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Sovereign Sky is being built by a dedicated team with decades of experience in technology, business and blockchain ecosystems between them.

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Government and academia-tested space

It’s a space-bound solution to confer equal access to the world’s wealth to anyone on earth, regardless of their location, nationality and economic starting conditions.We combine a blockchain platform and token with a low earth orbit satellite network, based upon the government. read more

Not a subject to any national jurisdiction on

Academia-tested space technology of SovereignSky’s partner company SpaceQuest, and thus transcends jurisdictional and infrastructural limits that have been imposed by narrow-minded planning and self-serving objectives prevalent in most developed and developing nations on earth. read more

Confer equal access to the world’s wealth

Its location in the earth orbit enables it to offer equal access and equal opportunities to participants from all over the planet.

It incorporates the concepts of “Building block(chain)s for a better planet”. read more

The Team

A number of ways in which a sufficiently refined blockchain system like SovereignSky can help passed by current developments.

Timothy E. Burke

CO-FOUNDER, Creative Director

Tim is our founding father! The visionary inventor of RUON and founder of Hollywood's now famous MovieFund. Like no other person on this planet, Tim’s ability to see and deliver the big picture is astonishing. His vision is clear. Like no other social media, banking, and shopping platform on the planet, RUON is set to completely revolutionize life online. Tim sums up RUON in three words. Post. Earn. Spend.

Tim Burke studied Film Directing at The Panico Film School, in London, passing top of his class. He started his career in the entertainment industry by creating, writing and directing TV series for MTV Networks Europe in 2005. After his days at MTV he founded a hi-tech, mobile entertainment company which helped create a groundbreaking mobile campaign for Michael Mann's “MIAMI VICE”. From 2007 onwards he used his extensive industry contacts to organise high profile, celebrity attended charity events at the Cannes Film Festival. One such event was supported by Bono and numerous celebrities there that year. Tim is Owner and Creative Director of which is no.1 on Google for 'movie investors', 'film investors' and many other keywords. The company currently has over 2,000 Movies on its movie development database many with established actors. He is Exec. Producer on "ANTIBIRTH” which premiered at Sundance 2016 starring Academy Award nominee Chloe Sevigny, Natasha Lyonne and Megan Tilly. He is now working on "A FALL FROM GRACE" Jennifer & David Lynch's new project starring Forest Whitaker and Tim Roth. 2019 will see Tim and partner, ex-nasa scientist and godfather of the blockchain, Stan Larimer launch 8 satellites into orbit to beam his electronic currency RUON and SOVEREIGNAID to the World's poorest and remotest parts. Tim is also the creator and writer of “PLANET X” which was recently featured in the Huffington Post in August 2017. Tim now brings his flare, creative vision and extensive network of actors and established producers & directors to launch the world’s first cryptocurrency private members club in Hollywood called THE MOONRAIKER CLUB – which will exclusively use both RUON and SovereignCoin.

Stan Larimer


This pioneering team includes Stan Larimer, The ‘Godfather of Bitshares’, and father of Daniel Larimer, Creator of EOS - the World’s most scalable blockchain which raised over $4B in 2018.

Stan Larimer is a prolific Blogger, Keynote Speaker and expert Consultant on real-time industrial grade digital currencies. He is CEO of Cryptonomex, Co-founded with his son Dan Larimer, the originator of blockchain technology, which currently processes over half of all public blockchain transactions in the world. These include BitShares, Steemit, Peerplays, Muse, Golos, and next year EOS. BitShares and Steemit each exceed Bitcoin and Ethereum combined records for daily transactions and together they surpass the rest of the industry.

Stan has used his MSEE degree to teach rocket science at the US Air Force Academy and to develop unmanned air, ground, sea and space 'drones' for 40 years with aerospace giants such as Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Boeing, General Dynamics, and SAIC. Stan has led engineering deployments from Cape Canaveral in 1998 to Western test ranges in 2001 and Fallujah, Iraq in 2008 and parking lots of Duke University and the Durham Bulls in 2011. He Co Founded Invictus Innovations in 2013, Cryptonomex in 2015, Steemit in 2016, and Heronomex, Hero Hub, and Hyperion in 2017.

Stan has over 40 years experience in software, hardware, and systems engineering, program management, business development and even teaching rocket science at the US Air Force Academy. Contributing to 17 different R&D programs for air, ground, sea and space systems, Stan is now building a new industry to develop unmanned companies that produce smart currencies and other decentralized financial services.

