Nir Kshetri is Professor at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He holds a Ph D in Business Administration from University of Rhode Island. He has authored nine books, one of which has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. He has also published about 140 articles in various journals. He has provided consulting services to Asian Development Bank and various UN agencies. Nir was the winner of IEEE IT Professional’s Most Popular Paper Award in 2018. In January 2019, his paper " Blockchain-Enabled E-voting " was awarded by the 2019 Blockchain Connect Conference as the top eight winners of the Most Influential Blockchain Research Papers. Nir has been quoted/interviewed and/or his work has been featured by hundreds of media outlets worldwide such as Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Scientific American, Bloomberg TV, Public Radio International, CBS News, TV Mundo (Peru), ABF TV (Brazil), Fortune, Time, Christian Science Monitor, SF Gate, Fast Company, Forbes Africa, U.S. News & World Report, New Boston Post, Slate, Observer and Salon. In March 2018, he gave a TED Talk about the potential roles of cryptocurrencies in fighting poverty.