Hedera Hashgraph is a DLT project and an innovative variation of a standard blockchain on the basis of the technology called directed acyclic graph (DAG). Basically, operations are recorded not via the chain (like in a blockchain), but via a directed acyclic graph. Hashgraph supports decentralised applications, and it is based on an asynchronous Byzantine-Fault Tolerance (aBFT) consensus. In this protocol, the network keeps honest consensus (as long as less than 1/3 of the nodes are malicious), which makes the system attack resistant and secure.
It is the brainchild of Dr Leemon Baird who is the Co-founder, CTO and CSO (Chief Science Officer). Dr Baird holds a PhD in Computer Science, holds various patents and is an author of multiple academic journal publications.
The other co-founder is Mance Harman who is currently the CEO, covering operations and management. Baird and Harman have worked together at Trio Security, and later at BlueWave Security. Generally, the leadership team (currently around 10 employees) and advisors have strong experience and education.
Edgar Seah (Singapore) is the Head of the Asia Pacific region for Hedera Hashgraph.
Edgar was formerly Head of Asset Backed Trading & Syndication and Co-Head of Asset Backed Originations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Asia. He was among the fastest in the history of Merrill Lynch to be promoted to Director, reaching that title in 3.5 years after graduating from his bachelors degree (Phi Beta Kappa) at Carnegie Mellon University.
Edgar left the finance industry in mid-2010 and traveled extensively for 2 years before moving to Ghana to launch Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Africa, a revenue generating nonprofit leadership development program for young Africans, with the mission of developing the next generation of socially conscious leaders of Africa.
Edgar has been an angel investor in early-stage tech companies since 2012, with a focus on DLT and AI companies.
Manage accounts, enable fast payments.
- FILE SERVICE
Securely manage files and verify details.
- SMART CONTRACT
Build and run Solidity smart contracts.
- CONSENSUS SERVICE
Develop apps with fair ordering and speed.
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