A close-knit team from Harvard and MIT, we have dedicated ourselves to solving one of the most important social problems of our time through Non-Fungible Tokens since 2017.
Our thesis examines how Non-Fungible Tokens can be a new tool to incentivize online users to bring positive changes both online and offline. The Inclusive Metaverse that we are creating will play a pivotal role in proving this thesis.
Kunho (Co-founder & CEO) created one of the first blockchain conferences at Harvard University, inviting Ethereum Foundation researchers in early 2018.
As an expert in the field, he was invited to speak at events including World Blockchain Forum NYC, Sino-US Seminar on Blockchain Development, and Fintech Innovation at Southern University of Science & Technology, China. Kunho also holds a South Korean patent for randomized NFT issuance process after a payment.
After a skiing accident in 2010 left him paralyzed from the waist down, Kunho became a passionate disability advocate. He drove across the United States to write a 400-page wheelchair-accessible tour guidebook and won several international film awards for his disability travel video series. He also helped to create South Korea's first interactive wheelchair-accessible metro map. He is the first South Korean national to become a sport pilot in a wheelchair.
When Kunho was growing up, Pokémon was his only exposure to paralysis, where monsters could be unparalyzed by drinking a potion. Video games tend to include disability only when it can be ‘cured’, he didn’t see any video games feature characters in wheelchairs. That is why Kunho is so passionate about building an Inclusive Metaverse to include all kinds of people regardless of their sexualities, disabilities, and colors, so the next generation can embrace diversity and inclusion.
Our Journey So Far
Team formed under the name "coconut"
Coconut was incubated as one of the first blockchain/cryptocurrency startups at Harvard Innovation Labs.
Won competitions as a Universal Cryptocurrency-to-Fiat Payment Gateway Solution
MIT Bitcoin Conference, Audience Award
MIT 100K, Semi-finalist
Harvard Ventures x Lair East Pitch Competition, 3rd place
Harvard China Forum Pitch Competition, Finalist
Korean-American Innovative Technology Engineers and Entrepreneurs Competition, 1st Place