Lorien Gamaroff is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bankymoon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Centbee, a cryptocurrency payments and remittance company. As South Africa's foremost blockchain expert, Gamaroff has been invited around the world to speak on digital/crypto currencies and decentralised/distributed ledgers and their benefits for emerging economies. He has addressed the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, FBI and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, TEDx and a host of professionals in multiple industries and attorney generals throughout the world. He offers insight and guidance to business executives and advises government on blockchain technologies and their implications. He pioneered blockchain payments for utility smart metering and was the co-founder of the Blockchain Academy, which educates professionals on all aspects of blockchains from regulations to software development.