WELCOME TO THE INTERSECTION OF BLOCKCHAIN AND IOT.

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OAKEN INNOVATIONS

BLOCKCHAIN & IOT

Our Oaken platform makes 'ACORNs', for each physical application within the real world. Our IoT blockchain platform design uses Nodejs to interact with the gpio of the machine where hardware can be monitored and controlled.  Our secure hardware environment utilizes Secure Elements in each acorn to protect against external threats.  Acorns each have a special purpose, but can be easily scaled and replicated for multiple applications.

 
 

A NEW BLOCKCHAIN

MOBILITY ECOSYSTEM

 
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Project Oaken, now ‘Oaken Innovations, Inc.’ has teamed up with Toyota Research Institute (TRI), Toyota Insurance Management Solutions (TIMS), MIT Media Labs, and other blockchain and distributed technology startups, GEM, BigChainDB and Commuterz (formerly La’Zooz) to produce an open mobility initiative with a collection of open source technologies, in order to accelerate the autonomous driving future, and the larger support infrastructure that will need to be built to support this future.

THE HARDWARE

At the core of our offering is the hardware. Our hardware profile starts with a linux based SOC - or - System on a Chip. Within that SOC we install an Ethereum node, an IPFS node and NodeJS with some supporting nodejs modules. In our proof of concepts we have used the BeagleBone Black prototyping board, but, because we have utilized the ethereum client in LIGHT CLIENT MODE,  this can be swapped for smaller linux based SOCs like the Intel Edison, Intel Joule or Samsung Artik chips. You can find our Technical Specification PDF below.

 

A.C.O.R.N.S.

The platform grows, what we like to call 'acorns', for each physical application - IOT Machines with Autonomous Communication Over Redundant Node Systems. Our simple platform design uses Nodejs to interact with the gpio of the machine where hardware can be monitored and controlled. Acorns each have a special purpose, but can be easily replicated for multiple machine applications and can scale. With that in mind, ACORNS are unlimited. From Oil and Gas distribution controls, to Insulin Dosage Management, and of course our favorite, Beer and Wine vending, ACORNS span a wide range of industrial and personal applications.

 

OUR VISION

Our overall project vision is to be THE IOT hardware and distributed software platform that powers smart cities, with automated machine to machine controls and TRUE value transfer.

 
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Project Oaken Toll Road Dapp Interface

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PROCESS SHOTS

 

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MEET THE TEAM

 
JOHN GERRYTS - CO-FOUNDER + CEO John Gerryts is a Technologist that has been involved in the cryptocurrency space since 2013. Beginning as an active miner, John is the organizer for the Niagara Bitcoin Meetup Group, and has led a few projects surrounding IoT + Blockchain technology (mostly related to Ethereum.org as early as PoC3). For the last 23 years, John has been involved at different levels of technology, with roles such as Network Administrator, Telecommunications Specialist, and Senior Network & Electronics Integrator. His Project Airlock placed 3rd at the "In Crypto We Trust" Hackathon which has since been mentioned in the Canadian Senate and on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast by Andreas Antonopolous. 

JOHN GERRYTS - CO-FOUNDER + CEO

John Gerryts is a Technologist that has been involved in the cryptocurrency space since 2013. Beginning as an active miner, John is the organizer for the Niagara Bitcoin Meetup Group, and has led a few projects surrounding IoT + Blockchain technology (mostly related to Ethereum.org as early as PoC3). For the last 23 years, John has been involved at different levels of technology, with roles such as Network Administrator, Telecommunications Specialist, and Senior Network & Electronics Integrator. His Project Airlock placed 3rd at the "In Crypto We Trust" Hackathon which has since been mentioned in the Canadian Senate and on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast by Andreas Antonopolous. 

JAMES JOHNSON - CO-FOUNDER + CMO James Johnson has been a blockchain technology enthusiast for 3 years and discovered crypto currencies, and their potential, by way of dogecoin and bitcoin. James also co-founded the Dallas Ethereum Developers Meetup with Hudson Jameson.   He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Computer Information Systems and an International Business certification.  James has worked at 4 startups, one of them, his own boutique real estate brokerage and technology company.  James has also worked at 2 enterprise sized publicly traded companies. At one of those companies, he currently serves as a software product development executive focused on producing consumer facing applications and the Internet of Things applications. 

