Widespread competitions are becoming more frequent, particularly hackathons, where players gather in stadiums and compete to build innovative solutions and create breakthroughs. The world of eSports is composed of competitions involving electronic systems — usually videogames. ESports has evolved rapidly in the past few years and projected to reach a marketplace value of over $1 billion by 2019.

Within these competitions, however, there has been increased complication with intellectual property (IP) protection. Questions arise pertaining to the ownership rights of the created games, and the process in which participants’ ideas are patented. …

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

This wise African proverb sings loud at the halls of Loci as developing strong partnerships is a core company value. Real partnerships are founded on mutual values and building on each other’s strengths to achieve common goals.

This is why I am so thrilled to announce our strategic partnership with Waltonchain. Waltonchain is a company that is transforming IoT by merging the applications of RFID and blockchain technology to create a business ecosystem and unlock the Value Internet of Things. …

A few weeks ago I introduced our brilliant Director of Technology, Eric Ross. This week I want to bring to the table another fundamental team member, Brian Hwang.

Brian is Loci’s Director of Operations. He manages a wide range of responsibilities to move Loci toward our mission of empowering inventors and innovators. Loci’s strategic partnerships, business development and general operations all fall under Brian’s scope.

Brian got his start at big name companies like Johnson & Johnson, GE Capital and Ernst & Young. Before that, he earned a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an expert at establishing mutually beneficial business partnerships and building long lasting relationships with all stakeholders. …


John Wise

John Wise is CEO & Chairman of the Board of Loci, a company that has created a platform for IP discovery and a marketplace for ideas using blockchain tech.

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