J.D. Salbego

Speaker, Global Blockchain & DeFi Leader


J.D. Salbego is also a featured columnist on the #1 blockchain news site Cointelegraph.com

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4th Industrial Revolution

Watch J.D.'s new interview at the New York Stock Exchange on the FinTech.TV

The interview covered his “Future of Payments” trending article and key note presentation from recent conference speaking appearances.

Check out J.D.'s recent collaboration series article on Cointelegraph.com

His article deep dives into a market analysis on the state of blockchain mass adoption with collaboration and riveting insights from other industry leaders Tim Draper, Roger Ver, Alex Mashinsky, and Miko Matsumura


J.D. is a published author and influential blockchain leader frequently interviewed and quoted. His work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, Cointelegraph, Entrepreneur, etc. In 2018, Forbes and Business Insider linked J.D.’s work in Japan to boosting Japan’s economy with blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Speaking & Keynotes

Delta Summit 2019 - Malta (OKEx Malta Tech Week)

J.D. Salbego speaks main stage on “STO Regulation and the Future of Fundraising” at the Delta Summit/OKEx Malta Tech Week 2019, with leading innovators like “CZ” Changpeng Zhao, Joseph Muscat Prime Minister of Malta, Silvio Schembri Junior Minister of Malta, Tim Byun CEO of OKCoin, Joseph Portelli Chairman of Malta Stock Exchange, Abdalla Kablan, etc.

World Economic Forum 2019 - Davos, Switzerland

J.D. presented his key note “Surviving Mass Adoption” among global leaders like Don Tapscott, Jack Ma, Tim Draper, Christine Lagard (IMF), Sir David Attenborough, Kristalina Georgieva, (CEO of the World Bank), Wang Qishan (VP of the People’s Republic of China), Rosen Plevneliev (President of Bulgaria 2012-17), Jason Hsu (Taiwan Crypto Congressman), Stephen Murchison (Bank of Canada), etc.

BlockShow 2018 - Singapore, Powered by Cointelegraph

J.D. discussed the “Maturity of Blockchain”, and the many exciting developments that have brought us closer to mass adoption and institutionalization alongside other industry leaders like Bobby Lee, Jason “Crypto Congressman” Hsu (Taiwan Congressman), Ted Lin (CGO Binance ), Stanley Yong (CTO IBM), Dr. Ben Goertzel, Tone Vays, etc.

About J.D. Salbego

J.D. Salbego is a highly-respected global leader in blockchain, crypto assets, and decentralized finance with a history of working with industry-leading startups, crypto funds, institutions, and governments. J.D. currently serves as Founder, CEO, and Art Director of AnRKey X, a cutting edge DeFi based gaming and NFT platform protocol. Prior, he held past positions as CEO of BitTok.io, a Singapore based Crypto Exchange, CEO of leading global blockchain & crypto management consulting firm Legion Ventures, with previous COO and senior management positions with successful Asian companies including Head of US West Coast of Investment Bank & Asia STO market leader CoinStreet Partners. He has raised over $80M ($45M+ from crowd funding) for projects and clients.

Recent Posts

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Bitcoin genesis block is the ‘New Testament’ of finance

(My post originally appeared on Cointelegraph – Oct 17, 2020) No need to suffer from centralized systems since the world has been offered its greatest weapon against it: cryptocurrency. “Fiat lux”, said God, having created heaven and earth, which was filled with darkness. And then, there was light. At least, that’s what the Holy Bible tells us. Translated to English, this Latin phrase means “let light be made.” For Christians, who much of the global population, these words mark the

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Master of Puppets: Bitcoin Cuts the Strings

(My post originally appeared on Cointelegraph – May 23, 2020) The centralized financial system has compromised itself several times during the last two decades alone, and now it’s time for a serious change! OPINION Did you notice the song that Christian Bale’s character was jamming out to in his office when his partner came in to pull the money in The Big Short? Well, it happens to be my favorite metal band of all time: Metallica. And that song is

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JD-Salbego-London Blockchain Week 2020-Key Note Presentation

London Blockchain Week 2020 and The Future of Finance

Blockchain is already creating major shifts that will impact the global economy, technology, industry, and financial systems, while also converging with other frontier technologies including Big Data, AI, and IoT. Just before almost the entire world went into lockdown as protection from the raging Coronavirus, I had a great time during London Blockchain Week 2020 giving an opening keynote presentation and moderating an awesome panel at the London Blockchain Summit, which included Teana Baker Taylor, Shuhei Kataoka, and Yves Guillaume

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A 14 below freezing interview with BloxLiveTV at the World Economic Forum Davos 2019

Interview with Heslin Kim VP of Biz Dev Asia at Polymath on The Cryptocurrency Landscape

J.D. Salbego on the Decentralization Of The Financial Economy with ChainTalk

J.D. Salbego to discuss his first Bitcoin transaction. How did it all start? With BloxLive TV


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