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Bionic Amy of Sagewise launches private beta version of Blokusign 

Blokusign is the first-ever tool like this to integrate directly into Gmail as an add-on application. The product fuses electronic signature technology, which has become the new definitive in documentation due to its simplicity, with the benefits of the distributed ledger. Blokusign offers the same frictionless experience as existing electronic signature applications, while supplying better authentication and record keeping through blockchain technology. Consumers can use Blokusign without having to learn any new behaviors. 

Incumbent electronic signature systems rely on centralized organizations to maintain, manage and authenticate documents, which is an unreliable, time-consuming and potentially expensive process that leaves parties at the mercy of e-signature companies which may be unresponsive or unable to locate records. Blokusign decentralizes all these tasks, allowing users to authenticate and prove the providence of a signed document immediately. The full platform is expected to be up and running by the end of the year or early next year. While Ethereum was the first platform on which Sagewise launched, they have also started working on Hedera Hashgraph and are open to other platforms as well.

Founded in 2017, Sagewise is a technology company focused on the efficient resolution of disputes involving smart contracts. Sagewise has developed a product comprising a smart contract safety net for blockchain users. The company’s proprietary SDK, released in April 2018, provides the tools and infrastructure needed for the effective handling of disputes at any stage in the development and execution of smart contracts, freezing contracts in place while they are being resolved. Sagewise’s mission is to provide peace of mind to all parties to a smart contract, ensuring that the outcome of a blockchain endeavor is consistent with the parties’ true intent.

Sagewise is currently focusing on five use cases – supply chain, financial services, digitized assets, consumer marketplaces and ICOs. These are high impact areas where solving smart contract challenges could lead to high adoption. 

Sagewise’s vision is to build a fully-functioning plugin solution that allows smart contract users to achieve their true transactional intent, including the ability to resolve the disputes that will inevitably arise around smart contracts as they are bound to arise from any form of human interaction. Sagewise can “freeze” a smart contract in place while disputes are mediated. It can devise several forms of resolution depending on the preferences of the parties involved and on whether dispute resolution was built in to the original contract. Our goal is to provide peace of mind and the expectation of an equitable outcome for blockchain transactions – a toolkit to make sure smart contracts are doing their jobs. The safety net provided by Sagewise is intended to grow into a full suite of capabilities that will be indispensable as the crypto space expands. Disputes around token offerings are a problem; disputes around smart contracts that underpin entire supply chains are a crisis. We are building a platform that addresses the enormous future of blockchain, a future in which broad mainstream adoption is a reality and the integrity of contracts is paramount.

Sagewise has always been platform-agnostic and is open to using other blockchains outside of Hedera Hashgraph and Ethereum. Their technology is a middleware layer solution that provides infrastructure for smart contracts, which enables them the freedom to work interpretably with a variety of other blockchain protocols.


So, who is Bionic Amy?

Amy Wan is Co-Founder and CEO of Sagewise, a dispute resolution infrastructure for smart contracts. Previously, she was a Partner at a boutique securities law firm and General Counsel at a real estate crowdfunding platform. Amy is also the founder and co-organizer of Legal Hackers LA, which programs around the intersection of law and technology; was named one of the one of ten women to watch in legal technology by the American Bar Association Journal in 2014; and was nominated as a Finalist for the Corporate Counsel of the Year Award 2015 by LA Business Journal. Amy has also worked in international regulatory and trade policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce and was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Transportation. She holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California.

Daniel Rice is the company’s Chief technology officer and Co-Founder. Daniel is a veteran software engineer and team leader with expertise in blockchain and finance. Previously, Daniel was CTO for Totum Risk, a company that provides portfolio analytics software, and was selected for YNext incubator in 2016, which was awarded “top accelerator” honors by Finance Magazine. Daniel has helped launch over 20 products, and as an entrepreneur his apps have had over 5 Million downloads. In addition to being Co-Founder of Sagewise, Daniel has founded Bitcoin Developers Los Angeles and Orange County CTO Forum.

Sagewise has many notable advisors also!

Terrance Yang of Yang ventures 
Terrance is a Quora Top Writer & Quora Top Question Writer. Mentor Plug and Play Bitcoin accelerator, Alchemist, and Caltech FLoW. COO of crowdsourced content startup Infobitt. Vice President, Director, Senior Counsel at Morgan Stanley & Merrill Lynch. Managing Director @ $1B+ fund. JD Harvard Law School.

Ken Nguyen founder of Republic 
Ken is a Serial Entrepreneur & Legal Hacker. Co-Founder & CEO @Republic· General Counsel @AngelList. @Berkeley @Bu @Oxford @Stanford!

Colin Rule 
Colin is the former head of dispute resolution @ eBay/PayPal. Serial Founder of online dispute resolution (ODR) providers. Frequent author in ODR topics; 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution. National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution Advisory Board Co-Chair. National Institute for Dispute Resolution. Consensus Building Institute. MA conflict resolution & technology @ Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Checkout Blokusign 
https://www.blokusign.com

Disclosure
The author is an investor in the company.

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