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Sergey-Gorbunov

Sergey Gorbunov

co-founder | engineering

Assist Prof UWaterloo | founding team member at Algorand; design and development of the platform; head of cryptography | PhD MIT | Software-Defined-Networks @UToronto | crypto @IBM | co-author of many crypto protocols & standards.

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Georgios Vlachos

co-founder | engineering

Founding team member at Algorand; design and development of the consensus; head of mathematics | Gold Medal at the International Math Olympiad | BSc and MS Eng. MIT.

Christian Gorenflo

Christian Gorenflo

engineering

10+ years experience in software engineering and systems research | PhD in Computer Science (UWaterloo), focusing on performance optimizations for distributed ledger systems | MSc in Physics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).

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Gus Gutoski

engineering

PhD (UWaterloo) in quantum information and cryptography | post-doc at the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics | crypto research at Isara and ConsenSys | co-author of qTESLA, a post-quantum signature scheme, and gnark, a ZK proofs library.

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Stelios Daveas

engineering

5 years experience in software engineering | BSc in Computer Science | MSc Thesis on blockchain interoperability | Blockchain researcher at Decrypto Lab | Passioned dev.

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João Sousa

engineering

The lead developer of BFT-SMaRt, a high-performance Byzantine fault-tolerant state machine replication library | PhD from the University of Lisbon | Awarded the William C. Carter PhD Dissertation Award.

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Kate Stapleton

Over 5 years of experience in technical community development | Vice President of the Blockchain Education Network | BA University of Concordia | BBA York University.

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Sammy Liu

engineering

Over 5 years experience in software development with over 3 years experience in both enterprise and public blockchains | BSc from the University of Toronto | Passionate about scalability, interoperability and privacy.

Jackson virgo

Jackson Virgo

engineering

Shipped multiple blockchain products on Ethereum | BEng. with BFin. from the University of Adelaide | Awarded 1st Class Honours for research thesis on unlisted equity securitisation and exchange on Ethereum.

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Haiyi Zhong

engineering

Experience in shipping crypto asset management applications and products on public blockchains | BSC from the University of Waterloo | Developer at Swissborg | Founding team member at Parallel.fi.

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Michael De Luca

engineering

B.Eng. (McGill) in Electrical Engineering | Blockchain Tech Lead at Scotiabank | Blockchain Lead at Coinsquare | Previously built cold/hot-wallet solutions, blockchain systems, smart contracts, DeFi & state aggregation / roll-ups.

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Jacky Yuan

engineering

BASc (UWaterloo) in Computer Engineering | Oracle Blockchain dev at ConsenSys | Self Sovereign Identity at SecureKey | Consulting work in blockchain, DeFi, Oracles for Dfinity, Ampleforth, Zilliqa, Gvos.

Milap Sheth

Milap Sheth

engineering

BMath (UWaterloo) in Computer Science | Software dev at ISARA | Engineering and research experience in secure communication protocols, cryptography and quantum computing.

Navjit Pannu

Nav Pannu

business operations

Over 5 years of experience in finance and accounting | Bcomm from the University of Northern British Columbia | Passionate about finance and blockchain.

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Canh Trinh

Engineering

5 years enterprise full-stack development, following 10 years in TradFi banking | M.Sc Computer Science from Johns Hopkins  | B.Sc. Joint-Degree Wharton Eng. (M&T) from University of Pennsylvania.

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Wil Collins

Engineering

10+ years full-stack development in asset management, healthcare, email security and security research | BSc in Computer Science, Virginia Tech | Passionate about decentralization, interoperability and scalability.

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Talal Ashraf

engineering

6 years experience in software engineering | BaSC (UofT) Computer Engineering | Backend Engineer at SurfEasy VPN acquired by NortonLifeLock | DevOps Lead at Pixlee | Staff Engineer at Flywheel Software.

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Eli Laipson

marketing

10+ years experience in marketing & business development as a founder / early employee at early & growth stage technology companies | BA Northeastern University.

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Kyril Yermakou

engineering

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Kalid Okabbad

engineering

 
vladimir agaev

Vladimir Agaev

Engineering

Full Stack developer with over 7 years of experience working in the blockchain and tech/finance industry as a founder and contractor.

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James Friel

Business Development

6 years experience in sales and operations | M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business | B.A. from Trinity College.
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Galen Moore

Content

20 years experience as a journalist, media executive and entrepreneur | Management at CoinDesk; Business development at New Alchemy; Founder of Token Report; Editor-in-chief at American City Business Journals | Masters in technology entrepreneurship at Northeastern University.

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Sirapop Na Ranong

Engineering

B.Eng & M.Eng in Computer Eng. | Full Stack Developer for 7 years in dist. systems. Interested in building scalable systems, analytics dashboards, data indexers, APIs, DApps, etc.

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Patcharaporn Jenviriyakul

Engineering

10 years experience in software development and 4 years in the blockchain industry as a full-stack developer, researcher, and ecosystem builder. | B.Eng & M.Eng in Computer Engineering. Thesis on distributed systems.

Jake Kane

Jake Kane

Business Development

 
Lukyano

Ilya Lukyanov

Sr Cloud Engineer