Blockchain Protocol

Sensor Systems – Customized combination of robust sensors, biosensors and food tracers assess and monitor in real-time the food's physical attributes and its surroundings down to the individual unit, coupled with a unique ID, smart tagging and anti-tampering mechanisms. Our sensor system development is ongoing at the EPFL Innovation Park with financing from the Swiss authorities.

Blockchain Protocol – Supply chains and quality control require a protocol that is resilient and highly scalable. Commercial agreements are encoded as smart contracts. Based on quality and safety data generated by sensors, contracts will self-execute and any disputes will be resolved automatically, with immediate financial settlement and optional dynamic pricing. We are building our protocol on Ethereum, and our Core Technology Partner for the protocol is Parity Technologies.

Secure Data Storage – Once digitalization of sensor data is done and a certificate is issued, it is important to protect the integrity of the data. Digital attributes are handled in parallel to the food throughout the supply chain. All process readings are immutably recorded in a decentralised, fully-auditable manner, which protects from hacking, data manipulation and fraud.

Developer Tools – To make Ambrosus a thriving ecosystem, there are developer tools and modules to allow community members to build distributed apps, extensions and protocol upgrades, creating valuable solutions for society, including consumers, farmers, distributors and business owners. These tools can be monetised instantly through micropayments. Interoperability with other Ethereum-based protocols brings complementarity of services and seamless integration.

Amber – The native token of Ambrosus, Amber is used to help trace food through its entire path from farm to fork, linking the information gathered to the records about the batch. Amber is also the fuel for the Ambrosus ecosystem, used to access the network services, interact with the sensor systems and to enter commercial agreements assured by smart contracts. Our Core Technology Partner for development of the Amber token is Parity Technologies.

Sensor Systems

Sensor Systems – Customized combination of robust sensors, biosensors and food tracers assess and monitor in real-time the food's physical attributes and its surroundings down to the individual unit, coupled with a unique ID, smart tagging and anti-tampering mechanisms. Our sensor system development is ongoing at the EPFL Innovation Park with financing from the Swiss authorities.

Blockchain Protocol

Blockchain Protocol – Supply chains and quality control require a protocol that is resilient and highly scalable. Commercial agreements are encoded as smart contracts. Based on quality and safety data generated by sensors, contracts will self-execute and any disputes will be resolved automatically, with immediate financial settlement and optional dynamic pricing. We are building our protocol on Ethereum, and our Core Technology Partner for the protocol is Parity Technologies.

Secure Data Storage

Secure Data Storage – Once digitalization of sensor data is done and a certificate is issued, it is important to protect the integrity of the data. Digital attributes are handled in parallel to the food throughout the supply chain. All process readings are immutably recorded in a decentralised, fully-auditable manner, which protects from hacking, data manipulation and fraud.

Developer Tools

Developer Tools – To make Ambrosus a thriving ecosystem, there are developer tools and modules to allow community members to build distributed apps, extensions and protocol upgrades, creating valuable solutions for society, including consumers, farmers, distributors and business owners. These tools can be monetised instantly through micropayments. Interoperability with other Ethereum-based protocols brings complementarity of services and seamless integration.

Amber

Amber – The native token of Ambrosus, Amber is used to help trace food through its entire path from farm to fork, linking the information gathered to the records about the batch. Amber is also the fuel for the Ambrosus ecosystem, used to access the network services, interact with the sensor systems and to enter commercial agreements assured by smart contracts. Our Core Technology Partner for development of the Amber token is Parity Technologies.

Ambrosus Builders

Angel Versetti

CEO

Angel previously worked at the United Nations, World Resources Forum, Bloomberg and was trained at Google. He was the youngest project leader and lead published author at the UN. Through his partnership Versetti & Co he led investments in startups, social projects and early cryptocurrencies. Angel is a recognised expert and frequent speaker on innovation, technology and economic development (Davos, Vatican, UNESCO, COP21). Admitted to Cambridge, life brought him to Sciences Po Paris, where he obtained a BA in History, Politics and Philosophy and an MA in Public Management (Excellence Scholarship). Certified skills in Diplomacy, Negotiations and Business.

Dr Stefan Meyer

CTO

Stefan has over 20 years of R&D experience in food analysis, ultrasound sensors and data encryption. Previously, Stefan led R&D projects at Nestlé, MHM Microtechnique and Vitargent Biotech and also sold two projects to Maersk Group and Perrot GmbH. He was the Founding Managing Director of the Integrative Food and Nutrition Center at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). Stefan holds a PhD in Food Science (ultrasound applications in food industry) from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Geosciences from the University of Lausanne. Stefan is also a Member of the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture.

