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SovereignSky is being built by a dedicated team with decades of experience in technology, business and blockchain ecosystems between them.

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Government and academia-tested space

It’s a space-bound solution to confer equal access to the world’s wealth to anyone on earth, regardless of their location, nationality and economic starting conditions.We combine a blockchain platform and token with a low earth orbit satellite network, based upon the government. read more

Not subject to any national jurisdiction on

Academia-tested space technology of SovereignSky’s partner company SpaceQuest, and thus transcends jurisdictional and infrastructural limits that have been imposed by narrow-minded planning and self-serving objectives prevalent in most developed and developing nations on earth. read more

Confer equal access to the world’s wealth

Its location in the earth orbit enables it to offer equal access and equal opportunities to participants from all over the planet.

It incorporates the concepts of “Building block(chain)s for a better planet”. read more

The Team

A number of ways in which a sufficiently refined blockchain system like SovereignSky can help passed by current developments.

Colin Doughan

SovereignSky Space Programme and Fund Director

Colin’s sixteen-year career at Fortune 100 Aerospace firms has focused on implementing the Cost and Schedule management for two separate Billion plus Dollar US Air Force space development programs with 200-500 engineers each. Colin is experienced in executing the complexities of development programs with multi-thousand line schedules and multiple vendors. Colin received his MBA from the University of Nebraska and is creator of the Space Business Blog where he discusses the business opportunities of the final frontier.

Timothy E. Burke

CO-FOUNDER, Creative Director

Tim is our Founding Father! He is the visionary Inventor of RUON & SovereignSky, the concept of SovereignAid, Founder of Hollywood's now famous MovieFund, Writer and Co-Director on Planet X and executive producer on Lionsgate's "Killers Anonymous" which stars 2018 Oscar winner Gary Oldman and Jessica Alba. He and Marvel's Jeff Hadderstad - (Doctor Strange, Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel, Antman and the Wasp) Ancient Alien epic; “Planet X” (which has been described in the Huffington Post as like "Star Wars on Steroids"). The very concept of SovereignSky and beaming cryptocurrency from space, in fact came from - and will make up - part of the currency in the Planet X Movie. His vision is clear. Like no other social media, banking and shopping platform on the planet, RUON is set to completely revolutionize life online. Tim sums up RUON in five words. Post. Stream. Earn. Spend. Give.

Stan Larimer

CO-FOUNDER and CTO

This pioneering team includes Stan Larimer, The ‘Godfather of Bitshares’.

Stan Larimer is a prolific Blogger, Keynote Speaker and expert Consultant on real-time industrial grade digital currencies. He is CEO of Cryptonomex, which currently processes over half of all public blockchain transactions in the world. These include BitShares, Steemit, Peerplays, Muse, Golos, and next year EOS. BitShares and Steemit each exceed Bitcoin and Ethereum combined records for daily transactions and together they surpass the rest of the industry.

Stan has used his MSEE degree to teach rocket science at the US Air Force Academy and to develop unmanned air, ground, sea and space 'drones' for 40 years with aerospace giants such as Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Boeing, General Dynamics, and SAIC. Stan has led engineering deployments from Cape Canaveral in 1998 to Western test ranges in 2001 and Fallujah, Iraq in 2008 and parking lots of Duke University and the Durham Bulls in 2011. “He Co-founded Invictus Innovations in 2013, Cryptonomex in 2015, Steemit in 2016, and Heronomex, and Hypernomex in 2017, Quintric, Sovereign Sky, Ruon, Biquitous, Terradacs, BEOS Limited Cooperative Association, and Mission Space in 2018.”

Stan has over 40 years experience in software, hardware, and systems engineering, program management, business development and even teaching rocket science at the US Air Force Academy. Contributing to 17 different R&D programs for air, ground, sea and space systems, Stan is now building a new industry to develop unmanned companies that produce smart currencies and other decentralized financial services.

Dino Lorenzi

RUON, Space Agency Partner

Dino Lorenzi is President at SpaceQuest, Ltd. the leading developer of advanced satellite technology for government, university and commercial use since 1994, specializing in the design, development, testing and manufacture of spacecraft as well as space and ground components for operation with low-Earth orbiting satellites.

Through innovative designs and the latest electronic technology, SpaceQuest is building satellites and satellite components faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

SpaceQuest specializes in Microsatellite RF and Power Components, Comms Enables Microsatellites, Earth Station Equipment, and S-AIS Data and Payloads.

