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YBlockchain? Episode 003: Blockchain & Connected Devices: Resilient Networks and COVID-19 Contact Tracing As a Business Use Case


Nov 19, 2020 06:44 PM

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Garrett Kinsman
Co-Founder @Nodle.io
Garrett Kinsman dropped out of college to join FireChat, an app that builds Mesh Networks for messaging. FireChat became a symbol of democracy as it was used around the world at protests and music festivals. Kinsman then traveled to India on a planned spiritual awakening, but shortly after, started a job in technology. Kinsman spent two years in Bengaluru, working for Ola Cabs, running hardware for their Innovation Labs and building Ola Play, the largest connected car infrastructure to date. There he explored new types of wireless infrastructure and built solar powered mesh networks in his spare time. He moved back to America in 2017 to Co-Found Nodle.io with Micha Benoliel, his former boss at FireChat, where they are building a "Simple, Global Wireless Network to connect billions of IoT devices." Together they seek to free the mobile internet. In March 2020, he co-founded the Coalition Network Foundation, a non-profit that provides an open source, secure contact tracing solutions.
Diana Barrero Zalles '17
Moderator & Organizer
Diana Barrero Zalles advises on blockchain innovation, crypto fund investments, and regulation. She has identified best practices and developments from around the world and compiled recommendations for effective blockchain legislation and business models. She also contributes to Global Digital Finance working groups to standardize best practices. She published market research on stablecoins and is working to advance tools in the space in light of decentralized finance developments. Previously, she managed large cross-border transactions with the investment banking offices of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in Washington DC. She went to the University of Notre Dame and has an MBA from Yale.