Risto Karjalainen is the COO of Streamr, a decentralized, peer-to-peer infrastructure for real-time data that has been integrated with the Ethereum blockchain. An engineer by background, Risto received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in behavioural finance, machine learning and
One, a decentralized, peer-to-peer network for the distribution of real-time data which is integrated with the Ethereum network;
Two, a token called Datacoin that users can earn by providing bandwidth to the network;
Three, a marketplace for buying and selling realtime data, like an app store, which is also monetized by Datacoin; and
Four, a visual programming environment and real-time analytics engine to help developers build data-driven decentralized applications.
Since his co-founder presented at Bitcoin Wednesday the Streamr team has begun creating a decentralized application development stack with the open-source decentralized supercomputer Golem. The two groups have started to work together on some of the difficult, unsolved problems that many blockchain-based projects share with one another.
An engineer by background, Risto received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in behavioural finance, machine learning and evolutionary computation.
Before he became fascinated with real-time data and decentralized computing, he worked for a number of years in London as a quant and portfolio manager with institutional asset managers at J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch as well as with a few hedge funds.