Larry Castro

RUON App Development, blockchain phone, operating systems & encryption

Larry is the CEO of Stealth Grid™.

Following Larry’s vision, Stealth Grid™ has embarked on developing, testing and eventually releasing the very first, entirely encrypted mobile phone. Larry is a recognized leader in cyber security, with more than 30 years’ experience. Larry is a polished Business Strategist and Visionary who has been successful in identifying opportunities, developing corporate strategy, licensing, digital platforms, mergers & acquisitions, startups, and capitalization strategy. He recently served as an Executive for a cross platform technology that was brought to the public market through his strategies and execution. He serves as an active Advisor to several technology and sports entertainment companies and has served as the Director and Founding CEO at multiple companies including his latest venture Stealth Grid™.

Stealth Grid™ is establishing itself as a leading provider of cyber security solutions. It's unique combination of cutting edge technology and vast expertise in cyber security are essential in dealing with the complexities of today's cyber attacks. Larry, Stealth Grid's CEO and Technical Founder, brings together his team's experience in enterprise security, fraud prevention and IoT technology to help develop Stealth Grid's innovative solutions. STEALTHGRID INC. (including STEALTHCLOUDTM, STEALTHCRYPTOTM, AND STEALTH IoTTM) provides leading edge solutions to guard against cyber theft ($ & IP), cybercrime, cyber fraud, cyber terrorism and IoT data breeches. With groundbreaking technology and unparalleled manageability, Stealth Grid™ is enabling consumers and businesses to rapidly protect their data in the cloud, on their devices, as well as email, phone, video chat and the IoT communications.

Michelle Hanlon

Co-Founder For All Moonkind, Associate Director of Air and Space Law at UMiss, Partner ABH Aerospace.

Associate Director of the Air and Space Law LL.M program at the University of Mississippi School of Law and a founding partner of ABH Space Law

Caleb Mitchell

Chief Engineer at DigitalGlobe

operating a commercial fleet of sophisticated earth imaging satellites.

Fred Slane

Executive Director the Space Infrastructure Foundation, developing space standards for a connected world

Following his twenty-eight year engineering career in military space systems (shuttle launch, communications, remote sensing research and development, and operations), Mr. Slane identified open technical standards as an unaddressed need of the future space industry. Looking specifically at business needs and practices, he, along with others, founded the Space Infrastructure Foundation (SIF) in 2004 to support future space capabilities with open standards. Mr. Slane was the Project Lead for Space Plug-and Play Architecture Standards (AIAA S 133-x) and the Sub-lead for Space Launch Integration (R-099), a National Reconnaissance Office sponsored best practice. SIF is also involved with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Subcommittee for Space Systems and Operations (ISO TC20/SC14). Mr. Slane was Working Group International Chair for Interfaces, Integration and Test, and is currently the Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to SC14, and Project Lead for CubeSat Standard (ISO 17770) and Spacecraft Initialization and Commissioning (ISO 10784). Mr. Slane is also engaged with the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems Engineering Group on a common Ontology and the Spacecraft On-Board Information Systems Standard.

Jon Goff

CEO of Altius Space Machines, a leading space tug developer

JONATHAN GOFF PRESIDENT AND CEO Jonathan is an entrepreneur, inventor, and space technologist, with a track record in envisioning the future and working to make it reality. Previously, as a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, Jonathan participated in building that company into one of the leading competitors in the suborbital RLV industry, and as their Lead Propulsion Engineer, he played an important role in Masten’s victory in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Jonathan left Masten in 2010 to found Altius Space Machines, and has since led Altius’s business operations, business development, fundraising, and technology research and development efforts. Jonathan was one of the lead inventors on Altius’s patented Sticky Boom™ technology, and has also been one of the main technical architects behind Altius’s spacecraft capture, satellite servicing, and on-orbit refueling technologies. In addition to his work as a space entrepreneur at Masten and Altius, Jonathan is a published space technologist, with papers on space technology development, orbital propellant depots, and space architectures, as well as being proprietor of the Selenian Boondocks space technology and policy blog. Jon’s educational background includes a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and a MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007), both from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

Kylen Mcclintock

Co-Director of Blockchain for Sustainable Development, and Head of Proof of Impact at Flux IOT Blockchain for Sustainable Development

Kylen McClintock is the founder and president of wearable technology company AirBespoke, and brings to B4SD experience in advising startups and nonprofits on creating impactful blockchain models throughout the developing world. Kylen is the co-founder and managing co-director of B4SD with a focus on community development, and leads the Incubation, Acceleration, and Impact Division. Kylen earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Technology Management and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Kylen is also the chair of the Proof of Impact division at Flux IOT, where he is developing the first SDG driven Proof of Impact model to bring agricultural insights to the worlds subsistence farmers throughout the Flux network.

