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We’ve partnered with some of the top thought leaders and development experts from the Blockchain community who have helped to develop the CC token. Our ecosystem includes industry experts in tech, media, retail and regulatory affairs.

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Gabriel Young
PH.D., Co-Founder
Adviser, Statistics, Quantitative Modeling
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Dr. Young is a Lecturer in Discipline of Statistics in the Department of Statistics at Columbia University. He is an expert in data science, probability theory, quantitative methods and mathematical applications in the tech industry. Dr. Young collaborated with Columbia University faculty members to create new cutting-edge data science and statistical computing courses. His research specializes in applications with high frequency financial and econometric data, including the theoretical development of functional factor models applied to yield curves. Dr. Young holds a Ph.D. in Statistics from Colorado State University.

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John Stanton
PH.D., Co-Founder
Adviser, Blockchain, Technology, System Integrity
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Mr. Stanton is a former Senior Design Engineer at AMD and IBM, specialized in designing innovative high bandwidth, highly scaled systems. Mr. Stanton started his career as a research intern at the NASA Glenn Research Center and assisted in NASA’s space communication programs. His main research interest currently is in innovative applications and implementations of blockchain, with a focus on speed and scalability. He holds one US patent and has several patent applications pending based on his recent work. Mr. Stanton is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University.

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Vinay Ganga, Esq.
Chief Legal Adviser, Regulatory Compliace Assessment
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Mr. Ganga is a corporate and finance lawyer with dual qualifications as a Barrister and a Solicitor based in the U.K.He is currently the partner heading global business and finance at the London office of Zhong Lun Law Firm, one of the largest law firms in China.Mr.Ganga has more than 25 years of experience in active law practice, investment banking and private equity.He started his legal career at major law firms of Mayer Brown and Jones Day.Mr.Ganga later went on to serve as a partner at premier international firms like Cadwalader, ReedSmith and Stephenson Harwood.Mr.Ganga has represented major multi - national corporations, financial institutions and investment funds on a wide array of transactions across the world.He has extensive institutional and investor relationships spanning five continents.Mr.Ganga was a Felix Scholar of the Rhodes Scholarship Trust at the University of Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law.

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Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry
Adviser, Regulatory Compliace Assessment
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Tony Baldry has been in practice at the Bar continuously since 1975, with the exception of the eight years in which he was a Government Minister. Tony Baldry is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a qualified Mediator. He is qualified to undertake Direct Access work. Much of Tony Baldry’s practice relates to dispute resolution for overseas clients, and over the years he has represented overseas Governments, overseas Companies and significant individuals in assisting with dispute resolution. Tony Baldry was knighted in 2012 and appointed to the Privy Council in 2014.

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Charles Highsmith
Adviser, Computer Network Integrity and Cyber Security Assurance
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Mr. Highsmith has over 20 years of data and network security experience. He is a top expert in Information Warfare, Cyber Security, and Advanced Attack methodologies. Mr. Highsmith attended UCLA majoring in Computer Science. He has held titles such as Security Research Specialist and Senior Security Research/Product Architect at AT&T, High Tower Software, Foundstone/McAfee, Charter Communications, and OneSecure. He has also served as a board member of the Computer Security Institute (CSI) and a member of the Network Security Research Institute (NSRI). Mr. Highsmith has published several security related white papers, and has done research and development in the area of advanced attack patterns and detection. Mr. Highsmith has a pending patent jointly launched in collaboration with AT&T Labs. Presently he is the CEO of Edward Anderson Corporation, and A Martin Inc. He is also staffed as a Red Team Principal for a Fortune 500 company.

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Tolga Bilgicer, PH.D.
Adviser, Project Risk Assessment
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Dr. Bilgicer specializes in applying econometric methods, financial and statistical theory to solve complex mathematical models. He has conducted large-scale analyses in a variety of securities and finance, antitrust, intellectual property, valuation, risk, and performance of complex financial instruments such as mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps. Dr. Bilgicer holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Marketing from Columbia Business School of Columbia University.

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Benjamin Cao, PH.D. Candidate
Adviser, Accounting Integrity, Financial Technologies
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Mr. Cao is a Ph.D. candidate in Accounting at Columbia Business School of Columbia University. His main research interest is in valuation of equity and the role of accounting information in security analysis. Prior to Columbia Business School, Mr. Cao worked in private equity investments at Fosun International, where he conducted several cross-border acquisitions in the consumer goods and medical devices industries. Mr. Cao has worked on due diligence assignments at AIG and JP Morgan.

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William Uchimoto, Esq.
Adviser, U.S. Securities Regulation, Legal Compliance
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Mr. Uchimoto is a leading Japanese-American legal authority on U.S. securities regulation and compliance. Mr. Uchimoto specializes in cross-border capital markets and market structure. He is the former General Counsel of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (America’s old- est stock exchange) and a former attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading & Markets (SEC). Mr. Uchimoto holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

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Patrick Tsang, Esq.
Adviser, Strtegic Marketing, Cryptocurrency Trading & Listing
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Mr. Tsang is a solicitor in England, Wales and Hong Kong and a law partner of Hui & Lam, solicitors in Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Tsang’s Group, who also serves as the Trade Commissioner for the country of Grenada in Macao promoting development opportunities. Mr. Tsang manages a private equity investment rm in Hong Kong and London investing in special situations globally. He has worked on international IPOs and M&A transactions and has made numerous investments in technology, cryptocurrency, clean tech, biotech, me- dia, telecom, e-commerce, gaming, entertainment, energy, property, restaurants. Mr. Tsang is based in Hong Kong, London and Tokyo.

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Kevin Guo, PH.D. Candidate
Adviser, Financial Technologies
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Mr. Guo is a Ph.D. candidate in Financial Engineering at Columbia University. He specializes in optimal trading strategies in commodi- ties and market volatility. Mr. Guo has an extensive research back- ground in quantitative nance, optimal stochastic control, and nan- cial asset management. He has designed advanced trading strategies in commodities and volatility for leading global nancial rms such as AQR, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and DFA. Born in Philadel- phia, he holds a BA in mathematics from Columbia University.

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Charles Shearer, CFA
Adviser, System Integrity Assurance, Financial Modeling
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Mr. Shearer is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a professional portfolio manager with nearly 20 years of investment expertise. Mr. Shearer is a highly effective communicator with strong business acumen, global footprint and a long track record of consistently delivered notable investment performance. Mr. Shearer holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. As a CIPM certificate holder, Mr. Shearer is a specialist in performance measurement and reporting for both public and private securities as well as applying the CFA Institute’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Mr. Shearer speaks Russian.

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