Fueling the growth

of the ICON Ecosystem

ICX Station enables a future of Digital Nations by developing use cases, educating developers, and providing market analysis.

Acceleration

Acceleration

Provide necessary support and guidance to external blockchain projects that are interested in building compelling use cases and creating synergies within the ICON ecosystem.

Incubation

Incubation

Pursue internal ideas that align with our goal of securing the future of Digital Nations.

Education

Education

Expand the developer community through partnerships, meetups, and the propagation of educational materials.

Research

Research

Leverage our industry expertise to provide regular, data-driven insights on decentralized system innovation and macro-market trends.

Acceleration

 Projects We've Worked With 

Incubation

We're focused on cultivating ideas that have the greatest potential to disrupt markets.

DAOs

DAOs

DAOs

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are reward distribution mechanisms for aligning incentives among people that share a common goal.

We believe that DAOs will become the equivalent of companies in Digital Nations.

NFTs

NFTs

NFTs

Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) are blockchain based assets that allow for unique metadata to be attached to each respective token.

NFTs' use-cases include, but are not limited to: digital collectibles, blockchain-based games, and event ticketing.

Programmable Money

Programmable Money

ProgMoney

Programmable money is different from traditional money because smart contracts enable the transfer of money (cryptocurrencies) without depending on a 3rd party.

Programmable money has broad use-cases across any sector that requires middlemn: finance, sports betting, supply chain, etc.

Micro Payments

Micro Payments

Payment

Fees for payment processing using blockchain technology can be significantly lower than traditional payment processing.

Small convenience stores must pay a minimum fee to credit card processors, which can be substantial, especially for smaller items.

Education

Partnerships help us grow our developer community across the world.

We are a leading contributor to the ICON workshop database on Github and Medium.

Research

We aim to grow as thought leaders through the publication of 3 types of research pieces.

 Shortform Articles 

Digestable research pieces on the most recent innovations in the industry, published on a biweekly basis.

 Market Reports 

Detailed, data-driven insights on macro-market trends and future demand, published on a quarterly basis.

 Thematic Pieces 

Longform thematic articles that explore the direction of the industry, published on a quarterly basis.

Meet the ICX Station Team

Daeki Lee

Co-Founder

Daeki started his career as a venture capitalist at TransLink Capital, in which he led multiple early stage investments. He also actively supported multiple portfolio companies and was deeply involved with many early stage entrepreneurs.

He spends his spare time learning about new technologies and was impressed with the potential of “socioeconomic revolution” through token economics, at which point he decided to build ICX Station to support entrepreneurs who are trying to build next generation businesses on blockchain.

Daeki earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Scott Smiley

Co-Founder

Scott earned his Master of Science in Finance (MSF) from Vanderbilt University in 2016, followed by two years of Investment Banking experience at Deutsche Bank with a focus on Asset Backed Securities.

During his time at Deutsche Bank he dedicated his nights and weekends to self-education on the nascent blockchain and cryptocurrency space, eventually leading to his current role at ICX Station.

Ricky Dodds

Head of Research

Ricky brings more than 7 years of experience as an investment banker and equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank covering financial institutions. At Deutsche Bank, Ricky co-authored one of the first institutional research reports on cryptocurrencies (Cutting through the noise of cryptocurrencies) for corporate clients. Prior to that, Ricky worked in corporate development at a de-novo bank that later IPO'd and as an analyst at a later stage growth equity venture capital firm.

Justin Hsiao

Head of Technology

Justin is a serial entrepreneur who started cryptocurrency investment and blockchain technology research from 2017. He started out as a member of the ICON community, with his constant contributions and technical competence, ICON foundation recruited him to work in an official capacity. Justin will be joining the ICX Station SF team and continue to explore all areas where he can be of assistance to the ICON organization.

Partners in Strategic Regions

Hyun Oh

Founder of Deblock

Minkoo Kim

Founder of Deblock Japan

Yi Ming Ng

Partner at TRIVE

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