About Us

The Bprotocol Foundation was established in 2017 in order to promote the development and adoption of the Bancor protocol, a standard for the creation of intrinsically tradable tokens. These Smart Tokens™ benefit from network effect and algorithmic pricing, enabling the long tail of user-generated tokens to emerge and democratizing value creation.

Bprotocol Foundation

Bernard Lietaer
Foundation Council President
Dr. Lietaer has been active in the realm of monetary systems for nearly 4 decades. He is the author of widely acclaimed books including The Future of Money, Money and Sustainability, and New Money for a New World. Dr. Lietaer is known as the “Architect of the Euro” for designing the ECU, the mechanism which enabled the currencies of twelve countries to converge, while he was at the central bank of Belgium. Businessweek named him “the world’s top currency trader” in 1992.
Guido Schmitz-Krummacher
Foundation Council
SME executive with over 25 years experience in Board and CEO roles throughout Europe. Guido joined the crypto-industry a few years ago and focuses on representing the emerging ecosystem landscape in Zug, Switzerland.
Eyal Hertzog
Foundation Council
Venture-backed technology entrepreneur for over 20 years. Founder of MetaCafe, Israel's fastest growing video sharing site reaching over 50m uniques at its peak. Previously, Eyal founded Contact Networks, one of the first social networks in 1999. Eyal has been an outspoken thought leader on cryptocurrency in Israel and is a talented piano and bass musician.
Guy Benartzi
Foundation Council
Venture-backed technology entrepreneur for over 15 years. CEO of Mytopia (acquired by 888), Founder of Particle Code (acquired by Appcelerator), AppCoin and active angel investor. Guy discovered the blockchain in 2011.
Steven Nerayoff
Blockchain Advisor
Mr. Steven Nerayoff, also known as Steve, Esq. LL.M serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cloudparc, Inc. Mr. Nerayoff is Founder of CloudParc, a patented next-generation optics based solution for on and off-street parking systems, whose ground-breaking technology automates the transaction management, vehicle identification and parking violation/enforcement process. He has also been a Senior Advisor to some of the most promising Cryptocurrency projects.

Advisory Board

Tim Draper
Venture Capital Advisor
Timothy Draper is an American venture capital investor, and in 1985 founded the firm that would become Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ). Draper is also the founder of Draper Associates and Draper University. In July 2014, Draper received wide coverage for his purchase at a US Marshals Service auction of seized Bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website.
Elie Galam
Financial Advisor
A mathematician and alternative investments expert, Elie founded Panorama Partners in 2011, a New York based hedge fund that uses algorithms to find arbitrage opportunities in financial derivatives. Prior to Panorama, he was a Portfolio Manager for Two Sigma investments, a 40 Billion dollars quantitative hedge fund. Elie received a Masters in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a Masters in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.
John Henry Clippinger
Governance Advisor
John Henry Clippinger is a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab Human Dynamics Group where he is conducting research on trust frameworks for protecting and sharing personal information. He is the author of “From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond: The Quest for Identity and Autonomy in a Digital Society,” and “A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity.
Brock Pierce
Blockchain Advisor
Brock Pierce is an American entrepreneur and investor. Pierce is active in the Blockchain ecosystem as a visionary community, company and technology builder. In May 2014, Pierce was elected Director of the Bitcoin Foundation. Pierce was a founder and managing partner at Blockchain Capital, one of the most active venture capital firms in fintech, and is partner and Head of Strategy for Block.One and EOS.
Lee Linden
Mobile Applications Advisor
Lee Linden is an entrepreneur and early stage investor. Previously, he lead Facebook’s emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the Facebook Card. Lee founded Karma, a breakthrough mobile commerce platform which let smartphone users instantly send real gifts to others without the burden of physical mailing addresses. Karma was acquired by Facebook in early 2012.
Justin Rosenstein
Collaboration Software Advisor
Justin Rosenstein is the co-founder of Asana along with Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz. Asana’s software enables teamwork without email, and provides key communication infrastructure to companies like Airbnb, Foursquare, Pinterest, Twitter, and Uber. Asana’s mission is to help humanity thrive by enabling all teams to work together effortlessly.
Yoni Assia
Social Trading Advisor
Yoni Assia is the CEO of eToro, the world’s largest social investment network. It’s this young CEO’s vision to disrupt the old banking industry and replace it with a new online transparent and social financial system for the benefit for everyone. Yoni holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Management and an MSC in Computer Sciences.
Roel Wolfert
Community Currency Advisor
Roel Wolfert is a senior executive in the FinTech world and COO at Qoin. He teaches Value Management at 2 universities and has more than 20 years experience in the field of community currencies. Roel has an MA in Economics from MaAstricht University and an Executive degree in Innovation from the Haas Business School.
Yariv Gilat
Algo Trading Advisor
Yariv Gilat was the CEO of Financial Algorithms (Final), a firm specializing in the development of trading algorithms and trade execution technology. Mr. Gilat is a well known serial entrepreneur, active angel investor and strategic adviser. He was Chief Executive Officer of Kryptonite Ltd., an investment company focused on managing hedge funds, and has served on the boards of Playtika and Face.com.
Guy Corem
Blockchain Advisor
Guy Corem is a software developer by trade, having served as an IDF Mamram instructor and and engineer at Voltaire, Broadcom and Intel. He is a hacker and entrepreneur with a passion for crypto. Previously, he was the CEO of Spondoolies-Tech, a developer, manufacturer and vendor of state of the art Bitcoin mining rigs. Guy has been an active contributor for many years to the global Bitcoin community.

LocalCoin Ltd.

LocalCoin Ltd. is currently working full time on developing software to promote the Bancor protocol.

Yehuda Levi
Venture-backed technology entrepreneur for over 15 years. Co-founder and CTO of Mytopia, Particle Code, AppCoin. Yudi spearheads the technology creation team at Bancor, including Solidity contracts and overall architecture, and is an avid cross-platform engineer and gamer.
Galia Benartzi
Business Development
Venture-backed technology entrepreneur for over 10 years. Co-founder and VP Biz Dev at Mytopia, Particle Code and AppCoin. EIR at Trinity Ventures, Venture Partner at Founders Fund. Galia has an M.A. in International Monetary Theory and is passionate about blockchain's promise to increase access to opportunity globally.
Ilana Pinhas
VP Engineering
15 years experience in software engineering, 6 years in algotrading. Ilana specializes in designing and building server-side infrastructure and internal frameworks. She is a food and wine enthusiast.
Or Bachar
Core Developer
Full stack developer with over 5 years experience in startups. Or specializes in building lean, optimized single page applications from the ground up, and sees exciting parallels between the Internet and blockchain.
Omry Rozenfeld
Core Developer
Elite military computer science training, 5 years experience in frontend development including iOS, Android and web. Omry is passionate about changing the world through blockchain.
Asaf Rachman
Core Developer
Elite military computer science training, full stack developer with 8 years experience trading options, futures, stocks and bonds. Asaf specializes in back-end environments and is passionate about the intersection of technology and finance.
Mati Levi
QA Engineer
QA engineer with over 8 years experience specializing in automation design and cross-platforom deployment. Mati is a gadget enthusiast.
Itay Dreyfus
Product Designer
Designer with over 5 years experience creating iOS, Android and web interfaces with high precision. Itay is crafting the Bancor interface, visuals and is obsessed with user experience.