Dino Lorenzi

RUON, Space Agency Partner

Dino Lorenzi is President at SpaceQuest, Ltd. the leading developer of advanced satellite technology for government, university and commercial use since 1994, specializing in the design, development, testing and manufacture of spacecraft as well as space and ground components for operation with low-Earth orbiting satellites.

Through innovative designs and the latest electronic technology, SpaceQuest is building satellites and satellite components faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

SpaceQuest specializes in Microsatellite RF and Power Components, Comms Enables Microsatellites, Earth Station Equipment, and S-AIS Data and Payloads.

Larry Castro

RUON App Development, blockchain phone, operating systems & encryption

Larry is the CEO of Stealth Grid.

Following Larry’s vision, Stealth Grid has embarked on developing, testing and eventually releasing the very first, entirely encrypted, mobile phones. Larry Castro a recognized leader in Cyber Security. He has more than 30 years’ experience. Larry is a polished business strategist and visionary who has been successful in identifying opportunities, developing corporate strategy, licensing, digital platforms, mergers, acquisitions, startups, licensing, and capitalization strategy. He recently served as an executive for a cross platform technology that was brought to the public market through his strategies and execution. He serves as an active Advisor to several technology and sports entertainment companies and has served as the Director and founding Chief Executive Officer at multiple companies including his latest venture Stealth Grid.

Stealth GridTM is establishing itself as a leading provider of Cyber security solutions. Our unique combination of cutting edge technology and vast expertise in Cyber security are essential in dealing with the complexities of today's cyber-attacks. Larry Castro, Stealth Grid's CEO and technical founder, brings together his team's experience in enterprise security, fraud prevention and IoT technology to help develop Stealth Grid's innovative solutions.

STEALTHGRID INC. (including STEALTHCLOUDTM, STEALTHCRYPTOTM, AND STEALTH IoTTM) provides leading edge solutions to guard against cyber theft ($ & IP), cybercrime, cyber fraud, cyber terrorism and IoT data breeches. With groundbreaking technology and unparalleled manageability, STEALTH GRID™ is enabling consumers and businesses to rapidly protect their data in the cloud, on their devices, as well as email, phone, video chat and the IoT communications. STEALTH GRID FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS SECURES END-TO-END DATA FLOW FROM IOT SENSORS TO DATA CENTERS

Safeguarding your Internet of Things (IoT) data and devices from large scale industrial equipment to appliances, electronic devices and wearables cannot be covered with traditional enterprise or consumer security solutions. Stealth Grid is a flexible and lightweight software-only data protection platform that is ideal for securing the Internet of Things. Stealth Grid can be deployed in a variety of environments, edge routers, devices or applications and our optimized micro-connections consume a fraction of the processing power that would be needed for traditional Internet connections. Split Encryption algorithm is at the heart of Stealth Grid unique proprietary security and architecture and provides solutions for current challenges data centers, governments and business are addressing.

SG’s flagship product Stealth CloudTM offers a seamless interface in which cloud data storage is put into a provisional patent with ASYMMETRICAL ENCRYPTING AND SPLITTING FOR SECURING AND SENDING DATA IN MOTION AND IN REST process ensuring any potentially compromised data will only arrive as an incomplete set of encrypted meaningless data. This ensures that you are always protected by encrypting data before the files leave your computer and providing end-to-end split encryption. That is true privacy for you and your company.

Our Split Encryption (StealthCryptoTM) application ensures your data and communications will never be compromised again. We utilize a number of proprietary split encryption methods for all our applications. Split encrypted data by SC can be saved in multiple locations the user chooses and is our company has Zero Knowledge of where and what data is tored. You can store and protect data locally on your computer, external drives and clouds such as DropBox, iCloud, Google Drive, Box & OneDrive. Installation of the software typically takes only minutes. Once installed, simply Drag and Drop, or click and save content into the Stealth cloud application and have it split encrypted and protected forever .SC application stores no data and the User is in complete control of their Data and where is being stored and split encrypted.

JP Fabri

RUON Token Economics

An economist by profession, Mr JP Fabri specialised in resilience-building strategies.JP was appointed to the Expert Working Group tasked with reviewing the resilience framework that was used by The Commonwealth Secretariat. As part of his research, JP developed and published a governance framework as a tool for resilience building. He was appointed as a Technical Expert to The Commonwealth Secretariatled nine research groups which implemented the framework across nine countries in the Caribbean, Pacific and Africa.

Prior to joining ARQ Group, JP was the Head of Communications & Investor Relations of a London and Helsinki listed mining company, of which he still acts as Group Board Secretary and Consultant to the Group. He also formed part of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat under the tenure of Dr Lawrence Gonzi and worked as an economist within the Governor’s Office of the Central Bank of Malta.