Jim Borzilleri

Compliance Director & Equity Finance Director

Jim is President of Compliant Token Solutions. Jim is an equity crowdfunding and compliance expert. Jim's specialties include FinTech, ICO's, Blockchain, Equity Crowdfunding, Token Mechanics, and Ethereum. Jim is the President of CrowdEngine, Inc., a Co-Founding Member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry expert, and a specialist in building and managing complex software platforms. He is the Founder and Board Member of several leading technology companies, and has built, managed, and sold several software businesses over the last decade. Jim is a rare combination of marketing expertise and tech savvy, enabling Jim to use "out-of-the-box" thinking to turn cutting edge ideas into successful enterprises.

Brandon West

RUON Technology Director

Brandon is a Graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. Brandon began his career in finance at Walt Disney World where he taught himself how to program, leading to the development of many applications automating various business area tasks. Brandon went on to serve in an IT role at Royal Caribbean and became an integral part of project development and deployment of the new 'Smart Ship' initiative. These projects included working internationally to build the largest and smartest ships in the world that currently sail the seas today. By building finance and technology skill sets, Brandon has won multiple hackathons/startup events and naturally transitioned into cryptocurrency. Brandon is now pursuing blockchain full-time as a Smart Contracts Developer, Consultant, and Miner.

Michael Taggart

RUON Blockchain Integration & Development

Michael is Co-Founder of Cryptonomex where Stan and Daniel Larimer are Partners and Co-Founders.

Michael recently joined Forbes Tech Council Members who receive access to a trusted and selective community, and the ability to contribute to Forbes.com. Existing members include Salesforce, Electronic Arts, Cisco, Philips, Dollar Shave Club, and Thomson Reuters. Michael has recently added the Council membership to his growing resume of positions, which includes Founder, Speaker, Strategist, Evangelist, and Marketing Veteran.

Michael assisted in the feature, design and development of Graphene, a high-speed blockchain capable of 100,000 transactions per second. Graphene was the basis for the BitShares platform, a decentralized exchange for cryptocurrency, among other popular blockchains. Graphene currently processes over two thirds of all blockchain transactions performed worldwide.

Michael is also Co-Founder of Quint, a revolutionary new cryptocurrency that can be used as specie legal tender and is backed by gold and silver. Unlike Bitcoin and Ether, Quint is designed to maintain a stable value. Quint is still in its early stages but aims to upend the current altcoin dynamics through its unique proposition.

In addition to his executive roles, Michael also travels internationally educating businesses, students, and government officials on Graphene, and continues to be an advisor for many blockchain platform startups, including Eristica, Micromoney International, Bitcoin Latina, and more.

Cryptocurrency is just one of Michael’s passions, and he also has a national reputation for his digital marketing expertise. Michael has been involved in companies that specialize in PR and news, business development, SEO, and SEM. His guidance and expertise have brought in six and seven figures for various ventures.

Now, in his new role as Forbes Tech Council contributor, Michael combines his marketing and blockchain expertise to provide the public with more in-depth insights into the cryptocurrency world. His first article covers the uphill battle that cryptocurrencies face with mounting regulations and government involvement and suggests a few possible solutions for protecting cryptocurrency assets. In future posts, Michael will contribute to other topics including commodities, legal tender, precious metals, and Quint, in addition to discussing current cryptocurrency regulations and future legislation.

As the cryptocurrency industry becomes more fragmented and complex, Michael remains an influential voice and leader to watch in the space.

Sean Worthington

RUON Token Lead Scientist

Sean is President of CloudCoin Consortium, Author of 'Beyond Bitcoin: The Future of Digital Currency' and Inventor of Digital Currency based on RAIDA (Redundant Array of Independent Detection Agents), provisional patent. Sean is also a Candidate PhD, Computer Information Systems and Computer Science Instructor tenured at Butte College, Oroville, California. He is a candidate for a PHD in Computer Information Systems. Sean also has a patent pending on a counterfeit detection system and he is the Creator of CloudCoin, which is the world's first cloud based currency and a Tenured Computer Science Instructor at Butte College in Northern California.