Dr Gavin Wood

Technical Advisor (Core Architecture)

Gavin is a Co-Founder of Ethereum, releasing its first Proof of Concept (PoC-1), and the inventor of the Solidity programming language that is used in smart contracts and the Ethereum Virtual Machine. After leaving his position as CTO of Ethereum, Gavin founded Parity. Gavin is also a creator of Polkadot, a scalable multi-chain solution, a co-founder of Grid Singularity and an advisor for Blockchain Capital, Polychain Capital and Melonport. He holds a PhD in Human Computer Interfacing from the University of York.

Dr Jutta Steiner

Technical Advisor (Supply Chains)

Jutta is the co-founder of Parity and Grid Singularity. She previously served as Manager for Security Audit at Ethereum, overseeing security audit and integration for the Ethereum Foundation prior to the launch of the public blockchain in 2015. She was also a co-founder of Project Provenance, a startup that worked on transparency of supply chains and earlier worked as an Associate at McKinsey. She holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bonn.

Prof Jean-Paul Sandoz

Lead Engineer

Jean-Paul is an acclaimed expert in analog-to-digital signal processing for ultrasound sensors. His experience in the sensors and microelectronics domain spans over 40 years, and his lifelong dream project is based on a vision for sensor systems that could prevent fraud and manipulation in supply chains. After 10 years as a signal engineer in Canada and Switzerland, Jean-Paul served as Professor of Electronics and Signal Processing first at the Engineering College of Le Locle and later at University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland for over 30 years. He studied Electronics Engineering at Ottawa University.

Marek Kirejczyk

Lead Blockchain Developer

Marek is an Ethereum enthusiast, the author and maintainer of the ethereum.rb library, co-organiser of Ethereum Meetup Poland and founder of Ethworks and AgileWarsaw. Formerly the Vice President of Engineering at Daftcode, CTO at El Passion, a co-founder of Aenima and C++ developer at Gadu Gadu, he has built and managed teams of up to 60 developers and has worked on blockchain projects since 2013. He started coding at the age of 10 and has complete mastery of several computer languages, including Solidity. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from Warsaw University and is a Certified Scrum Professional.

Matthew Roberts

Lead Blockchain Developer

Matthew is a blockchain programmer specialising in trustless agreements, security and exchange platforms. Matthew has developed a range of new concepts for smart contracts and DAOs, including Timechains, Exploitchains, ZK atomic swaps, and more. He formerly worked as Python Developer for decentralized cloud storage startup Storj and also co-founded Coinbend, the first trustless decentralised exchange for trading cryptocurrencies with strangers.

Konrad Szalwinski

Lead Frontend Developer

Konrad has spent 9 years working at the forefront of the IT industry around Europe, including 2 years as Lead/Senior Frontend Developer at Assertis and CodiLime, 3 years as Senior Flash Developer at Gamesys and Crowdpark, 1 year as Internet Platform Developer at Xstream and 3 years as Game Developer at One2Tribe. He holds an MSc in Mathematics from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University.

Prof Esther Amstad

Scientific Advisor (Food Tracers)

Esther is the Tenure Track Assistant Professor and Head of Soft Materials Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL. She specialises in Nanotechnology and Materials Science. Previously, she served as Postdoctoral Researcher at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and holds a PhD in Engineering from ETH Zurich.

Katerina Ianishevska

Community Manager

Kateryna’s background lies in investment law, journalism and high technologies. She managed communications and outreach at Startup Odessa, Meshine and Ukraine Democracy Initiative. She also taught Investment Law at the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki. Earlier, she worked as Associate at Astapov Lawyers and interned at for the Jean Monet Chair for Constitutional Law. She holds a BA in Economics and Law from Odessa National University and is a final-year PhD candidate in Investment Law at the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki.

Ambrosus Helpers

Dr Vlad Trifa

Technical Advisor (Hardware)

Vlad is the Founder of Web of Things and former Head of Digital Lab at Swisscom. As Co-Founder of EVRYTHNG, he has designed and built large-scale IoT platforms used by Fortune 100 companies (incl. Coca Cola, Unilever, LVMH, GE). Previously he served as Research Associate at MIT and UCLA. He holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from ETH Zurich and EPFL respectively. He also co-authored the seminal book Building the Web of Things.

