- Cryptocurrency Exchange
- Digital Payment
- Funds & Investments
- Card Provider
- Prediction markets
- Supply Chain
- Content Monetization & Distribution
- Internet of Things
- Publishing & Attribution
- Web Search
The foundation in a Nutshell
- The Internet of Blockchain Foundation is an independent organization with one goal in mind; to foster innovation and adoption of more secure, safe and private decentralized resources.
- In 2017 the IOBF came into existence, spearheaded by blockchain entrepreneur Matteo Gianpietro Zago; founder of Essentia.One, the first working Web 3.0 protocol and interoperability framework.
- The IOBF is a legal entity registered under the Netherlands jurisdiction, allowing for the registration of members, donations and operations in accordance to the advancement of the Web 3.0.
The decentralized web is defined by the following standards:
The Web 3.0Is the antithesis of the current internet. It’s about multiple profit centers sharing value across an open network.
There is no central point of control:Middlemen are removed from the equation, blockchains such as Ethereum provide a trustless platform where the rules are unbreakable and data is fully encrypted.
Ownership of data:End users regain complete control of their data and have the security provided by encryption. Information can then be shared on a case-by-case and permissioned basis
Dramatic reduction in hacks and data breaches:Because data is decentralized and distributed, hackers would need to turn off the entire network, while state-sponsored tools such as Vault7, used by the three-letter agencies, would be rendered obsolete.
Interoperability:Applications will be easy to customize and device-agnostic, capable of running on smartphones, TVs, automobiles, microwaves and smart sensors.
Permissionless blockchains:Anyone can create an address and interact with the network.
Uninterrupted service:Account suspension and distributed denial of service are dramatically reduced.
Matteo Gianpietro ZagoPresidentSince 2014, Matteo’s served as an advisor to blockchain-related startups. He started out in business eight years ago by creating his first project with a budget of €10 which he turned into a real scalable business before going on to work with Fortune 500 companies such as Uber, Alphabet, Facebook and Tencent. He began his journey alone from a small desk in his apartment and today has 110 team members located in five offices over three different countries. He's the creator of the most commented item in Web 2.0 history and author of the Facebook Bible and the Twitter Marketing Guide, both best selling books on Amazon.
Bedros AwanesianBoard MemberBedros is an entrepreneurial expert with a strong focus on blockchain technology and blockchain-powered solutions to everyday problems. He has been heavily involved in the crypto-space and is keen on investing time and effort on projects that have the potential to revolutionize the world. He currently stands as Head of Business Development for Essentia, the world's first cross-chain interoperable data management framework. His unstoppable drive, remarkable efficiency, and ambitious spirit have put him in a class of his own. He is one of those exceptional businessmen who think purely in possibilities.
Artur PetrovychTechnical AdvisorArtur has 16 years of experience in software development and cybersecurity and has spent his entire life behind machines and code. Previously the technical lead at NameCheap, one of the biggest hosting and domain registrar companies of the world, he managed teams of upwards of 70 people.
The IOBF is connecting and supporting blockchain based startups and companies around the globe. Using its wide network of partners, the IOBF assists in providing world-class resources, connections and investors in order to scale the project and foster adoption.
- Access to member events
- Discounts to affiliate/partner events
- Admission to IOBF organized meetups
- Partner benefits
- Sponsorship and partnership building
- Accelerator Program
- Job position advertisements
- Logo in directory (on approval)
- International networking
- General juridical and financial advisory services
Choose the membership option that suits you the best.
Our goal is to encourage collaboration, knowledge exchange and partnerships between blockchain related projects in order to bring the technology to wider adoption!
Help Us Build The World Of Blockchain
With our grants programme, we support fellow enthusiasts around the globe who sees their mission in bringing blockchain technology to global adoption and to make the Web 3.0 come into fruition. With your idea or project, you could help make the world a better, more decentralized place and it’s our mission to help you.
We will personally examine all applications and pick the best and the most promising ideas.
$5k Technical Grant
If you offer a unique, workable and technical solution for issues facing the blockchain industry, we will help you bring your ideas to life.
$5k Educational Grant
If you curate educational programmes and courses regarding the history, development, problems and, trends within the blockchain industry will help you to build your platform.
Offer an idea or vision that can help the blockchain industry widen its influence across the globe and enter people’s day-to-day lives.
Public Sector Advisor | Keynote CEO
of Keynote World Blockchain Forum
Moe is also the co-founder of the first accredited Blockchain Academy, and an early investor in RSK Labs, Labfresh, Dropbox, and others. Prior to founding Keynote, Moe was responsible for launching one of the first venture-backed bitcoin startups which raised $30m from Richard Branson, Index Ventures and others. ... he is the organizer of the largest crypto conference ever by number of attendant in Miami.
Erik van der Staak
Erik is an advisor to the European Commission and a certified business coach for innovative startups in the European Horizon2020/EASME program. He is besides a crypto enthusiast also a senior marketeer accredited by the European Marketing Confederation and he graduated as best marketeer in the Netherlands. He has a strong track record in mobility, logistics and sustainability, founding the international business branch of Netherlands Railways. He started his career in a very Dutch way as an Officer in the Merchant Navy. Erik is a marketeer, senior business developer and interim manager and has a personal interest in bridging market and public sector. He is keen to support Essentia.one and is a true believer of its mission to become the Essence of your digital identity.
The Creative Counsel
CNBC Crypto Trader Show
In 2017 Ran’s launched the world’s first televised cryptocurrency show called Crypto Trader which is aired weekly on a Thursday night at 20:30 on CNBC Africa, DSTV channel 410. The show is the most viewed show on CNBC today. Ran Neu-Ner is a born entrepreneur. n 2015 Ran concluded the biggest business transaction in South Africa where he sold The Creative Counsel to a French owned international business, The Publicis Groupe for just over $150m Ran has been a part of the Blockchain world since 2013 and has advised several projects. He is the founder of Onchain Capital, a Crypto Asset Fund and Advisory service. Ran is also ranked in the top 10 most influential people in the Blockchain by Richtopia.
Quantstamp | TLDR
Harvard Law School (LLM)
Tom Graham is Managing Partner at TLDR Capital, a crypto advisory firm and hedge fund that work with ICO like Quantstamp. An Australian by birth who resides in London, he is also the co-founder of Codec.ai, an award winning adtech firm that uses artificial intelligence so that brands can make impactful content marketing decisions much further up the decision tree. Previously, Tom co-founded MapD, a GPU database/analytics company backed by NEA, NVIDIA and Google, among others, and before that he was a securities attorney at Davis Polk. A graduate of Harvard Law School (LLM), Tom has also been educated at Melbourne Uni and Tsinghua in China.
QCP Capital | UberShow description
Joshua is the founder of QCP Capital, a leading OTC trading and VC firm in Asia. He is also a world-class lawyer and entrepreneur. He has built e-commerce businesses around the world and oversaw the launch of Uber as Head of Growth.
Icon Foundation | BlockchainLab
Advisor for Icon Foundation
Ismail has over 20 years experience in Technology related startups and entrepreneurship covering Cryptocurrencies, Mobile Payments in the City of London working with leading firms such as Vodafone, Cellnet and News International. He was the founder of the world’s first Blockchain Lab and first ‘DLT’ company within Level 39 in Canary Wharf (world’s largest Fintech accelerator). Editor-in-Chief of Bitcoin Entrepreneurs Investment Fund Quarterly Review, Cofounder at CoinViral, Coinflow Architect at Blockchain Lab, Cofounder at CoinDesks, Director at SqFt Crowd, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Crypto Devs, and General Secretary at Olympic Cricket Campaign.
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