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Team

Steven Pu
Co-founder and CEO

IoT and healthcare entrepreneur, strategy consultant; LinkSens, EviPath, Monitor Deloitte; Stanford University BS & MS in EE.

Justin Snapp
Co-founder and CTO

Analog IC design, microfabricated vacuum electronics, IoT enthusiast; Qualcomm, Intersil; Stanford University BS & MS & PhD in EE.

Chia-Chun Lin
Core Developer

Large systems optimization, quantum computing compilers; Cadence, Synopsys; National Chiao Tung University BS in EE, Princeton University PhD in EE.

Qi Gao
Core Developer

Distributed file systems, network data management protocols; Dell-EMC, McAfee; UC Berkeley BS EECS.

Oleh Lukyrych
Core Developer

Algorithmic inference, stream analytics, EVM hacker; People.ai, Cryptoexchangeranks; National Technical University of Ukraine, BS CSE.

Miho Frankovic
Core Developer

Distributed networking, embedded systems, concurrent coding; Zcoin, PHT Corporation; University of Zagreb, MS CS.

Kai He
Core Developer

Crypto trading platform, smart WiFi; Meituan, SMIC; Tsinghua University BS Material Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences MS Material Science.

Mark Wright
IoT General Manager

IoT application engineering, product management, marketing, evangelist; Samsung, Ayla Networks, Microchip; University of Toronto BS EE.

Chris Dai
Partnerships - Japan

Entrepreneur and blockchain investor; Leland Capital, Longhash Japan, blockchain incubator; Stanford University BS in MS&E.

Seirai Li
Community & Marketing

Community management, social marketing; Mitsubishi, Mizuho, Longhash; Kyusyu Kyoritsu University BA Japanese and Economics.


Advisors

Maurice Herlihy
Technology

Professor Herlihy is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University, and a world authority in Distributed Computation. He is the recipient of the 2003 Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, the 2004 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science, the 2008 ISCA influential paper award, the 2012 Edsger W. Dijkstra Prize, and the 2013 Wallace McDowell award. He is fellow of the ACM, a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Herlihy holds a PhD in Computer Science from MIT.

Mamoru Taniya
Strategy

Taniya-san has a broad range of investment experience and is one of the leading and earliest angel investors in Japan, currently holding GP and/or board member positions in many VC, PE, and hedge funds.

He is the founder of Asuka Asset Management, Mercuria Investment, founding member of Tudor Capital Japan, formerly head of Asia trading for Salomon Brothers. Taniya-san also sits on many boards advising senior politicians on policies related to finance and technology.

Taniya-san holds a BA in Law from Tokyo University.

Bo Shen
Strategy

Mr. Shen is one of the earliest blockchain entrepreneurs and investors in the world and a co-founder of Bitshares and Fenbushi Capital. He has over a decade of asset management and finance experience in North America and Asia.

Mr. Shen holds a BA in Mathematics from ShanghaiTech University and MS in Engineering From Georgia Institute of Technology.

James Gong
Strategy

James is one of the leading key opinion leaders in the blockchain space in China since 2012. He is the founder of ICOAGE (formerly China's largest ICO platform) and ChainB (the largest Chinese blockchain media).

James has translated and written innumerable blockchain whitepapers. He is the author of many influential books in blockchain, including "Blockchain Society,” "Blockchain - New Economic Blueprint," "Digital Currency" and many others.

James holds a BA in Mathematics and BS in Computer Science from Shanghai University.

Yanfeng Chen
IoT Partnerships

Yanfeng is an experienced entrepreneur and technologist in blockchain and IoT. He is the founder of Tuolian Shanghai Technology (a cryptocurrency custodian service provider), a co-founder of Cybex (a decentralized exchange), and co-founder of Tokex (a big data analytics company for business and AML service). He was formerly the a regional manager of National Instruments in China.

Yanfeng holds a MS in Electronic Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


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