Blockchain Infrastructure Research

Blockchain Infrastructure Research is proud to position itself as blockchain consulting company with a strong interest in optimizing blockchain software and hardware infrastructure with renewable power.


  • Transparency
  • Collective intelligence
  • Independent research
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility


To be the most trusted source of information on blockchain infrastructure in the world by providing quality, independent knowledge.


To enhance blockchain and cryptocurrency development in a cost-effective and responsible manner by providing quality information.

Executive Team

Tanya Smith, M.Sc.
Chief Executive Officer

Tanya is a professional applied economist, trained at the London School of Economics. She formerly worked for the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank, conducting risk analyses and international emerging market research. Tanya has particular expertise in supply and value chain assessment, policy and regulatory landscape evaluations, and price and trend analysis. Tanya is a strong business leader and avid blockchain enthusiast.

Micah Smith, P.Eng.
Chief Operating Officer

Micah is a professional engineer with over 10 years of experience in the hydropower industry and 5 years experience in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Micah has extensive experience with cryptocurrency mining, supporting the development and operation of multiple large mining facilities to date. He provides technical services to prospective miners, and consulting services for investors, power companies and other blockchain enthusiasts. Known for his world-class expertise in clean energy and crypto mining infrastructure, Micah now comes to BIR as its Chief Operating Officer.

Ron Hankewich, P. Eng. MBA CFA
Chief Research Officer

Ron Hankewich P. Eng. MBA CFA is a senior executive with Blockchain Infrastructure Research. He has numerous years of investment experience on both-side and sell-side with privately held investment funds as well as publicly traded corporations. His focus with BI Research is on corporate valuation of mining entities as well as the creation of business combinations that provide value for shareholders.

Colin Nebocat, B.Com
Chief Technology Officer

With experience in full stack development and online marketing for technology companies, Colin helps Blockchain Infrastructure Research achieve its research and operational goals through technology-based solutions.

Blockchain Infrastructure Research is also supported by an Advisory Board made up of a number of industry professionals including engineers, analysts, economists, and blockchain-intellects.