A Smart Internet Network Powered by the Blockchain

University of the Valley of Guatemala is a private university that offers the strongest emphasis and expertise in engineering, innovation and technical background in the country, often referred to as the MIT of Guatemala. Gatsby is working with UVG to develop and deploy our network infrastructure.

Organized by Consensys, Ethereal Summit is the premiere nexus for bringing together the smartest and brightest in technology and blockchain.
Gatsby teamed up with Ethereal to bring internet to the event. We provided both the event network as well as the guest network, at the same time ensuring the live stream was uninterrupted.

Lair East Labs is a New York City based accelerator that works with technology startups. Mentorship extends well beyond the curriculum offering access and resources from their vast networks in both United States and Asia.

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The Gatsby Ecosystem

Gatsby’s goal is to bring simple, sharable internet to emerging and established markets that is powered blockchain technology. The Gatsby platform allows anyone to be able to share their unused bandwidth and be rewarded for it.Our ecosystem is comprised of two key players, the providers and the users. Anyone who has a current connection to the internet is able to become a provider node by acquiring a router from our list of approved devices, install our firmware, and the network will be setup with a predetermined Network Name (SSID). The provider is able to choose the amount of bandwidth from his connection that he wishes to allocate to the new, sharable network.Any connection and use of network with a minimum time of connection and data usage will count towards the node’s contribution and reputation on the network. The provider is then compensated for his contribution to the network with Gatsby Token distributed back via smart contracts, offsetting their own network costs.Users are then able to connect to the Gatsby WiFi network through a provider. The simple user experience for both the providers and the users is a hallmark of the Gatsby service that allows anyone to join and setup with minimal technical knowledge.With smart contracts being a key component of the system, it allows us to automatically and trustlessly provide integration and services to all parties.

VPN on Demand

We will provide an optional VPN solution that can be added upon the default service where users are able to access a more private network for additional costs.This means that users are able to encrypt and tunnel their data, offering an additional layer of security and privacy.

Ease of Use

Installation and setup is very streamlined and simple for providers, allowing anyone with a connection to be able to join and contribute to the network, even with little technical knowledge. We will provide additional assistance to anyone who requests it.For users a simple WiFi connection will allow them access to connectivity on the Gatsby network. A companion app for both providers and users will also be available for user accounts, wallet and other services.

Secure Network

By default the Gatsby network will create a separate than a provider’s existing WiFi, ensuring that users will not be using the provider’s own WiFi network.Being built on the blockchain, the Gatsby network is inherently secure through data immutability and a trustless system through smart contracts. We will also implement network security standards to deter attacks or modification of data on the network.

Applications with emerging and future technologies

Token Marketplace

Phase two of Gatsby’s network comes the implementation of an integrated, tokenized marketplace. This means that our token will have expanded functions, and can be utilized for goods and services for use exclusively within the Gatsby network’s ecosystem. This allows the network to organically expand and can be easily integrated with other decentralized applications and services.

Decentralized ISP

Part of Gatsby’s second phase of goal to provide and spread the internet to as many people as possible, we are planning to deploy for residential and enterprise broadband.To achieve this we will become the first decentralized internet service provider (ISP), straight from the source, the backbone of the internet. In doing so, it also opens up unlimited possibilities potential integration of other traditional and decentralized applications and services.

Smart Cities

A smart city uses information and communication technology with physical devices and infrastructure connected to the network to manage city assets, resources and use of physical infrastructure efficiently through its connected network. Gatsby’s deployment of smart screens and access points can be directly used as part of smart city infrastructure and its uses such as traffic management, reduction of energy consumption, and improvement of public safety.

  • Secured Seed Funding from Lair East Labs
  • Began Blockchain Software Development

2018 Q1

  • Powered Internet at 2018 Ethereal Summit
  • Began Joint Research Partnership with UVG

2018 Q2

  • Publish Whitepaper Version 1.0
  • Refine Revenue Model Economics
  • Complete Blockchain Software MVP

2018 Q3

  • Complete Testnet Program
  • Begin GTY Token Pre-sale

2018 Q4

  • Begin Phase 1 of MainNet

2019 Q1

2018 Q1

2018 Q2

2018 Q3

2018 Q4

2019 Q1

2018 Q1

  • Secured Seed Funding from Lair East Labs
  • Began Blockchain Software Development

2018 Q2

  • Powered Internet at 2018 Ethereal Summit
  • Began Joint Research Partnership with UVG

2018 Q3

  • Publish Whitepaper Version 1.0
  • Refine Revenue Model Economics
  • Complete Blockchain Software MVP

2018 Q4

  • Complete Testnet Program
  • Begin GTY Token Pre-sale

2019 Q1

  • Begin Phase 1 of MainNet

Team

David Munoz

Chief Executive Officer
  • Co-founded a real estate investment fund

  • Degree in Economics from Princeton University

  • Partner at Rapitransfer, a credit company in Central America.

  • Consultant for hi-growth startups in technology and real estate

  • Working for a future where innovation is achievable through tokenization

Anastasia Cifuentes

Chief Operations Officer
  • Graduated from Princeton University, BA in Political Theory, Chinese Language and Culture

  • Co-founded a high-growth real estate fund in Central America, responsible for building team and scaling operations

  • Focus in emerging markets, strategy, growth hacking

  • Contributing editor on the Huffington Post

  • Regular panel speaker

  • Mentors the next generation of leaders at Built by Girls

Bo Scott Pu

Chief Technology Officer
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Hanyang Jiang

Chief Product Officer
  • Bachelor of Business Administration from Ross School of Business at University of Michigan

  • Master of Fine Arts in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design

  • Before starting at Gatsby, he oversaw design and development of VR applications at Phosphene Designs, a design studio he co-founded. One of the studio’s first works, Fractal, was nominated for best XR Game of the Year at the 2017 Bit Awards and featured in leading publications including the Rolling Stone and Polygon.  

Samuel Bauer

Director of Strategy
  • PhD -Extensive experience as executive, managing global teams on jumbo projects at Dun & Bradstreet, The United Nations Development Programme, and Sard Verbinnen & Co.

  • Specializes in business strategy & planning, risk, and management.

  • Was full-time faculty at Princeton and NYU, and is a Harvard fellow and graduate.

Daniel Luci

Chief Software Engineer
  • BS/MS in engineering from NYU School of Engineering, 2017

  • Developed cutting-edge AI to detect cervical cancer in pap smear images

  • Developed algorithms for droplet-tracking in chemical engineering microfluidics

Victoria Yen

Chief Design Officer
  • MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons school of design, 2016

  • BS in Quantitative Finance at National Tsing Hua University, 2014

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