Highlights on many of this year’s FUND Conference exhibiting companies will be featured throughout the upcoming weeks to showcase their backgrounds, inspirations, and investment history.
Today, we share with you Blocksafe, making smartgun tech smarter.
Please share with us what Blocksafe does.
Blocksafe is developing the blockchain centric enhanced firearm (smartgun) network. A myriad of decentralized technologies coupled together to form the first and only open smartgun network to provide an infrastructure to power the future of enhanced defense innovations.
What inspired you to start this company?
We need real solutions to gang violence fueled by stolen weapons, needless gun accidents, and we also need a secure way for enhanced firearm technologies and innovation to accelerate use case innovations with the risk associated with traditional Iot such as hacking and malware.
What’s your background and why are you the person or team for the job?
Kevin Barnes, Blocksafe's Founder, is an Army veteran with over 15 years’ experience as an enterprise network and data storage architect. 3+ years in developing blockchain related technologies.
Are there resources you have utilized that other founders might find compelling or useful?
Blockchain and other decentralized technologies, such as telehash, are just a handful of resources we have leveraged to developed the Blocksafe network as a next generation of Iot innovation – sometimes referred to as chainofthings.
What steps have you taken to secure funding for your company and what, if anything, would you do differently if you had to start over?
We have leveraged the network’s value using its token Triggers. Triggers is the machine to machine currency that fuels data transactions and management. The world of crypto currencies has innovated a new way for companies to properly use a token organization to raise funding from the token value of the network that represents credits for access and use of the network.
Why did you decide to join FUND Conference this year?
FundConference presents a stellar way of raising traditional capital.We wanted to help introduce crypto currency and distributed ledger technology to startups as well as provide a spotlight for the enhanced firearm network that will soon be powering firearm wearables such as scope, gunlock and other relative innovations as a next generation solution for gunsafety and security.
We encourage you to connect with you Blocksafe and follow their expansion journey post FUND.