Henry M. Kim is an Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Having founded blockchain.lab in 2016, Prof. Kim is one of the most prominent blockchain academics in Canada. He is the Co-Lead on a $600,000 research project on “Digital Currencies” that is engaging academia, Bank of Canada, financial institutions, and startups to investigate Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), cryptocurrencies, and blockchain. He is the co-organizer of the Fields Institute Lecture Series on Blockchain and the IEEE Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. He has authored more than 30 publications on blockchain-related topics ranging from cryptocurrencies, agriculture, electricity microgrids, supply chain management, and payment systems. He has engaged in research projects with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and E-Business (UN/CEFACT), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Don Tapscott’s Blockchain Research Institute, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US. He has also been on the executive team of several Canadian startups and have advised startups and SMEs in Canada and internationally.