Scott is pioneering the use of blockchain to create transparency in coffee’s supply and value chains through Yave, his second start-up. Yave’s blockchain transaction technology provides democratization and transparency for all coffee growers. The technology provides an online secure framework for sharing ledgers and transactions, enhancing record keeping veracity while saving time. Scott’s journey was influenced by his former research post in Samoa, where a government-funded development project failed because no one spoke with the local community first. Scott was inspired to create a business model that invested in people, rather than mandated solutions for them.