BSIC Launches blog in support of mission to Tackle Global Issues with Blockchain

Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC) is officially launching its blog to support its mission of using blockchain for social impact. The blog will be written by multiple authors, focus on useful resources and guides, and document the journey of projects using blockchain to improve society.

Notably BSIC has just launched its annual Decentralized Impact Incubator on Feb 18, 2020, a 6-week online program to help project teams ideate and prototype blockchain solutions focusing on Earth Day. Look for updates here as the teams work through weekly sprints.

You’ll find ongoing content from our able advisors on the blog across topics of personal areas of interest.

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About the Author:

Yorke E. Rhodes III is a passionate technologist with broad interests, always drawn to the next shiny object. He earned a BS in Computer Science from NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has worked in industry for over 20 years, across large enterprises such as Microsoft and IBM and startups in wireless, mobile, digital marketing and ecommerce. At Goldman Sachs Investment Bank he built their first wireless internet ingress and advised bankers in wireless, telecom and media. His perspectives are informed by his experiences as a young developer where he witnessed the beginnings of client server databases, OS/2’s demise, clamshell laptops, obscure languages like ada, lisp and paradox and the birth of the internet as we know it today. While teaching about bitcoin for many years, his interest was piqued by blockchain during the summer of 2015 with the launch of Ethereum. He is currently Principal Program Manager, Azure Blockchain Engineering at Microsoft working on blockchain and looking at various levers to help mature and accelerate this exciting nascent industry. Yorke is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU where he has taught Digital Marketing and Intrapreneurship and currently teaches Ecommerce with a healthy dose of blockchain.