The Interplanetary Database Association (IPDB), a non-profit dedicated to blockchain research, announces new board members and a new president of the board Link to PR

IPDB Association e.V.

The IPDB Association is an international non-profit association located in Berlin. The IPDB Association’s mission is to advance the research of blockchain technology and decentralized governance for the benefit of society and to drive the adoption of blockchain technology and industrial and non-for-profit contexts.

A distinct characteristic of the IPDB Association is its international membership base. Different from other associations, IPDB Association’s members are the ultimate governance body which elects the management board on a bi-annual basis. Further, members do also operate thenodes that validate blocks and store data. The association’s articles are accessible [here]

Management Board

Sebastian
Becker

President
Political scientist and business development specialist. Fascinated by the potential of blockchain technology - and believes that governance will play a crucial role to unite industrial backend needs, ESG goals, and democratic and liberal values.
Political scientist and business development specialist. Fascinated by the potential of blockchain technology - and believes that governance will play a crucial role to unite industrial backend needs, ESG goals, and democratic and liberal values.

John
Calian

General-Secretary
Innovation leader, product guy, entrepreneur & business developer, dedicated to supplying tokenomic infrastructure to the masses
innovation leader, product guy, entrepreneur & business developer, dedicated to supplying tokenomic infrastructure to the masses

Elfriede

Sixt

Treasurer
Disrupter, advisor, book author, writing about crowdfunding, blockchains, and regulation.
Elfriede Sixt believes in the disruptive potential of decentralized peer-to-peer networks and blockchains. She is curious to learn how industries and business models will change along this way.

Elfriede Sixt is a blogger and book author writing about crowdfunding, blockchains, and regulation. Her background is in Business administration and corporate finance. Besides that she is a founder of fintech.academy as well as ebit4u.

Denis
Roio

Member-at-Large
Founder of the Dyne.org foundation, doctor in philosophy and software developer, best known as the creator of various GNU/Linux software applications in the past 20 years and for leading the development of operating systems regularly distributed by Linux magazines
Founder of the Dyne.org foundation, doctor in philosophy and software developer, best known as the creator of various GNU/Linux software applications in the past 20 years and for leading the development of operating systems regularly distributed by Linux magazines: dyne:bolic and more recently Devuan rated 2nd best distro worldwide by usersreviews on Distrowatch.

He received the Vilém Flusser Award at Transmediale (Berlin, 2009) while leading for 6 years the R&D department of the Netherlands Media art Institute (Montevideo/TBA) and was included in the "Purpose Economy" list of top 100 social entrepreneurs in EU (2014) and the "40 under 40" European young leaders program. Mostly works as keynote speaker (also TEDx), CTO and applied cryptographer since 2010

Current members

A majority of caretakers must be not-for-profit organizations so the mission will take priority over profit.