Christian Saucier

Chief Technology Officer

ripe.io

IT strategy and mgmt consultant with startups & Fortune 500 clients. Unique expertise in Bitcoin, smart assets, and decentralized computing

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Biography

Christian is an energetic management consultant, business leader, software engineer, and early bitcoin adopter. He has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing impactful IT solutions for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. Christian has global experience, leading projects in North-America, Asia-Pacific, EEMEA, and Latam.

Christian has implemented multiple systems that leverage blockchain technology as a proof of existence ledger. He has lectured at Bitcoin conferences on the topics of decentralised solutions and also given TV, radio, and podcast interviews on the innovative and transformative potential of peer-to-peer technology.

In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Thinx! Software (www.thinxsoftware.com), Christian's current projects include CTO at ripe.io (www.ripe.io) and Director of Development at Equibit (www.equibit.org).  Christian has broad experience in R&D, product management, sales, customer relationship management, and complex systems implementation.

Experience

Chief Technology Officer

Ubitquity LLC
October 2015 - August 2016

Leading development of a decentralized real-estate Title and Deeds management solution.  Our system is built using ColoredCoins on top of the Bitcoin blockchain.  Once they become commercially viable, we also plan to support other blockchains like Ethereum.  The Ubitquity Deeds system allows financial institutions, title insurance agents, county recorders, and property owners to jointly maintain a public record of ownership of a Title, transfer ownership to other individual(s), and record deeds of trust against a particular title.  

Directory of Development

Equibit Development Corporation
October 2015 - present

Christian is leading the core backend development of Equibit's decentralized OTC securities platform.  Our solution will introduce a new smart token called Equibit (EQB), which will be used to represent shares of corporate equity for the system users and customers  The solution provides cross-blockchain transaction coordination and implements a web-of-trust reputation system amongst its users.

Chief Executive Officer

Thinx! Software
January 2015 - present

Thinx! was founded a little over 2 years ago with the mission to provide state-of-the-art SAAS solutions to the hospitality industry. Today, thinx! is proud to count some of the largest brands in the industry as its customers. We are pioneering the introduction of blockchain technology in the hospitality sector.

Education

Université de Sherbrooke

Bachelor's Degree
1990 - 1994

B.Sc. Computer Sciences

University of Georgia

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
2002 - 2005

Other

Languages

english français

invitation à notre GT Innovation et Excellence opérationnelle

Bonjour

le GFI est le Groupe des Fédérations industrielles du MEDEF qui rassemble 95% de l'industrie en France. J'en suis le Directeur général et, dans le cadre de l'un de nos Groupes de travail intersectoriel, le GT Innovation & Excellence opérationnelle, nous aimerions échanger sur les applications de la blockchain pour l'Industrie. Seriez vous disposé à venir en faire une présentation lors d enotre prochaine réunion svp ? merci de votre réponse. Cordialement. Vincent Moulin Wright

10/19/2016 9:44:55 AM,
Christian Saucier replied:
Bonjour Vincent, Oui je serais très intéressé par cette opportunité. Est-ce que vous avez une date réservée pour cette conférence?
3/22/2016 10:07:13 PM,
Christian Saucier replied:

In the context of peer-to-peer systems, "smart assets" are unique virtual tokens of ownership that can be controlled or exchanged using smart contracts. 

The smart asset may be a virtual representation of a physical asset, such as a house or a car;  a smart asset could also represent non-physical goods such as a bitcoin, a share in a corporation, or access rights to a song. 

What may be done with a smart asset is defined by the smart contract that is attached to it.  Some smart contracts can be very simple: transfer of ownership of the smart asset requires a signature from the private key of the current owner.   These contracts can also be much more complex, involving keeping money in escrow, interfacing with 3rd party systems, involving multiple users, etc.

Smart assets and their associated smart contracts are recorded on a peer-to-peer system (ex: Bitcoin, NXT, Ethereum, or one of many other blockchains or peer-to-peer system).  Smart assets are seen as having a certain degree of autonomy because their existence is guaranteed and secured by a peer-to-peer network.  An important feature of P2P networks is that they do not have a single point of failure or control; this ensures that a smart asset cannot be manipulated or exchanged without meeting the specific conditions of the smart contract.

Smart assets are an important innovation because they are unique and scarce.  Prior to their invention, digital goods were easily copied and transfered; this cannot be done with a smart asset without satisfying the smart contract conditions.