Moving the Chain Spotlight #3: Vinay Gupta

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency


There are many who see blockchains and cryptocurrency as simply a way to make a quick buck. However, futurist, shelter builder, and blockchain enthusiast, Vinay Gupta, sees these new technologies as a way to make our world a better place for the entire human race. Gupta is best known for creating the hexayurt, which is relatively inexpensive, easy to build, housing structure. If mass produced, the hexayurt could potentially end homelessness on Earth.

Gupta is also a captivating speaker who shares his Utopian vision of how blockchain technology can help create a global democracy on the Internet, with those who attend his lectures. Moreover, he also believes that cryptocurrency, along with the hexayurt, could serve as catalysts to empower those in refugee camps and perhaps even, one day, end global poverty.

Vinay Gupta’s humanitarian vision serves as a powerful reminder of how blockchain technology was the potential to reshape the world we live.


“The blockchain architecture is essentially a protocol which works as well as hub-and-spoke for getting things done, but without the liability of a trusted third party in the center which might choose to extract economic rents.”

Fun Fact:

Gupta is an avid supporter of space travel and advocates mankind colonizing multiple planets, believing it’s our species best bet for long-term survival. His thoughts on humans becoming a multi-planetary species are quite literally…out of this world.

Stay tuned for more Spotlights in our Moving the Chain series, where we hope to shed light on some helpful proponents in the blockchain world who are helping impact the growth and adoption of this incredible technology! If you missed it, check out Spotlight #1 on Sandra Ro and our Spotlight #2 on Amber Baldet.