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DevAccelerator Spotlight: Blockchain at Berkeley (B@B)

Building privacy-preserving data collection on the Oasis Network

Oasis Protocol Foundation
Aug 6 · 4 min read

This is a part of a series highlighting the work of developers on the Oasis Network through the new DevAccelerator Program. Go here to learn more about the program and apply.

Tell us about yourself

B@B’s diverse workforce allows for interdisciplinary collaboration across departments. The project managers on this team are Jen Hu and Jonathan Wang, the designers are Tina Teng and Pancham Yadav, the business consultants are Katherine Plotz, Jacob Libenson, and Keshav Beriwala, and the developers are Joel Kattapuram, Rushil Kapadia, Darya Kaviani, and Ryan Adolf. Additionally, we have support from other members of Blockchain at Berkeley, such as Andrea Ortega, a student at the UC Berkeley Law School who is able to provide legal advice when it comes to many topics such as KYC, data privacy, etc.

And a bit about your project?

Blockchain at Berkeley team works with other chains also. What did you find unique at Oasis that is absent in other chains?

When and why did you first get excited about blockchain technology?

Katherine: I first learned about blockchain technology a few years ago (early 2018). What immediately drew me to learn more was that it was unlike anything else I knew of, making secure finance decentralized and available to anyone, no longer just big corporations. I was, and still am, interested in discovering all the possible use cases for blockchain tech, specifically making investing an option for anyone, no matter their financial situation, and seeing how it can continue to make the world a better place.

Darya: I first learned about blockchain technology when researching how I could utilize technologies to make ​social​ impacts. I came across a plethora of blockchain startups that specialized in reducing overhead costs for their particular use cases and thus funneling money precisely where it needed to go (i.e. via remittances, healthcare costs, donations, etc.). Upon further research, I learned more about the core ideologies behind blockchain technology such as the privacy-preserving cypherpunk mentality that Oasis technology offers, which made me even more intrigued by this groundbreaking technology.

What made you interested in building on the Oasis Network?

Any big milestones coming up for your project that our readers should know about?

How can others try out your product? Learn more about what you’re up to?

Learn more about Blockchain at Berkeley and our projects at blockchain.berkeley.edu​.

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A better internet is only a matter of time. The Oasis network is trying to fix what’s broken by giving users back control of their data using a combination of secure compute and a proof-of-stake blockchain.

Oasis Foundation

A better internet is only a matter of time. The Oasis network is trying to fix what’s broken by giving users back control of their data using a combination of secure compute and a proof-of-stake blockchain.

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