Prof Malcolm J W Povey

Scientific Advisor (Food Reassurance)

Malcolm is a world-renowned expert in food reassurance techniques, characterisation and processing analysis. Since completing his PhD in Food Physics at Lancaster University in 1973, Malcolm has established himself as one of the most prominent British experts in food sensors, having authored over 150 scientific publications and books. He is also an avid innovator in the food sensors domain and co-inventor of some of core food sensing technologies, including the Cygnus UVM ultrasound velocity meter, the Acoustiscan scanner and the Ultracane blind aid. He serves as Professor of Food Physics at the University of Leeds.

David Drake

Strategic Advisor

David is the President of LDJ Capital, whose extended network of funds of funds and hedge funds manages 1.5 trillion USD in assets. LDJ has invested 100 million USD in Alibaba and Palantir. David previously represented the US Commerce Department at the EU. He is also the Owner of the Soho Loft Media Group and Board Member of the NYC Opera and the Washington Ballet.

Jehan Chu

Strategic Advisor

Jehan Chu is a Managing Partner at Kenetic Capital, a Blockchain and Cryptocurrency investment firm based in Hong Kong. Jehan founded the Ethereum HK community, co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of HK (2014) and founded the Hyperledger HK community (2016). Alongside the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Jehan created the Blockchain: Surge event, serves as co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Fintech Association Blockchain Committee, is a member of the Asia Fintech Angels Association, a Fellow of Singapore University of Social Sciences, a Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council Member and Metta Curator for Blockchain. Jehan is Advisor to the Melonport, QTUM, Digix and OpenANX Projects, Vice Chairman of Para Site Art Space, Board Member of Design Trust, and Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Jaron Lukasiewicz

Strategic Advisor

Jaron has been a featured bitcoin and blockchain industry executive since 2012. Jaron recently served as CEO of Coinsetter, a New York City-based bitcoin exchange, and Cavirtex, a leading bitcoin exchange in Canada – both acquired by Kraken in 2016. Prior to founding Coinsetter, Jaron worked in M&A as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and in private equity at The CapStreet Group. He obtained a B.A. in Economics with honours at Rice University.

Dhanesh Kothari

Mentor

Dhanesh has 20 years of IT experience out of which 7 years has been with Swiss Banks in Switzerland. He was Vice President at J.P. Morgan, leading Global IT Products on Discretionary Trading. Before that he worked as Vice President at Credit Suisse being the Head of IT in Portfolio Management Systems. Earlier he had 14 years of experience as Manager at Accenture and Syntel. Dhanesh holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Mumbai. He is a certified PMP and Java Architect professional.

Dr Fabiola Dionisi

Scientific Advisor (Quality Control)

Fabiola has a comprehensive understanding of the food industry, having worked at Nestlé since 1993 where she has specialised in food quality, safety and nutrition at processing and distribution stages. Fabiola has been Nestlé's Global R&D Programme Leader since 2014. A globally recognised expert in nutrition, she holds an MSc in Food Science and Medicine from the University of Surrey, a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Milan and a Certificate of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Prof Sandro Carrara

Scientific Advisor (Biosensors)

Sandro is the Senior Scientist at the Integrated Systems Laboratory at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL. He specialises in Biosensors and DNA Analysis. He is a Board Member of the IEEE Circuits and System Society and former Professor at the University of Bologna. He  is a prominent expert in bioelectronics, having authored 7 books and having published over 200 scientific works and 12 patents.

David Wachsman

Public Relations Advisor

David is a heavyweight of Public Relations in the blockchain world. His New York and Dublin-based company, Wachsman PR, is the world's largest blockchain-focused public relations agency, leading communications for projects such as Dash, Iconomi, Aragon, Steemit, Kraken, Lisk, Crypto Valley Association, and Kik, amongst many others. Prior to entering the world of cryptocurrencies, David served as the Executive Director of Ericho Communications, a boutique Manhattan agency.

Tom Lyons

Communications Advisor

Tom is the Chairman of the Communications Working Group at the Crypto Valley Association and Owner of Lyons Communications, a boutique agency in Zurich focused on Fintech and emerging technologies. He specializes in the planning and execution of complex thought leadership and content marketing campaigns, and works with high-profile clients like UBS, the Cardano Foundation and Bussmann Advisory, among others. Tom holds a BA in Comparative Literature (Latin & English) from Columbia University in New York.

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