JP followed post-graduate studies in economics and political economy at the University of Malta and the London School of Economics. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.

Jim Borzilleri

Compliance Director & Equity Financier Director

Also, President of Compliant Token Solutions. Jim is an equity crowdfunding and compliance expert. His specialties include FinTech, ICOs, Blockchain, Equity Crowdfunding, Token Mechanics, and Ethereum. Jim is the President of CrowdEngine, Inc., a co-founding member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry expert, and a specialist in building and managing complex software platforms. He is the founder and board member of several leading technology companies, and has built, managed, and sold several software businesses over the last decade. A rare combination of marketing expertise and tech savvy enables Jim to use out-of-the-box thinking to turn cutting edge ideas into successful enterprises.

Brandon West

RUON Technology Director

Brandon West Graduate of UF with a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He began his career in Finance at Walt Disney World where he taught himself how to program which led to the development of many applications automating various business area tasks. He then went on to serve in an IT role at Royal Caribbean. He became an integral part of the project development and deployment of the new “Smart Ship” initiative. These projects included working internationally to build the largest and smartest ships in the world that sail the seas today. By building Finance and Technology skill sets, he has won multiple hackathons/startup events and naturally transitioned into crypto. He is now pursuing blockchain full-time as a smart contracts developer, consultant, and miner.

Michael Taggart

RUON Blockchain Integration & Development

Micheal is co-founder of Cryptonomex where Daniel Larimer and Stan Larimer are partners and co-founders.

Taggart has joined Forbes Tech Council Members who receive access to a trusted and selective community, and the ability to contribute to Existing members include Salesforce, Electronic Arts, Cisco, Philips, Dollar Shave Club, and Thomson Reuters. Taggart adds the council membership to his growing resume of positions, which includes founder, speaker, strategist, evangelist, and marketing veteran.

Taggart assisted in feature design & development of Graphene, a high-speed blockchain capable of 100,000 transactions per second. Graphene was the basis for the BitShares platform, a decentralized exchange for cryptocurrency, among other popular blockchains. Graphene currently processes over two thirds of all blockchain transactions performed worldwide.

Taggart is also co-founder of Quint, a revolutionary new cryptocurrency that can be used as specie legal tender and is backed by gold and silver. Unlike Bitcoin and Ether, Quint is designed to maintain a stable value. Quint is still in its early stages but aims to upend the current altcoin dynamics through its unique proposition.

In addition to his executive role, Taggart also travels internationally educating businesses, students, and government officials on Graphene, and continues to be an advisor for many blockchain platform startups, including Eristica, Micromoney International, Bitcoin Latina, and more.

Cryptocurrency is just one of Taggart’s passions, he also has a national reputation for his digital marketing expertise. Taggart has been involved in companies that specialize in PR and News, business development, SEO, and SEM. His guidance and expertise have brought in six and seven figures for various ventures.

Now, in his new role as Forbes Tech Council contributor, Taggart combines his marketing and blockchain expertise to provide the public with more in-depth insights into the cryptocurrency world. His first article covers the uphill battle that cryptocurrencies face with mounting regulations and government involvement and suggests a few possible solutions for protecting crypto assets. In future posts, Taggart will contribute on other topics including commodities, legal tender, precious metals, and Quint, in addition to discussing current cryptocurrency regulations and future legislation.

As the cryptocurrency industry becomes more fragmented and complex, Michael Taggart remains an influential voice and leader to watch in the space.

Jeff Peterson

RUON Marketing

Jeff is a passionate MD/PhD student at University of Miami.

Led adjustable-prescription glasses project Liquid Vision in South America. Led a campaign in the Brazilian Amazon in June 2015 in collaboration with Instituto Dharma.

Former volunteer in prosthetics clinic in Bolivia (Centro de Miembros Artificiales).

Graduate of the UC Berkeley Bioengineering program and have over three years of experience in medical device research and engineering.

Jeff also does marketing and PR for The Bee Token, The Bee Token consists of a team from Google, Facebook, Uber, and Civic taking on the mission of decentralized short term housing on the blockchain.

Andrew Taylor


Andrew Taylor is a CEO/Founder Wild West Crypto Show, Autodidact, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Advisor to ICO's & related Organizations, and a Mentor. The Mission of the Wild West Crypto Show is to be the most reliable source for the best and most current information about Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and these technologies..

Andrew is an Autodidact, inventor with 7 patents. Franchised 2 companies. Built Multi Million dollar organizations. He founded, produced and have been on air host for 7 radio programs and 2 Television shows. And has mentored Inventors, Aspiring Business owners, students and children.

