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Blockchain

Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Director of Operations (January 2019 – present)

ENS is a decentralized naming system built on Ethereum. Note that brantly.xyz is also my ENS name.

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Universal Login, Marketing (July 2019 – September 2020)

Universal Login is a decentralized user on-boarding solution for dapps.

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ETHSimple, Marketing (September 2018 – January 2019)

ETHSimple is ENS (.eth) domain registration made easy.

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Flippening Watch, Creator (June 2017 – present)

Flippening Watch tracks the rise of Ethereum & other cryptocurrencies. A source for “flippening” metrics and information.

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Presentations

Your dapp isn’t finished without ENS,” online presentation at ETHOnline (September 28, 2020)

Your dapp isn’t finished without ENS,” online presentation at Chainlink Hackathon (September 8, 2020)

How ENS Complements DNS,” online presentation at EDCON 2020 (August 11, 2020)

Complementing DNS with ENS,” online presentation at DINR2020 (July 22, 2020)

Ethereum Name Service,” at EthVR0 (March 22, 2020)

Using the Ethereum blockchain to complement and expand the capabilities of DNS,” at DNS-OARC 32 in San Francisco (February 8, 2020)

“Your dapp isn’t finished without ENS,” at ETHWaterloo2 in Waterloo, Canada (November 9, 2019)

How ENS is taking Ethereum to the rest of the Internet,” at Devcon5 in Osaka, Japan (Oct 11, 2019)

How ENS Can Change the Internet? / ÂżCĂłmo ENS puede cambiar el Internet?,” for the Lima Blockchain Group in Lima, Peru (Sept 26, 2019)

“Ethereum Name Service,” day-long training session at APTLD76 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Sept 4, 2019)

All About ENS (Ethereum Name Service),” online presentation for the Chicago Ethereum Meetup (Aug 28, 2019)

“Ethereum Name Service,” online presentation for the Digital Identity group of the Ethereum Ethereum Alliance (EEA) (Aug 22, 2019)

“New Ethereum Name Service Functionality in Truffle Suite,” at TruffleCon2019 at the Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA (Aug 4, 2019)

“Ethereum Name Service as a UX Solution,” Expert Session at BuildETH in San Francisco, CA (July 19, 2019)

“Ethereum Name Service,” online presentation for National IT Federal Reserve (July 15, 2019)

“Your dapp isn’t finished without ENS,” at Ethereum Technology and Application Conference in Beijing, China (June 29, 2019)

Linking DNS with blockchain-based ENS records,” at ICANN65 in Marrakech, Morocco (June 24, 2019)

“Your dapp isn’t finished without ENS,” at Ethcon Korea in Seoul, South Korea (May 27, 2019)

The Flippening: El potencial de la plataforma Ethereum,” for the Lima Blockchain Meetup at UPC Campus San Isidro in Lima, Peru (May 8 2018)

Publishing

ChurchPOP, Founder & Editor-in-Chief (2014 – present)

ChurchPOP is an online Christian brand that’s fun, informative, and inspiring. Acquired by EWTN in 2015, it has editions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

Second Nature, Founding Editor (2013 – 2015)

Second Nature is an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition. More information is on its About page.

IISTC, Co-Founder & Co-Exec. Director (2014 – 2017)

The International Institute for the Study of Technology and Christianity (IISTC) exists to promote the study of technology in light of the Christian tradition. The IISTC is a non-profit corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. It is the official publisher of Second Nature. More information is on its About page.

Aleteia, Asst. Editor of English Edition (2012-2014)

Aleteia is an online Catholic publication in 8 languages.

Academic


I completed 2 semesters of doctoral work in Moral Theology/Ethics at Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. (2014-2015)

 


M.A. in Theology with a concentration in systematic and dogmatic theology, University of St. Thomas, St Paul, MN (2015). My thesis was “A Critical Examination of Key Claims Karl Rahner Makes About His Thesis of the Anonymous Christian.”

 


B.A. in Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL (2010)

 

Conference Papers

17th Annual Media Ecology Association Convention – University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, June 2016

I presented the paper, “Not a Video Game: The Brave New World of Global Anonymity.”

McLuhan’s Faith and Works Conference – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, October 2015

The conference was co-sponsored by the IISTC (of which I was a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director), and I presented a paper entitled, “McLuhan, the Microphone, and Vatican II.”

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