Henry M. Kim

Henry 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 $525,000 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 in venues such as IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and IEEE Computer 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, Standards Council of Canada, 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 has advised startups and SMEs in Canada and internationally.

He consults broadly on Blockchain and Digital Transformation topics, and has provided insights to numerous media outlets including Financial Post, Globe and Mail, Coin Telegraph, Maclean’s, and Reader’s Digest as well as: Global TV (https://globalnews.ca/video/7917562/non-fungible-tokens-explained-what-are-they-and-how-do-they-work); CBC News (https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cryptocurrency-value-column-don-pittis-1.6303785); and Corus Entertainment (https://omny.fm/shows/ched-mid-morning/with-so-many-cryptocurrencies-why-do-any-of-them-h).