Rocco Azzarito

RUON/SovereignAid 3D Partner

Rocco Azzarito is the co-founder, senior partner, and CEO of Telic International. The son of a shoe retailer who was the son of a shoemaker in southern Italy, Rocco brings passion, devotion, and an intrinsic love for premium healthy footwear to the Telic brand. Rocco's vision of owning a footwear brand became a reality in 2012. As a boy, Rocco worked alongside his father (Rocco Sr.) in the family retail shoe stores, until at a young age set out on his own to pioneer over a dozen different companies. As a serial entrepreneur, Rocco has spent his entire working career turning ideas into businesses. As CEO of Telic since 2012, Rocco has guided the brand to global notoriety. Telic is now sold in thousands of accounts across the US and in over 30 countries around the world.

Rocco is presently developing 3D print technology for Telic footwear and plans to make Telic the world's first mass-produced 3D printed shoe. His newest venture is in building a global P2P marketplace for decentralized 3D manufacturing. Rocco is now living in Boise Idaho along with his wife Kimberly and 6 of their 8 children.

Mark Jeffrey

RUON/SovereignAid Partner

Mark Jeffrey is an accomplished CTO/CPO/CEO with 25 years of experience and three exits. He is an award-winning serial entrepreneur of innovative technology companies backed by Tier One investors. These include The Palace (sold to in 1998), ZeroDegrees (sold to InterActive Corp/IAC in 2004), TargetClose, Mahalo (now, ThisWeekIn, and Guardian Circle. He has authored eight books, including the Max Quickseries (Harper Collins).

Mark consults as CTO / CPO for hire to a portfolio of companies in e-commerce, mobile, digital media, social, crypto-currency and digital publishing..

Most recently, Mark built a massively scalable e-commerce multi-variant testing platform used by AARP, Tile, Zillow, Nestle, Time-Life and others. This included a radical new kind of A/B testable cart in a fully PCI-compliant environment.

He also created Guardian Circle, a personal safety network app variously characterized as 'mobile messaging for emergencies' or 'peer-to-peer protection'. By providing a real time intelligence grid of where trusted help is, Guardian Circle provides flash coordination of resources to render assistance.

Mark was the founding CTO of (now, a human-powered search and learning site, backed by Sequoia Capital (Google, Youtube, Yahoo), CBS, Newscorp, and Elon Musk (Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX). He also co-founded and served as founding CEO of the web television network ThisWeekIn with Jason Calacanis and Kevin Pollak.Mark was Co-Founder and VP Product & Technology for the early business social networking company, ZeroDegrees. Founded in 2002, Mark sold the company to Barry Diller’s IAC/InteractiveCorp in 2004, with more than one millionregistered users.

Mark also consulted for several years with Travis Kalanick (now CEO of Uber) on his first company, Red Swoosh (sold to Akamai 2007).

Mark’s first company, The Palace, was backed by Time Warner, Intel and Softbank, and sold to in 1998. The Palace was a popular avatar virtual world environment that grew to 10 million users at its peak. The Palace was selected ‘The Best of 1996' by Entertainment Weekly, and received numerous awards and coverage including: a Webby Award nomination; “Cool Innovation of the Year” nomination; and was selected as the Chicago SUN-Times’ Best Website in 1998.Mark has been named one of '50 to Watch' by Variety magazine, a 'Hero of Multimedia' by Entertainment Weekly and presented at the very first Harvard Conference on The Internet and Society in 1996.

Mark is the author of six books of fiction, published both traditionally and as an audiobook podcast. His first novel, MAX QUICK: THE POCKET AND THE PENDANT is published by HarperCollins. Mark was one of the first three people ever to podcast a novel: MAX QUICK originally received over 2.5 million downloads in 2005. Mark is also the author of BITCOIN EXPLAINED SIMPLY (2013) and THE CASE FOR BITCOIN (2016).

Mark continues to consult and to increase his portfolio of technology ventures and his fiction publications.

Tim Bichara

RUON Charity Partners

Tim Bichara, co-founder of Giftcoin Tim is an entrepreneur and CPO. He was the co-founder of fintech start up Q App (Acquired by Yoyo wallet in 2016), as well as product consultancy Nimble Mobile. His awards include Times 2015 top 10 disrupters to watch, Startups 100 two years running and two interactive BAFTAs.

