SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Chia Network, Inc., a new energy-efficient decentralized blockchain founded by Bram cohen, today announced the election of Jill Carlson to its Board of Directors. The addition of Carlson, a well-recognized crypto expert, will strengthen Chia’s strategic partnerships and its rapid adoption by developers, financial firms, multinationals and governments.
“We are delighted to welcome Jill to our Board of Directors, who brings unparalleled industry expertise to the Chia team, ”said Gene Hoffman, President and COO of Chia. “Jill’s knowledge, combined with her alignment with our mission to radically improve global financial and payments systems, will help move our business forward. ”
“Fantastic things are happening in the crypto industry right now, and I’m excited to join the Chia team as we look to drive adoption and provide a green way to offer funding opportunities. decentralized to people around the world, ”added Carlson. “By working with developers and early adopters, we will be able to transform finance across all industries. ”
Carlson is a corporate partner at Slow companies, a San Francisco-based startup venture capital fund. It invests in fintech startups, cryptocurrency projects and protocols creating and supporting decentralized finance. She has owned Bitcoin since 2013.
Additionally, Carlson is a co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a nonprofit that researches and publishes data on how those without access to an open, free financial system can manage their money. She has also conducted academic research at the University of Oxford on the use of cryptocurrencies in emerging markets.
Carlson began his career in the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Office at Goldman Sachs. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in Classics and a Masters in Global Governance and Diplomacy from Oxford University.
About the Chia network
Chia Network Inc. is a state-of-the-art open source decentralized blockchain, digital currency and smart transaction platform. Founded by Bram Cohen, inventor of BitTorrent, the company believes “digital money” should be easier to use than cash, harder to lose, and nearly impossible to steal. Using Nakamoto’s first new secure consensus algorithm invented since Bitcoin, Chia operates an environmentally friendly, secure and user-friendly system for cross-border payments, issuance and exchange of financial assets, loans, payments escrow, institutional custody and distributed identity. Chia’s blockchain is based on ‘proof of space and time’ which has a significantly reduced carbon footprint compared to ‘proof of work’ used by all other crypto networks. Built on Chialisp, the company’s smart coin language, Chia’s blockchain allows its users to create and execute secure “smart coin” transactions.
The company is funded by leading venture capital firms including Richmond Global Ventures, Slow Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Naval Ravikant, True Ventures, Cygni Captial, Galaxy Digital, Greylock, MetaStable, Stillmark, DCM and others . Chia’s advisors include Dr Dan Boneh, a16z research partner and professor of applied cryptography at Stanford University; David Frazee, Managing Partner at Richmond Global Ventures; Katie Haun, general partner of a16z; Dr. Krzysztof Pietrzak, professor of cryptography at IST Austria. For more information visit chia.net and connect with us on Twitter (@chia_project), Facebook, GitHub, Reddit, and LinkedIn.