JAMES JOHNSON - CO-FOUNDER + CMO

James Johnson has been a blockchain technology enthusiast for 3 years and discovered crypto currencies, and their potential, by way of dogecoin and bitcoin. James also co-founded the Dallas Ethereum Developers Meetup with Hudson Jameson.   He graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Computer Information Systems and an International Business certification.  James has worked at 4 startups, one of them, his own boutique real estate brokerage and technology company.  James has also worked at 2 enterprise sized publicly traded companies. At one of those companies, he currently serves as a software product development executive focused on producing consumer facing applications and the Internet of Things applications. 

HUDSON JAMESON - CO-FOUNDER + COO Hudson Jameson is an Ethereum enthusiast and smart contract developer with a rich background in cryptocurrency projects. Since first discovering Bitcoin in 2011 he has played an active role in various online communities for decentralized technology, including Dash and Ethereum. Hudson is a co-organizer of the Dallas Etherum Meetup and moderates the /r/Ethereum subreddit. After spending two years at USAA starting their blockchain program, Hudson left to start his own consulting company, Hudsworth Inc., to facilitate businesses in understanding decentralized technologies. Additionally, Hudson speaks internationally at various conferences including the Grace Hopper Conference and Devcon2. Additional information can be found at hudsonjameson.com.

HUDSON JAMESON - CO-FOUNDER + COO

Hudson Jameson is an Ethereum enthusiast and smart contract developer with a rich background in cryptocurrency projects. Since first discovering Bitcoin in 2011 he has played an active role in various online communities for decentralized technology, including Dash and Ethereum. Hudson is a co-organizer of the Dallas Etherum Meetup and moderates the /r/Ethereum subreddit. After spending two years at USAA starting their blockchain program, Hudson left to start his own consulting company, Hudsworth Inc., to facilitate businesses in understanding decentralized technologies. Additionally, Hudson speaks internationally at various conferences including the Grace Hopper Conference and Devcon2. Additional information can be found at hudsonjameson.com.

 
SHUANG "LEX" LIANG - CO-FOUNDER + CTO Shuang Liang (Lex) is an enthusiast for new technologies. He has been a researcher, developer in network security, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. Lex graduated with Master's degree in 2016.  He has published several academic papers about mobile system (Android) security and internet of things during his time in school. And he started researching about Bitcoin and the later blockchain technologies from 2015. Along pursuing his degree, Lex also finished two internships. One is with Interdigital Communications that he implemented the CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol)  on IoT devices and presented with a smart home environment control PoC. The second internship is with Monax (previous named Eris Industries). He helped porting eris blockchain platform to IoT devices and implemented an IoT supply chain prototyping on eris blockchain. Lex is now working on Blockchain and IoT full time.

SHUANG "LEX" LIANG - CO-FOUNDER + CTO

Shuang Liang (Lex) is an enthusiast for new technologies. He has been a researcher, developer in network security, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. Lex graduated with Master's degree in 2016.  He has published several academic papers about mobile system (Android) security and internet of things during his time in school. And he started researching about Bitcoin and the later blockchain technologies from 2015. Along pursuing his degree, Lex also finished two internships. One is with Interdigital Communications that he implemented the CoAP (Constrained Application Protocol)  on IoT devices and presented with a smart home environment control PoC. The second internship is with Monax (previous named Eris Industries). He helped porting eris blockchain platform to IoT devices and implemented an IoT supply chain prototyping on eris blockchain. Lex is now working on Blockchain and IoT full time.

LANEY FISHER - CO-FOUNDER + CCO Laney Fisher is a graphic designer with an initial background in traditional print design. She quickly dove into the digital world shortly after earning her degree, learning UX/UI and is now the Chief Creative Officer of Oaken Innovations. Her knowledge and skillsets range from branding, motion design, illustration, User Experience and User Interface design. She has worked at small agencies, been part of a corporate in-house UX/UI team, worked with a software start-up from the ground floor and consistently freelances. Laney is always up-to-speed on the latest technology inside and outside of her industry, nerding out over what will come next.

LANEY FISHER - CO-FOUNDER + CCO

Laney Fisher is a graphic designer with an initial background in traditional print design. She quickly dove into the digital world shortly after earning her degree, learning UX/UI and is now the Chief Creative Officer of Oaken Innovations. Her knowledge and skillsets range from branding, motion design, illustration, User Experience and User Interface design. She has worked at small agencies, been part of a corporate in-house UX/UI team, worked with a software start-up from the ground floor and consistently freelances. Laney is always up-to-speed on the latest technology inside and outside of her industry, nerding out over what will come next.