Blockchain technology enabling emerging market investment

Given by: Kim Raath (Founder of Topl)

After graduating high school in South Africa, Kim went backpacking through 18 developing countries and while working for various NGO’s by rebuilding and strengthening communities around the world she was frequently made aware of the lack of adequate resources and need for access to low-cost capital. She decided to go to the US on an athletic scholarship and is currently the first student at Rice University to simultaneously pursue an M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Statistics. Recently, she co-founded, Topl, a tailor-made technological infrastructure enabling socially-beneficial investment into any region in the world, and in particular into emerging markets.