San Mateo, CA, December 17th, 2018

NKN announces Dr. Stephen Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, has joined the NKN project as technical advisor. Wolfram will provide technical guidance and entrepreneurial mentorship to the NKN project.

Inspired by Wolfram’s seminal book A New Kind of Science (often dubbed “NKS”), the founders of NKN aspire to build a New Kind of Network based on simple programs known as cellular automata for a truly decentralized and horizontally scalable data transmission network powered by a novel blockchain.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Wolfram’s unique expertise and experience involved with NKN,” said Yanbo Li, Founder and CEO of NKN. “In the computational universe we trust!”

About Stephen Wolfram

Dr. Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking — and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions and innovations in science, technology and business. Learn more at


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