iEx.ec Announces High Profile Board of Advisors

10th April 2017, Lyon, France. Distributed cloud computing platform iExec has announced a role call of advisors that includes Aurelien Menant of Gatecoin and Marco Streng of Genesis Mining. The list of advisors covers a broad range of fields from security and legal to business and industry. The announcement comes prior to the launch of iExec’s ICO on 12 April where its Ethereum-based token, RLC will be on offer to participants.

iExec Advisors & Partnership

  • Business Advisor: Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO, Gatecoin
  • Business Advisor: Han Feng, President, Digital Assets Coalition of Asia (DACA)
  • Financial Support: HyperChain Capital, Fintech Blockchain Group (FBG), Wanxiang Blockchain Lab
  • Industry Partner: Marco Streng, founder and CEO, Genesis Mining
  • Industry Partner: Christophe Perron, CEO, Stimergy
  • Industry Advisor: Feller Gao, Strategy Cooperation Director, Huawei Technology
  • Academic Partner: CAS, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Academic Partner: CNRS, French National Research Center
  • Academic partner: INRIA, French National Institute of Computer and Automation
  • Legal Advisor: Simon Polrot, Lawyer, Fieldfisher
  • Investment Platform: ICO365, imtoken, ICOAge
  • Security Advisor: Open Zeppelin

The first blockchain-based fully distributed Cloud

In a lightning growing industry, iExec has gathered a network of top advisors and partners, all internationally recognized for their expertise and achievements. Together, this board will ensure a rapid and sustainable growth of the company.

The team therefore welcome the support of Aurélien Menant, founder and CEO of Gatecoin and founding member of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong as business advisor. Aurélien Menant has provided his unique insight of the blockchain market, advising the co-founders about market perspectives and investments. Gatecoin will be listing the RLC token straight after the ICO. He is joined by Han Feng, President of the Digital Assets Coalition of Asia (DACA). The DACA Association is committed to serve the Bitcoin and blockchain development in the Asia area and was originally initiated by OKCoin, BTCC, HouoBi and BTCtrader among others. In addition, iExec won the Blockchain-X grant program and received financial support from Wanxiang Blockchain Lab.

iExec are very pleased to welcome their newest industry partner, Marco Streng, CEO of Genesis Mining. Marco founded Genesis Mining in 2013 and has grown to become the world’s largest cloud mining provider in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Genesis Mining is operating the largest GPU farms in the world, which together with iExec will provide true high-performance computing capabilities to DApps.

That said, the first service provider on the iExec network will be Stimergy who partnered with iExec back in December 2016. The start-up, founded by Christophe Perron, designs and produces distributed data-centers. Stimergy will be the first to accept the RLC token through the iExec platform in return for its cloud services. Furthermore, the involvement of Feller Gao, strategy director at Huawei shows that blockchain computing is regarded as promising technology in China.

iExec is built from technology from the field of distributed computing, developed at the French National Institute of Computer and Automation (INRIA) and the French National Research Center (CNRS). Both research centers will now partner with iExec bringing a range of benefits. CNRS has 32,000 employees and as such is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. INRIA has 3500 researchers across 179 teams and is a research institute focussed on computer science and applied mathematics.

iExec also enjoys close ties with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and has been through the accelerator program of Tsinghua University in Beijing. CAS will join INRIA and CNRS in the role of academic partners, cooperating with iExec to tackle and address research challenges such as distributed system theory, smart contract formal verification, applied cryptography and other problem solving.

In addition the team benefits from the expertise of Simon Polrot, the leading expert in France regarding legal aspect of blockchain technologies. Simon Polrot has a deep understanding of the regulatory aspects of token crowdsales. He has participated in parliamentary blockchain events and he is providing his expertise to the French market regulation authorities (AMF).

iExec closely cooperates with three investment platforms specialised in token crowdsales; ICO365, ICOage and imToken. ImToken is the next generation Ethereum wallet that will accept the RLC token and allows its user to participate in the RLC crowdsale. Finally, iExec tokens and crowdsale smart contracts are peer-reviewed by Zeppelin, an authority in smart contract security auditing.