Board of Advisors

Igor Artamanov (Splix)

Head of ETCDEV. Has been involved in ETC since our very first block after Ethereum forked. In the early days he was crucial to ETC’s survival and today is helping us thrive through his leadership at ETCDEV. ETCDEV is bringing many improvements to the ETC network including Sidechains and an excellent framework for developers. Examples of their work can be seen in Emerald Wallet, and ETC Geth which now has many improvements that Ethereum Geth lacks.

Charles Hoskinson

Helped found Ethereum and later found his way to ETC. He’s been one of our strongest proponents since the start, frequently advocating for ETC whenever he finds himself with a microphone and an audience. On the more practical side he has dedicated developers and resources to ETC through his company IOHK. IOHK has created new software for ETC in the form of Mantis (node software) and Daedulus integration (moving ETC into the de facto Cardano wallet).

Elaine Ou

Blockchain Engineer at Global Financial Access, a fintech company in San Francisco, and an advisor to the ETCDEV team. She can be found alternating between being brutally honest on Twitter and working on her ETC projects (EtherHub, and TokenMint). Her no-nonsense approach will certainly make her an important asset to the BoA.

Barry Silbert

CEO of Digital Currency Group and one of ETC’s earliest proponents, most recently established the ECC.  Barry is also the CEO of Grayscale Investments, the sponsor of the Ethereum Classic Investment Trust.  Ideologically aligned with ETC, he has taken a very hands-off approach which has helped ETC to grow organically with its own direction.

James Wo

A long time fan of ETC and is heavily involved in the blockchain space through his company Digital Finance Group. Based in Shanghai, China, DFG is a diversified business group that focuses on investing in and developing blockchain technologies and digital assets. Its business segments consist of angel investments, venture capital, private equity, strategic investments, mergers and acquisitions.


Anthony Lusardi

Director, US

Anthony has been contributing to the ETC community since the start. He will continue to support the community in a fair and open way, providing support to users and the ETC ecosystem. He wears many hats and is always available to help users and developers navigate ETC.


Christian Xu

Community Manager, Asia

Christian has been working as a software engineer for more than 10 years. In 2015, Christian started trading Cryptocurrencies and joined a top digital currency exchange as Quality Director. Christian knows Blockchain and Cryptocurrency industries very well. He will help users get more familiar with ETC and its technologies, sync them with the latest updates and look for support of ETC from different parties.

Yaz Khoury

Director of Developer Relations, US

Yaz is a very friendly, very people-oriented person, with a penchant for writing on Mars, AI, and of course, building DApps with ETC. We believe his passion for exploration, and natural ability to communicate makes him the perfect person to be ETC Cooperative’s Director of Developer Relations.

He will be supporting existing and new projects that use ETC, developing open source software & hardware engineering projects, and generally making ETC more accessible to developers and users alike.

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