Kevin Chen

Founder and Head of the IOTA Evangelist Network (IEN)

Kevin R. Chen is currently the Founder and Head of the IOTA Evangelist Network (IEN), a global grassroots group of IOTA enthusiasts and professionals looking to spread IOTA awareness and adoption in their respective countries. He was previously the Evangelist at the IOTA Foundation, with the focus on business development and adoption strategy. Prior to IOTA, Kevin had spent several years on Wall Street as a technologist: first at Citigroup Global Markets as an application developer, then at a $3+ billion credit hedge fund Aristeia Capital as a data analyst. He was passively interested in Bitcoin since 2012-2013 but was fully drawn into the blockchain/cryptocurrency space in early-mid 2016 with the rise of Ethereum. Finally, Kevin became involved with IOTA as its blockless Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) bypasses the scalability issues that have been plaguing blockchains, plus it is also feeless. Therefore, IOTA's Tangle protocol is highly applicable to IoT/M2M microtransactions and can catalyze the upcoming 4th Industrial Revolution. Kevin graduated from the University of Virginia with a Computer Science degree.