by Tony Zerucha
Riggs Eckelberry is leveraging his experience as a tech entrepreneur to help solve the world’s water problem. Mr. Eckelberry is the chairman and CEO of OriginClear, a company democratizing water investment by connecting investors to water projects through a two-level cryptocurrency system consisting of consensus and dividend-paying tokens.
The world has a series of water problems, with only an estimated 20 per cent of it treated, Mr. Eckelberry said. In the developed world, water treatment problems are increasingly being offloaded down to municipalities but they are not getting a corresponding funding increase to help them pay for them.