In the introductory article of this series, we covered our company origins and established why there’s a crucial need for security in the IoT space.
Simply put, the Internet of Things cannot serve the greater good without adequate security. Artificial Intelligence continues to merge with human consciousness in innumerable ways, and as the individual begins gradually to relinquish direct control to automation, security is nonnegotiable — we all need to trust the devices that are becoming increasingly intertwined with the fabric of our existence.
With respect to IoT security, the events of our early days — from Jonathan Manzi’s time…
Jonathan Manzi dropped out of college.
Most people would not only be satisfied with, but completely enthralled by the prospect of attending a university as prestigious as Stanford — and not to say that Jonathan wasn’t. They’ve produced, combined, dozens of Nobel Laureates, Turing Award winners, and Fields Medalists; not to mention a few billionaires, astronauts, and a U.S. President. Stanford was certainly a quality opportunity; and as it turns out, an integral step towards the creation of Beyond Protocol.
Because of Stanford, Jonathan Manzi met Denis Benic.
If you were asked to pick a set of characteristics — skills…
BTS Labs: Hello Jonathan, welcome to the BTS Labs community! It’s nice to meet you. Could you briefly introduce yourself and Beyond Protocol for us?
Jonathan: Hello, everyone. I’m Jonathan, Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Protocol. Beyond Protocol is a stealth-mode distributed ledger technology project based in Silicon Valley. The project was started in 2018 by Stanford engineers and technology executives to provide a platform for device security, coordination, and communication — a new internet for devices.
BTS Labs: Why do you want to enter China’s blockchain market?
Jonathan: Beyond Protocol has developed [IoT blockchain] technology, which makes devices probabilistically…