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Innovation Expert John Kao Joins Blockchain Company as Chief Evangelist To Help Bring Human Right #31 To Life

John Kao – “Mr. Creativity” (The Economist), former professor at Harvard Business School, and Tony-nominated producer of film and theater – joins as Chief Evangelist to help bring the world’s first decentralized human right to life, globally.


Princeton, New Jersey – June 5th – (BUSINESS WIRE), a new company designed to create decentralized human rights using proprietary technology and legal innovations on blockchains, welcomes noted innovation thought leader John Kao as Chief Evangelist. Dr. Kao has worked with heads of state, CEOs, leading entrepreneurs, political figures, award-winning artists, major corporations and startups for three decades to help to make the extraordinary possible. His career includes 14 years as a professor at Harvard Business School, B.A. and M.D. degrees from Yale University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.  He has authored multiple books including the best-selling classic “Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity” published by Harper Business. Most recently, Dr. Kao launched EdgeMakers: a company that provides educators with the tools to teach innovative thinking and empowers students globally to change the world.

Dr. Kao will be leading the global evangelism strategy at around the need for and impact of the world’s 31st human right. “John’s decades of global experience at the intersection of creativity, policy and technology innovation fits the skill, effort and network needed to bring countries and corporations to a time and place in our history in which humans globally can enjoy legal ownership of their inherent data as their property” said Richie Etwaru, Founder and CEO at “Creating the 31st human right in a decentralized manner requires a collaborative operating model globally among a heterogeneous network of stakeholders” said Mr. Etwaru, John has a track record of encouraging change in such networks given his work with governments and public-sector organizations worldwide.” defines the 31st human right as “Everyone has the right to legal ownership of their inherent human data as property.” 

“There is a multi-billion-dollar global human data marketplace where inherent human data is bought, sold, and used without classification as property,” said R “Ray” Wang, Principal Analyst, Founder and Chairman at Constellation Research.  “A 31st human right built decentralized to classify our inherent human data as our property could be the instrument we need at this moment in human history where our privacy and digital property ownership are under strain,” said Mr. Wang. Operating at the intersection of policy, communities and technology, “could be the example of how technology companies in the current crisis of trust should operate.”

To build the decentralized 31st human right, has developed proprietary technology that identifies existing legal corridors in privacy regulations and has designed new intelligent contracts on blockchains which humans can use to negotiate new terms of consent and authorization classifying inherent human data as legal property. Consent and authorization to use inherent human datasets – geospatial data, driver and vehicle history, consumer spending habits, medical history, and recreational habits – can now be managed transparently as legal property on a blockchain. The 31st human right built in a decentralized manner on a blockchain will enable humans, corporations and the marketplace of inherent human data to co-exist.  Corporations will enjoy blockchain-backed explicit consent and authorization to use inherent human data, and humans will enjoy greater levels of security, privacy, and control while qualifying to receive consideration via multiple forms of currency.


About is the world’s first and only organization developing human rights and corollary sovereign laws in a decentralized manner on blockchains. The company has headquarters in New Jersey, USA and operates in multiple countries. The leadership team includes over two dozen senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, academic scholars, and senior policy advisors from North America, Europe, Australia and Africa. The vision of is a world where the next generation of human rights and policies emerge from a balance of centralized power and decentralized technologically empowered communities. The mission is to create the 31st human right in a decentralized manner as an example for other organizations and visionaries to follow.

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Glenn Zimmerman

Chief Communications Officer [email protected] +1.800.946.9152

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