Jeff Peterson

RUON Marketing

Jeff is a passionate MD/PhD student at University of Miami.

Led adjustable-prescription glasses project Liquid Vision in South America. Led a campaign in the Brazilian Amazon in June 2015 in collaboration with Instituto Dharma.

Former volunteer in prosthetics clinic in Bolivia (Centro de Miembros Artificiales).

Graduate of the UC Berkeley Bioengineering program and have over three years of experience in medical device research and engineering.

Jeff also does marketing and PR for The Bee Token, The Bee Token consists of a team from Google, Facebook, Uber, and Civic taking on the mission of decentralized short term housing on the blockchain.

Mark Jeffrey

RUON/SovereignAid Partner

Mark Jeffrey is an accomplished CTO/CPO/CEO with 25 years of experience and three exits. He is an award-winning serial entrepreneur of innovative technology companies backed by Tier One investors. These include The Palace (sold to Communities.com in 1998), ZeroDegrees (sold to InterActive Corp/IAC in 2004), TargetClose, Mahalo (now Inside.com), ThisWeekIn, and Guardian Circle. He has authored eight books, including the Max Quickseries (Harper Collins).

Mark consults as CTO / CPO for hire to a portfolio of companies in e-commerce, mobile, digital media, social, crypto-currency and digital publishing..

Most recently, Mark built a massively scalable e-commerce multi-variant testing platform used by AARP, Tile, Zillow, Nestle, Time-Life and others. This included a radical new kind of A/B testable cart in a fully PCI-compliant environment.

He also created Guardian Circle, a personal safety network app variously characterized as 'mobile messaging for emergencies' or 'peer-to-peer protection'. By providing a real time intelligence grid of where trusted help is, Guardian Circle provides flash coordination of resources to render assistance.

Mark was the founding CTO of Mahalo.com (now Inside.com), a human-powered search and learning site, backed by Sequoia Capital (Google, Youtube, Yahoo), CBS, Newscorp, and Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX). He also co-founded and served as founding CEO of the web television network ThisWeekIn with Jason Calacanis and Kevin Pollak.Mark was Co-Founder and VP Product & Technology for the early business social networking company, ZeroDegrees. Founded in 2002, Mark sold the company to Barry Diller’s IAC/InteractiveCorp in 2004, with more than one millionregistered users.

Mark also consulted for several years with Travis Kalanick (now CEO of Uber) on his first company, Red Swoosh (sold to Akamai 2007).

Mark’s first company, The Palace, was backed by Time Warner, Intel and Softbank, and sold to Communities.com in 1998. The Palace was a popular avatar virtual world environment that grew to 10 million users at its peak. The Palace was selected ‘The Best of 1996' by Entertainment Weekly, and received numerous awards and coverage including: a Webby Award nomination; “Cool Innovation of the Year” nomination; and was selected as the Chicago SUN-Times’ Best Website in 1998.Mark has been named one of '50 to Watch' by Variety magazine, a 'Hero of Multimedia' by Entertainment Weekly and presented at the very first Harvard Conference on The Internet and Society in 1996.

Mark is the author of six books of fiction, published both traditionally and as an audiobook podcast. His first novel, MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT is published by HarperCollins. Mark was one of the first three people ever to podcast a novel: MAX QUICK originally received over 2.5 million downloads in 2005. Mark is also the author of BITCOIN EXPLAINED SIMPLY (2013) and THE CASE FOR BITCOIN (2016).

Mark continues to consult and to increase his portfolio of technology ventures and his fiction publications.

Tim Bichara

RUON Charity Partners

Tim Bichara, co-founder of Giftcoin Tim is an entrepreneur and CPO. He was the co-founder of fintech start up Q App (Acquired by Yoyo wallet in 2016), as well as product consultancy Nimble Mobile. His awards include Times 2015 top 10 disrupters to watch, Startups 100 two years running and two interactive BAFTAs.

"Together we can Provide and Protect Our Children. Save and Preserve Our Wildlife. Eradicate Extreme Global Poverty by 2032."

Timothy E. Burke
RUON AI & SovereignSky Co-Founder

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