Member Since 2022
A crypto veteran and global leader in blockchain, cryptocurrency, NFTs, GameFi, Metaverse & DeFi with over 10 years of experience working with Web3 blockchain-focused companies, crypto funds & exchanges, corporations, & governments providing thought-leadership on global crypto and DeFi trends to drive business growth & international expansion strategies and the development of new liquidity markets, services, products, & distribution channels across the U.S., Asia, Europe, & Middle East. An internationally-recognized subject matter expert in Web3 innovation and business, J.D. had spearheaded projects and worked with the some of the biggest global blockchain & crypto asset leaders who have cumulatively raised, manage, & generated over $2Bn. Leveraging a deep understanding of the global crypto ecosystem, J.D. has a track record of collaborating with industry-leading organizations to create fundraising, business development, operational, & go-to-market frameworks that consistently lead to profitable & sustainable growth. Over the years, J.D. has played an integral role in numerous record-breaking crowdfunding events. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, etc., including being linked to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain. He is a mentor at Techstars Web3 accelerator, a featured contributor on Cointelegraph.com. In 2018 he co-organized the largest blockchain conference in the world in Tokyo (JBC2018), in partnership with the government-nationally televised with 20,000+ attendees. As a crypto thought leader, international speaker, and published author, J.D. frequently gives media interviews, is quoted, & has hosted presentations at 45+ conferences including World Economic Forum alongside industry leaders, such as Tim Draper, Roger Ver, Chang “CZ” Pengzhao & NFT gaming leaders Animcoa Brands, Polygon, Sandbox, Star Atlas, Yield Guild Games, etc. He has also studied digital business innovation under renowned Columbia Business School professor, David Rogers.
To fully realize the potential of blockchain technology, it’s important to understand possible limitations — and how to address them.
Both newcomers and industry experts need to be aware of the presence of bad actors in crypto and be cautious in extending trust.
The gDEX (Decentralized Finance Gaming Platform Exchange) is a revolutionary Play to Earn platform powering gamers, creators, and guilds in the Metaverse. gDEX Metaverse acts as a unified GameFi layer enabling interoperability across the metaverse which hosts a suite of robust chain agnostic no-coding needed tools & DeFi fueled GameFi token economy for gamers to maximize the value of their effort, for creators to create & onboard games easily, & for guilds to manage & grow their guilds like never before — all attached to their unique metaverse passport.