Matthew Schutte

Matthew Schutte

Director of Communications, HOLO

Matthew Schutte is director of communications for Holo, where his team is building a distributed network to shift the financial paradigm and create a new user-centric web ecosystem. Their Holochain architecture puts each user in control of their data, their applications, and the way those applications connect to one another. Inspired by design patterns of nature, Holochain applications are faster, more scalable and 10,000 times cheaper than Blockchain approaches.

The first “mother app” being built on Holochain is Holo, a hosting marketplace where anyone with spare computing capacity can earn cryptocurrency by providing processing and storage services to other users. Hosts can run Holo in the background on their laptop or can dedicate a full machine such as a HoloPort to perform work on Holo.

Holochain’s lightweight infrastructure allows for economically viable accounting for microtransactions such as the small “pay to compute” transactions common in the Holo system. Holo launched a 60-day $200k crowdfunding campaign on December 5, 2017 and passed their goal within the first 4 days, becoming the top trending project on Indiegogo in the process. Alongside that crowdfund, Holo is launching an Initial Community Offering (ICO) in the next few weeks, with a starting cap of €2.5 million, and a final cap of €25 million, dependent on demand. Whitelisting for this ICO is open now.

Prior to Holo, Matthew graduated from Berkeley Law School, served as the managing director of an angel investment firm, and has given talks on topics such as “How to Balance Privacy and Transparency in a Digitally Connected World.” In addition, Matthew works on the design of distributed identity infrastructures, and occasionally surfs 50 foot waves at the world famous Mavericks in Northern California. For more information, visit www.Holo.host.

The nature of money – Signals and transactions

Main Hall

Without getting distracted by crypto, ICOs and technical implementation, this session will wind the discussion back to base principles and ask what sorts of signals and transactions are appropriate within a collaborative, generative economy? What is the nature of the money we want? Matthew Schutte, Director of Communications at Holo; Michael Linton, designer of LETSystem; […]

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A new framework for Peer to Peer collaboration

Main Hall

Matthew Schutte, Director of Communications at Holochain introducing the breakthrough distributed peer-to-peer framework his team have developed and their plans for development following their recent $20million “Initial Community Offering”. Holochain has huge potential for the cooperative economy. With it’s agent-centric architecture, mutual credit system and distributed app marketplace could it be the perfect framework for […]

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