About Us

The Blockchain Institute at the University of Kansas 

Daniel Jones – President, Co-Founder

Daniel Jones is a senior studying supply chain management and finance. Daniel became passionate about blockchain technology through his international supply chain experience, which led him to co-found the KU Blockchain Institute in August 2018. He enjoys fostering professional relationships, complimenting dogs, and pushing KU forward through the education and application of distributed ledger technology.

Jack Schraad – Vice President, Co-Founder

Jack Schraad is a senior majoring in Business Analytics. He previously interned in the District Office of Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06) in Scottsdale, AZ. This last summer he worked for DCI Group, a public affairs firm in Washington, DC. His background in policy and governmental affairs leads him to a directing role in Law & Policy for the Institute. Jack enjoys reading and lifting medium sized weight in his free time.

Nathan Nichols – Student Director of Engineering

Nathan Nichols is the Student Director of Engineering at the KU Blockchain Institute and is a junior in Computer Engineering. Nathan is in charge of development initiatives, especially smart contracts. 

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Mason Qualls – Student Director of Operations

Mason Qualls is a senior at KU, majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Economics. Mason joined the KU Blockchain Institute in the fall of 2018 as the Director of Operations, and he believes that blockchain technology will become the fundamental layers of value for emerging digital societies. In his free time Mason enjoys reading, lawn chair yoga, and the outdoors.