Meet The Team


Eddy Travia

Chief Executive Officer

Eddy has been a pioneer investor in blockchain technology since 2013. As Co-founder and CEO of Coinsilium, Eddy has led investments in 20 blockchain companies and advised more than 20 Initial Coin Offerings that have raised over US$500m.

Eddy is also a Director at IOV Labs Asia, a Singapore-based joint venture between IOV Labs and Coinsilium Group.

Following 9 years as a private equity fund manager in Greater China, Eddy co-founded the world’s first global incubator of blockchain startups and, in May 2014, was named among the ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards. 

Eddy has completed the Financial Engineering Executive Programme from Stanford University for financial executives in Hong Kong, as well as the Algorithmic Trading Programme from Oxford University.


Malcolm Palle

Executive Chairman

Malcolm is Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Coinsilium. A multi-disciplined entrepreneur with a wide-ranging career spanning over 40 years, Malcolm has hands-on business experience in the technology, mobile communications, insurance and travel industries. 

He has been in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry since 2014. Malcolm is also a Director at IOV Labs, the parent company to RSK, which is the first smart contract platform secured by the Bitcoin network and RSK Infrastructure Framework (RIF).

Malcolm was also co-founder of MiningMaven, a well-established natural resources focused investor communications brand which he co-founded in 2009. 


Federica Velardo

Non-Executive Director

Federica is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and, having applied for dual qualification in Italy, alsopractices Italian law.

Federica joins the team of Coinsilium from Druces LLP, a Legal 500 firm based in the City of London and who are legal advisors to Coinsilium. She has been an Associate in Druces’ Corporate & Commercial team and worked with clients from a variety of industries.

Her experience covers national and international transactions including advising and assisting companies on sales, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investments, admissions to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, fundraising and general corporate-commercial advice.

Federica qualified in February 2009. Having completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at the London South Bank University and then the LPC at the University of Westminster in London, she joined the corporate team of Ronaldsons LLP in 2009 which then merged with Druces in 2018.

Federica, passionate about the arts, has also gained a Master’s Degree in Arts Policy and Administration at Birkbeck, University of London, after studying Art Law at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

More recently Federica has been appointed as corporate adviser for an Italian project finance firm, where she advises start-ups on financing and corporate structure.


Craig Brown

Non-Executive Director

Craig was a founding shareholder of China Nonferrous Gold Limited and acted as its Finance Director and Company Secretary, before becoming Managing Director in 2010.

Prior to his roles with CNG, Craig held senior finance positions with two Canadian listed public companies, both of which successfully put gold mines into production during his tenure. Prior to his career in the natural resource sector, Craig qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand in 1993 and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He also has technology sector experience from establishing his own software company which provided specialist taxation, accounting and client management software. Currently, Craig is the Chief Executive Officer of ECR Minerals plc, an AIM traded mineral exploration and development company.

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