Founder of Hexayurt.Capital and Internet of Agreements (UK)
Vinay Gupta
Founder of Hexayurt.Capital and Internet of Agreements (UK)
Vinay Gupta, Hexayurt Guy, former cypherpunk, release coordinator and general strategist, is the founder of Hexayurt.Capital, a fund which invests in creating the Internet of Agreements™. He was instrumental in creating the Dubai Blockchain Strategy, project managed the Ethereum Blockchain platform release, and invented the hexayurt refugee shelter. His areas of expertise include disaster management, energy policy, and computer graphics. He's  the smartest human you may  never have heard of. But he is perhaps best-known for inventing the hexayurt, an extraordinarily inexpensive and easy-to-build housing structure. Hexayurts are now being utilized as housing in various places throughout the world and are especially popular as temporary dwellings at Burning Man. He’s a technologist, inventor, futurist, systems theorist, and global resilience guru whose life’s work focuses on how to ensure the long-term survival and flourishing of the human race. Gupta sees his work as an extension of the work of renowned inventor and systems theorist, R. Buckminster Fuller. Like Fuller, Gupta is a strong believer in the potential for the creation/deployment of “utopian technologies” that address many of the global challenges and issues faced by humanity. He’s also created Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps, an analysis tool for evaluating personal and social resilience that is used by the US Department of Defense. He’s developed detailed plans for the alleviation of global poverty through a re-imagining of local infrastructure and the utilization of networked education. He wrote a 60,000-word novel in 6 days. In his 20s, he was a dedicated meditator, studying an ancient practice from the Himalayas under an accomplished guru, and he believes he has attained a form of enlightenment. In the midst of everything, he’s also managed to tweet 116,000 times.