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Brian Platz


Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

Member Since February 2022

Published content

How crypto data can be beneficial


The needs of Web3 are evolving and data management must evolve too. Data must move beyond a record-keeping tool and into a verifiable asset to help power the emerging Web3 movement.

10 ways blockchain is (and could be) leveraged by public and private entities

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Blockchain technology is about much more than cryptocurrency; its current and potential uses could permanently transform multiple industries. In the wider public community, blockchain technology may be best known as the engine powering cryptocurrencies. But while there may be growing understanding about what the technology does do, many outside the crypto industry may not grasp what it could do. Blockchain technology doesn’t need to be locked into cryptocurrency. Instant, open and secure digital transactions could be leveraged by governments, businesses and consumers to simplify and secure a variety of processes and functions. Here, 10 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle discuss ways blockchain technology is (and could be) revolutionizing a variety of transactions and interactions.

What is a microledger, and why is it important?


Microledgers retain the positive qualities of blockchains—trust, immutability and tamper resistance—without the inefficiency.

11 barriers to broader investment in crypto

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Crypto comes with many unknowns, and it’s essential to find ways to help those new to the space.Launching a new business in any industry is a challenge, but in a new space like crypto, the unknowns can be particularly daunting. There has been a lot of digital ink spilled about the industry in recent months, but with much of it geared toward insiders, newcomers may be feeling lost.Top that with the scramble for talent that’s happening across industries, and jumping into crypto may seem impossible for someone who has enthusiasm, but lacks the tech expertise. Pinning down what’s keeping newcomers out, and working together on solutions, is a vital role for those already winning in the industry. Below, 11 members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle share the barriers they’ve observed and potential solutions.

12 signs of a promising crypto connection

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What someone has done in crypto is important, but why they have done it may be even more so.Whether you’re searching for a new partner or employee or just looking to build your network, due diligence is particularly important in the crypto space. Newcomers may need more time to come to grips with the industry’s nuances and potential, and there are also unscrupulous actors interested only in a quick profit.The members of Cointelegraph Innovation Circle know both the positive indicators and the warning signs to look for. Below, 12 of them discuss the signs that show them someone is a crypto connection worth pursuing.

Company details


Company bio

Fluree is an Open-Source Web3 database. Fluree combines blockchain technology, semantic web standards, and modern database functionality for trusted data ecosystems. Fluree is an excellent choice for Verifiable Credentials/Decentralized Identifiers projects, metadata sidechains for public blockchains, or as a standalone enabling database for Web3/blockchain projects. Check us out:


Computer Software

Company size

11 - 50