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Located in Zug in the heart of Switzerland, Crypto Valley is uniquely positioned to make the most of the matchless business environment and decentralized Swiss political system.

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Thomas J Ackermann

Network with me: and ~~ Lived and worked 18 years in the US (April 1994 to October 2012): I like to embrace (or invent) new technologies, and make something useful out of them, from concept stage all the way to production and adoption.
BGP4 Internet infrastructure, high-availability service delivery, and cyber security have also always been a part of my business life.

So far worked 25+ years in start-ups, with some short dabbling in Fortune 50 companies for the experience.
Lived 18 years in the USA (1994-2012; in Los Angeles, San Francisco / Silicon Valley, and Dallas), actively participated in the pre-internet ‘geek’ world for the emerging Internet since 1985, and during the Internet boom – in Silicon Valley – when the consumers (the masses) joined for wide-spread adoption by 1994.

Owned a Cray, and love to create new technologies and businesses. Currently I live in Berlin, Germany.

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Quantum Blocks, Inc.


Done / participated in many technical “firsts”:
– 1st Internet Service Provider (ISP) in my hometown (1987)
– 1st Artificial Intelligence Learning Software for Law Students (1989)
– 1st Loss-Less X-ray Digitalization (1990)
– 1st Animation on the Web (1995) – Macromedia ShockWave (became Flash, enabling YouTube)
– 1st Content-Mirror Website (1995) – Precursor for CDNs – Tokyo / Stockholm / London / San Francisco
– 1st Content-Aggregation Website with 400+ contributors (IGN, 1998)
– 1st Pick-Your-Carrier ‘Super-POP’ data center (1999) – built it in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara
– 1st Link – T3 = 45 MBit/s – between Bank of America and Nationsbank on BofA Acquisition (1998)
– 1st Global Barter solution with Crypto Currency “Barter Dollar” (2000)
– 1st Cross-Institution US Money Transfer via web service (2000)
– 1st Free Public WiFi Hotspot (2001) – featured in WIRED magazine (USA) April 2003
– 1st Long-range WiFi War-Driving Van (2001) – 8-mile scan across San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge
– 1st On-the-spot WiFi Encryption Breaking via my own Cray CS6400 supercomputer (2002)
– 1st Working (!) Defense against distributed Denial-of-Service (dDoS) attacks (2004)
– 1st Digitization of Automotive Repair (2009) – “Brick & Mortar”, over 1.5m YouTube Views
– 1st AI & Deep Learning: Fully Encrypted Real-Life-Cyber (RLC) ThreadStream LogicGates: ExoWarfare (2012)
– 1st Blockchain Supercomputers (MSEM) – Bitcoin Mining from PetaHash to ExaHash (2014, 2015)
– 1st Scalability Design for Blockchain Growth while lowering Transaction Cost (2016)
– 1st Technical Design & Business Case to exceed 51% of every Blockchain PoW Infrastructure (2016)

• Head of Technology – 12/2016 to present – Quantum Blocks, Inc., R&D in Berlin, Germany
• Chief Technical Officer (CTO) – 01/2014 to present – BlockChain Industries (BCI), Berlin, Germany
• Chief Technical Officer (CTO) – 11/2012 to 11/2013 – Erasys GmbH, Berlin, Germany
• Consultant / Think Tank Member – 10/2008 to 10/2012 – ExoWarfare – Reality Lease Co. (RLC), Dallas, Texas, USA
• Interview Process for A5 Position in Chief Strategy Management – 6/2008 and 9/2008 – NATO C3 / CyberDefense, Brussels, Belgium
• CEO and Chairman of the Board – 11/2001 to 9/2008 – Melior, Inc. CyberWarfare Defense, Dallas, Texas, USA
• Assistant Director Technical Services – 5/2001 to 10/2001 – Turner Construction, Dallas, Texas, USA
• Vice President of Operations – 8/2000 to 12/2000 – CashEdge, Inc., Milpitas, California USA and Chennai, India
• Chief Internet Architect (CIA) – 9/1999 to 5/2000 – Internet Barter Inc. (BarterTrust), San Francisco, California 94107 USA
• Director of Computing – 5/1999 to 8/1999 – Affiliation Networks, Inc. / Snowball, Inc.:, San Francisco, California, USA
• Acting General Manager – 11/1998 to 4/1999 – The California GLOBIX Corporation, Santa Clara, California, USA
• Principal Consultant and President – active consulting 5/1998 to 11/1998 – Melior Inc., Antioch, California, USA
• Technical Advisor – 2/1998 to 4/1998 – CyberStar, A Loral Space and Communications Company, Mountain View, California, USA
• IT Systems and Network Architect – 9/1995 to 1/1998 – Macromedia, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA
• Senior Systems Engineer – 4/1994 to 12/1994 – Data Systems West (DSW), Woodland Hills / Los Angeles, California, USA
• Principal Consultant and President – 1/1987 to 4/1994 – “”, Münster, Germany and Los Angeles, California, USA

Quantum Blocks, Inc.

Fusion of Quantum Computing and Blockchain Tech: “we let Schrodinger’s cat play with blocks”.

BlockChain Industries, (BCI)

Turn-key, pay-as-you-go Infrastructure for Public and Private Blockchains.
Proof-of-Work capacities from GigaHashes to Exahashes.