TechPar Group consists exclusively of high-level, high-achieving IT executives who are industry movers and shakers—leaders who made their mark while also making a difference. They would like the Capstone team to characterize the emerging Blockchain ecosystem, such as describing the underlying technologies and platforms, competing standards, and various applications. In addition, the Capstone will also explore current and potential regulatory issues (international, national and state level) and the barriers/challenges facing early adopters. Lastly, the team will also evaluate the alternatives for raising capital for Blockchain startups (e.g. traditional venture capital and IPO vs. ICO).