Elena yunusov

Elena Yunusov's career spans technology, public sector, and journalism. Prior to joining Shyft as SVP, Integrated Marketing and Brand, Elena has worked with various blockchain clients through her marketing agency Communicable Inc., as well as large organizations and tech startups, including City of Toronto, Vox Pop Labs, Pressly, Ritual, Symbility Intersect, MaRS, Design Exchange, and Toronto Maker Festival. Elena also served as managing editor for contributing reporter with NewCo Shift and senior editor with BetaKit.


Oksana Salamaszek

Oksana is a community connector and special projects manager at TWG. Oksana creates and manages programs such as APM Toronto and Toronto Startupboost. Oksana is an emerging science and technology enthusiast, holds a BSc , and is passionate about helping drive progress forward in the blockchain space. In her spare time you can find her either helping startups, playing poker, or sticking her nose in a book.

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Karla Vilhelem

PR & Marketing specialist with a passion for social innovation, Karla is a core member of the CryptoChicks organization and PR & Events manager at Shyft Network. She is actively involved in building Toronto’s Blockchain community, helping startups launch to market and organizing educational events.


Genia Mikhalchenko

Genia is a Cryptocurrency Broker, Shorcan DCN (Digital Currency Network) at TMX Group, and a blockchain and business development professional. Before joining Shorcan DCN at TMX, he was working at the Blockchain Research Institute, alongside clients such as IBM, Accenture, FedEX, KPMG, Tencent, TSX, Pepsico and the Canadian government, advising leaders in these organizations on the various use cases, opportunities and implementation challenges of blockchain technology.



Michael Rabkin is a Cryptocurrency Broker and Founding Team Member at Shorcan DCN (a wholly owned-subsidiary of the TMX). ShorcanDCN is bridging the traditional financial world with crypto by providing OTC services for the acquisition and sale of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Prior to joining the TMX, Michael was a Director with a boutique investment banking firm where he focused on private equity in real estate developments, technology start-ups and high growth companies. Working with some of Canada's leading financial institutions has helped Michael establish the proper foundation to help connect the traditional financial world with blockchain.