John P. Conley

By: Geeq

John P. Conley is an expert in game theory, mechanism design, mathematical economics, and public economic theory. For the last decade, John has focused his research on the economics of information and communications technology. With expertise in computer science, cryptography and information theory, he profoundly understands the economics of the Internet, cloud computing, open and closed source software, Software as a Service, and connected devices.

John started to explore blockchain in 2016, at Microsoft Research in Redmond. He quickly realized that existing blockchain technology was highly vulnerable to attack and manipulation. To solve this issue, John began to research how economic mechanisms could be combined with elements of information theory and network protocols in order to produce a trustworthy security guarantee. The result was a new consensus protocol called Proof of Honesty™, the foundation of Geeq.

John is a graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A.) and the University of Rochester (Ph.D.). He enjoys cooking, woodworking, classic cars and long walks on the beach.