Hashgraph: High Performance Consensus Algorithm that is Faster, Fairer and More Secure than Blockchain | SGInnovate
December 05 2017


Hashgraph: High Performance Consensus Algorithm that is Faster, Fairer and More Secure than Blockchain

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What is Hashgraph? 

Hashgraph is a fundamentally new type of distributed ledger technology/consensus algorithm, developed by the US-based company Swirlds, that is faster (few hundred thousand pre-shard transactions per second), fairer (consensus time stamping) and more secure (asynchronous Byzantine fault tolerant) than blockchain. The technology came out of stealth recently and was selected (over well-known blockchain technologies) by the NCUA (National Credit Union Association) in the United States as the basis for a new platform that will serve the 6000 credit unions in North America. 


The speed, fairness and security properties of Hashgraph introduces a much broader range of use cases and applications that were not possible before, these include:

  1. Distributed Capital Markets 
  2. A global cryptocurrency with native micropayments
  3. Improved collaboration apps
  4. Distributed Global Gaming (eg. Distributed MMOs, such as World of Warcraft), and 
  5. Distributed Auctions 


Event Agenda 

  1. What is Hashgraph? How is it different from blockchain? by Mance Harmon, CEO/[email protected]
  2. Demonstration of Hashgraph, SDK Demo Apps by Calvin Cheng, Director, Talent Networking (Intelligence) @SGInnovate
  3. Question & Answer




Mance Harmon
Mance Harmon is an experienced technology executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience in multi-national corporations, government agencies and high-tech startups, and is Co-founder and CEO of Swirlds Inc. Prior experience includes serving as the Head of Architecture and Labs at Ping Identity, Founder / CEO of two tech startups (one exit to a Fortune 500 company, another to a private equity firm), the senior executive for product security at a $1.7B revenue organization, Program Manager for a very-large-scale software program for the Missile Defense Agency, the Course Director for Cybersecurity at US Air Force Academy, and research scientist in Machine Learning at Wright Laboratory. Mance received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a BS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.
Edgar Seah
Head of Business Development, Asia-Pac @ Swirlds

Edgar Seah is the Head of Business Development for Swirlds in the Asia Pacific region. Edgar was formerly Head of Asset Backed Trading & Syndication and Co-Head of Asset Backed Originations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for Asia. He left the finance industry in mid-2010 and travelled extensively for 2 years before moving to Ghana to launch Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Africa, a revenue generating nonprofit leadership development program for young Africans. Edgar has been an angel investor in early-stage tech companies since 2012, with an interest in blockchain, AI and VR/AR related companies. Edgar was born and raised in Singapore and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Carnegie Mellon University with a double degree in business and economics
Jordan Fried
Head of Business Development,USA @ Swirlds

Jordan Fried is the Head of Business Development for Swirlds in the United States. Prior to joining Swirlds, he was the co-founder and CEO of Buffered, a VPN service provider which he sold in early 2017. Jordan has been a serial entrepreneur from the age of 12 and is a self professed crypto evangelist. Jordan is also an angel investor in early stage tech companies.
Calvin Cheng
Director, Talent Networking Team (Intelligence) @SGInnovate
Calvin is a veteran product designer and software engineer, for over a decade. He was product lead for a ground-up design of ultra-low temperature freezers for blood banks and hospitals and was part of the team that designed and developed of a brain mapping web app for neurology researchers in University of Southern California (USA).Calvin is currently Director, Talent Networking (Intelligence) at SGInnovate, building a software team in SGInnovate. The team leverages on software and data to help SGInnovate be the premier deep tech venture catalyst in Singapore, and beyond. He is also a weekend crypto enthusiast, mining ethers for fun and profit and is inspired by the promise of Hashgraph. He is also interested to leverage on technologies in ways that benefit people and underserved communities (such as, migrant workers).

Topics: Blockchain