An expert in complex information systems, consultant and developer, François-Xavier Thoorens has worked on the SUMO project for maritime surveillance based on satellite images for the European Commission (Directorate General Joint Research Centre), NATO and the European Space Agency. He is the author of three scientific publications.
As Scientific Advisor to the Executive Director of the Permanent Secretariat of the Istanbul-based Black Sea Commission, he led the creation of a MININFO information system aimed at coordinating the six Black Sea countries in the fight against climate change and marine pollution.
He also led the VENTURA CARE project, jointly led by the Gustave Roussy Institute and the Val-de-Grâce Military Hospital, which consisted of collecting and analyzing the data collected in phases 1 to 3 therapeutic clinical trials to fight against cancer.
François-Xavier Thoorens has developed the DONATIO solution, intended to dematerialize and simplify the collection of funds for charitable purposes. One year after its launch, the app is used by more than a hundred parishes in France and is official partner of the dioceses of Autun, Paris, Arles and Saint-Brieux.
He is the CEO, Founder and Head of Development of Ark Ecosystem, the cooperative society located in Jura region (France), and federating 30 researchers from 17 different nationalities, who is carrying the ARK project, the first French bitcoin, 50th world cryptocurrency, with a capitalization more than 400 million euros.
Launched in March 2017, Ark is today the largest French cryptocurrency and in the World’s 50 cryptocurrencies.
François-Xavier Thoorens is the CEO, founder and Head of Development of Ark Ecosystem, the cooperative society with is the official developer of the open source crypto-currency Ark.
Created in November 2017, Ark Ecosystem is located in Jura region (France). Federating over 30 researchers from 17 different nationalities, who is carrying the projects, Ark is the first French « bitcoin » with a capitalization of more than 50 million euros. Launched in March 2017, Ark is today the largest French cryptocurrency, ranked in the World’s 50 cryptocurrencies.
Ark Ecosystem’s goal is to give everyone the power to easily create, customize and scale their own blockchain networks. By combining innovative network design with accessible & extensible software, Ark Ecosystem allows for maximum developer productivity and also prioritizes builders and doers from every walk of life by building blockchain software that balances power and ease of use.
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Ark Ecosystem is the first blockchain project to incorporate in the EU and in France. It is registered as Société Coopérative d’Intérêt Collectif (SCIC) which is “Cooperative Society of Collective Interest” or “General Interest Cooperatives”. This structure is aligned with an open source venture and with a for-profit venture. The French regulatory body of financial markets – AMF Autorité des Marchés Financiers – and the National bank of France – Bank of France – have been in close collaboration with ARK Ecosystem and their legal advisory firm – Fieldfisher to design the SCIC structure.