Aya Miyaguchi

Executive Director, The Ethereum Foundation

Aya originally became fascinated in the blockchain space for its potential to impact financial inclusion in emerging markets. In early 2013, she joined Kraken as Managing Director and has since worked to educate the public, VCs, and regulators on cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation globally. Her passion for blockchain and for creating lasting sustainable social impact led her to join the Ethereum Foundation as Executive Director where she leads the Foundation’s teams and supports the Ethereum ecosystem through core development and research activities, and educational efforts around the technology. In 2019, she was appointed to the World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Global Council.