Jeff Giery

RUON/SovereignAid Partner

Jeff joined the ImpactPPA team to help grow the Business Development efforts. Using the transformative power of the blockchain, ImpactPPA is creating a decentralized energy platform that disrupts and reimagines the energy funding, distribution, and payment process. The Company is creating an “end to end” solution for energy generation through to payment, which gives ImpactPPA the ability to provide clean, renewable energy to emerging economies of the world. Jeff has spent the last 7 years in business development across multiple industries in both major corporations and startups. He has experience negotiating large scale contracts with high level Executives at some of the world’s largest financial institutions as well as fortune 500 companies. He has always been interested in socially meaningful work and is using his experience to grow ImpactPPA’s pipeline of power projects to provide clean, renewable energy to the 1.2 billion people in the world that don’t have access to it.


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The space segment of the SovereignSky program will be developed and deployed in five Phases.

08 2020 onwards Phase Five

36 Satellites

During Phase Five, the Sovereign Sky satellite constellation will be expanded to cover the globe as shown here. The size of these satellite will be increased to accommodate additional battery power, satellite crosslink communication radios and antennas, an advanced computer processor, and a small propulsion system. The 6U CubeSat structure may be similar to that shown below A total of thirty-six satellites will be launched using four small dedicated launch vehicles that can place multiple satellites into specific orbital planes. The Rocket Lab Electron rocket shown below, can place 150kg of satellite payloads into low Earth orbit. Each satellite will contain a small propulsion device to maintain their orbital position with respect to the other satellites.

06 2019

In parallel with the satellite development, and most important, is the development and testing of a portable satellite modem that communicates with a smart phone and can relay the transaction information to the BlockChain Nodes in space. The ground segment will shrink from a small, fixed, centrally-located Antenna Node to a hand-held satellite modem about the size of a smart phone, similar to the one shown here. Once the smart phone application and compact modem are tested and certified, SovereignSky clients will be able to execute a BlockChain transaction via satellite from any place in the equatorial belt. Using their Sovereign Sky app, they will connect to the satellite modem via Bluetooth or wi-fi. The only requirement is that the satellite modem have clear access to the sky. The satellite modem can be shared by multiple users who are in the general vicinity and have the appropriate login credentials.

06 2019 – 08 2020 Phase Four

Eight Satellites

Phase Four will expand the equatorial satellite constellation to eight satellites, which will provide continuous satellite connectivity to all regions in the equatorial belt as shown on the map below. This satellite configuration will ensure complete continuous satellite coverage to the poorest people in the world who will benefit the most from secure BlockChain transactions. The Phase Four satellites will contain crosslink communication radios that will allow them to share all transaction information with neighboring satellites. All eight satellites will process and store the transaction data. At least three Master Antenna Nodes will be deployed in non-jurisdictional locations to command, control and maintain the satellites in orbit. An archival copy of all satellite BlockChain transaction will be stored at these locations to insure that no client data is ever compromised or lost.

07 2019 Phase Three

Four Satellite launch

In Phase Three, SpaceQuest will complete the construction and testing of three 3U CubeSats similar to the one shown here. These CubeSats will be launched into an Equatorial Orbit, where each satellite will circle the Earth’s Equator every 100 minutes. As a result, all of the regions highlighted on the map below will have access to a Sovereign Sky satellite for 10 minutes every 30 minutes. The red circle areas show the ground coverage of each satellite as it travels over the Equator from west to east

Ground Segment Antenna Nodes deployed in central Africa will provide reliable and secure direct access to the Sovereign Sky satellites. Initial operations will be carried out using local Antenna Nodes that comprise a satellite antenna, software-defined radio modem, a power amplifier and a computer server. Sovereign Sky customers will be able to log into a nearby Antenna Node via wi-fi to conduct a financial or business transaction using their smart phone with a Sovereign Sky Application. The transaction data will be sent to the Sovereign Sky satellites as they pass over the Antenna Nodes, and relayed to the other ground Antenna Nodes. These Antenna Nodes can be deployed in other locations in South America and Southeast Asia to extend network coverage to clients in other nations.

03 2019 Phase Two

Phase Two is to upload the BlockChain firmware to one of SpaceQuest’s orbiting satellites to validate operation of a BlockChain Node in space and to implement the necessary ground station antennas and software to be able to send and process transactions in space. This critical step will insure that the deployment of a constellation of BlockChain satellite will be successful. Once we are confident that the SpaceQuest satellite and on-board flight processor can successfully execute BlockChain transaction in space, we will be able to move into the next program phase

11 2018 Phase One

Launch of first SovereignSky Satellite.

Phase One is to port the current BlockChain software to flight processor hardware that can be used in space. This will be done to confirm the technical approach, power consumption, computer processing requirement and communication parameters. The ground BlockChain processor will then be configured as an operational BlockChain Node.

“Progress is not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”

Khalil Gibran

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