Blockchain Infrastructure Research

Blockchain Infrastructure Research is a blockchain research and development firm, focused on enabling blockchains for impact.

Values

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

Vision

To be the most trusted source of blockchain information and design.

Mission

To provide expert intelligence and custom solutions.

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, environmental economic analysis, and international emerging market research. Tanya has particular expertise in applying blockchain technology to carbon markets, alternative finance, and supply chains for impact. 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 renewable power industry and 5 years experience in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Beginning in blockchain as a hobbyist miner Micah has extensive experience with cryptocurrency mining, supporting the development and operation of several large mining facilities. He provides technical services to prospective miners, and consulting services for investors, power companies and other blockchain enthusiasts.

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 BIR is on corporate valuation of mining entities as well as the creation of business combinations that provide value for shareholders.

Peter Schober, P. Eng.
Director

Peter is a professional electrical engineer with over 35 years experience in building electrical infrastructure. He has developed, permitted, financed, constructed, owned, and operated three major renewable power projects that have delivered over 400GWh of clean electricity and offset over 400,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases. He has negotiated several long-term infrastructure deals with local utilities that have totalled over $1B. Peter has owned half a dozen electrical vehicles and helped import the first Nissan Leaf into BC. He has also worked on over a dozen renewable power projects and is extremely familiar with carbon credit calculations. Furthermore, Peter has extensive experience in large power systems, power development, and computer control systems which utilize extensive, real-time databases to track project attributes for environmental monitoring and reporting. Peter was partner in and has helped develop several privately-owned cryptocurrency mining operations. For the last few years, he has been working on blockchain solutions and recently served as the Chairman of the board for Skychain Technologies.

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.