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Collaborative News for the People.

DNN, or Decentralized News Network that uses the blockchain to distribute censorship- resistant and verifiable news, while ensuring accuracy and transparency through incentivization. 
  • Project TypeToken
  • Platform Ethereum
  • SymbolDNN
  • Circulating SupplyNone specified
  • Total SupplyNone specified
  • Max Supply1,000,000,000
  • Primary SectorCommunications
  • JurisdictionGibraltar
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Samit Singh


Samit is an experienced web and mobile designer/product developer, who co-founded a messaging app startup called MiniChat, Inc., along with his partner Dondrey. Together, they also created a video and photo app called Tack Video. He has 7+ years of startup experience, having worked at other startups before this. He follows UI/UX design, mobile technology, and emerging technology- especially all the unique ways in which we can explore social interaction and incentivized networks. This is what eventually led to his love of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. As of now, he designs DNN's interface and defines its overall experience. Lastly, he has also taken part in running a large scale ETH mining operation with Dondrey.

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Dondrey Taylor

CTO and Cofounder

Dondrey is a seasoned web and mobile full stack developer, who was the co-founder and CTO of MiniChat, Inc. He is also one of the creators of Tack Video. He holds a B.S. in Information Technology with a specialization in systems architecture. His passion for blockchain based services began from a love of neural networks.

Before creating DNN, he took part in building one of the top Ether mining farms, where he was tasked with building various types of mining rigs. He is currently working on DNN's front-end and back-end codebase (its Ethereum smart contracts) and implementing ways to distribute the DNN application between network nodes.

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Mališa Pušonja

R&D Lead

Mališa is Chief R&D engineer at Devana Labs, has been working on decentralized platforms for a while. Currently, his main focus is rapid prototyping and MVP development, especially in the context of blockchain/ethereum apps.

He loves naming things that no one has named, because he believes that, when you do that you get new patterns and a whole new world. This is especially true in the context of MVP's in the building phase. His two favorite technical debt patterns are human-centric agile methodology™ and Product-Abstractness Continuum Fit. He loves to mix and match this with sacrificial architecture, Strangler patterns, Atwood’s Law, and Dietlzer’s law, in order to plan and execute the best MVP building phase possible.

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Rebecca Rachmany

CEO @ DAO Leadership

Grace (Rebecca) Rachmany is a serial entrepreneur and founder of two companies in the blockchain space: and DAO Leadership. She recently co-wrote and published So you've got a DAO: Leadership for the 21st Century. Formerly CEO of Gangly Sister, Tech-Tav, and Marketecht, Grace has held management positions in technology companies for over 25 years.

Grace mentors startups in developing economies and mentored at Swisscontact, Microsoft Ventures and Google. She holds an MBA from Kellogg Northwestern and is a graduate of Anthony Robbins' Business Mastery and Landmark's Team Management and Leadership Program.

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Dario D'Aprile

Former VP of Publishing @ National Geographic

Dario is the founder of Human and Machine ltd, a customer experience and product strategy studio that helps teams to design and roll out innovative services. Dario implemented successful digital publishing programmes for National Geographic and News International, and brought early stage startups to profitability and international markets. His products and services have been used by over 800 million people worldwide: this has led to him receiving over 20 creative awards, including a W3 award and a Grammy.


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Andrej Cvoro

Ethereum Developer

Andrej is a freelance software developer with more than 10 years of coding experience and a great breadth of technical knowledge and skills. Generally passionate about innovative and leading edge technologies, his current primary focus is on decentralized technologies such as blockchain. He has been following Ethereum platform from its very inception and started doing Solidity development last year.

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Uros Radovanovic

Ethereum Developer

Uros is a software developer, working at Devana Labs. He works on various decentralized, secure email services, and is primarily focused in developing encrypted backends. He’s a strong believer in lifetime studying and the fact that anyone he meets knows something that he doesn’t, which means that every person can teach him something new. He is a Junior Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling champion. His big passions are free speech, information security, AI, and dogs.


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Greg D'Alba

CEO and Co-Founder @ VIDL NEWS CORP.

Greg was named the President of Global Partnerships following the merger of WME/IMG in 2014. He was responsible for global management, strategy and development of client services including consulting, strategy & activation, creative services, experiential marketing, strategic planning & valuation, talent ventures, sponsorship & naming rights, and shopper marketing. Greg created a holistic approach to leverage the WME/IMG assets worldwide.

Prior to his joining WME/IMG, Greg served as President & Chief Operating Officer of CNN for Turner Broadcasting Inc. D'Alba was responsible for all the cable news products and Turner’s digital ad revenue. He directed the marketing for the CNN portfolio of news networks and businesses including brand management of CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN Airport Network, and Under D'Alba’s leadership, CNN developed a fully integrated, multi-dimensional innovation marketing solutions program across the CNN platform.

