Shimon Newman

Shimon Newman

Shimon Newman has a Bachelor’s in International Political Economy and has worked as a token economist for the last four years.

Seeing each successful blockchain project as analogous to a successful state, Shimon Newman brings his rich experience in game theory, incentive design, and distributed ledger technology towards any project he works on.

After founding several initiatives with his friend, and co-founder Samiar, Shimon worked with Samiar at an early-stage venture capital firm.

He had the opportunity to speak at the Ethereum Community Conference in 2020, which placed DeFi on his radar.

As Shimon and Samiar fell down the crypto rabbit hole, they realized that there were massive risks and inefficiencies in DeFi that were not being adequately addressed.

For this reason, they started Ratio Finance. He has co-authored several whitepapers and is an advisor for 10+ crypto-native projects.

Shimon Newman has also contributed novel governance models for the Solana Foundation and ctive remains actively involved in token economic research and development.



SiGMA World celebrated the iGaming industry’s resilience even in the most troubling of times. With this we also congratulate the efforts made to make the iGaming world ethical, fraud-free and lawful.

Affiliate Grand Slam congratulated the brilliant marketers and influencers bringing much needed attention to a massive portfolio of industries and rejuvenating the economy one click at a time.

AIBC brought together the pioneers of a bright new age of emerging technology ready, able and willing to be the vanguard of Tomorrow. Other than just the established names, we also hosted many an entrepreneur seeking to expand the frontiers of AI and the Blockchain ever forward.

Finally, Med-Tech World united the medical professionals of many disciplines to combine their keen minds and inexhaustible passion for a better tomorrow with the entrepreneurial spirit of investors who also dream of a world free from disease and cancer.

The Week also saw many a networking dinner, speaking panel, drink gatherings and other opportunities for our hard-working delegates to unwind. A few highlights include the awards that congratulated those whose dedication, skill and acumen made them a leading figure in their industry as well as the fact that the conferences where graced by titans such as John Karony, Nolan Bushnell, Djibril Cissé, Akon and Mark Blandford who was awarded an Outstanding Contribution of the Year award for his pioneering work in the iGaming industry.