Flavien is the founder of Coinprism, a Blockchain technology startup, and author of the Open Assets Protocol. The Open Assets Protocol allows organizations to securely issue and trade real-world assets like commodities, securities, currencies and smart properties on the bitcoin Blockchain. It is now used by NASDAQ, Overstock, Gyft and several other large organizations. Flavien has 8 years of software engineering experience at Microsoft. He is a graduate of Ecole Centrale Lyon, France, where he received an Msc. in Engineering. Coinprism recently won the global Startup Challenge hosted by the Bitcoin Foundation in May 2014, and is backed by Tim Draper and Boost VC, the Blockchain startup accelerator program.