
cJ the Smart guy
Charles J. Kelly (CJ) also known as @CJtheSmartGuy is an entrepreneurial-focused accountant who has a passion to uplift his community through financial education and financial service.
In undergrad, CJ played Div. I baseball, was NABA President (National Association of Black Accountants) and had three internships (including BNSF & Apple!). He graduated with both finance and accounting degrees from Texas Southern University in 2013 (HBCUs are the best!) and took an entry-level position at BNSF Railway immediately upon graduation. CJ has been featured on Cheddar News, CW39 Houston, and CoinDesk.
Andrea Brown (she/they)
Andrea Brown is the founder of Reliabl, an inclusive moderation solution for community platforms.
They are also a published researcher on the topics of AI, Blockchain, and equity in tech, as well as an Entrepreneur in Residence at UC San Diego and advisory board member for William and Mary’s Blockchain Lab. Andrea’s work on equitable content moderation has been featured by Fast Company, Mashable, Huffington Post, and Motherboard Vice. Andrea was recently named to the Gaingels 100 list of inspiring LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs.
Emilio Cazares is a former big law IP attorney turned Legal Innovation Counsel at the most reputable NFT marketplace in the world – SuperRare.
He is exploring novel approach to licensing in the world of web3 and building alongside the SuperRare DAO community.