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[Register] Blockchain & Connected Devices: Resilient Networks and COVID-19 Contact Tracing As a Business Use Case

November 12, 2020

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

Join us on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm as Diana Barrero Zalles ‘17 interviews Garrett Kinsman, Co-Founder of Nodle.io and builder of connected wireless networks to gather data, lower costs, and improve security measures. Nodle’s mission is to enable the next trillion things to connect to the Internet. Garrett will walk us through:

- How companies can benefit from building on decentralized wireless networks, where even your smartphone can be used as a “node” or a base station to move data efficiently, securely, and at massive scale. This can affect anything from granular tracking of FedEx packages with COVID testing kits to measuring air quality and temperature practically anywhere on demand. See http://thecitizennetwork.com, where they empower citizens to earn blockchain-based rewards (Nodle Cash) just for connecting to nearby IoT devices. 

- Blockchain-based alternatives to traditional social media advertising models where a user has greater privacy, control of their data, and both app developers and individuals can be easily rewarded for providing it.

- How the Nodle Network is being used to combat the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces and on campuses. His team created the M1 Social Distancing Wearable (http://m1.nodle.com), and the exposure motivation app, Coalition App (http://getcoalition.org); both built on one of the most privacy-focused contact tracing protocols on the market, Whisper Tracing, peer-reviewed by cryptographers at MIT, Stanford, USC, and Oxford.

If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow @gekinsman, @nodlenetwork, @nodlecash, and @coalition_app

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Electra Ferriello

Assistant Director ICF