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Merav Ozair, Ph.D.


New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Doctor of Philosophy

Tel Aviv University, Master of Arts, Economics, summa cum laude

Tel Aviv University, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, magna cum laude





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Dr. Merav Ozair is a global leading expert on Web3 technologies, with a background of a data
scientist and a quant strategist. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in global financial
markets and their market microstructure. Dr. Ozair applies her unique expertise to researching
and investigating distributed ledger technology (DLT) and Blockchain ecosystem, digital assets, crypto markets and specifically, decentralized finance (DeFi), non-fungible tokens (NFTs),
decentralized autonomous organizations applications (DAOs), across different industries and
business use cases. She has been developing innovative methodologies to evaluate digital assets and crypto markets, including cryptocurrency indexes, valuation and risk metrics, ratings, and tokenized products. Currently, she has been working on a couple of Web3 initiatives, in stealth mode. Dr. Ozair is the founder of Emerging Technologies Mastery, a Web3 and metaverse consultancy shop.

She has been frequently interviewed on blockchain, NFTs and DeFi space by world-wide media,
such as Bloomberg, BBC, New York Times, Forbes,, The Hindu, New York Post,
The Washington Post, USA Today , Fox 5 New York, Good Morning America (ABC channel),
yahoo!, The Motley Fool, RIA Intel, NJ Business Beat, Jersey Matters, KCUR.

She has been developing Emerging Technologies courses at Wake Forest University and has
been frequently invited to speak and lecture on emerging technologies at conferences and
universities around the world. Previously she was a FinTech professor at Rutgers Business
School, where she taught courses on Web3 and related emerging technologies.

Dr. Ozair is the Editor-in-Chief of the World Scientific Series in FinTech at World Scientific
Publishing, and is writing a series of books on the Metaverse, Web3, Non-Fungible Tokens
(NFTs), DAOs and DeFi.

She is a member of Academic Advisory Board at INATBA (International Association for
Trusted Blockchain Applications) and serves on the Advisory Board of EQM Indexes –
Blockchain Index Committee; she holds a PhD from Stern Business School at NYU.

“Dr. Ozair is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on Cryptocurrency and
Blockchain” the CFA Institute
“Ozair is one of the World Foremost Authorities on NFTs,” NPR

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Merav Ozair, Ph.D.

Financial Technology & Analytics Faculty

Wake Forest University

Emerging Technologies, AI, Metaverse, Web3, NFTs, DeFi, DAOs, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Digital Assets, Tokenization, Tokenomics, FinTech, Data Science, Quant Strategy, Market Microstructure, Global Financial Markets, System Architecture and Design, Business model design and implementation, Trading and Custody