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Scott Stornetta


Yugen Partners, LLC


Partner, Chief Scientist


New York, NY, USA


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Summary of Experience

Dr. Stornetta is considered by many to be the co-inventor of the Blockchain. Dating back to 1991, his pioneering series of papers and patents, written with co-author Dr. Stuart Haber at Bellcore, received the 1992 Discover Award for Computer Software. This helped lay the foundation for Bitcoin and other digital currencies. (For example, of the eight citations in the original Bitcoin paper, three reference his and Dr. Haber’s work.) Along with Dr. Haber, Stornetta co-founded Surety, a Bellcore spinoff. Surety’s offering constituted the first commercial deployment of a blockchain. Dr. Stornetta finished at Bellcore as Assistant General Manager of the 125-person Mathematical and Computer Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Stornetta consulted for many years, evaluating the commercial potential of emerging technologies on behalf of universities, commercial research labs, and venture capital interests. Dr. Stornetta received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, after attending MIT, Harvard, and Brigham Young University.

Professional Goals & Objectives

I advise investors on blockchain startup opportunities and governments on blockchain policy.

Domain Experience

College/University Professor, Education /Training, Finance / Banking / Insurance, Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy

Use Case Experience

Asset Management, Data Analytics, Electronic Medical Records, Financial Instruments, Information Management, Intellectual Property, Records Management, Security, Supply Chain Management, Voting / Election Systems

Languages Spoken

English, Japanese

Availability for Work or Contract Opportunities

Not Looking

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