Meet the Team

The Novelty Curve team advises on projects that are innovative, disruptive and have attained adequate regulatory framework in their business models.

Novelty Curve carefully analyses each potential project and/or partnership to ensure alignment with our firm's core values, visions and strategies.

Gabriel Abed

Founder, Senior Advisor

Gabriel is internationally recognized for his career as an entrepreneur and investor in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. He is recognized as the premier authority on blockchain and digital assets in the Caribbean.

Prior to founding Novelty Curve Inc., he was the founder of Bitt Inc. and Digital Asset Fund (DAF). While founder and CEO of Bitt he was responsible for creating the world’s first digitized fiat currency – the Barbados digital dollar. Digital Asset Fund (DAF) is a cryptocurrency hedge fund that currently manages approximately USD $70 million in digital assets.

Gabriel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology with a specialization in cryptography and network security from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Charles Hoskinson

Senior Advisor - IOHK, Ethereum

Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.

His professional experience includes founding three cryptocurrency-related start-ups – Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK – and he has held a variety of posts in both the public and private sectors. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation’s education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013.

His current projects focus on education people about cryptocurrency, being an evangelist for decentralization and making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream. This includes leading the research, design and development of Cardano, a third-generation cryptocurrency that launched in September 2017.

Saeed Al Darmaki

Senior Advisor - Alphabit Fund

Saeed is Co-founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund (https://www.alphabit.fund/), one of the largest and most influencing global Crypto Investment Fund, Managing Director at Binary Financial, Investment management company focused on providing superior returns for its clients and partners in the Crypto Currency space. Mr. Al Darmaki advised different successful ICOs and Blockchain start-ups, he has an extensive network of investors in the Crypto space both ultra-high net worth individuals and institutional investors.

A fixed income and treasury specialist, and formerly an operations specialist, he worked for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) one of the largest sovereign wealth fund since 2009, Saeed’s financial analysis, portfolio and cash management skills are well recognized in the financial industry within the UAE. Saeed holds a BSc degree in Statistics with Business Management from Kingston University.

Trevor Koverko

Senior Advisor - Polymath

Trevor Koverko is prominent blockchain founder, investor and speaker.

After launching his career at the convergence of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Trevor became a very early leader in the blockchain community. In 2017, after predicting the mega-trend of financial securities migrating to the blockchain, Trevor cofounded Polymath - the worlds largest securities token network.

Trevor graduated from Canada’s leading business school, Ivey, was an NHL draft pick of the New York Rangers and is a 4x attendee of Satoshi Roundtable

Jeff Lipton

Advisor - CFA, Esq.

Jeff has over 30 years’ experience in the financial and legal industries.

Prior to joining Novelty Curve Inc. Mr. Lipton was President of Fordham Hillsworth Financial Services, was Portfolio Manager at Dynamic Infinity Mutual Funds and Infinity Mutual Funds. He had a 10 year career as a senior attorney in Toronto. He has also held senior Investment Banking and Merchant Banking roles.

Jeff holds a B A from the University of Western Ontario, an MBA from University of Windsor, and a LL.B from the University of Windsor. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Gabriel Taylor

Advisor

Mr. Taylor has had several years experience in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry specializing in digital asset acquisition and global business development. Gabriel has a strong track record of working with entrepreneurs and established business’ in digital asset management, mobile money solutions and the financial services sector.

While working with Bitt Inc. he developed key facets of the technical business plan that was presented to Medici Ventures Inc.

Mr. Taylor comes from a background in Hotel Management and Business Administration having studied at George Brown College in Toronto.

Stephen Hadeed Jr.

Advisor

Stephen is a business development manager and consultant, with experience in management, operations, sales, and business optimisation.

His background and interest in blockchain technology, led him to begin mining cryptocurrencies in 2013.

Prior to joining Novelty Curve, Stephen led operations and technology at a chain of stores in the Caribbean retail space.

John Macdougall

Advisor

Blockchain enthusiast, student, and teacher, John has immersed himself in blockchain technologies since 2013. Starting as a developer of web applications before becoming Chief Technology Officer of Bitt.com where the focus was on digital asset issuance and management, he has since transitioned from the role to pursue even more blockchain focused endeavors as a consultant.

Currently he works heavily with public and private decentralized business ledger technology and is familiar with an array of solutions pertinent to blockchain business development.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of West Indies.