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Core Team and Bios

Hyungusk Kang, Co-founder& CTO

Experience: Core Dev at Astar/Shiden Network, Head ambassador for East Asia of Polkadot, Co-founder of PolkaKR, Tendermint Fellow, Ex-Terra

Bio: Hyungsuk is a software engineer with a strong background in cryptocurrency. He is currently a software engineer at Plasm, Head Ambassador for East Asia of Polkadot, and the Co-founder at PolkaKR. With his versatility from over 5 years of research and development in software industries in the cutting edge fields, he enjoys challenges in technical problems and thrives to solve them in the most effective and efficient way.

Jaewon Shin, Co-founder & Head of Business, Korea

Experience: Co-founder of PolkaKR, Korean Partner at BitBlock Capital

Bio: Jay is an active investor in the cryptocurrency industry. He is the founder of Chiko Media, the Co-founder of PolkaKR, and a Korean Partner at BitBlock Capital. He graduated with a politics degree at Zhejiang University and is also an active columnist. Jay provides a fresh set of eyes in the analysis of businesses using his solid foundations in politics.

Bill Lee, Co-founder & Head of Operations

Experience: Software Engineer with Full Stack Development Background

Bio: Billy is a software engineer with a solid background in full-stack web development. He enjoys utilizing technologies to create a fast and powerful website. He is currently in charge of managing all of Standard’s products and their development. His biggest priority is to provide users with a streamlined experience.

Tony Ling, Head of Business, China

Experience: Founding partner of Bitblock Capital, Guest lecturer at Zhejiang University, author of β€œUnlock the new cipher, from blockchain to crypto.

Bio: Tony is an expert in the cryptocurrency industry with a versatile spectrum. He is currently a lecturer at Zhejiang University teaching subjects related to Blockchain and is the author of β€œUnlock the new cipher, from blockchain to crypto”. He also actively invests in the cryptocurrency industry as the Founding Partner of BitBlock Capital.

Beli Hong, Administrator of China

Experience: Co-founder of Fiat Capital, Ex-chairman of Zhejiang University Blockchain Association, Operational Director of Deepthinker Capital

Bio: Beli is a serial entrepreneur, Co-Founder of the Blockchain Association of Zhejiang University. He has rich experiences in incubating blockchain projects designing token models, brand operations, community management, etc.

March Zheng, Global Communication Director

Experience: General Partner at Bizantine Capital, born and raised in America, studied at Emory and Washington and Lee

Bio: March began investing in the blockchain industry while still in college, where he discovered Ethereum and Bitcoin. The markets’ outsized gains early on led to him co-founding Crusoe Capital, LLC, which eventually transitioned into Bizantine Capital, LP (https://bizantine.capital). He attended both Emory University and Washington Lee for his undergraduate studies.

Jimmy Tudeski, Community Manager

Experience: In Blockchain Industry since 2016. Community Manager ever since. Founder of Stakenode - (Web3, Polkadot ecosystem Validator Services Provider), ELEVATE Community Ventures (Decentralised Autonomous Community of venture focused, value -add investors), and Co-Founder of DOTValidatorsAlliance. Polkadot Ambassador and strong Dotsama ecosystem supporter and contributor. Focused on Interoperability within Multichain Web3 ecosystem. Manager of Polish Polkadot ecosystem Community

Founder of Stakenode - (Web3, Polkadot ecosystem Validator Services Provider), ELEVATE Community Ventures (Decentralised Autonomous Community of venture focused, value -add investors) and Co-Founder of DOTValidatorsAlliance (group of community leaders who decided to dedicate their professional lives to the Polkadot and its diverse ecosystem committed to network validation).

Polkadot Ambassador and strong Dotsama ecosystem supporter and contributor. Focused on Interoperability within Multichain Web3 ecosystem.

Manager of Polish Polkadot ecosystem Community

Dixon Wong, Product Owner

Experience: Product Management & Operations

Bio: 12 years of career in digital analytics, marketing, e-commerce & banking industry, Dickson is experienced in growing emerging digital businesses from scratch through behavioral analytics, performance marketing, and content strategy. Dickson is also a Google-certified analyst, a former Analytics consultant, ex-TEDx organizer, a gamer, & a Polkadot enthusiast.

Crystal Chow, Project Manager

Experience: Global Growth Marketer at Series F decacorn

Bio: Prior to joining Standard, Crystal has been working at a series F unicorn devising growth strategies across global markets from APAC to LATAM. She is experienced at business and user growth, driving seamless user experience and adoption of new capabilities via product marketing, and making data-driven business decisions.

Edward Sedols, Lead DevOps Engineer

Experience: Director at Oblaco Consulting Limited, Senior DevOps Engineer at Nomensa

Bio: Edward has multiple years of experience working in the Cloud-native and DevOps space, with a focus on automation and reducing solution time to market. He is incredibly excited to join the blockchain space, and support ecosystem partners and clients in their journey.

Viktor Pernjek, React Native Engineer

Experience: Software developer at Innovation Institute, Mobile Application developer at StellarPlatform

Bio: Viktor is an experienced React Native developer and blockchain enthusiast whose interest lies in using new technologies to provide users with a seamless experience. He is motivated to bring blockchain technologies to the general population by developing outstanding mobile applications.

Diogo de Almeida Ribeiro, UX/UI Designer

Experience: Product designer focused on building the foundation of user experience for the digital finance world. Formerly Lead UX/UI at Prometheus Research.

Bio: Diogo is a senior UX/UI product designer with a software engineering background focused on crafting visual experiences in the web3 world. Guest lecturer at Lisbon's Technical University and visiting professor at National Conservatoire of Lisbon.

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Chapman Ho, Digital Marketing Manager

Experience: Content and advertising consultant in one of the world’s largest social media platforms, experienced digital marketer specializing in direct response marketing and analytics.

Bio: 10+ years of experience working in digital marketing from corporate, start-up, agency, and platform perspectives. Prior to Standard, Chapman is working as a marketing consultant in one of the world’s largest social media portals and had helped hundreds of globally known companies to formulate their digital transformation, social marketing, and advertising strategies.

Advisors

Charlie Hu, Strategic Advisor

Experience: Partner at CarbonBlue Ventures, Polkadot Ecosystem, and Web 3.0 Maestro

Bio: Charlie is a specialist in Blockchain and related applications. He is the co-founder of PolkaBase with active engagement in the Chinese Polkadot community. Charlie has more than 8 years of experience in the blockchain industry with emphasis on community building, ecosystem development, and growth marketing. He has successfully incubated and supported multiple Polkadot projects to into global level.

Lucky Uwakwe, Strategic Advisor, Africa

Experience: Featured Speaker in over 60+ Blockchain and AI conferences, Experiences on multiple blockchain projects including DFi.Money, SaBi Exchange, Humaniq, Airwallet and CoinDash

Bio: Lucky Uwakwe was instrumental in making Africa’s biggest nation adopt a non-negative approach to cryptocurrency. He has worked on multiple blockchain projects around the world and is a certified cryptocurrency specialist from Nexxus University U.S.A, He holds a certification in digital currency from the University of Nicosia Cyprus, and is currently completing an MSc in Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology from the University of Nicosia Cyprus.

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Juliet Su, Strategic Advisor

Experience: Partner at NewTribe Capital, Co-founder of Digitalweek.online, Co-founder and CEO of ECIDE - Eurasian Center of Innovation and Digital Economy

Bio: Juliet has strong management, marketing, and sales background from one of the biggest Chinese investment and construction groups of companies, based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia together with over 15 years of experience of business with China.