Blockchain has the potential to touch every aspect of our daily lives by enabling individuals and companies across the globe to operate with a newfound level of trust and confidence.
Beyond the lack of general awareness surrounding Blockchain, university students already interested in the subject have scarce educational. BAF addresses the hurdles to blockchain mass adoption by inspiring and educating its next generation of leaders and users.
The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of students, professors, blockchain advocates, and interested citizens who are committed to the mass adoption of cryptocurrency and user-owned internet.
BAF sees blockchain education as an onramp to adoption, and aims to educate members by building university curriculums, hosting conferences, and offering free online courses and recorded infosessions.
We source donations to launch university-accredited blockchain courses, host engaging educational and networking events, run hackathons and conferences, increase collaboration between academic researchers, and ensure the next generation of blockchain experts know how to navigate this rapidly changing industry.
BAF connects people to each other, and to the resources, opportunities, and organizations they need to understand and contribute to the blockchain space.
BAF is uniquely positioned as a nonprofit benefitting student blockchain organizations, and thus far has partnered with nine universities across California and Mexico.
We see diversity and inclusivity as a competitive edge and a key enabler. For mass adoption to occur, we need people from all races, genders, ethnicities, income levels, and geographies to build decentralized applications designed for everyone. Despite blockchains' inherent borderless and non-discriminatory nature, the industry is largely dominated by men. We are committed to working with people from all backgrounds to expand economic inclusion and democracy.
Our team holds reputation and project ownership to an incredibly high standard. Through team meetings and collaborative initiatives, we hold each other accountable to ensure the highest quality of work and commitment to personal growth.
We believe high-quality human capital is the most valuable resource. Since our university-affiliated blockchain clubs are all doing similar work, it is most advantageous for everyone to share best practices and industry contacts for our wide variety of events. It is imperative for us to work together to achieve blockchain adoption.
Proactive optimism is a prerequisite to conquer the most significant challenges that threaten society and our beautiful planet. We take a data-driven and objective approach to bettering ourselves so we can contribute the most to our greater communities.
Founder & President
President, Blockchain Technology Club at RIT
Research Engineer at Proxima One
Founder of solace.fi
Assistant Professor at Northeastern University
President at Meliora Blockchain
Co-Founder of Fluidity
Former Co-President Blockchain at Berkeley
Co-Founder at dropspace
Product at Matter Labs
Co-Founder of OperCelo
Special Advisor @ Miami University Blockchain Club
Founder & Managing Director
Education & Partnerships
Growth & Project Management
Development & Project Management
Research & Development
Events & Hackathons
Education & Project Management
Accounting & Finance
Creator of the GNU Bash Shell
Founder of Dystopia Labs
Director of Expo Lab at UC Davis
Cryptography researcher and Ph.D student at Stanford
Director of BlockLab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
Baker Hostetler LLP.