GoChain is pleased to announce that Fins Attached, a Colorado based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has joined as a signing node on the GoChain public network. Fins Attached conducts research, promotes conservation and provides education for the protection of marine ecosystems. Fins Attached believes in the preservation of our world’s precious resources and that through the protection of the ocean’s apex predators, marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth. “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth, and that above all else is worth fighting for.”Rob Stewart, (December 28, 1979 - January 31, 2017). The Fins Attached esteemed reputation is derived from their accomplishments and their composition - scientists, companies, organizations, and people all over the world who are concerned with the health of the world’s oceans. Sharks and the marine environment benefit from partnerships and collaborations including Team Sharkwater, Pelagios Kakunjá, CREMA - Centro Rescate de Especies Marinas Amenazadas, Mission Blue, MIGRAMAR, Fundación Malpelo y Otros Ecosistemas Marinos, and now GoChain. Together we can make a difference. Fins Attached acquired a 134-foot former Japanese fishing boat and repurposed it into a research and conservation vessel. The boat was named M/Y Sharkwater in honor of the late Rob Stewart, a filmmaker whose life’s work culminated in the 2019 passing of the Canadian Modernized Fishing Act. “Fins Attached fits perfectly with GoChain’s commitment to providing blockchain technology without harming or disrupting the environment.” Jason Dekker, CEO, GoChain As a signing node, Fins Attached will be one of 50 enterprises and nonprofit organizations to operate computers that participate in the GoChain network’s consensus algorithm and validate the blocks of transactions produced on the network. “Signing is the act of a user ‘”signing’” data that anyone can validate came from user A. [It] is a nice way to know something is being done by the correct person/contract. Instead of real world signatures, which can be faked, the digital ones can not.Angello Pozo GoChain’s proprietary network consensus algorithm, called Proof of Reputation (PoR), relies on validators with esteemed reputations to sign blocks. Proof of Reputation has several advantages over its predecessor, Proof of Work (PoW), which is used as the consensus algorithm for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The main benefits of PoR are that it’s faster (speeds over 1300 transactions per second), greener due to less dependence on computing power and electricity, and more Enterprise friendly. “Fins Attached is excited to partner with GoChain. Being able to validate data through the GoChain network is going to be a valuable tool for the scientific community.”Alex Antoniou, Ph.D. Founder and CEO, Fins Attached. About Fins Attached Fins Attached believes in the preservation of our world’s precious resources and that through the protection of the ocean’s apex predators marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth. The mission is to conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem. As a nonprofit, all revenues are reinvested into the research and conservation efforts of Fins Attached. www.finsattached.org, www.studysharks.org, [email protected]. To support Fins Attached through a fully tax-deductible donation, please donate here: MAKE A DONATION About GoChain GoChain believes in driving the adoption of impactful technology for the betterment of society and our habitat. GoChain partners with companies in all industries to quickly launch and manage their own scalable, low-cost blockchain solutions, run distributed applications and to deploy smart contracts. At 1,300 transactions per second, GoChain’s network is the fastest, most reliable, web3 based public and private blockchain protocol. GoChain’s Proof of Reputation (PoR) consensus algorithm relies on a decentralized consortium of Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and nonprofits to validate transactions. GoChain also supports its designated public cryptocurrency, which has the ticker symbol GO.