LAB Radio Episode 20 – Brian Deery, Chief Scientist at Factom, a Data Layer for the Blockchain

Brian Deery Chief Scientist at Factom

Brian Deery is the Chief Scientist at Factom, a platform that stores the world’s data on a decentralized system. Using Blockchain technology Factom facilitates smart contracts, digital assets and database integrity.

Brian is an early innovator in technology. He built a self-driving Lotus Elise which competed in the 2007 DARPA Urban Grand Challenge. The race competition included a precursor to Google’s driverless car. Previously, he served as an R&D Engineer at Pentair, Ltd where he designed and brought to market an underwater energy harvesting device. Earlier, he managed the quality control robots certifying ~$30M of yearly production at MTS Systems Corporation.”

After listening to this episode you will learn:

  • The story behind how Brian got on the Blockchain path
  • How Brian identified the connection between computers and money
  • About how Brian won a Federal Reserve sponsored hack-a-thon
  • How Brian first met Paul Snow of Factom (then named Notary Chain)
  • Brian’s view of Blockchains and their purpose
  • An interesting view of scalability, mining and how this affects control of Blockchains
  • How there are vulnerabilities in the Lightning Network



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Show Notes and Further Reading

Factom Website | LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook

Brian’s Twitter

Brian on Crunchbase

Factom and the Future of Insurance


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