My name is Patrick Phillips.
I founded HereLab. (https://herelab.io)
In short: We are seeking a core blockchain partner and like where Blockstack is going.
We are a design-build IoT product and service consultancy. We design products and processes to people increase community, company and environmental sustainability. We are finalizing v2 of our modular IoT hardware for agricultural and architectural sensing. We work on hands on POCs with businesses, universities and small cities to integrate IoT into “platform” processes.
— Blockchain Relevance
In very broad terms, we are trying to combine blockchain and IoT to help small entities (cities, farms, buildings) better control supply chains and to create sustainable value chains.
We will use our IoT hardware and consulting to impact business inputs (energy, fertilizer, QOS, care), outputs (product, service, contract) and feedback (financial, actuarial, relationships) — in architecture and agriculture.
By combining IoT with blockchain we feel we can reduce cost (labor, amendment and energy,) reduce overall supply chain third party costs, reinforce provenance and facilitate MSRP increases through provenance (brand value).
Reducing input/output cost and increasing brand value, while streamlining information and business performance, would provide small entities greater sustainability.
This “distributed collective” scenario could be applied to buildings with LEED certified status (an agreed upon energy use threshold) and, bound to IoT data, even homeowners and small businesses could exchange carbon credits…
— Blockchain Context/Design Partner
As for how we’re designing the system, there is where we need help. We have designed and built the IoT nodes, are developing proofs of concept (deployments).
Proving the exchange (for provenance and collective arbitrage) is the basic blockchain step.
Again, we seek a core POC partner.
Thanks for reading through this and for what you all are doing at Blockchain!