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Charles Theiss

COO and Co-Founder @ VIDL NEWS CORP.

Charles has more than thirty years of professional experience serving in key senior executive management positions and advisory roles with well-known legacy and digital media brands. For the last sixteen years, he established a two tiered business consulting practice with a focus on integrated digital & tech solutions.

Serving as a senior executive with major media organizations, he launched the wireless platform “CNN Everywhere”, re-launched the CBS Television Station’s digital platform, developed Looksmart’s “Find Articles”, reorganized Lycos’ advertising sales organization, and re-launched the MavTV brand and network. At CNN, he served as Senior Vice President of television advertising sales and was promoted to manage CNN’s Digital advertising sales, business development and ad operations. He has held senior leadership positions with Terra Lycos, Looksmart, and FX overseeing their business development and advertising sales.

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Justin Festa

Chief Digital Officer @ LittleThings

Justin is a chief digital officer with years of experience running both product and revenue at LittleThings, the largest women's lifestyle URL on the web. He intimately understands the opportunities and challenges that come from running a platform that reaches millions of people per day.

Beyond his digital media experience Justin is a also a programmer who is fascinated by blockchains and believes adamantly in their potential. Festa is a graduate of Lehigh University with a dual major in Computer Science and Business.

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Matt Chwierut

Research Director @ Smith + Crown

Matt Chwierut is the Research Director at Smith + Crown. He guides a research team in evaluating new cryptocurrency protocols, authoring briefing memos on key emerging topics, and reviewing countless white papers. His background includes research and consulting on emerging technologies, cross-sector innovations, and applied economics.

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Mayank Banerjee

Co-Founder and CEO @ Compass News

Mayank is the co-Founder and CEO of Compass News. Compass is an AI-driven curation platform, designed to offer an alternative to the echo chambers and fake news of social media. Compass is backed by some of the leading lights in the international media, including the ex-Editor of the Times and former CEO of the Guardian.

Before Compass, Mayank worked at KPMG and was also President of the Oxford Union, a debating society which counts 5 British Prime Ministers as alumni. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University, and has experience living and working in India, China and Russia.

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Aly Madhavji

Founder and Former CEO @ Global DCX

Aly Madhavji is the Founder and Former CEO of Global DCX, an innovative technology company launching secure digital currency exchanges across the globe starting in India. He is also an avid investor in early stage companies, digital currencies, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). He has served on various token advisory boards including Polymath and Jet8 and traditional advisory roles including the University of Toronto’s Governing Council. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books, including the award-winning book titled, “Your Guide to Succeed in University”, as part of the Succeed Series. He has lived and worked across 4 continents (North/South America, Europe, and Asia) with PwC, PayPal, Microsoft, Bloomberg, and INSEAD. He also holds the Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Investment Manager designations.

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Ian Scarffe

Founder @ Crypto Consulting and Investments LTD.

Ian Scarffe is a serial entrepreneur, investor and consultant with business experience from around the world.

As a leading entrepreneur, Ian is on a personal mission to develop a culture of entrepreneurship, helping startups achieve their full potential as well as helping to expand existing companies. Ian has founded ‘Binkplus’, a startup incubator in Europe.

A leading expert in Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto industries, Ian is at the very heart of revolutionizing the financing industry across the globe and currently consults and advises for a range of multi-million dollar companies.

Ian’s overall mission is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities across the world.

Ian now focuses on the Blockchain industry and offers advice, consulting services, connections to Blockchain experts and investor relations strategies.

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Richard Mills

PhD, Social Scientist @ University of Cambridge

Richard Mills is a social scientist who studies peer production and online community governance. Richard is a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and Director of Research for the WikiRate project. He holds a PhD and Mres in Applied Social Statistics, as well as a Bsc and Msc in Psychology.

Richard's PhD research focuses on applying large scale data science techniques to understand how a platforms' structures and algorithms influences the characteristics of resources produced by user interactions on sites like Reddit and the Stack Exchange. Richard has created various detailed case studies outlining how user engagement through the design, structures, and algorithms of a platform, influences the kind of community-made resources it creates.

Since completing his PhD, Richard has been applying this knowledge to the design of, an open community platform which facilitates collaborative research to understand corporate impacts.

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Mossy Wittenberg

Editor @ KYC360 Global Technologies

An alumnus of Cambridge University and the Schwarzman Scholarship at Tsinghua University, Mossy is passionate about using technology to improve public discourse. He was previously employee number one at, Editor at KYC360 Global Technologies and an intern and researcher at the BBC World Service.


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Decentralized News Network (DNN)25 Jul 201822 Aug 2018
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