Vinay Gupta

Release coordinator, Ethereum

Vinay Gupta is the release coordinator for Ethereum, a FOSS scriptable blockchain platform. His main area of personal interest is using technology to end poverty globally, using an engineering-led approach. This work has taken him through disaster relief (Hexayurt Project, an emergency shelter that was one of the first Open Hardware projects), critical infrastructure and state failure modelling (Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps), and cryptography/governance (CheapID). His work is in use for Burning Man (>2000 hexayurts constructed per year), the US military (STAR-TIDES project) and with poverty activists around the world.