Raymond E. Cline, Jr., PhD
Dr. Cline is currently responsible the cryptocurrency strategy and initiatives for Lancium. Dr. Cline serves as a member of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative Steering Committee and is President/CEO of RWI Mining, LLC, a Blockchain mining firm.
He has participated in the development of a broad range of technologies, including high performance computing and communications technology, distance computing, collaborative computing, parallel processing, distributed computing, distributed object computing, distributed multimedia, networking protocols, and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking. He has applied these technologies to the development of systems to address needs in the petroleum, national security, manufacturing, and medical industries, with a specialization in recent years toward digital energy solutions (the application of dynamic, network centric operational models in the energy space).
Dr. Cline serves on the board of HARC, a research hub providing independent analysis on energy, air, and water issues to people seeking scientific answers; is a Fellow of the Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute, a DHS Center of Excellence; and is a technical advisor to Advanced Green Computing Machines. Dr. Cline had previously led the Department of Energy funded Smart Grid Education and Training Coalition; was a member of the Executive Committee of TMAC, the Texas affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); served on the board of the Global Energy Safety Institute; and served as the Chairperson of the Cluster Development Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership Energy Collaborative.
Dr. Cline earned a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Illinois and a BS in Chemistry from Kent State University.
Pindar Wong, VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd.
PINDAR WONG is the Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd, a discrete Internet Financial Infrastructure consultancy. Pindar is an Internet pioneer, who co-founded the first licensed Internet Service Provider in HK and leads the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium’. In 2015, he helped organise Asia’s first Blockchainworkshops.org, ScalingBitcoin.org (I, II, III) and sponsored the Hong Kong Bitcoin Roundtable. In 2016 he established a global blockchain research network the bsafe.network to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies and serves on the faculty of the Blockchain Research Institute. He chairs the Internet Society’s Blockchain Special Interest Group.
Pindar also serves on the Hong Kong Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation , as a Director of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and he also serves on the HK Trade Development Council ICT Services advisory committee and the HKUST School of Engineering Advisory Committee. Previously, he was the first Vice-Chairman of ICANN, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Internet Association, alternate Chairman of Asia Pacific Network Information Center, Chairman of APRICOT, Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and elected Trustee of the Internet Society.