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.