- Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni is a member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects. Over the past year, 177 developers contributed new code to Monero, making it one of the largest open-source teams in the world, and a top 2 percent project on Open Hub. Monero is a top 15 cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $3.2 billion1
Dan Teree is a world-class entrepreneur and ticketing industry veteran. Most recently, Dan was Co-Founder and President of Ticketfly where he oversaw business development, product, engineering, operations and customer success. Dan was instrumental in building Ticketfly into a major player in the North American ticketing industry. Pandora acquired Ticketfly for $450 million in 20151 in what remains the largest exit in the global ticketing industry. Ticketmaster VP for nearly a decade. M.B.A., Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. B.A., Colgate University.
Naveen Jain founded Sparkart, his digital agency, when he was 19. He got involved in the entertainment industry by cold calling Linkin Park prior to the release of their best-selling album Hybrid Theory . Naveen Jain and the Sparkart team went on to run all online marketing efforts for Linkin Park from albums Hybrid Theory (2000) through Minutes to Midnight (2007), and then did the same for The Killers, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Slipknot, Tim McGraw, Lil Wayne, and dozens more. Angel investor with 30+ investments, Y Combinator alumnus (Winter 2014), deep experience in both ticketing (over $50 million tickets sold) and blockchain (early Monero miner).
2.A digital asset is one that consumers can purchase or earn the right to use, but which exists entirely in digital form. Digital assets include event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.
3.Tari is a new open source, digital assets focused blockchain protocol that is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero. We chose to focus specifically on digital assets – things like tickets, loyalty points, in-game items, and crypto-native assets like CryptoKitties – because we see a huge opportunity to revolutionize the way these assets are owned, managed and transferred.
- Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to digital assets.