Amanda Cavaleri is COO of Pearl Snap Capital, an investment management firm based in Wyoming. She has worked with global and domestic Bitcoin-centric Startups, Digital Asset Hedge Funds, Venture Equity Funds. Ms. Cavaleri was also a startup executive in privacy alongside Dr. David Chaum, founder of DigiCash and creator of blockchain technology, and led global R&D and investor relations for Dr. Marc Fleury, founder of JBoss and open source development pioneer. Ms. Cavaleri holds a Master of Science in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs Business School of the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, she was an entrepreneur in health care, was AARP Innovation Fellow in Washington, D.C., and held the role of Thought Leader with Carnegie Mellon University & UPMC’s Quality of Life Technology Center. Ms. Cavaleri has guest lectured at domestic and international graduate schools about emerging technology as well as taught foreign diplomats about the geopolitical digital currency and privacy landscape via the U.S. Department of State’s IVLP Exchange Program.
Joe Carlasare is a Partner with the law firm of SmithAmundsen LLC. As co-chair of the Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and FinTech group, Joe has experience in all aspects of the digital asset space. He has been an active investor and proponent of Bitcoin since 2015. Joe provides practical and legal expertise to individuals and companies on regulatory compliance and custodial solutions for digital assets. He advises crypto startups and handles disputes involving cryptocurrency exchanges. He closely studies the nascent field of litigation and discovery involving digital assets. Joe enjoys helping clients navigate the full range of complex and evolving issues in the field. He shares a passion for the technology driving global adoption of cryptocurrency and is a frequent speaker on payment systems, Bitcoin, blockchain technology, and DeFi.